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Strategic Partner Spotlight: Tia Haygood, TopTia Photography

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That’s two years from when communication coach, Helen Iwata, hired me as a photographer to cover her presentation at For Empowering Women Japan. At the time, I was four months into preparing and registering my business, TopTia Photography. Initially, my goal was to primarily work with Japanese businesses to bridge a communication gap between restaurateurs and international customers, through my photography. But on that day, Thursday November 12th, 2015, I was introduced to a wonderful group of women who taught me so much about the international community and the amazing support the women in that community have for each other.  

TopTia Photography works towards providing a visual catalyst to improve branding power to clients both Japanese and international. Whether at your office, outdoors, or at my Ginza studio, TopTia photographs portraits, events, product and food items to help businesses present themselves with pride to their audiences. From updating LinkedIn profile photos to creating the visuals for a new website, TopTia takes care of those needs smoothly.

FEW Japan has allowed TopTia to grow faster than many independent photographers do. Of the almost 200 photo sessions so far, many of the businesses I’ve worked with have actually been members of FEW.

I have such a deep appreciation for the FEW community and all they have done to help me support other women in Japan and I am honored to return the favor as a FEW Strategic Partner.

If you’re interested in any of Tia’s services, send her an email at tia@toptia.com.

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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

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Published on 5th April 2018

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