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Forum 5: Mainstreaming Market Access and Expanding Market Reach: Discussion on Innovative Platforms and Opportunities for tapping new and growing your market

Monday, February 26th, 2018

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As a developing country with a high gender-inclusivity rating – 10th in the Global Gender Gap Index 2017 of the World Economic Forum – the Philippines has harnessed formidable spaces in the digital sphere catering to the women sector.

Digital marketing plays an essential role in the growth of ASEAN countries’ digital economy. At the height of e-commerce, businesses today are going digital – slowly overtaking, if not replacing, the brick-and-mortar industries. Despite this change, MSME’s have yet to completely overcome issue hindering its growth: the lack of market access.

In the “Mainstreaming Market Access and Expanding Market Reach: Discussion on Innovative Platforms and Opportunities for Tapping New and Growing your market” forum of the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit, invited panelists will take on the essential role of digital economy in boosting market reach of Filipina entrepreneurs.

The forum will feature panelists that will discuss innovative platforms and opportunities in increasing MSMEs access not only to domestic but global markets. It will also highlight e-commerce as a powerful tool to take advantage of when they want to grow their market faster.

What is the role the women entrepreneurs in this paradigm shift? How can other business replicate their business models to ensure growth? These are some of the issues the fifth forum hopes to address.

Invited panelists are Inanc Balci, CEO and Co-founder of Lazada Philippines, Agatha Soh, Regional Marketing Head of Shopee, Constantin Robertz, Managing Director of Zalora Philippines, Atty. Paul Santos, President of Philippine Retailers Association, Steven Cua, President of Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association, Inc., Jeannie Javelosa, Lead of GREAT Women in ASEAN Initiative, with Bettina Quimson, Senior Advisor for ICT of ASEAN BAC Philippines moderating the discussion.

In this forum, key personalities from various fields will examine the impact of the digital sphere in promoting and developing their businesses. The panelists will also provide a glimpse of the status of business innovation in the country, its successes and challenges – and the ways they have overcome them.

The summit aims to provide inspiration and support to the significance of women’s economic power in the country by recognizing women champions who will serve as role models where more people especially the women can learn from and emulate.

Apart from the discussions, participants will have an opportunity to be part of the largest mentoring event happening in one day where 50 mentors at the least will be present to share their insights and expertise.

The Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit expects to gather 7000 participants hailing from various stakeholders such as women entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs, students and administrators from the academe, business organizations, NGOs, cooperatives and government officials.

If you have not yet registered, visit www.gonegosyo.net to secure your seat and prepare to be amazed by the beauty and power of the Filipina women.

 

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The Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit is an annual summit is centered on reinforcing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people, particularly the Filipina and recognizing their capacity to be agents of change and progress. It also aims to provide inspiration and support to the significance of women’s economic power by covering different entrepreneurship and empowerment topics to be highlighted by plenary talks and forums featuring prominent female personalities. Now on it’s 10th year, we invite you to be part of the biggest women negosyo summit and mentoring event of the year!

For more info., please call ‎‎‎(02) 631-5001 or email filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com

Forum 4: Doing Business the Millennial Way: Insights and Advices from Young Entrepreneurs

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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Today’s technology has leveled the playing field in terms of doing business. In this new age of computers, smartphones and a tech-savvy population, the power to start a business can be right at your fingertips.

The widespread popularity of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the booming online marketplace manifested by the success of sites such as Lazada, Shoppee, and Zalora, just proves that technology and business go hand in hand.

It is noteworthy that these thriving online companies were established mainly by millennial entrepreneurs.

According to the 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report, millennials are starting businesses at significantly younger ages than their counterparts from previous generations. By the age of 27 these millennial entrepreneurs were reported to be managing more ventures and workers compared to their older generation who start roughly at 35.

This widespread desire to start a business may be attributed to this generation’s strong and ambitious drive to create something for themselves and find their niche in the world.

As we celebrate women’s month, Go Negosyo, in partnership with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines is set to stage the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit with the theme, “Bridging the Gap: Leading Women to Greater Prosperity through Mentorship, Money, and Market.”

Entrepreneurs coming from diverse industries who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in the digital landscape will be sharing their insights and advices in the forum entitled “Doing Business the Millennial Way: Insights and Advices from Young Entrepreneurs.”

Featured in this forum are young inspiring entrepreneurs coming from diverse industries who are disrupting their industries and empowering their respective communities.

Invited women entrepreneurs to join us in this talk are: Krie Lopez, Founder of Messy Bessy Cleaners, Cherrie Atilano, Founder and CEO of Agrea Agricultural Systems, Nicole Paterno, Founder of 1000 Angels, Helen Kaye Layco, CEO of Macho Mucho, Maria Tan, President and CEO of MFT Group, Valenis Balece, Founder and CEO of Peekawoo, Abbey Sy,  Aya Fernandez, Founder and President of Project Lily PH, Jen Gerodiaz-Diaz, CEO and Founder of Snoe Beauty and Angely Dub, CEO of Access Travel. Moderating the discussion will be TV Host, Gretchen Ho.

