September Strategic Partner 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 benefiting the wider FEW community.


Have you ever written a business plan? Want to improve your business skills and learn more about the Japan market?  FEW is teaming up with Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) to offer one full (valued at ¥125,000) and two partial scholarships (valued at ¥62,500) exclusively to FEW members.

Join JMEC’s next information session on Sept. 7th to find out more. Other sessions on Sep 13, 21, 27 and Oct 5. Applications due October 15th.

Contact FEW Strategic Partners Director, Bianca Himmelsbach at for scholarship details.

Elana Jade
 –  Special offer on a 60 min Aromatherapy Oil Massage and a 60 min Conditioning Facial for only ¥19,000.Facial image

Elana Jade is offering a 60min  Aromatherapy Oil Massage and a 60min Conditioning  Facial for only ¥19,000! (usual price ¥23,500). Please mention FEW when schedule an appointment.  Please contact:;; 03-6453-9319.


FURLA Yoga –  New Schedule in September! Join Noriko for bi-lingual all-level Hatha Yoga classes!FURLA Yoga

September brings a few schedule changes to FURLA yoga! You are invited to join Noriko, who taught for our FEW event in July, for bilingual all-level Hatha Yoga classes on Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:00am, or Friday afternoons 4:30-6:00pm. Noriko also teaches Restorative Yoga once per month in English and Japanese–come to the studio for a restful, refreshing evening practice. September Restorative Yoga is on the 7th, 7:30-9:00pm. Remember, your attendance at FURLA yoga is always discounted when you show your FEW card!


Club 360 – Save on your first personal training session. Available for only ¥5,400.Miki and Jan PT

Club is are offering your First Personal Training session for only ¥5,400! Please contact us for more information:;; 03-6434-9667


Divya Marie Kato – Autumn Season begins Sep. 25th. 3 Tokyo venues for private and group classes. 20% off for FEW members.Module 1 2017

Divya Marie Kato helps women build confidence, through creativity, at the crossroads of their lives. When In Doubt, Draw is a five step art programme that offers women a path to self development and self discovery through learning the language of drawing. Now with 3 rounds of graduates, our autumn term begins September 25th 2017 with 20% for FEW members.

About Divya: Divya Marie Kato FRSA, Founder of When In Doubt, Draw, is an Artist and Entrepreneur dedicated to getting the world drawing. Her unique 5 step art programme has been widely popular with women, schools and organisations in Japan, teaching people not only how to draw, but how to harness the power of doubt towards self-empowerment and self-discovery.

More information at:; Email:


Sarah Furuya Coaching – Join “Trick Your Ego: Playfulness is an Attitude” workshop on Oct 4th as part of Find Your Element Fall Workshop Series from Sep 20th to Dec 6thFB-Sarah-Furuya-Coaching-plus-tagline-2

Find your Element 12-week programme is back! Workshop leaders from all backgrounds and walks of life presented from the heart of Aoyama. Developed by Aya McCrindle at a challenging time in her life when she wanted to gather wisdom and philosophies from thought leaders, teachers, practitioners, business-people and athletes. I go through my top picks on my website- there truly is something for everyone!

My presentation, titled “Trick your ego: Playfullness is an attitude” we will look at how playfulness can help enhance your experience of life and work and how it interplays with your story. Playfullness is an inside job, and I will help you to see that.

  • Schedule is here-
  • Read more about my presentation here and sign up-
  • For my top picks see here:

Back to school and into ’18!

I have a new package on offer, with special discounts for FEW members- perfect for those that missed out on my February is the new January coaching opportunity or and wants to land 2017 with grace and take off into January with confidence and positive vision! You don’t even need to leave the house! All sessions are intimate Skype sessions, so suitable for anyone who wants to commit to making the next 5 months brilliant. And god knows, brilliance and brightness and people who will invest is shining is what the world needs right now. So get that project off the ground, untangle that tangle you got into or just treat yourself to some professional, playful planning and accountability.

Five to February is a 5 month coaching package which includes 5 x 90 minute 1:1 coaching sessions to help take you for now into 2018!

See link: for more details, or email anytime at


Upcoming Fall 2018 Community Service Events

With the changing of the leaves comes many opportunities to support various NGOs and their efforts. Take a look at the events below and reach out to the organizations through the contact information provided if you’re interested in lending a helping hand! The Big Draw Festival 2018 The world’s largest cross-cultural drawing festival, led by […]

Published on 15th October 2018

Recap: WSC — Creating Your Story & Brand with the Help of Masterminding Groups

“A brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon For the 2018-2019 season, Women’s Startup Club focuses on helping you create YOUR story and brand, kicking off the season with Masterminding—Supporting Your Success. Thirty women from diverse career backgrounds, a wide variety of […]

Published on 7th October 2018

October 2018 Sponsor Offers & Member News

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

Published on 30th September 2018

September Monthly Meeting Recap – Rina Bovrisse

From Prada Epicenter to Court Battle…and How She Persists Rina Bovrisse, a former fashion industry leader who sued her employer – Prada Japan – for discrimination and sexual harassment in 2009 and, eventually, lost her fashion career due that suit, shared her inspiring journey at the FEW Monthly Meeting in September. Now running her own […]

Published on 26th September 2018

July Monthly Meeting Recap – Ama Divers

Living at the pace of the ocean In July, FEW welcomed professor Anne McDonald from Sophia University to share the stories of Ama divers, female free divers of Japan, during the Monthly Meeting. McDonald has been researching the Ama communities by interviewing the members and taking part in their daily life – even diving into […]

Published on 26th September 2018