2013 JWLI Fellows Program Closing Reception- Oct. 4

The Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative

Fellows Program Closing Reception


Please join


Atsuko Toko Fish

Trustee, Fish Family Foundation and Simmons College

Founder, Japanese Disaster Relief Fund

Founder, the Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative


Patricia Deyton

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Simmons School of Management

Director, Center for Gender in Organizations

Professor of Practice


in honoring the 2013 Fellows:

Kaori Kobayashi, Misuzu Ninomiya, Shoko Tanaka, and Tomoe Yamada


Friday, October 4

Simmons School of Management, 5th Floor

12 P.M. to 2 P.M.

 Program begins at noon. Lunch will follow.

Discounted Parking is available in the Simmons garage. Please RSVP to Lauren Walleser (lauren.walleser@simmons.edu) and indicate if you will need parking.


As Japan recovers from the damage incurred following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the role of the nonprofit sector has become increasingly important as a means of providing services, monitoring government response, and advocating for policies that include human, economic, and environmental considerations.

The Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative Fellows Program trains women in the Japanese nonprofit sector to build and lead Japanese NGOs. At this time in Japan's history, strong nonprofit leaders are critically important to Japanese civil society. The JWLI Fellows will return to Japan from their time at Simmons prepared to lead Japan's nonprofit sector, as its role in Japanese society continues to grow. For more information, please visit the JWLI website (www.jwli.org). The Fellows Program is funded by the Fish Family Foundation and housed at the Simmons School of Management.

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