Aside from hearing from the talks from a pool of inspiring women innovators, participants will also have an opportunity to be part of the largest mentoring event happening in one day where 50 mentors at the least will be present to share their insights and expertise.

The Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit expects to gather 7000 participants hailing from various stakeholders such as women entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs, students and administrators from the academe, business organizations, NGOs, cooperatives and government officials.

If you have not yet registered, visit www.gonegosyo.net to secure your seat and prepare to be amazed by the beauty and power of the Filipina women!

 

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The Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit is an annual summit is centered on reinforcing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people, particularly the Filipina and recognizing their capacity to be agents of change and progress. It also aims to provide inspiration and support to the significance of women’s economic power by covering different entrepreneurship and empowerment topics to be highlighted by plenary talks and forums featuring prominent female personalities. Now on it’s 10th year, we invite you to be part of the biggest women negosyo summit and mentoring event of the year!

For more info., please call ‎‎‎(02) 631-5001 or email filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com

Go Negosyo Celebrates Milestones of its Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Filipino women are known for being resilient, passionate, and innovative. A Filipina can take on any role and be successful in doing it. That is why, these Filipino women are considered as catalysts of change and progress in the society.

Go Negosyo’s annual Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit is anchored on empowering, inspiring, encouraging, and providing better opportunities for women across the country. It also fires up the entrepreneurial spirit among aspiring Filipina entrepreneurs and provides inspiration and support to the importance of women’s economic prowess.

For 2018, Go Negosyo is celebrating a milestone as it stages the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit. It has been a decade of highlighting women empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Ten years of inspiring more Filipina comes with remarkable milestones:

1.) The first Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit was held in March 2, 2009.

The first FES was created to empower women by showcasing women entrepreneurs who were ale to overcome challenges and manage successful and lucrative business ventures.

2.) The first Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs recognized by Go Negosyo during the Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit are: Eulalia Baylon, Founder of the Immaculate Concepcion College; Helena Benitez, Founder of Philippine Women University; and Socorro Ramos, Founder of National Bookstore.

(Left to Right) Helene Benitez and Socorro Ramos

(Left to Right) Helene Benitez and Socorro Ramos

3.) In the Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit 2010, Go Negosyo launched its 5th book entitled Tagumpay Mula Sa Kahirapan: 100 Inspiring Stories of Small Entrepreneurs which featured stories of Filipinos who have beaten poverty through entrepreneurship.

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The 100 featured micro entrepreneurs all attended the summit held in World Trade Center, Pasay City.

4.) The largest number of attendees ever recorded for the Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit is 25,000. It was in 2011 when the largest crowd attended the three-day summit and expo entitled: Babae: Kapuso Ka ng Bayan.

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5.) Every year, there are more than 50 different business models presented by the speakers and panelists and also by the exhibitors. The booths have attracted attendees who are looking for business models which can be franchised or be inspired of.

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6.) For the past decade, the Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit has gathered women entrepreneurs, advocates, supporters, and women in government who have expressed their support for women entrepreneurship. Some of the known women personalities who attended FES over the years include former Camarines Sur Congresswoman and now Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Grace Poe, Sen. Cynthia Villar, former Batangas Governor and now Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto, among others.

In 2011, Batangas Governor Vila Santos-Recto was recognized during the 3rd Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit.

In 2011, Batangas Governor Vila Santos-Recto was recognized during the 3rd Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit.

 

Sen. Cynthia Villar and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago together with Joey Concepcion and Sec. Ramon Lopez during the Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit 2013.

Sen. Cynthia Villar and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago together with Joey Concepcion and Sec. Ramon Lopez during the Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit 2013.

 

Sen. Grace Poe also attended the Filipina Entrepreneurs Summit 2015.

Sen. Grace Poe also attended the Filipina Entrepreneurs Summit 2015.

7.) Only two presidents of the Philippines have graced the recognition of Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs. One is former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. And for the first time after 6 years, President Rodrigo Duterte awarded successful and inspiring Filipina entrepreneurs in 2017.

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8.) Speaking of the 2017 awarding ceremony, it was also the first Filipina awards held inside Malacanang Palace. President Rodrigo Duterte, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez handed the trophies to the 26 awardees.

GO NEGOSYO INSPIRING FILIPINA ENTREPRENEURS 2017. (first row from left) Gina Lorenzana, Sheree Gotuaco, Honie Navor, Mary Montemayor, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Rosalind Wee, Socorro Ramos (National Bookstore), President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Mercedes Gotianun, Go Negosyo Founder and PA on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, Tessie Sy-Coson, Sen. Cynthia Villar, Pacita Juan, Corazon Dayro-Ong and Ester Vitto. (Second row from left) Rebecca Bustamante, Anne Gonzalez, Evelyn Palomo, Felicitas Pantoja, ArizzaNocum, Rachel de Villa, Ana de Ocampo, EvellinDaytao, Cherrie Atilano, Doris Magsaysay Ho, Felicia Atienza, Lydia Lomibao, Arlene Mabute, Pamela Henares and Imelda Dagus.

