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Strategic Partner Spotlight: Megumi Moss, Founder and CEO, Carefinder

CF_MM_profileI 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.

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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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