Monthly Meeting

Decluttering as a State of Mind

May 3, 2019
, ,

On the second Thursday of April, a full room of women gathered at Tokyo Chapter to hear two professional organizers, Nathalie Brantsma and Paula Esguerra, talk about how decluttering makes not only your house clean and nice, but also affects your mind in a positive way. Marie Kondo is an avid advocate of the idea,…

Read More

From CEOs to SheEOs – Balancing for Better

April 3, 2019
, ,

In March Monthly Meeting, we celebrated International Women’s Day and the International Women’s Month with a panel discussion on how to make technology industry more diverse. FEW was proud to be supported by W20 Japan Committee 2019. On March 14th, three leaders and pioneers in diversifying tech, Casey Wahl, CEO of recruiting company Wahl &…

Read More

Finding Your Inner Storyteller with Christiane Brew

March 30, 2019
, ,

Around 20 women gathered to Tokyo Chapter on chilly February night, ready to release their inner creative storyteller. During the night, actress, coach, and master communicator Christiane Brew led the group through fun improv exercises, and lots of laughs ensued. Christiane Brew, who is trained in several schools of improv, has extensive experience of performing…

Read More

Leveraging an ‘Atypical’ Background in the Corporate World

February 8, 2019
, ,

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…

Read More

How Serial Entrepreneur Sachiko Maruyama Finds Drive to Stretch Herself

February 4, 2019
, ,

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…

Read More

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

December 29, 2018
, ,

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…

Read More

September Monthly Meeting Recap – Rina Bovrisse

September 26, 2018
, ,

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…

Read More

July Monthly Meeting Recap – Ama Divers

September 26, 2018
, ,

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…

Read More

June 2018 Monthly Meeting Recap – Breaking the Mold: Finding New Beginnings at Any Age

July 3, 2018
, ,

By Jackie Steele, FEW Co-Programs Director On June 20 we were delighted to welcome Cynthia Usui, author of 専業主婦が就職するまでにやっておくべき8つのこと (Eight things Full-Time Housewives Should Do Before Entering the Workforce) and Head of Hospitality, Tokyo 2020 Olympics, The Coca-Cola Company, as our guest speaker at the June Monthly meeting entitled, “Breaking the Mold: Finding New Beginnings…

Read More

May 2018 Monthly Meeting Recap: Stronger Together: FEW x FAJ

June 5, 2018
, ,

Who knew that our members had so many hidden talents? The first joint event with FEW and FAJ — the group for French-speaking professional women in Tokyo — on May 15 unveiled quite few surprises as we listened to presentations about their work, projects, lives, experiences and aspirations. Members of both associations are involved in…

Read More