Updated: Jun 1
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Getting a taste of different fields
We held four one-off seminars designed for beginners that were useful for women who have a desire to start or do something. The seminars had a scramble seminar concept which meant everyone was able to try various things. This lowered the participants’ hurdle of changing their mindset in just trying new things.
An Introduction to Web Design for Women - Making a Simple Website on Your Own
An Introduction to Marketing on Twitter - Self-branding
The Fundamentals of Fertility and Fertility Treatment - Let’s Learn from a Fertility Coach
Using the Clifton Strengths Finder ® A Tool to Discover Your Strengths and Potential
A Snapshot of the Seminar
This time, 66 people registered for the free seminars. As there were fewer participants in each seminar, they were able to actively ask lots of questions. We feel that large seminars are good but not everyone is able to provide their input. The knowledge participants gain in seminars while learning with others and asking questions becomes more exciting in small groups.
Thoughts from the participants
We received lots of valuable feedback from the seminar survey. We will let the instructors know and plan to implement it for future seminars.
Day 1: An Introductory Course in Web Design for Women
It was a hands-on course for the participants where they downloaded a text editor (Microsoft Visual Studio Code) before the seminar and after the instructor’s demonstration, they had a go at using it.
A: Thank you for the seminar! It was very helpful! I wasn’t sure about what HTML was. I joined the seminar without knowing there would be an explanation about HTML, I’m really glad I participated!
B: I was very impressed with being able to change the website’s colour and font by myself or through Yahoo. Also, if I was able to program, the thought of being able to work remotely from anywhere was attractive.
Day 2: An Introduction to marketing on Twitter - Self-branding
C: Explanations were given carefully and they were easy to understand. The concrete examples made the seminar comprehensible and I enjoyed listening to Mr. Shiba’s funny stories. Now that I have a good understanding of how I should use Twitter, I definitely want to make the most of it. I’ve taken other seminars but with this one I have no complaints!
D: There aren't really seminars that are as fun as this one, the explanations were easy to understand and the information was very useful. Thank you so much for the really valuable talk.
E: The content was very easy to understand and the stories moved me in a way that made me want to take action despite my limited experience with Twitter. I’ve learned the value of creating my own value at my age.
Day 3: Ask a Pregnancy Coach - The Fundamentals of Fertility and Fertility Treatment
Head to Lumirous’ website
We heard from Ms. Yamauchi from Lumirous and Ms. Yamaguchi, a midwife who is also a pregnancy coach.
F: I imagined being active after getting pregnant but I was amazed by how soon I’d be able to do it.
G: Ms.Yamaguchi’s explanations were easy to understand and I’m glad that she was able to share her experiences of infertility treatment. I felt my knowledge was broadened by being able to learn about Malaysia’s fertility situation.
H: The seminar became a learning experience which was interesting and very easy to understand. It was my first time hearing about pregnancy coaching but I think fertility treatment is a very sensitive topic (especially in Japan) so I think it’s great to have a space where we can discuss it. I think a place where we can learn from a pregnancy coach is needed because I hear from people who have attended fertility clinics where they have felt they haven’t been able to hear enough about the medical treatment and processes involved.
Day 4: Using the Clifton Strengths Finder
This seminar was held by Ms. Nishioka. See more on the Awesome website here.
I: I’ve tried strength finder tests but in this seminar I was impressed to learn about the Clifton Strengths Finder.
J: I was surprised by the probability that the top 5% would have the same probability at 1/33 million. At the moment, I am starting a new project team and would love for our team to take the strength finder and incorporate it in the workplace. I want to understand it concretely from introduction to putting it into practice.
International Women’s Day Special Project - Free Online Scramble Seminars
Schedule ー Wednesday, March 10, 19:00-21:00 An Introduction to Web Design for Women - Making a Simple Website on Your Own ー Friday, March 19, 19:00-21:00 An Introduction to Marketing on Twitter - Self-branding ー Saturday, March 27, 13:00-15:00 The Fundamentals of Fertility and Fertility Treatment - Let’s Learn from a Fertility Coach ー Thursday, April 1, 19:00-21:00 Using the Clifton Strengths Finder ® A Tool to Discover your Strengths and Potential
WOMENCANFLY.CO is run by four women in their thirties. We’re planning various seminars to satisfy our curiosity for the things we’re interested in and what we want to learn.
This time, in conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8th March every year, we decided to hold this event with the help of the instructors.
There must be many women around the same age who cannot work due to extrinsic factors like marriage, giving birth, raising and taking care of children etc.
We would be happy if we could continue broadening options for people through online seminars and sharing information on our website.
Plans for the next seminar
We received a lot of feedback through our participant survey about topics they'd like to see next time.
We are also planning seminars on, ‘Tips on Moving up in Your Career’, ‘Language Learning’ and more. Stay tuned!
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