Member Benefits

There are many reasons to join FEW. All FEW members enjoy a wide range of benefits including the following:

Join an organisation with a 35-year history of bringing diverse women together from around the globe:Membership1

  • Connect with over 120 like-minded women from diverse backgrounds and professions
  • Build valuable and long-lasting relationships with potential partners, clients and friends
  • Share and exchange stories, experiences and practices
  • Socialize with other international women at our member’s exclusive wine nights, monthly mid-week lunch mixers and other events
  • Access the online FEW Membership Directory listing contact details for all members

FEW hosts 30+ events throughout the year, including monthly meetings where we invite guest speakers from various industries to talk on current issues as well as personal and professional development and networking opportunities:

  • Learn from women leaders and experts in various fields as well as other attendees at our monthly meetings (FEW members ¥2,000 / Non-members¥5,000)
  • Enhance your skills at our professional and personal development workshops and seminars led by professional coaches and facilitators (FEW members receive discounts at all events)
  • Reach new heights in your career by attending our biennial Career Strategies Seminar  at discounted rate
  • Discuss issues, insights and successes of women running or planning their own businesses in Japan at our bimonthly  Women’s Start-Up Club (FEW members ¥2,000 / Non-members ¥3,000)
  • Engage in further professional and personal growth opportunities by attending FEW Kansai meetings and events at the FEW Kansai member rate

FEW has nine communication channels to keep you updated; members can utilize the FEW website and e-newsletter to circulate their news:

  • New member welcome in FEW e-newsletter
  • Receive monthly e-newsletter and other announcements throughout the month to keep you informed, empowered and inspired
  • List events in e-newsletter or feature member news on our website (Contact
  • Participate in self-introductions and announcements segment of FEW monthly meetings and advertise your business on the FEW members’ table
  • Introductions to other members and non-member enquirers looking for business contacts
  • Potential opportunities to speak or volunteer at FEW events

FEW has strong relationships with Japan-based business organizations and other groups engaged in the empowerment of women:Membership2

  • Take advantage of FEW’s membership with the British Chamber of Commerce Japan’s (BCCJ) and attend one of their 40+ events throughout the year at the BCCJ member’s rate, including panel discussions on current issues as well as breakfasts and lunches with distinguished guest speakers from business and government
  • Receive discounts when attending FEW affiliate events (on event-by-event basis)
  • Attend the WINConference Tokyo or other large-scale conferences for which FEW is a supporting organization at a discounted rate to receive inspiration, knowledge, practical tools and contacts to help you succeed and prepare for the future
  • Invest in yourself by accessing offers and special benefits or discounts from our Sponsors.

FEW encourages its members to explore and utilize their skills for the benefit of others in addition to supporting NPOs through fundraising, volunteering and raising awareness:

FEW offers regular members the opportunity to take on leadership roles within the community:

  • Serve on the FEW Board of Directors
  • Participate in election of Board members
  • Vote on issues brought before the Board
  • Participate in committees which are established to accomplish a specific task

Find out which membership category is right for you HERE!

FEW CSS 2Members are encouraged to bring guests and introduce friends and colleagues to FEW! If you’re curious yet undecided about becoming a member, join us at one of our monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of EVERY month or any of the events listed HERE for a taste of what FEW has to offer.

We would love to meet you!