Research Proposal | Ultimate Goals

Overall, my goal is to develop a premier resource for Japanese female entrepreneurs to embark on their journeys, while simultaneously, championing their successes! 

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Research Proposal | SWOT Analysis

An analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of the current socioeconomic and political realm of female entrepreneurs in Japanese society. 

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Research Proposal | Background & Interest

As a graduate of political economy at UC Berkeley and a proud marketer at three startups since college, I would like to conduct a cross-cultural analysis of female entrepreneurship in Tokyo and Silicon Valley. The hub of technology innovation, Silicon Valley is making the world a more connected place. Simultaneously, Japan is moving towards becoming a more global society, increasing the number of women in the workforce, and developing a healthier entrepreneurial environment.

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Research Proposal | Area of Focus

I plan on conducting a comparative study of female entrepreneurship in Tokyo and Silicon Valley with a focus on socioeconomic and political trends.

A good place to begin contacting female entrepreneurs in Japan is the Women Entrepreneurs Center run by the Development Bank of Japan. Both the finalists and judges have a wealth of experiences and knowledge about developing businesses in the Japanese context. Prior to arriving in Japan, I will begin connecting with people associated to the program.

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