I joined FEW 4 years ago, around the same time I started my company CareFinder, a bilingual babysitter matching site. CareFinder aims to support working women and families in Japan. CareFinder’s mission is similar to FEW’s.
Four years ago, when I left my job to start CareFinder, I needed support as I was embarking on a new journey. Without the help of the FEW community, I would not have found the support, guidance, and network I needed to start CareFinder.
Over the past four years, the CareFinder community has evolved into an international community of trusted babysitters. The CareFinder team puts a lot of effort into ensuring the babysitters on our site are up to the CareFinder standards. We put each sitter through a strict screening process, bring them each to our office for a face-to-face interviews, confirm childcare experience, ensure permission to work in Japan, and register with the government.
Because CareFinder caters to both the international and Japanese communities we are able to attract babysitters from varied backgrounds, such as students from over the world, au pairs from Europe, multilingual sitters, or Japanese license child care providers. Exposing children to such diverse backgrounds helps foster an enriching environment for children to grow up in. CareFinder seeks to go beyond simply babysitting, but to help children grow into well rounded open-minded individuals.
Now CareFinder is in the position to give back to the FEW community that we have gained so much from. We are looking forward to working together with FEW as a Strategic Partner.
For more information on CareFinder and finding babysitters, please visit: www.carefinder.jp.
November Monthly Meeting Recap – Leading the Way for Strong Women in the Corporate World
The FEW November Monthly Meeting was a collaborative event organized together with ADIDAS at their headquarters in Roppongi. FEW president Riya Rapp was one of the night’s panelists, along with ReebokONE Ambassador and fitness entrepreneur Erika Yamaguchi, and President of Johnson & Johnson K.K. Mario Stein. FEW programs co-director Jackie Steele moderated the panel.Published on 4th December 2018
December 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 1st December 2018
Sponsor Spotlight: eCornell
Professional Development from Cornell University Women’s contribution to the economy, in general, has never been put into a greater focus until recently. According to a report of McKinsey Global Institute featured in a news article by CNN, it estimates that economies in the Asia-Pacific region could boost their collective GDP by $4.5 trillion by 2025 […]Published on 1st November 2018
November 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 1st November 2018
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