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9.) Go Negosyo reached its 100th mark on Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs in 2016. For the past decade, Go Negosyo has recognized more than 100 women entrepreneurs who are inspiration to many for positively and passionately leading their respective enterprises.

2010 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

2010 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

2010 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

 

2011 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

2011 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

 

2012 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

2012 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

 

2013 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

2013 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

 

2014 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

2014 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

 

2015 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

2015 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

 

2016 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

2016 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur awardees

 

GO NEGOSYO INSPIRING FILIPINA ENTREPRENEURS 2017. (first row from left) Gina Lorenzana, Sheree Gotuaco, Honie Navor, Mary Montemayor, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Rosalind Wee, Socorro Ramos (National Bookstore), President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Mercedes Gotianun, Go Negosyo Founder and PA on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, Tessie Sy-Coson, Sen. Cynthia Villar, Pacita Juan, Corazon Dayro-Ong and Ester Vitto. (Second row from left) Rebecca Bustamante, Anne Gonzalez, Evelyn Palomo, Felicitas Pantoja, ArizzaNocum, Rachel de Villa, Ana de Ocampo, EvellinDaytao, Cherrie Atilano, Doris Magsaysay Ho, Felicia Atienza, Lydia Lomibao, Arlene Mabute, Pamela Henares and Imelda Dagus.

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10.) Esther Vibal of Vibal Publishing and Socorro Ramos of National Bookstore were the first recipients of the Go Negosyo Lifetime Achievement Award. Esther Vibal is the Chair of the Vibal Group of Companies. She was awarded by Go Negosyo because of her keen adherence to quality and passion for excellence which have led the Vibal Group to become an institution in the education and publishing fields. Socorro Ramos, one of Go Negosyo first awardees, received the special recognition for being a true inspiring Filipina entrepreneur who is passionate in ensuring quality school and office supplies products for students and workers. National Bookstore is the leading bookstore nationwide. Esther Vibal and Soccoro Ramos are both Go Negosyo trustees back in 2005.

Socorro Ramos and Esther Vibal during the 7th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

Socorro Ramos and Esther Vibal during the 7th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

 

Socorro Ramos receives one of the Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs Awards from President Duterte last 2017.

Socorro Ramos receives one of the Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs Awards from President Duterte last 2017.

 

Esther Vibal was awarded during the Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit 2010

Esther Vibal was awarded during the Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit 2010

 

Join the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit on March 6, 2018 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City! To register, visit www.tinyurl.com/FES10registration. For more information, call the Go Negosyo Secretariat at +63 6315001 or email filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com

 

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The Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit is an annual summit is centered on reinforcing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people, particularly the Filipina and recognizing their capacity to be agents of change and progress. It also aims to provide inspiration and support to the significance of women’s economic power by covering different entrepreneurship and empowerment topics to be highlighted by plenary talks and forums featuring prominent female personalities. Now on it’s 10th year, we invite you to be part of the biggest women negosyo summit and mentoring event of the year!

Forum 3: Changing the Game: Successful Women Innovators and Disruptors

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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How did inspiring women break barriers? As we celebrate the Women’s Month, prepare to learn from the top women innovators and disruptors of our time.

Today, the Philippines has become a rising hub of innovators and start-ups driven by women in different fields such as engineering, fintech services, social enterprise, agricultural enterprise, fashion, manufacturing, and so much more.

With the boldness and courage to take risks in creating new products and realizing new services, Filipinas have truly emerged at the top. The growth rate of  disruptive stand-alone business Philippine market has never been this huge.

To celebrate the women who have introduced disruptive businesses in the Philippine economy, a forum entitled, “Changing the Game: Successful Women Innovators and Disruptors,” will be facilitated by Go Negosyo, in partnership with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines.  This year’s Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit theme is  “Bridging the Gap: Leading Women to Greater Prosperity through Mentorship, Money, and Market” highlighting the 3M approach in the road to inclusive growth for women.

Through a series of forums and plenary talks, the event will reinvigorate the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people, particularly the women and celebrate their capacity to be agents of economic change and progress.

Invited panelists who will take charge in answering questions on how women entrepreneurs have wielded the power of ideas and innovation and continuously contributed to our economy in the forum entitled,  “Changing the Game: Successful Women Innovators and Disruptors,” are Alice Eduardo, President and CEO of Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation, Rissa Manaquil-Trillo of Happy Skin, Josephine Costales of Costales Nature Farms, Felicia Atienza, President and CEO of Chinese, Gaita Fores, President of Cibo, Inc.,  Sandy Montano, Founder and President of CHEERS, Lenora Cabili, Founder and Creative Designer of Filip + Inna, Myrna Padilla, President of Mynd Consulting, Charisse Tinio, Owner of Nice Print Photography, Neri Miranda, a Celebrity Entrepreneur, moderated by Issa Litton, Corporate & Lifestyle Events.

