Event Recaps

How to Create Instagrammable Product Photography

March 19, 2019
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On a sunny Sunday afternoon in February, H&R Roppongi’s room was filled with skilled DIY artists and entrepreneurs, eager to learn how to take more Instagram-worthy photos of their products in a special workshop by TopTia Photography. Many people sell their handicrafts and other creative products and services through the internet to consumers who are…

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Women’s Start-up Club Recap: Building Your Brand Story

February 21, 2019
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On the last Wednesday of November 2018, FEW’s Women’s Start-up Club welcomed branding expert Vanessa Oshima to speak about brand building to our dedicated membership. In the beginning, Oshima reminded everyone of a common mistake. Marketing should not be about you or your story, but about telling potential customers the story of your brand. She…

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Leveraging an ‘Atypical’ Background in the Corporate World

February 8, 2019
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Lessons from Women Athletes On January 17th, 2019, around 30 women gathered to our new venue Tokyo Chapter in Akasaka for the first time to hear Dr. Yumi Tomei, former Japan national team football player, and Janelle Sasaki, Japan Area Leader for EY’s Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) to talk about how to leverage an…

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How Serial Entrepreneur Sachiko Maruyama Finds Drive to Stretch Herself

February 4, 2019
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Concentrate on What You Are Good At At our 2018 October Monthly Meeting we welcomed Sachiko Maruyama, a serial entrepreneur and a founder of Global Women’s Association (GWA), to share her insights on stretching yourself and venturing out to the unknown. Sachiko Maruyama started her career in a traditional Japanese company at the beginning of…

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Special Event Recap: Elana Jade Organic Beauty Spa

January 24, 2019
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How to Keep Your Skin in Perfect Shape During Winter with Elana Jade On the last Monday of November ’18, around 10 ladies gathered to H&R Roppongi to hear Elana Gilbert, experienced beauty therapist and the owner of Elana Jade Organic Beauty Spa, to reveal the secrets of winter skin care. Many of us are…

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December 2018 Bonenkai Recap

January 14, 2019
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The Fabulous FEW 2018 Bonenkai Featured “All That Glitters” On the chilly night of December 7, 2018, more than 70 members, guests, and supporters joined FEW for the All That Glitters-themed Bonenkai at Dumbo Bar and Grill on the premises of The Strings Hotel Omotesando. The glamorous atmosphere of the restaurant matched perfectly with the…

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November Monthly Meeting Recap – Leading the Way for Strong Women in the Corporate World

December 29, 2018
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The FEW November Monthly Meeting was a collaborative event organized together with ADIDAS at their headquarters in Roppongi. FEW president Riya Rapp was one of the night’s panelists, along with ReebokONE Ambassador and fitness entrepreneur Erika Yamaguchi, and President of Johnson & Johnson K.K. Mario Stein. FEW programs co-director Jackie Steele moderated the panel. Like…

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Recap: WSC — Creating Your Story & Brand with the Help of Masterminding Groups

October 7, 2018
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“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…

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September Monthly Meeting Recap – Rina Bovrisse

September 26, 2018
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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…

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July Monthly Meeting Recap – Ama Divers

September 26, 2018
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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…

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