Go Negosyo honors women entrepreneurs

Go Negosyo honors women entrepreneurs

President Duterte said, “I thank Go Negosyo for its effort in providing opportunities for the country’s MSMEs, particularly for women entrepreneurship to expand and improve their business.”

President Duterte said, “I thank Go Negosyo for its effort in providing opportunities for the country’s MSMEs, particularly for women entrepreneurship to expand and improve their business.”

President Rodrigo Duterte led the recognition of the latest batch of our Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs in our 10 th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit last March 6, 2018. Together with former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, we awarded 20 Filipina entrepreneurs who have greatly contributed and excelled in their respective fields. The awarding ceremony was the last part of the summit which is the biggest women negosyo summit of the year and was attended by more than 15,000 participants composed of entrepreneurs, advocates, and students.

Chal Lontoc and Mike Lobrin were the overall hosts of the summit and interviewed some guests from the red carpet entrance.

Chal Lontoc and Mike Lobrin were the overall hosts of the summit and interviewed some guests from the red carpet entrance.

 

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion in his speech said, “Don’t stop dreaming, all you have to do is work hard and continue to be passionate in what you do, and you will succeed. Filipinos were never destined for poverty.”

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion in his speech said, “Don’t stop dreaming, all you have to do is work hard and continue to be passionate in what you do, and you will succeed. Filipinos were never destined for poverty.”

 

Sen. Grace Poe graced the 10th Filipina Summit. In her inspirational message, she shared, “Mabuhay ang kababaihang nagpapasigla sa ating ekonomiya sa pamamagitan ng kanilang sariling kabuhayan.”

Sen. Grace Poe graced the 10th Filipina Summit. In her inspirational message, she shared, “Mabuhay ang kababaihang nagpapasigla sa ating ekonomiya sa pamamagitan ng kanilang sariling kabuhayan.”

 

Tessie Sy-Coson, Vice Chair of SM Investments, shared how she is mentored by her father, Mr. Henry Sy. She shared, “The best mentor is pressure. Of course, we learn from everyone in the organization. It’s true you can learn from everyone but the mentor I really look up to is my father.”

Tessie Sy-Coson, Vice Chair of SM Investments, shared how she is mentored by her father, Mr. Henry Sy. She shared, “The best mentor is pressure. Of course, we learn from everyone in the organization. It’s true you can learn from everyone but the mentor I really look up to is my father.”

 

Dr. Vicki Belo, CEO of Belo Medical Group, related her experience in her younger years when she was bullied for her looks which pushed her to pursue her dream in dermatology.

Dr. Vicki Belo, CEO of Belo Medical Group, related her experience in her younger years when she was bullied for her looks which pushed her to pursue her dream in dermatology.

 

 “I think when we talk about scaling up, we need government support and networking. It delivering you product and supporting your product, and allowing the word spread by itself,” Lizzie Eder Zobel, Chairman of Teach for the Philippines

“I think when we talk about scaling up, we need government support and networking. It delivering you product and supporting your product, and allowing the word spread by itself,” Lizzie Eder Zobel, Chairman of Teach for the Philippines.

 

Natividad Cheng, CEO of Uratex, shared that they started their business with a capital of only 4000.

Natividad Cheng, CEO of Uratex, shared that they started their business with a capital of only 4000.

 

Celebrity-entrepreneur Anne Curtis appreciated the value of mentorship as she too is being mentored by her business partner. “It’s very important that you find someone who will discipline you, kailangan merong nagguide sayo, it’s very important you find someone in your company that knows what their doing.” She is the co-founder and creative director of the 5-month old start-up enterprise, BLK Cosmetics.

Celebrity-entrepreneur Anne Curtis appreciated the value of mentorship as she too is being mentored by her business partner. “It’s very important that you find someone who will discipline you, kailangan merong nagguide sayo, it’s very important you find someone in your company that knows what their doing.” She is the co-founder and creative director of the 5-month old start-up enterprise, BLK Cosmetics.

 

“Mentorship makes a big part of the program. I learned that you didn’t need to wait for the end of your career to help the country. We can matter now upfront,” Clarissa Delgado, co-founder and CEO of Teach for the Philippines.

“Mentorship makes a big part of the program. I learned that you didn’t need to wait for the end of your career to help the country. We can matter now upfront,” Clarissa Delgado, co-founder and CEO of Teach for the Philippines.

 

Merle Paete of Merle’s Pili and Native Products started her business with only P2,000 capital. Now, her product is slowly gaining attraction in the country.