In this session, the country’s award-winning women innovators will impart their stories of change. They will also provide a glimpse of the status of business innovation in the country by looking at how they overcame challenges and reached success.

The summit aims to provide inspiration and support to the significance of women’s economic power in the country by recognizing women champions who will serve as role models where more people especially the women can learn from and emulate.

Participants will also have an opportunity to be part of the largest mentoring event happening in one day where 50 mentors at the least will be present to share their insights and expertise.

The Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit expects to gather 7000 participants hailing from various stakeholders such as women entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs, students and administrators from the academe, business organizations, NGOs, cooperatives and government officials.

If you have not yet registered, visit www.gonegosyo.net to secure your seat and prepare to be amazed by the beauty and power of the Filipina women.

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The Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit is an annual summit is centered on reinforcing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people, particularly the Filipina and recognizing their capacity to be agents of change and progress. It also aims to provide inspiration and support to the significance of women’s economic power by covering different entrepreneurship and empowerment topics to be highlighted by plenary talks and forums featuring prominent female personalities. Now on it’s 10th year, we invite you to be part of the biggest women negosyo summit and mentoring event of the year!

For more info., please call ‎‎‎(02) 631-5001 or email filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com

Forum 2: Leading Ladies: Making a Difference in the Corporate World

Friday, February 9th, 2018

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Just last year, the Philippines ranked 10th in the 2017 Global Gender Gap report. Despite falling 3 notches from its 7th position in 2016,  it remains to be Asia’s most gender equal country.

In addition, statistics from the Philippine Commission of Women reveal that the unemployment rate of women in recent years were relatively lower than that of men.

Filipinas of today are also able to revel in the benefits of the laws that eliminate discrimination in their economic, political, and social lives, thanks to the relentless efforts of our women legislators. These laws ensure that men and women are treated equally in terms of wage, promotion and other employment benefits.

Not bad right? If sound statistics and passed laws are the manifestations of the success toward gender parity, the Philippines has indeed come a long way in the road towards gender parity. But the real question here is, is it enough?

“Globally, women earn only three-quarters as much as men—even with the same level of education, and in the same occupation,” said Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and the first woman to hold this position.

In spite of all the progress women have achieved in this male-dominated society, women still have to work twice harder than men to get to their position.

As it happens, gender discrimination is also more rampant in industries traditionally tailored for men. In some cases, even breaking the glass ceiling is not enough. Even top females executives from major companies still have to deal with discrimination in a daily basis.

Marife Agudo who steers Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., shared her most discriminating experience during a meeting with a room full of male executives.  She recalled that, upon finishing her presentation, the men in the room only had question, “You are a woman, what do you know about cars?”

As we celebrate women’s month, Go Negosyo, in partnership with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines is set to stage the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit with the theme, “Bridging the Gap: Leading Women to Greater Prosperity through Mentorship, Money, and Market.”

Through a series of talks with women who have graced their way to the top, the summit aims to reinforce the entrepreneurial spirit of Filipinas in recognizing their capacity to be agents of economic change and progress.

The summit will feature a forum entitled “Leading Ladies: Making a Difference in the Corporate World,” which will bring to light prominent women taking the lead of some of the country’s biggest companies to share their insights on how women can advance their professional careers and make it to the top.

Joining us will be Norlela Suhailee, Chair of ASEAN Coordinating Committee For MSMEs (ACCSME), Datuk (Dr.) Hafsah Hashim, CEO of SME Corporation Malaysia, Atty. Betty Medialdea, Pioneer Foundation President, Marife Zamora, Chairperson of Convergys Philippines, Flor Tarriela, Chairman of Philippine National Bank, and Jane Jimenez-Basas, President and CEO of Cignal TV. Moderating the discussion will be Issa Litton, Corporate &  Lifestyle Events Host.

The discussion will tackle the everyday challenges women have to face in the male-dominated corporate world, at the same time address these challenges to empower women into making a difference in the corporate world.

The 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit expects to gather 7000 participants hailing from various stakeholders such as women entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs, students and administrators from the academe, business organizations, NGOs, cooperatives and government officials.

If you have not yet registered, visit www.gonegosyo.net to secure your seat and prepare to be amazed by the beauty and power of the Filipina women!

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The Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit is an annual summit is centered on reinforcing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people, particularly the Filipina and recognizing their capacity to be agents of change and progress. It also aims to provide inspiration and support to the significance of women’s economic power by covering different entrepreneurship and empowerment topics to be highlighted by plenary talks and forums featuring prominent female personalities. Now on it’s 10th year, we invite you to be part of the biggest women negosyo summit and mentoring event of the year!

For more info., please call ‎‎‎(02) 631-5001 or email filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com

WOMENtorship: Sharing of insights and advices from champion women entrepreneurs

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

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Entrepreneurs and enthusiasts will get a chance to see leading Filipinas gather and speak for a united cause: to provide inspiration and support to the significance of women’s economic power in the country.

If you want to know who run the world, join us on March 6 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City to celebrate the National Women’s Month and witness the immense strength that women hold.

