Meet our Organizational Members

FEW’s activities are supported by various businesses, organizations, and networks that share the same vision and want to support FEW and its community.

Casey Wahl, CEO

Casey Wahl


WAHL+CASE is the recruitment division of EQIQ. We specialize in discovering, placing, and retaining the best talent for Tokyo’s most innovative companies. Our expertise, extensive networks and deep relations with the tech industry, especially startups, allow us to deliver world-class value to our candidates and clients.

Code Chysalis

CODE CHRYSALIS was founded in 2017 by Kani Munidasa and Yan Fan with the mission of changing the way software engineers are being trained in Asia and advocating for innovation through diversity and inclusion.

The software engineering bootcamps conducted by Code Chrysalis in Tokyo help individuals gain coding skills and make career changes, and help companies upskill their teams.

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Yan Fan, CTO & Kani Munidasa, CEO

“As an entrepreneur in Japan, it's great to have organisations like FEW Japan championing for diversity and inclusion and providing a platform for women to seek support. At Code Chrysalis, we share similar missions of empowering women and together, I hope our organizations can be a part of the change we wish to see in Japan.”  Yan Fan, CTO

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Angela Oritz
CEO/NGO Founder

Place to Grow

PLACE TO GROW is a 100% volunteer-led nonprofit established in 2011, specializes in disaster recovery strategies for individuals and communities.

Inspiring the next generation of Tohoku, Japan, through fitness and language exchange.

Catherine O’Connell Law

CATHERINE O'CONNELL LAW is the legal practice of Catherine O’Connell, a Tokyo-based, bi-lingual (English and Japanese) New Zealander who is licensed in New Zealand, the UK, and Japan.

With direct legal experience expanding over 20 years, and legal, business and cultural connections to Japan for over three decades, the firm was established in January 2018.

As a new law firm model, we provide you with alternative options for legal services (e.g., general corporate and commercial, compliance and regulatory) so that you can leverage them to your specific business needs.

Catherine O'Connell, Founder

Catherine O'Connell
Principal, Founder

“I chose to be an Organisational Member of FEW because the goals of FEW resonate with me: Connection + Growth + Access. FEW helps women in the ways that I found were absolutely key in my career: building valuable and long-lasting relationships with clients, peers and fellow entrepreneurs; learning from leaders and experts in various fields; and having access to events, workshops enhance professional and personal skills. Because of this, FEW was the obvious organisation for me to support."

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Betsy Rodgers
Assistant Program Director


JMEC The Japan Market Expansion Competition is a unique and long-standing business training program in Tokyo that centers around a business plan writing competition. The dual objectives of the program are to strengthen the skills of up-and-coming executives, while assisting foreign companies doing business in Japan.  JMEC is supported by 18 Chambers of Commerce in Japan and has been offering the program for the past 26 years. See what our FEW participants, Sabrina Hassanali and Ai Takada, reported about the program.


TBSJ is a language technology company that provides translation to many of the world’s largest companies. We specialize in the fields of financial, legal, and pharmaceutical and work in one language pair – Japanese/English. We pride ourselves on listening to our clients, building tools translators love to use, and integrating best-in-class translation technologies and AI with human expertise.

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Sarah Bull

“At TBSJ we believe in building relationships and creating opportunities. Our people work all over the world on flextime schedules and balance everything from school lunches to international travel with careers they are passionate about. Talent is everywhere, and in today’s world opportunity can be too. We choose to support FEW because we shares these values."


Ayanna Coleman

“As a former FEW board member, I know firsthand the diverse perspectives, warmth, and entrepreneurial drive that can be found within the membership. With a passion to uplift traditionally unheard voices and connect people to the information and tools they need to move forward toward their vision of success, supporting the FEW community as they strive to do the same is a worthy investment.”


QUILL SHIFT LLC is a boutique consulting agency focused on providing individual attention and solutions to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits with a special focus on women and minority-owned businesses. At Quill Shift LLC, we help our clients organize their business practices and marketing techniques so they can spend less time questioning if they are taking the right business steps and more time connecting with their ideal clients in a personable and professional way. With over ten years of small business marketing and nonprofit experience, Quill Shift LLC is uniquely equipped to help a diverse array of entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations streamline processes, deliver greater value, and delightfully engage with customers.