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 business and social networking organization by two foreign female entrepreneurs

  • 2008

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

  • 15

    Presidents have led FEW since its inception

  • 400+

    Monthly networking meetings held to date


  • 11

    Monthly networking meetings per year

  • 6

    Women's Start-Up Club meetings per year

  • 25+

    Special events and lunch mixers annually

  • 19

    Strategic partners whose support helps us achieve our mission

  • 140

    FEW members as of July 2018

Learn. Connect. Inspire.

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

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Community Service News

On Saturday, August 8th, a group of 11 people interested in learning more about photography gathered at the National Art Center in Roppongi for a women-led photo walk. All proceeds for the event supported TELL Japan.

2018-2019 FEW Board

We are delighted to announce the new FEW Board for 2018-2019. Under the leadership of Riya Rapp, the new Board of Directors will leverage their unique experience, expertise and capabilities to continue to help women in Japan reach their full personal and professional potential.

Women's Start-up Club News

Thirty women from diverse career backgrounds, a wide variety of countries, and at different stages in their entrepreneurial journey joined the September 26th 2018-2019 Women's Startup Club kickoff meeting to share one goal—to take their business to the next level.