In recognition of the integral role of women in the Philippine economy as the key players of the MSME sector, the 10th installation of the Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit continues to set the stage ablaze by championing women entrepreneurs who are breaking glass ceilings and beating records.

To harness the big potential that comes from economic power of women, Go Negosyo, in partnership with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines will organize the summit with the theme, “Bridging the Gap: Leading Women to Greater Prosperity through Mentorship, Money, and Market” highlighting the 3M approach in the road to inclusive growth for women.

More than just a series of talks, this year’s Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit takes on bolder steps in resonating the importance of mentorship to women entrepreneurs. Consistent with the goals of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), recently launched by the ASEAN BAC, women entrepreneurs will have a chance to learn more about scaling up their business from fellow women entrepreneurs.

“The world is made of men and women and our differences are what makes things interesting as we approach solutions from different angles,” Ms. Teresita Sy-Coson said during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 held at Solaire Resort and Casino, Entertainment City, Manila last November 12, 2017, emphasizing how women’s knowledge and hardwork can allow them to reach their goals.

Through a series of forums and plenary talks, the event aims to reinforce the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people, particularly the women and celebrate their capacity to be agents of economic change and progress.

The keynote forum, “WOMENtorship: Sharing of insights and advices from champion women entrepreneurs,” will be graced by top names in their industries: Tessie Sy-Coson, the Vice Chair of SM Investments Corp.,  Dr. Vicki Belo, Dermatologist and CEO of Belo Medical Group, Lizzie Zobel de Ayala, Chairperson and Co-Founder of Teach for the Philippines, Natividad Cheng, CEO of Uratex, Anne Curtis Smith-Heussaff, Co-founder and Creative Director of BLK Cosmetics, Clarissa Delgado, Co-founder and CEO of Teach for the Philippines, and Merle Paete, 15th Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year, Owner of Pili nuts and pili oil Production. The first forum will be moderated by Kris Aquino, Celebrity Host and Entrepreneur.

The forum will offer fresh perspectives to budding and emerging entrepreneurs to secure the future of their enterprise.  Top women entrepreneurs will be sharing the stage with female MSMEs to mentor them by sharing their personal experiences in leading and growing their companies.

Invited panelists will impart insights how their means and methods in their journey to success are standing the test of time by relating their personal stories. Coming from a diverse fields such as the corporate sector, manufacturing, micro, small, and medium entreprepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, advocacy work, education, and cosmetics, the speakers will engage a dynamic discussion on how each person can create an impact and build their own brand.

FES expects to gather 7000 participants hailing from various stakeholders such as women entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs, students and administrators from the academe, business organizations, NGOs, cooperatives and government officials.

If you have not yet registered, visit www.tinyurl.com/FES10registration to secure your seat and prepare to be amazed by the beauty and power of the Filipina women.

 

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The Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit is an annual summit is centered on reinforcing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people, particularly the Filipina and recognizing their capacity to be agents of change and progress. It also aims to provide inspiration and support to the significance of women’s economic power by covering different entrepreneurship and empowerment topics to be highlighted by plenary talks and forums featuring prominent female personalities. Now on it’s 10th year, we invite you to be part of the biggest women negosyo summit and mentoring event of the year!

For more info., please call ‎‎‎(02) 631-5001 or email filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com.

The 2018 Search for the Most Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs is On!

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

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The Go Negosyo Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs Awards is an annual event recognizing Filipina Entrepreneurs who have led their respective enterprises to unprecedented growth and prosperity. The search also recognizes women entrepreneurs who have initiated creativity and innovation in their business, provided an avenue for livelihood for her community and have become an inspiration to others.

Industry icons such as Socorro Ramos (National Bookstore), Esther Vibal (Vibal Publishing), Rosalind Wee (W Group), Dra. Vicky Belo (Belo Medical Group) and the late Helena Benitez (Philippine Women’s University) are amongst the many notable Filipina awardees from across the years. Now on its tenth year, Go Negosyo hopes to bring even more women entrepreneurs and their stories to the forefront in order to continue to inspire a new generation of empowered, entrepreneurial and game-changing Filipinas.

Download the nomination/application form through this link: http://bit.ly/2CTSOlo
Application deadline is on February 9, 2018.*

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. May or may not have come from humble beginnings;
  2. A Filipina entrepreneur who embodies the following: PASSIONATE, POSITIVE and INSPIRING;
  3. Must have an innovative business model (products/processes);
  4. Must show the ability to genuinely care for the community and stakeholders and must have the potential to share time and talent to help spread the entrepreneurship advocacy;
  5. Must be well-respected by their peers.

*Please send all nominations by January 31, 2018 to provide nominees time to accomplish the application process by the deadline. Self-nomination/application is also highly encouraged.

Go Negosyo 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

Monday, January 8th, 2018

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The annual Filipina Summit is centered on reinforcing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people, particularly the Filipina and recognizing their capacity to be agents of change and progress. It also aims to provide inspiration and support to the significance of women’s economic power by covering different entrepreneurship and empowerment topics to be highlighted by plenary talks and forums featuring prominent female personalities.

