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.
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
CANCELLED - Earthquake Preparedness Workshop with WaNavi Japan
Disasters happen. WaNavi, with FEW, will help you prepare for them.
Rethinking Strengths with Professional Certified Coach Jennifer Shinkai
In this experiential workshop, participants will create a visual map of their strengths based upon the concept of “Strengths are what make me strong”.
Midweek Lunch Mixer
Take a break from work and join us for delicious food and great networking at our monthly midweek lunch gathering at Cafe Park in Ebisu!
Note: The Lunch Mixer will take place on a Wednesday!