Dallas Japanese Career Women

Dallas Japanese Career Women

DJCW (Dallas Japanese Career Women) was established in 2018 to support Japanese working women in Dallas TX. According to WalletHub research in 2019, Dallas was ranked No.5 of “America’s 10 most diverse cities” which tells us that supporting local minorities is crucial. Japanese working women in Dallas is

Dallas Japanese Career Women

DJCW (Dallas Japanese Career Women) was established in 2018 to support Japanese working women in Dallas TX. According to WalletHub research in 2019, Dallas was ranked No.5 of “America’s 10 most diverse cities” which tells us that supporting local minorities is crucial. Japanese working women in Dallas is clearly one such minority, but previously there was no organization that was designed to support Japanese working women in the area. We need to do something – with enthusiasm and urgency, two Japanese working women stood up and founded DJCW. Based on the mission statement of “Let all Japanese working women shine from Dallas to the globe: Network, Inspire, and Empower”, the organization has been actively working to provide a variety of opportunities to make every Japanese and other Asian working woman grow and shine in her way. DJCW is a strong believer that it does not matter where you are from, what your native language is, or how long you have been in the US; as a working woman, we all go through similar struggles and challenges. Why don’t we create a place where we can connect and support each other? That is exactly what DJCW is doing. The organization’s activities include not only Japanese but also other Asian women and university students who are interested in learning more about their career advancement and networking. As of June 2023, there are 620 members registered across 14 countries.

About the Organization:

DJCW (Dallas Japanese Career Women) was established in 2018 to support Japanese working women in Dallas TX. According to WalletHub research in 2019, Dallas was ranked No.5 of “America’s 10 most diverse cities” which tells us that supporting local minorities is crucial. Japanese working women in Dallas is clearly one such minority, but previously there was no organization that was designed to support Japanese working women in the area. We need to do something – with enthusiasm and urgency, two Japanese working women stood up and founded DJCW. Based on the mission statement of “Let all Japanese working women shine from Dallas to the globe: Network, Inspire, and Empower”, the organization has been actively working to provide a variety of opportunities to make every Japanese and other Asian working woman grow and shine in her way. DJCW is a strong believer that it does not matter where you are from, what your native language is, or how long you have been in the US; as a working woman, we all go through similar struggles and challenges. Why don’t we create a place where we can connect and support each other? That is exactly what DJCW is doing. The organization’s activities include not only Japanese but also other Asian women and university students who are interested in learning more about their career advancement and networking. As of June 2023, there are 620 members registered across 14 countries.

organizational budget

$0 - $50,000

existence for

0-5 Years

The Issue:

According to Ascend, Asian individuals represent 13% of the US professional workforce but they only cover 6% of the executive posts. Meanwhile, white individuals represent 69% of the workforce but 85% of senior roles, and Black individuals account for 8% of employees and 5% of executives. According to MyLogIQ, among the S&P 500 companies, there are 29 CEOs of Asian descent (5.8%), but only 4 of them are female.This data clearly tells us there is an urgent need for Asian populations, especially for Asian females, to break the trend (a.k.a. ‘bamboo ceiling’). In addition to this trend in the US, DJCW also identified the ongoing national gender issues in Japan. According to the Gender Gap Index published by the WEF (World Economic Forum) in 2022, Japan ranks the 116th out of 146 countries in the world, and it remains at the bottom of the G7 countries – this indicates that women are still not making progress in Japanese society. DJCW strongly believes that it is important for not only Japanese but also other Asian female working women to be united and work together to network and support each other in order to improve current depressing trend for Asian females . In addition to focusing on the existing Japanese & Asian businesswomen, DJCW believes that it is also critical to support our future workforce: young female generations such as university students . We cannot ignore the fact that the number of female university students outnumber that of male students globally: 54% of students who received a degree in 2019 were women according to the UNESCO-IESALC report in 2022. It indicates that a high number of educated women is looking for an opportunity to grow and achieve their successful careers in the society upon their graduation. It is crucial to create an environment where both existing and future female workforce can grow and advance their careers.

The Solution:

Many DJCW members successfully pursue and achieve their professional careers in a variety of business fields, and they are eager to share their authentic career experiences, tips and advice to the next young generation. In the meantime, there are many Asian female university students who wish to learn more about future career opportunities with professional Asian working women. If so, why don’t we match and pair these Asian ladies together as a mentor & a mentee? With this concept, DJCW came up to launch a program called Global Mentoring Program . This program mainly supports two major student groups: (i) Asian female university students in the US who wish to advance their career by listening to other Asian female professionals, and (ii) Japanese female university students who currently live in Japan but wish to study abroad to the US. Both groups wish to develop their professional future in the US, and they are actively seeking for advice and guidance from Japanese or other Asian female professionals -- and DJCW can be a liaison to coordinate such people as a mentor and a mentee. By pairing them, there will be a tremendous value-added synergy and learning opportunities on both parties, especially focusing on the Asian dynamics. The mentees (= Japanese/Asian female university students) would gain a great opportunity to equip themselves to get ready for the upcoming challenging society. The mentors (= Japanese/Asian professional working women) would also gain a meaningful opportunity to enhance their coaching and mentoring skill by supporting future peers and leaders. This Global Mentoring Program will be conducted via a virtual tool (such as Zoom or Microsoft TEAMs), so it does not matter where the mentor and the mentee is located; they can be connected across the globe to share and exchange their dialogue at their convenient time.

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