On its decade, FES10 promises to be the biggest women event of the year organized by Go Negosyo in partnership with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines happening on March 6, 2018 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

As more and more Filipino women are now taking the path of entrepreneurship, the summit will present different business models where opportunity to develop your business acumen will be available. Top notch women speakers and prominent female personalities and successful women entrepreneurs will be invited to tackle on the different feature topics on women entrepreneurship.

While many stories have been told there are still many others to tell. The summit is a platform for stories of hope and inspirationto be shared. People can learn from, real-life stories of people who have experienced real-life challenges but succeeded.

We will also continue the annual tradition of awarding inspiring women entrepreneurs from the MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) sector and large enterprises to highlight inspiring stories of success that can serve as role models where more people especially the women can learn from and emulate. In line with the celebration of the National Women’s Month and International Women’s Day, this is an opportune time to recognize again a new batch of Filipina entrepreneurs and celebrate their contribution and brilliance.

Designed to be the biggest mentoring event, the summit will also be an avenue for the audience members to communicate with the distinguished guests through an open forum. Attendees can also seek practical business tips and advice from about 50 Go Negosyo mentors who will join the mentoring activity to be held simultaneous with the summit.

TO REGISTER:

1. GENERAL PUBLIC (NON-STUDENT & NON-TEACHER)
Registration fee is Eight Hundred Pesos (P800.00)
that will cover one (1) Go Negosyo Book, entrance to the event, access to exhibits and mentoring booths, lunch and snack, seat and Certificate of Attendance. PWDs and Senior Citizens are entitled for a discounted amount of P500.00

  1. REGISTER: Interested registrants may preregister online through this link: www.tinyurl.com/FES10registration. An email will be sent by the Secretariat to confirm that the registration has been received.
  1. PAY AND COMPLETE SLOT RESERVATION:

PAYMENT DETAILS:
Account Name: Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc
Account Number: 4850-088-492
Bank: BDO Pioneer Highlands, Mandaluyong City

As a proof of payment, a photo or scanned copy of the slip to must be sent to filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com
(Subject: FES10Payment/LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME).

*An acknowledgement email will be sent by the Secretariat to confirm slot reservation.

 

2. STUDENTS AND TEACHERS (ACADEME)
Interested students and teachers may get in touch with the FES10 Secretariat through 637-9229, 6315001 or 6315094. Schools were sent official invitation letters addressed to the College or University President. Request for the FES10 Official Invitation Packet for SUCs may also be communicated through the Secretariat. Registration is FREE for students and teachers.

To complete registration and slot reservation, the official school confirmation slip must be sent to the FES10 School Secretariat through this email: filipinasummit2018.pce@gmail.com.

(Subject: FES10 CONFIRMATION/NAME OF SCHOOL).

*An acknowledgement email will be sent by the Secretariat to confirm slot reservation.

 

3. KAPATID MENTOR ME (KMME) & KAPATID AGRI-MENTOR ME PROGRAM (KAMMP) GRADUATES AND MENTEES
Registration fee is Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00)
that will cover entrance to the event, access to exhibits and mentoring booths, lunch and snack, seat and Certificate of Attendance.

  1. REGISTER: Interested registrants may preregister online through this link: www.tinyurl.com/FES10registration. An email will be sent by the Secretariat to confirm that the registration has been received.
  1. PAY AND COMPLETE SLOT RESERVATION:

PAYMENT DETAILS:
Account Name: Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc
Account Number: 4850-088-492
Bank: BDO Pioneer Highlands, Mandaluyong City

As a proof of payment, send the following filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com

(Subject: FES10Payment/LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME)
-photo or scanned copy of the slip
-KMME/ KAMMP Certificate

*An acknowledgement email will be sent by the Secretariat to confirm slot reservation.

Interested participants are encouraged to confirm immediately or reserve slots by calling the FES10 Secretariat at the following numbers: 637-9229, 631-5001 or 631-5094. An email will also be sent by the Secretariat to confirm any registration has been received. Registration and payment must be made until January 31, 2018.

 

A Celebration for Women as Catalysts for Change

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

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March 30, 2017—Women from across the Philippines flocked the Malacañan palace, in a display of support for those who were recognized for their capacity to be catalyst for change and progress in the Go Negosyo Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs Awards 2017. The event was aligned with the first national celebration of Women’s Month under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration. The President, as the guest of honor that night, gave a short message on women and their role in the much needed change we seek in our country.

“More Filipinas are becoming leaders of their respective industries, contributing significantly to their institutions and making remarkable major strides that uplift the living conditions of their families and communities.”

The President then proceeded to highlight women’s role in nation building—underscoring the overarching theme of women’s month: We Make Change Work for Women.

