April 2017 Lean In Creating Change Events

I’ve been facilitating Lean In Circles in English since 2015. Each group meets monthly and has a maximum of 12 members. The meetings are completely free thanks to our venue sponsors and are part of my CSR activities to support women’s empowerment in Japan. Lean In Tokyo Girls on Fire For professional, English-speaking women currentlyContinue reading “April 2017 Lean In Creating Change Events”

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”

Worry less, do more: your circle of influence

I’m stuck in a limbo like many parents in Japan this month. What will my childcare situation look like in April? Will my daughter get accepted into the same onsite after-school care or is she going to be shifted to a different location? Is she going to have to walk 15 minutes on her ownContinue reading “Worry less, do more: your circle of influence”

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”