Q&A with Color and Style Consultant Maud Janssen

Leading up to our upcoming monthly meeting on ‘Reinvigoration & Reinvention: Color Your Life,’ we’re featuring a Q&A with Maud Janssen, a color and Style consultant working for the British company House of Colour.  The Q&A is modeled on the Proust Questionnaire, designed to reveal insights into the respondent’s personality.

Learn about how finding the right colors that suit you can present a positive and empowering image and give you confidence to reach your full potential. at our meeting this Thursday, January 11. Register for the meeting here!

Maud JanssenWhat is your idea of perfect happiness?

Spending time with my family in a sunny place, not having to run somewhere afterwards.

What is your greatest fear?

Not being loved.

What is your current state of mind?


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Piety. I respect people being religious, but don’t like to be convinced to believe as well.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My kids.

When and where were you happiest?

In Spain, when we lived there, loved the Mediterranean life!

Which talent would you most like to have?

Be a good singer.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Building up my own business doing what I love to do.

What is your most treasured possession?

My silver jewelry pieces.

What do you most value in your friends?

Listen and make me laugh.

Which book do you think is a must-read for women?

Read so many good books, but don’t have a must-read, sorry!

Who are your heroes in real life?

My husband and kids.

What is your motto?

In life: ‘Try to gather as many beautiful memories as you can in life.’ In work: ‘Life is too short to wear boring clothes.’

What does FEW mean to you?

A group of inspirational women who want to learn from other women.

When have you have felt most empowered?

When giving birth.


Remembering Doreen Simmons, May 29, 1932 – April 23, 2018

Obituary for Doreen Simmons May 29, 1932 – April 23, 2018 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of FEW’s longest patrons and members, the inimitable Doreen Simmons. Ms Simmons died in her sleep in the early hours of April 23, 2018 at age 85. Details of her memorial service […]

Published on 26th April 2018

Q&A with Catherine O’Connell and Naoko Matsuzaki

Leading up to our upcoming monthly meeting on ‘Lessons from the Lawyers,’ we’re featuring a Q&A with Catherine O’Connell, a bilingual New Zealand lawyer and founder of Catherine O’Connell Law, and Naoko Matsuzaki, Director, International Anti-Corruption and Global Intelligence for PwC Japan’s Forensic Services Group. The Q&A is modeled on the Proust Questionnaire, designed to reveal insights into […]

Published on 10th April 2018

Special Event Recap: The Essence of Belly Dance Workshop with Sara Amira

FEW’s March Special Event, “The Essence of Belly Dance Workshop,” was hosted by belly dancer Sara Amira at the Belly Dance Arts studio close to Omotesando, whose team generously allowed us to use their beautiful space for this workshop Sara started by telling the participants about her personal journey and how she first got into […]

Published on 5th April 2018

April 2018 Strategic Partner Member Offers and Other News

Check out the latest member offers and opportunities from our Strategic Partners here! Our Strategic Partners are committed to bringing the best services and products to FEW members. And go to our Strategic Partners page to learn more about all of FEW’s Strategic Partners, who not only support FEW’s activities but also provide professional and personal services […]

Published on 5th April 2018

March 2018 Monthly Meeting Recap: Celebrating Women as Change Agents in Post-Disaster Tohoku

In honor of International Women’s month and the 7th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, we welcomed Megumi Ishimoto, Executive Director of NPO Women’s Eye, and Dr. Jackie F. Steele, a political scientist at the University of Tokyo, to share the stories and challenges of the amazing women change agents in post-disaster Tohoku. Neither […]

Published on 5th April 2018

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