Maco Yoshioka

Maco Yoshioka is the founder and executive director of Madre Bonita, a Japanese nonprofit organization that supports the mental and physical well being of women during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care. 

She was inspired to establish the organization after the birth of her son, when she recognized the Japanese healthcare system’s lack of postnatal support.

Madre Bonita seeks to educate women on issues of child development, domestic violence, and strategies for balancing employment with parenthood. Maco also highlights topics often overlooked in Japanese healthcare, including postpartum depression. Madre Bonita has been recognized for its work with the Google Impact Challenge and the Women Will Award.