Thursday, September 30, 2010

Last week of the Fellows Program

This week marks the fourth and last week for the 2010 Fellows Program.  The Fellows have been hosted by the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, New England's only nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing domestic violence in Asian families and providing hope to survivors.  At ATASK, the Fellows learned from President Linda Chin and other staff members about legal advocacy, domestic violence shelters, and planning an annual advancement event.

Another highlight of this week was the Closing Reception held at Simmons School of Management on Tuesday, September 28.  Simmons College President Helen Drinan and Provost Charlena Seymour, as well as Consul General of Japan to Boston Toyohisa Kozuki were among the honored guests.

Check out pictures from the Closing Reception here (and friend CGO on Facebook if you haven't already)!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Fellows Program continues

Last week, the Fellows were hosted by Ellis Memorial, Boston's first settlement house.  During the course of the week, they visited adult and youth programs, learned about fundraising, grant-writing, volunteer management, and more.  They also visited the Family Justice Center and the Consulate General of Japan.  Additionally, the Fellows attended a Red Sox game at Fenway Park!

This week, the Fellows attended Strategic Leadership for Women, an executive education program based at Simmons School of Management that helps women gain the knowledge and skills needed to become an influential leader.  Over the weekend, they will see more of New England as they visit Vermont.

Finally, the post "Inspiration from the East" about Japanese women in business on the PriceWaterhouseCoopers blog is very interesting and pertinent to the Fellows Program. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Welcome, Fellows!

On September 6, 2010, the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI) Fellows Program began its fourth year at Simmons School of Management. This week, the Fellows are hosted by Web of Benefit, a not-for-profit organization for women affected by domestic violence. 

Yesterday, the Fellows visited The Boston Foundation, one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation.  They discussed international issues as the role of the government and social services, public health, and education with TBF's President and CEO, Paul Grogan.  Mr. Grogan also presented at the 2010 JWLI Forum held in two Japanese cities this summer.

In addition to time spent on site at Web of Benefit, other highlights for this week include visiting the Elizabeth Stone House, the Boston Women's Commission, and attending a course at the Harvard Extension School.

Pictured from left to right:
Keiko, Kazue, Eriko, and Chisato