Kiyono Yagami, JWLI 2012 fellow, was recently featured in an Asahi newspaper article about her founding a company called “Manabiya mom” in 2013, in Nagoya. Her mission was to encourage and support working mothers.
Manabiya mom serves as a gathering place and working space for women with children. The many events and seminars hosted here provide training and networking opportunities for mothers who want to begin working or return to work, to fulfill their potential.
Yagami hopes this organization will bring light to the multitude of working styles and lifestyles that exist in Japan, and make the working environment in Japan more supportive of mothers.