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Atsuko Fish Featured in Philanthropy Magazine in Japan

Atsuko Fish is featured in Philanthropy Magazine in Japan! This article highlights Atsuko’s work from how she got her start in a PR firm in Japan to how she met her husband, Larry Fish. She also speaks about her inspiration behind JWLI and her long-terms goals for the program in order to empower women in […]

JWLI and Atsuko Fish Featured in Mainichi Shimbun

Mainichi Shimbun, one of the major newspapers in Japan, featured Atsuko Fish and JWLI on January 5th of this year. The article highlighted the JWLI program and how it was started in 2006. The private and social sectors in Japan have  been promoting Japanese Women’s Leadership endeavors and JWLI is exemplary of the current trend. […]

JWLI Alumni Reconnect in Osaka for Japanese Women’s Conference

Two of our JWLI Alumni have connected and joined together for a Women’s workshop in Osaka, Japan. Mami Kishigami, who was a JWLI fellow in 2016, lives and works in Osaka as the Chief Program Officer of the Osaka City Women’s Foundation. She is also a Deputy Manager of the Women’s Counseling Center. Maki invited […]

Exciting Feature of Champion of Change Japan Award Finalist in Japanese Newspapers

A finalist of the Champion of Change Japan Award (CCJA), Kaneko Yoshie, was recently featured in Japanese newspapers, speaking about CCJA and what it meant to be for her to be selected as a finalist. Kanako was impacted by the March 2011 Tsunami and Earthquake in Ishinomaki and established her nonprofit shortly afterwards. She worked […]

Showa Boston Institute Japanese Students hear from Kozue about Women’s Leadership

In December, Program Manager of JWLI Kozue Sawame presented to Japanese students from the Showa Boston Institute on Women’s Leadership. Students from the Showa Boston Institute came to Fish Family Foundation to hear about Kozue’s experience and Women’s Leadership in the United States. The class highlighted Women’s Leadership in the global sphere and part of […]

2018年春プログラム参加者募集!Deadline Extended/ 締め切り延長

【プログラム実施期間】 2018年4月16日~5月11日 【応募方法】 応募はオンラインにて(https://jwli.org/application/) 応募締め切り:2018年1月25日21時(EST・ボストン時間) 【応募用件】 5年以上の職務経験 日本社会に変革をもたらすための明確なビジョン 強いリーダーシップ 意欲的で行動を重んじる姿勢 アメリカの非営利・ソーシャルセクターでの組織運営および リーダーシップへの高い関心 【Program Dates】 April 16, 2018 – May 11, 2018 (tentative) 【Application Info】 Online application closes on 9pm on January 25, 2018 (EST) . Click here for online application form! 【Key Qualifications】 5+ years work experience Clear vision for social change in Japan Strong leadership capabilities Passionate, […]

2017 Fish Family Foundation & The Nippon Foundation CANPAN・NPO Forum

Atsuko enthusiastically described her passion to support and empower female leaders in Japan at “Fish Family Foundation & The Nippon Foundation CANPAN・NPO Forum” happened on December 6th in Tokyo, Japan.  Atsuko gave a lecture on what role family foundations play in the U.S. society. Additionally, she gave a powerful talk on how she expects female […]

2017 Champion of Change Japan Award Ceremony

The first “Champion of Change Japan” was announced at the Champion of Change Japan Award Ceremony happened at 100BANCH in Shibuya, Tokyo. The award was established by Atsuko Fish and the Fish Family Foundation early this year to shed light on Japanese women leaders who work hard every day to address the most pressing needs […]

The Reporting Event in Tokyo by the 2017 JWLI Fellows was a Huge Success!

The 2017 JWLI Fellows shared their experiences in Boston at the Reporting Event happened on December 2, 2017. In addition to the business lessons they learned in at Babson College, the Fellows described how their encounter with the “role models,” the business leaders of non-profit organizations in Boston, led to their personal growths as well […]

【Call for Applications】JWLI2018年度春プログラム参加者募集中

Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI)は、日本各地より選ばれた、活躍が期待される女性リーダーたちを、さらに行動力のあるリーダーへと育成します。そして、2006年に設立され11年目を迎える今年、プログラム内容をリニューアルしました。ボストンで行われる4週間のリーダーシップ研修を通じて、応募者の中から選ばれた「フェロー」たちは、リーダーとなる自信とマネージメントに関するスキルと知識を身につけ、社会変革をもたらす具体的なプランを構築します。研修は、東京での事前オリエンテーションとワークショップに加え、4週間ボストンで行われます。ボストンではNPO、社会起業家やインキュベーターを視察訪問し、組織運営のノウハウやファンドレイジングの手法、リーダーシップなどを学びます。また、アントレプレナーシップランキングで過去20年以上にわたって全米1位を誇るバブソン大学にて、1週間の女性リーダーを養成する社会人向けの研修にも参加いただきます。さらに、バブソン大学教授によるコーチングのもと、自身が実現したいと考える社会変革に対するアクションプランを研修参加中に立案および発表します。帰国後はメンターの伴走のもとその実行プランを日本社会で二年で実現していただきます。 【プログラム実施期間】 2018年4月16日~5月11日 【応募方法】 応募はオンラインにて(https://jwli.org/application/) 応募期間:2017年11月13日~2018年1月15日21時(EST・ボストン時間) 【応募用件】 5年以上の職務経験 日本社会に変革をもたらすための明確なビジョン 強いリーダーシップ 意欲的で行動を重んじる姿勢 アメリカの非営利・ソーシャルセクターでの組織運営および リーダーシップへの高い関心 The Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI) is an executive leadership development program that will invest in emerging women leaders from across Japan and will transform them to be action-oriented leaders. Through a four-week leadership development training in Boston, […]