FEW: For Empowering Women in Japan

FEW By The Numbers

We’re proud of the diversity of the FEW community as we’ve grown over the past 35 years.


  • 1981

    FEW established as a business and social networking organization by two foreign female entrepreneurs

  • 8

    Foreign women attended FEW's first meeting on Oct. 29, 1981

  • 1991

    FEW Kansai launched in Osaka

  • 2008

    FEW opened to Japanese women and rebranded to For Empowering Women in Japan to diversify membership

  • 14

    Presidents have led FEW since its inception

  • 400+

    Monthly networking meetings held to date


  • 11

    Monthly networking meetings per year

  • 45

    Average attendees at FEW meetings during 2015-2016

  • 6

    Women's Start-Up Club meetings per year

  • 13

    Directors from 8 countries make up the FEW volunteer board

  • 25+

    Special events and lunch mixers annually

  • 16

    Strategic partners whose support helps us achieve our mission

  • 153

    FEW members as of May 2017

  • 30

    Percentage of members who identify as entrepreneurs

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FEW offers women in Japan a friendly and supportive internationally-minded community of resources, knowledge and information, opportunities, and more

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Member Spotlight:How I Got Here

Growing up in a tiny village in eastern Germany, Alexandra Morrow always hoped she would travel the world. This month she shares her international journey thus far and how FEW gave her the condidence to start her own venture.

Career Strategies Seminar Recap

On June 2nd, FEW hosted its 20th Career Strategies Seminar on the theme, “AMPLIFY". Attended by over 80 women, the day offered informative sessions to help attendees elevate their career to new heights.

July 2018 Member Offers

Check out the latest member offers and news from our Strategic Partners and the FEW community, including deals on fitness, beauty, coaching, and drawing sessions and upcoming events to help you reach your full potential