In addition to these business activities, my company also holds Salon de Grace as an opportunity for working women to exchange information. Once a woman begins working, there is no one to provide information on important laws and systems related to employment. However, lack of such knowledge can result in disadvantages in the workplace or narrow the range of one’s life choices. This is a cause of concern for many women.
In response, I opened Salon de Grace as a place for women to receive consultation on their future career, working style, workplace concerns, and other related items. The Salon also enables women to study practical knowledge that is not taught in schools or companies, and to share information.
Many women have participated and shared a variety of concerns at the Salon. A wide range of themes are raised at our meetings, spanning everything from balancing work and child-raising to career changes, second/side businesses, personnel transfers, harassment, labor contracts, and social security.
In particular, Salon de Grace provides legal advice, encourages exchange of opinions among participants, and assists each woman in giving serious consideration to their future. Nothing would make me happier than to have even more women participate in the Salon and take their first step towards self-realization.
Salon de Grace
*The next Salon de Grace will be held on May 16.
Currently, only working women participate in the Salon. However, I feel that it is important for students to obtain knowledge on actual working rules and social security systems. Doing so will enable students to protect themselves and set an appropriate course for their future.
Personally, I will continue to pursue my life work in conjunction with my business. I look forward to pressing forward and accomplishing new things while being unfettered by conventional ways of thinking.