Other notable attendees were Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, SM Investment Corporation Vice Chairman and ASEAN Business Advisory Council Member Tessie Sy-Coson and Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez who gave a a brief address about women and their instrumental role in change. “Women are an inspiring breed because they are agents of change and progress. 80% of enterprises are started by women entrepreneurs. They are resourceful, very entrepreneurial and they find ways to augment the income of their families. We have several role models of entrepreneurship that provide for us a revolution of mindset—the change they inspire is something to look up to and aspire towards,” DTI Sec. Lopez said.

In the photo (L-R): President Rodrigo Duterte; Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion; and DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez.

In the photo (L-R): President Rodrigo Duterte; Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion; and DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez.

Of course, in attendance and the head of the event was Founder of Go Negosyo and Presidential Adviser for Entrepeneurship, Joey Concepcion.

“Filipinos are not destined for poverty. We really have to put our work, heart and passion to become successful. The awards [the women entrepreneurs] will be receiving will inspire youth entrepreneurs because we need more of them. And they will be drawing inspiration from all of you,” Concepcion said. “One in a million [women entrepreneurs] will become one of the Legacy Awardees in the future. Hopefully, through these really inspiring, hardworking women, we all will learn never to give up,”

For many years, Joey Concepcion has been at the forefront of honoring women entrepreneurs across the nation. In fact, since its inception in 2005, Go Negosyo has already awarded over 200 outstanding women entrepreneurs for serving as inspirations in their respective fields. The Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs Awards highlights the strength and perseverance of women entrepreneurs in the ever developing landscape of entrepreneurship in our country. The awarding ceremony celebrated the women who have greatly contributed and excelled in various ways in their respective fields. The new laudable batch of awardees were selected from an impressive pool of nominees and classified into seven categories: Youth, Inclusive Business, Women MSME Development Enabler, Micro, Small-Medium, Large, and Legacy.

Youth Awardee Arizza Nocum of KRIS Library & Good Karma Shirts gave a heartwarming message on how the women present and honored that night will continue to be sources of inspiration for herself and other as a positive indication of the bright future of women in entrepreneurship. She considers those awarded alongside her as “moms and titas” and promised before the audience that she aspire to be a source of inspiration to others as well.

Youth Entrepreneur Awardee Arizza Ann Nocum delivers a response speech in behalf of the 2017 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs.

Youth Entrepreneur Awardee Arizza Ann Nocum delivers a response speech in behalf of the 2017 Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs.

Here are the list of awardees for this year’s Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs:

YOUTH
* Arizza Nocum, KRIS Library & Good Karma Shirts

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS
* Felicitas Pantoja, Coffee for Peace
* Rachel de Villa, Cropital

MICRO-SMALL
* Honie Krizia Navor, HK Stone Craft Trading
* Evelyn Daytao. Daytao Native Cake
* Pamela Henares. BuroBuro Springs Vermi Farm
* Imelda Dagus, Dennis Coffee Garden
* Cherrie Atilano, AGREA
* Maria Lydia Lomibao, J. Emmanuel Pastries
* Arlene Mabute, Mabute Lumpia Wrapper & Cheese Stick Maker
* Ester Vitto, Bahag Footwear

MEDIUM-LARGE
* Ana de Ocampo, Wildflour Café & Bakery
* Mary Ann Montemayor, Villa Margarita Hotel & Catering
* Sheree Gotuaco, Omnimoda International
* Anne Gonzalez, Terry S.A.
* Evelyn Palomo, Great Image
* Gina Lorenzana, Unilever Philippines
* Rebecca Mills, Chalre Associates
* Felicia Atienza, Chinese International School Manila

WOMEN MSME DEVELOPMENT ENABLERS
* Pacita Juan, ECHOstore
* Doris Ho, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
* Cynthia Villar, Senate of the Philippines

LEGACY
* Corazon Ong, CDO Foodsphere, Inc.
* Socorro Ramos, National Bookstore
* Rosalind Wee, W Group of Companies
* Mercedes Gotianun, Filinvest Development Corp.

Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs Across the Years (Part 3)

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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Now on its final installment, our Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs Across the Years feature culminates with previous awardees who have shaped industries such as media, publications, retail and fashion. We’ve also included the women who have revolutionized long-standing corporations from the inside as lauded intrapreneurs. This Thursday, on March 30, 2017, Go Negosyo will be awarding a new set of women entrepreneurs as the Inspiring Filipina Awardees of 2017. As the much awaited awarding draws near, so does the end of the nationwide celebration of Women’s Month. As we continue on this 2017, let us not forget about the ever growing number of Filipina Entrepreneurs gaining recognition for their ability to be catalysts for change and leaders of true progress in our country.

MEDIA/PUBLICATION

Maria Ressa – Rappler
Maria Ressa SQMaria Ressa was awarded in 2014 by Go Negosyo as a Filipina Starpreneur for her work as the CEO and Founder of Rappler. Ressa is among the most fearless and decorated journalists of Asia. She spent decades of her life in investigative journalism, concentrating mostly in exposing terrorist groups and networks across the Asian region. In her 20s, she set up a a group called Probe Productions which aimed to introduce television broadcasting to television. She then went on to become a well-decorated journalist with CNN. From a journalist, she became a director of the Southeast Asian operations of the global news group. Today, she has taken her vast experience in journalism and continues to evolve the landscape of journalism and media.

