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International Women’s Day: A Perfect Day to Raise Awareness of CWAJ

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day honoring the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ), being an established organization run by women assisting women, is the perfect entity to celebrate this internationally recognized day on March 8.

Since its inception 75 years ago, CWAJ has strived for a more equal and inclusive society. Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of CWAJ that include assisting over 800 students with grants and scholarships and assisting the visually impaired for 50 years. All of CWAJ’s volunteers work hard to continue the amazing work that was started in 1949. We have earned the right to celebrate our achievements and want Japan and the world to know about the great work that our organization does!

Despite all of our efforts, CWAJ remains relatively unknown to the general public and corporate Japan. This has to change. In order to continue its many worthwhile programs, CWAJ needs monetary donations and more corporate sponsors. The Development Committee is tasked with coming up with ideas to raise awareness and ultimately secure additional funding.

This year’s IWD event will feature a line-up of trailblazing Japanese women from varying backgrounds. They will share their inspiring experiences and visions for change to achieve a more inclusive and just society. With support from the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, we hope to attract many women leaders, executives, and Japanese media. Some of whom might become donors to CWAJ.

It is unusual for CWAJ to organize an event held in Japanese and for an audience outside of our membership. We hope you understand what we are trying to achieve and ask for your support in making IWD an annual recurring event. Please share the invite for Visions for Change with your corporate connections and friends. In order to include our membership as much as possible, a recording of the program will be made available for all of you to view. Looking forward to March 8!

Co-chairs: Marijke Munsiff and Michiyo Nakamoto
Contact: development@cwaj.org

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