Pivot your Career through Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Solidarity

P2P September 23thV2

September 23th @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (JST)

Are you looking for mentoring and a brave space to explore how to get more fulfillment out of your career? Learn from an expert about the most exciting models of mentoring and join a breakout room to thought-partner with like-minded womxn to amplify our corporate, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial pursuits in solidarity.

Are you a womxn in Japan looking for more from your career and your career options in 2021? 

Discover possible networking and resources available for professional growth within your existing position or how to pivot if you are ready for a new change and challenge. 

Our September Member’s Meeting is the place to be if you want to gain insights into the variety of opportunities for professional mentoring, personal growth and career development. Our “Fireside Chat” with Royanne Doi, outside director to a social impact start-up company, to share about mentorship and the women’s professional development space. Royanne Doi will outline various types of supporters who helped her professional development at key points in her own career journey, including traditional mentors and sponsors. But she will also share for the first time how the more egalitarian trend of “Mastermind Alliances” can be of greater benefit for career advancement, notably for womxn.

For so many of us, not just in Japan, there can be sometimes the feeling of “drifting” in our careers. Career paths are not clearly defined or mapped out or even if they are, women themselves do not feel aligned with the choices on offer. Full-time caregivers are not regularly offered opportunities to step back into a career despite qualifications or previous proven track records. We see other people doing some really interesting things in great companies or starting their own companies and making a meaningful impact upon society, but often we don’t know how to achieve this for ourselves, or know how to even start. 

New Peer-to-Peer Annual Program Announcement

FEW Japan will again offer our Peer-to-Peer social networking program this year to provide a space for members to share those secret desires about the careers or impact we all want to have, but may be timid to challenge without a safety net. Let our P2P Program be that safety net. This is where FEW can offer members a safe place to explore, stretch and plan a career development that is meaningful, impactful and in-line with your values. 

Within FEW, we have such a broad and diverse membership base: creatives, entrepreneurs, corporates, executives, technologists, homemakers, non-profit stakeholders, academics, social impact artists and more. Each of us brings unique skills and experience to the community that can benefit other members in a members-only peer-to-peer digital program. The 2020 P2P program was one of our most successful programs and we are planning to expand this for our annual program for 2021-2022. In alignment with the FEW goals and objectives for our 40th anniversary year, the September Members’ Meeting will announce the kick-off of this program, share our vision, and show how it will benefit women across Japan. FEW is committed to providing women’s professional development no matter where you are right now in your career or your location in Japan. 


  • Hear expert views on the different types of mentorship frameworks (mentorship, coaching, advising, sponsorship, advocacy, thought partnership etc.) and their core differences and outcomes
  • Gain confidence on how to leverage mentorship opportunities and understand how they play out in corporate and nonprofit sectors
  • Learn about the many paths available for womxn seeking advancement, a pivot and/or a transformative career shift
  • Connect with other dynamic women in similar professional contexts looking to connect about professional development and growth opportunities
  • Gain access to the members-only FEW Japan Peer-to-Peer Annual Program 

Speaker Royanne Doi

Royanne Doi is currently an Outside Director to Gojo & Company, a social impact start-up company investing in micro-finance banks in emerging markets. She also teaches an executive MBA course at Hitotsubashi University Business School, School of International Corporate Strategy. Her course is called “Leading Across Culture and Diversity.”

In addition to her current role as Representative Director of the US-Japan Council (Japan board), Ms. Doi has served on various volunteer boards including the Japan In-house Counsel Network, the Association for Women in Finance in Japan, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and was the treasurer/director of the Japan-United States Education Commission (“Fulbright Japan”). Ms. Doi most recently served as Advisor for Global Legal, Ethics & Compliance for Yamaha Corporation. 

Ms. Doi has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, from Washington University in St. Louis, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law. She is a member of the California bar. She has lived in Japan since 1994, married for 30 years to her law school sweetheart. She has three passions: economic empowerment for women, Asia with an emphasis on Japan, and the intersection between neuroscience and behavioral ethics.

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