Shining women suit shining teeth.
I’ve been working for teeth whitening field for about 10 years, and made my patients teeth shine and brighter as a dentist.
Recently I realized that I’d love to know people’s life more.
Normal life never exists.
Each woman has their own stories.
These are shining women’s interviews that I’ve met all over the world.
I hope it will help you to inspire your life, to lead you brighter life.
Remi Kitabayashi DDS
Celine is a French woman who is based in Tokyo, and NGO cameleon fundraiser.
I've interviewed her fantastic career and life!
Why does she live in Tokyo now?
Why does she sew her products?
She is an amazing woman literally.
What is your activity? What is "cameleon"?
Since I am living in Tokyo,
I am working full time as a fundraiser for Cameleon Association.
Cameleon is a human-sized NGO that works towards
the protection of sexually abused children in France and in The Philippines.
I created Couture4cameleon 3 years ago
and I am designing, making and selling accessoriesworldwide
using Japanese fabrics.
So far, 10,000 euros (1.2M Yen) could be donated
to the NGO thanks to the purchases.
How did you start to join the "cameleon"? Have you had another career before?
After high school, what kind of education did you take?
University? What did you learn?
Please tell us about your career path and how you reached "cameleon".
I studied in Annecy and Lyon
and I have a master degree in Business and development.
In this business school, I met Laurence, the founder of Cameleon,
we were classmate.
In 1996, I was 21 and I went to Beijing for a 4 months internship.
This was my first time in Asia.
In 1997, to validate my master,
I did a 9 months internship in HK
in a small French sourcing and trading company.
Then, I decided to stay and work in Asia.
In 2002, I was 26, I had a job offer in Singapore
as a Managing Director for an Italian Plush Company.
I managed the Asian Subsidiary for almost 5 years.
I handled all far-east operations and I startedtravelling a lot.
During a business trip in the Philippines,
I re-contacted Laurence and asked her to visit the Cameleon’s centre in Iloilo.
I met Miriam, 11y, one of the beneficiaries
and I decided to sponsor her.
Her mother passed away and she was sexuallyabused by her grand-father.
How can 11 year old girl can deal with the situation?
cameleon means a lot to child like her...
In 2007, I moved back to HK to opened the offices in HK, Shenzhen and Shanghai.
In 2011, I quit my Job and I took one year off to travel on my own
and I visited 17 countries.
In 2012, I started a new job as MD in HK for a French toys company.
In 2017, I quit my job and followed my husband in Tokyo.
I had a fulfilling career during 20 years
with a lot of responsibilities, travels & satisfaction
and I felt it was time to do something for others.
Her career is amazing.
Next interview, I'll focus on her best moment of cameleon activity!
To be continued!
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