In July, Moon became a founding sponsor of the WSL Impact Foundation, a non-profit organization part of the Amelias Women’s Entrepreneurship Program. The organization was launched by Ari Horie, a known advocate for women to lead and thrive in business, to build a foundation of support for high school girls and women throughout Japan.
Partnering with cities like Kobe, Hokkaido, Sapporo, and Shibuya, the Amelias program offers education, workshops, mentoring, and networking opportunities with former and current entrepreneurs from Japan and Silicon Valley. And when Ari shared her vision of creating a foundation for both girls and women to pursue entrepreneurship in Japan, we knew Moon Creative Lab could help. Our visions for creating a more inclusive and robust center of innovation, creativity, and new business creation in Japan were absolutely aligned.
This was our first time running a workshop with participants outside of Moon, which was an exciting experiment for us! It was also the first time for Moon designers Maiya and Yui facilitating over 200+ women entrepreneurs across Japan.
Workshop participants learned about the importance of human-centered business design, the practical process to discover opportunities for innovation, and the importance of entrepreneur networking – especially for women.