Atsuko Fish Honored by the White House

The White House honors 15 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women as “Champions of Change” who are doing extraordinary work to create a safer, more equal, and more prosperous future for their communities and the U.S. in May 2013. JWLI founder, Atsuko Fish, is being honored as a “Champion of Change”. As a first generation Japanese American who is committed to innovation and social change in the U.S. and Japan, Atsuko is honored for her work that empowers women and promotes understanding between the two cultures. Specifically, the founding of JWLI and the creation of the Japanese Disaster Relief Fund-Boston are the examples of Atsuko’s commitment recognized by her “Champion of Change” award.

Click here to check out Atsuko’s article about her story of commitment to public service.

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JWLI Forum Featured in Article

The 2012 JWLI Forum which was held in Yokohama is featured in the article, titled “NPO・女性・横浜がもつ大きな可能性” in April, and attended nearly by 120 people. The keynote speaker was the mayor of Yokohama, 林文子. The participants had great discussions on women’s leadership in non-profit organizations. Specifically, the goal of the forum is to encourage women to become leaders, especially in the nonprofit sector, which is more important than ever in the aftermath of the 3.11 disaster in Japan.

Click here to read more about the forum in Yokohama.