Photography by ChiChi Ubiña

YWCA Greenwich will be holding its 3rd Annual Women Who Inspire Awards to recognize exceptional women in our community. YWCA Greenwich’s Women Who Inspire Awards was established to recognize and celebrate outstanding women who have excelled in philanthropic, professional, and volunteer pursuits. Importantly, these honorees have enriched the lives of many in our community. This event combines the best of the YWCA Greenwich BRAVA and Spirit of Greenwich Awards and acknowledges the changes in society that have led to the fluidity of work/life pursuits for women of today.

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Sachiko is a Tokyo University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Economics. She graduated from high school at the top of her class and was among the few women at that time admitted to universities for higher education. She was born in Osaka and has homes in Osaka and Tokyo. Sachiko came to the United States as a key part of a team that brought a major Japanese brand to America.

Sachiko married James Bower who died in 1985 and then married Lawrence B. Goodman, a widower, in 1987. With Sachiko’s daughter, Teru, they established their home in Greenwich.

Sachiko has been interested in real estate since her days as a student in Tokyo and is now a top broker at Douglas Elliman in Connecticut, where she works as a real estate investor and developer. For forty years, Sachiko has been an active trustee of the Bruce Museum and has acted as a prime mover in shaping their new vision for the museum.

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