39 min

Kanako Matsumoto from Task-KI on creating a childcare "village," escaping conformist Japan, a two-piece $99 wedding dress and a magician‪.‬ Erin Keam's Conversations about Closets with my Closest 1000 friends.

    • Fashion & Beauty

Kanako says:
I was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. I came to the United States about three decades ago to escape sexism. I had been told during the entire my childhood that because I am a girl, I did not need education and did not have to get a career. All I wanted was to make a choice for myself. I arrived here in the US without knowing anyone. The only person I knew was someone whom had never met and I corresponded via letters. She picked me up at LAX and my adventure in the US has begun. Fast forward, I have spent over 20 years as a CPA in the public accounting and in 2018, I have stated a mobile company called Task-K I. Task-K I is an adaptation of a Japanese word that means to collaborate or help each other and the app does exactly that. Task-K I is a business driven by compassion and builds a community for working parents around their childcare provider where everyone got everyone's back. The app has three main functions; 1) be a hero function: Parents can sign out each other's child from their childcare when they are running later with one click of button, 2) Let's talk about it function: Parents can communicate each other and encourage and exchange parenting tips, 3) You are worth it function: When a parent helps another parent, she or he can earn points and exchange for services offered by other parents. I am very passionate about building communities. One of the projects that Task-K I has involved back in Dec 2020 was called "15-day community give back challenge." In this challenge, we asked our local community in Skyway " What can we do to help you to day " for 15 straight days and did our best to fulfill each request at the best we could (from stacking firewood for a elderly couple, a cutting our own tree to used as a Christmas tree, purchasing Christmas dinner ingredients for a family of eight, etc.) For 2012, we have begun another challenge and this is called "Task-K I Pay-it-Forward Program." We select a few retail businesses with store front each month and donate a small amount of money (typically $100 to $200) and purchase gift cards which we ask the businesses to give to their customers along with a card that we made to encourage their customers to support their businesses and pay-it-forward.

Find Kanako here:

https://task-ki.com
Instagram: task_ki
FB: https://www.facebook.com/empowercollaboration
A promotional video: I will be uploading a promotional video to my company's youtube channel soon. I will provide a link later.



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Kanako says:
I was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. I came to the United States about three decades ago to escape sexism. I had been told during the entire my childhood that because I am a girl, I did not need education and did not have to get a career. All I wanted was to make a choice for myself. I arrived here in the US without knowing anyone. The only person I knew was someone whom had never met and I corresponded via letters. She picked me up at LAX and my adventure in the US has begun. Fast forward, I have spent over 20 years as a CPA in the public accounting and in 2018, I have stated a mobile company called Task-K I. Task-K I is an adaptation of a Japanese word that means to collaborate or help each other and the app does exactly that. Task-K I is a business driven by compassion and builds a community for working parents around their childcare provider where everyone got everyone's back. The app has three main functions; 1) be a hero function: Parents can sign out each other's child from their childcare when they are running later with one click of button, 2) Let's talk about it function: Parents can communicate each other and encourage and exchange parenting tips, 3) You are worth it function: When a parent helps another parent, she or he can earn points and exchange for services offered by other parents. I am very passionate about building communities. One of the projects that Task-K I has involved back in Dec 2020 was called "15-day community give back challenge." In this challenge, we asked our local community in Skyway " What can we do to help you to day " for 15 straight days and did our best to fulfill each request at the best we could (from stacking firewood for a elderly couple, a cutting our own tree to used as a Christmas tree, purchasing Christmas dinner ingredients for a family of eight, etc.) For 2012, we have begun another challenge and this is called "Task-K I Pay-it-Forward Program." We select a few retail businesses with store front each month and donate a small amount of money (typically $100 to $200) and purchase gift cards which we ask the businesses to give to their customers along with a card that we made to encourage their customers to support their businesses and pay-it-forward.

Find Kanako here:

https://task-ki.com
Instagram: task_ki
FB: https://www.facebook.com/empowercollaboration
A promotional video: I will be uploading a promotional video to my company's youtube channel soon. I will provide a link later.



--------------------

About Erin

Female-identifying and want to be a guest? Book here! https://WearHappyConsult.as.me/conversationsaboutclosets

Erin Keam is a stylist like no other, thanks to her unique The Happy Wardrobe Method. This Method, which provides instant insights and lasting results explores beloved possessions in your home to find personal themes and create a one-of-a-kind Style Statement, transforming your wardrobe and positively impacting your closet, business, career and life. Oh, and she teaches you to look great, get dressed easily and with confidence. Discover your style brand and get to your ideal closet (& life) faster!

https://www.thehappywardrobe.com/

Click to book a FREE Wear Happy Consult (she's on PST time)

https://WearHappyConsult.as.me/FREE

Or to talk about how you look on camera

https://WearHappyConsult.as.me/ZoomReady

Or to sign up for her FREE Zoom-Ready workshops

https://www.thehappywardrobe.com/zoom-ready


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/erin-keam/support

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