Retaining Working Mothers in Japan – Part 1: Communication during Childcare Leave

In the first part of the four part series on retaining working mothers in Japan, I focus on how having smooth communication with your employee during childcare leave. Find the rest of the series here. Part 1: Communication during Childcare Leave To facilitate a smooth return, it is important that the working mother on yourContinue reading “Retaining Working Mothers in Japan – Part 1: Communication during Childcare Leave”

Early blooming sakura

The cherry blossom season for 2017 has officially started in Tokyo. Media channels are becoming saturated with pink blossoms and the Shinkais are preparing for our annual hanami at Sumidakoen in our beloved shitamachi. The coming of spring is always a wonderful time of new beginnings and fresh energy. All this talk of sakura remindedContinue reading “Early blooming sakura”

Write for impact: global business communication

Whether you are writing an email to your colleague in Germany, a proposal to your client in Australia or an appraisal document to share with APAC HR, your focus needs to be laser sharp.  My Japanese client asked me to share some resources on writing for impact in global business communication. I thought I would shareContinue reading “Write for impact: global business communication”

My Lean In journey – the power of peer support

Feeling Lost When I returned to work after the birth of my second child after a 15 month childcare leave (thanks Japan for your lack of daycare spaces), I was lost. Whilst I returned at the same grade and pay scale, in effect, I’d had a demotion. I’d had the bright idea to hire aContinue reading “My Lean In journey – the power of peer support”