Monthly Meeting

Beyond Bootstrapping! – Recap

November 29, 2021
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Funding pathways for tech and regional revitalization  It’s pretty common to have a ideas you think would make a great business. But without a business education or successful entrepreneur in the family, you’re often left without a next step. November’s monthly FEW meeting brought in two incredible CEOs to discuss options for the hardest step…

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Shinnenkai Social

November 11, 2021
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January 20th @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (JST) Spotlight on our Corporate & Community Members On January 20th, 2022 we will welcome the new year connecting our individual members with our fabulous organizational and corporate members in the same space for our FEW Japan Shinnenkai. In this new [Virtual Platform] space, we will be able to learn more…

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Pivot Your Career Through Peer-to-Peer Solidarity

October 20, 2021
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FEW’s September meeting looked at taking a more active and collaborative approach to professional development. Corporate governance specialist Royanne Doi, representative director of the US–Japan Council and external director of social impact startup Gojo & Company, had a Fireside Chat with Program Director Tracey Northcott, which was followed by the launch of the members-only Peer-to-Peer…

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Beyond Bootstrapping! Funding pathways for tech and regional revitalization

August 16, 2021
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November 18th @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (JST) Are you currently bootstrapping in your business? Are your dreams and passions bigger than your current cash flow? Do you want to leverage your skills to make a bigger impact in your local communities? Is bootstrapping the only option for women-led ventures and entrepreneurial journeys? What does it look like…

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Summer Social- Community Building and Connection

June 17, 2021
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June 17th @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (JST) FEW Japan has traditionally held an annual Summer Social gathering and while we had hoped it would have been face to face this year, we are still pleased to welcome our members and guests to make a virtual toast for another year of great community building. For this last monthly…

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Game Changers: New Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Transformation (DX) Era

May 20, 2021
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FEW Japan welcomed financial expert Noriko Saeki-Rzonca to give much appreciated insights on the DX field, trends and careers. Noriko’s stellar career path includes roles such as Decision Management and Advance Data Analytics. Currently Noriko is leading the DX Strategy at Sony Bank.  What is DX and all that? This hot buzz word refers to…

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Game Changers: New Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Transformation

May 20, 2021
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May 20th @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (JST) Are you a digital game changer? If not now, then when? In May, the FEW monthly meeting will welcome special guest Noriko Rzonca, a financial industry expert, influencer and leader in data science-driven digital transformation (DX).  As Japan races full speed ahead to promote DX, an imperative across all industries…

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Managing the Ups and Downs of Professional Life

April 22, 2021
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April 22nd @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (JST) Dr. Ashley Dash shares with us her secret sauce of success. Her story of facing foreclosure in America, being ‘stuck’ at work, and overcoming societal setbacks is a testament to her resilience. Through her own lived experiences,  Dr. Dash has distilled lasting lessons for managing the ups and downs of…

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March Monthly Meeting Recap – Tackling the Gender Gap: Finding Your Niche with Hitomi Komachi

March 25, 2021
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FEW Japan welcomed Hitomi Komachi, Senior Associate at Allen and Overy to speak at our March 2021 monthly meeting. Hitomi’s personal journey in law began through a Zurich International School Career Fair in 2001 where she met an inspiring female lawyer and a work shadow opportunity at Credit Suisse. Eventually Hitomi landed a training contract…

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Tackling the Gender Gap: Finding Your Niche

February 28, 2021
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March 25th @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (JST) In March, the FEW Monthly meeting will have a special guest, Hitomi Komachi, a rising star female lawyer, and a mother of a newborn baby balancing her career and family life. The legal sector is traditionally male dominated and within it she specialises in the energy and natural resources sector,…

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