Sari Yap – MEGA Publishing Group
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In 2012, Sari Yap was awarded as the STARpreneur in the field of Publishing for her work as CEO and Founder of One MEGA Publishing Group. Working in the world of fashion and publications was admittedly a rough journey for Yap. As the first nationwide fashion magazine in the country, Yap had to battle a lot of criticisms and doubts from investors and other naysayers. Her company has survived two financial crises, and today runs 10 magazines that focus on lifestyle, travel and of course, fashion. Yap has proven herself as a trailblazer in the local fashion publication industry and serves as an inspiration to many who choose to follow her path.

Marixi Rufino-Prieto – Philippine Daily Inquirer
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As the Chair of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), Marixi Prieto was awarded as early as 2010 for her expansive work in publications during the Most Inspiring Women Awards hosted by Go Negosyo. Aside from PDI, Prieto is also the Director of several businesses such as Cebu Daily News, Hinge Inquirer Publication Inc., Inquirer Interactive Inc., Inquirer Publications Inc., Printown Group, Sunvar Inc., Investment and Marketing Association, Ionian Industrial Property Inc., Corinthian Industrial Property, Inc., HMR Enterprises, Inc., Lexmedia Realty, Inc., Var Buildings, Inc., Parkside Realty Development Corporation, Golden Pizza Inc., Golden Donuts Inc., International Family Foods Services, Inc., Mix-plant Inc., LRP Inc., Pinnacle Printers Corporation, Inquirer Holdings, Inc., Mediacom Equities, Inc., Matrix Resources Portfolio Holdings, Inc., and Excel Pacific Equities, Inc.

 

RETAIL/FASHION

Natividad “Naty” Cheng – Uratex
Naty Cheng SQNaty Cheng was awarded in 2014 as one of the Medium/Large STARpreneurs by Go Negosyo. As the co-founder and CEO of Uratex, many know of her inspiring story as a factory worker with cum business owner who pioneered the first foam factory in the country. Her husband and her started the business with a capital of 4,000 pesos and today, Uratex continues on as a multi-million peso business that has expanded its products from beds/foams, to adhesives, containers and plastic furnitures and now sells to countries all over Asia, the Netherlands and Australia.


Zenaida “Nedy” Tantoco – Rustan’s Commercial Corp.

Zenaida Tantoco SQNedy Tantoco is the current Chair and CEO of Rustan Commercial Corp., the long-standing and most prominent high-end retail company in the country. Under the Tantoco’s, Rustan’s has outlasted many other department stores of the same concept—leading the Tantocos to be known as the first family of the luxury industry in our country. Today, Nedy continues to lead Rustan’s to greater heights as they diversified from home and fashion to food with Rustan’s Supermarkets. Nedy was awarded in 2011 by Go Negosyo as a STARpreneurs in the large category.


INTRAPRENEUR

Marife Zamora – Convergys Philippines 
Marife Zamora SQMarife Zamora was awarded as a STARpreneur by Go Negosyo in 2012 and was later on awarded as one of the Most 100 Influential Filipina Women in the World in 2013. Zamora’s numerous accolades is due to her pioneering success in the corporate world as the Convergys Managing Director for Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, the company’s largest region. In the business process outsourcing industy, men dominate the leadership positions and Zamora is the only Filipina in the world who has reached the C-Suite level. Under her leadership, Convergys has become the number 1 employer in the Philippines in just a little over a decade.

Rizalina Mantaring – Sun Life Financial Philippines
Riza Mantaring SQRizalina Mantaring is the current Country Head of Sun Life Financial Philippines. Under her leadership, the Philippine operation has implemented numerous industry firsts and innovations for which Sun Life is known, helping Sun Life become the number one insurance company in the country. With her background in IT, Mantaring was able to transfer the Philippines into the IT hub of the global Sun Life Financial Group in only five years. Before her ascent to leadership in Sun Life, the company had difficulty acquiring the number one spot in the country. Today, they’ve held on to the number on spot for 5 consecutive years. Mantaring was awarded by Go Negosyo in 2015 during the FIlipina summit for her often praised work and innovation in the Insurance industry.

Maria Fe Agudo – Hyundai Asia Resources Inc.
Fe Agudo SQAs the President of Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) Agudo received the 2011 Ernst & Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She was awarder due to her work with HARI not only in building the Hyundai brand in the Philippines as a formidable player in the auto industry, but also as an innovator in nation building through HARI’s engagement with government and private partners in sustainable community building projects such as the Hyundai Center for Green Innovation located in the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Bulacan; Hyundai Embraces Lanao Partnership for Education program in partnership with Synergeia Foundation; and St. Scholastica Mission Hospital in Catarman, Northern Samar.

She is also the current President and co-founder of the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) and a 2013 Go Negosyo Women Icons of Entrepreneurship Awardee.

READ: Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs Across the Years Part 1 | Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs Across the Years Part 2