Mentor Networks

IUJ has created a community of Women graduates, current women students, and women planning to come to IUJ for their graduate studies. The purpose of our Network is to support each other in our professional and academic lives through providing support, advice, introductions and friendship.

Alumni will be matched with current students, and current students with those planning to come into IUJ.

GWMN celebrated its 1st anniversary as part of International Women’s Day in March with IUJ’s new president Masakatsu Mori reaffirming IUJ’s dedication to promoting the professional development of IUJ’s lady students

The program was officially launched on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2009! IUJ President Sugihara presented the logo to a large group of current women students in the symbolic opening ceremony!





In addition to the launch of IUJ’s Global Women’s Mentor Network, the IUJ Business school simultaneously announced a new scholarship for women in business fields to attend IUJ. It was a great International Women’s Day at IUJ.


Press Release for Global Women’s Mentor Network Press Release on the IUJ New Scholarships in the Business School

A year after the launch of the Women’s Mentor Network came the IUJ Men’s Mentor Program. This program features on professional development of our male students, matching them with alumni in similar professions.

Men's Mentor Program logo

For more information, contact gretchen (at) Be apart of our world wide and powerful network of IUJ women!

– About the Logos –

The new logo for the Global Women’s Mentor Program represents the world-wide network of IUJ women guiding each other into an exciting future. With the first stroke of the letter “W” encompassing a globe, the last stroke of the “W” is reaching out to meet the opportunities that our network can help create and then carry them in that direction. ” The enthusiastic response from our women alumni to participate in this Mentor Program proved again how dedicated and powerful the IUJ Alumni network is,” said Gretchen Shinoda the Director of IUJ’s Alumni Relations and Career Services. “Our alum’s willingness to support current IUJ women get a head start in their careers will make the IUJ experience even more unique and valuable.”

Similar to the Women’s logo, our Men’s Program logo is offering our gentlemen students that uplifting hand helping them stride forward into their future. Notice that the logos are simply the upside-down version of each other. Two similar programs supporting our students.

— Please note. This program is exclusively for IUJ Women graduates, women current students, and those applying to IUJ for graduate studies. — Join us! Apply to IUJ today.