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

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

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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

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

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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

Go Negosyo Celebrates Milestones of its Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

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

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

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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

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

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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

WOMENtorship: Sharing of insights and advices from champion women entrepreneurs

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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.