Merle Paete of Merle’s Pili and Native Products started her business with only P2,000 capital. Now, her product is slowly gaining attraction in the country.

 

Georgina Wilson was also an awardee of Go Negosyo back in 2016 for their Sunnies Studios. “The fact that we value that open line of communication is what I feel is what keep people connected to the brand.”

Georgina Wilson was also an awardee of Go Negosyo back in 2016 for their Sunnies Studios. “The fact that we value that open line of communication is what I feel is what keep people connected to the brand.”

 

Issa Litton moderated the keynote forum.

Issa Litton moderated the keynote forum.

 

Forum 2 discussed mainstreaming market access and expanding market reach and featured Inanc Balci (Lazada Philippines), Constantin Robertz (Zalora Philippines), Jeannie Javelosa (GREAT WOMEN and ECHOstore), Atty. Paul Santos (Philippine Retailers Association), and Norlela Suhailee (ASEAN Coordinating Committee for MSMEs) and was moderated by Bettina Quimson.

Forum 2 discussed mainstreaming market access and expanding market reach and featured Inanc Balci (Lazada Philippines), Constantin Robertz (Zalora Philippines), Jeannie Javelosa (GREAT WOMEN and ECHOstore), Atty. Paul Santos (Philippine Retailers Association), and Norlela Suhailee (ASEAN Coordinating Committee for MSMEs) and was moderated by Bettina Quimson.

 

Marilyn Magampon-Manila (CARD-MRI), Nicole Paterno (1000 Angels), Gigi Gatti (Grameen Foundation), Joey Concepcion, Marissa Concepcion, Ana Pascual (Mynt), Lito Villanueva (FintQ), Chuchi Fonacier (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas), and RJ Ledesma.

Marilyn Magampon-Manila (CARD-MRI), Nicole Paterno (1000 Angels), Gigi Gatti (Grameen Foundation), Joey Concepcion, Marissa Concepcion, Ana Pascual (Mynt), Lito Villanueva (FintQ), Chuchi Fonacier (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas), and RJ Ledesma.

 

RJ Ledesma moderated the discussion on access to money.

RJ Ledesma moderated the discussion on access to money.

 

Forum 4 featured women innovators and disruptors including Carol Orosa (Home Care Assistance), Mah Khine Zaw (Earth Group of Companies), Margarita Fores (Cibo), Neri Miranda, Charisse Tinio (Nice Print Photography), Lenora Cabili (Filip+Inna), Josie Costales (Costales Nature Farms), Rissa Mananquil-Trillo (Happy Skin), Felicia Atienza (Chinese International School Manila) and moderated by Karen Davila. Also in photo are Joey Concepcion and Alice Eduardo.

Forum 4 featured women innovators and disruptors including Carol Orosa (Home Care Assistance), Mah Khine Zaw (Earth Group of Companies), Margarita Fores (Cibo), Neri Miranda, Charisse Tinio (Nice Print Photography), Lenora Cabili (Filip+Inna), Josie Costales (Costales Nature Farms), Rissa Mananquil-Trillo (Happy Skin), Felicia Atienza (Chinese International School Manila) and moderated by Karen Davila. Also in photo are Joey Concepcion and Alice Eduardo.

 

Karen Davila led the discussion of women innovators and disruptors.

Karen Davila led the discussion of women innovators and disruptors.

 

Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Co-founder and Chief Brandd Officer of Happy Skin

Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Co-founder and Chief Brandd Officer of Happy Skin

 

Celebrity host Gretchen Ho moderated the panel of young entrepreneurs.

Celebrity host Gretchen Ho moderated the panel of young entrepreneurs.

 

In photo: Joey Concepcion, Angely Dub (Access Travel), Jen Diaz (Snoe Beauty), Aya Fernandez (Project Lily PH), Abbey Sy, Mica Tan (MFT Group), Helen Kaye Layco (Macho Mucho), Cherrie Atilano (AGREA), Krie Lopez (Messy Bessy), Alice Eduardo and Gretchen Ho.

In photo: Joey Concepcion, Angely Dub (Access Travel), Jen Diaz (Snoe Beauty), Aya Fernandez (Project Lily PH), Abbey Sy, Mica Tan (MFT Group), Helen Kaye Layco (Macho Mucho), Cherrie Atilano (AGREA), Krie Lopez (Messy Bessy), Alice Eduardo and Gretchen Ho.

President Rodrigo Duterte and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion

President Rodrigo Duterte and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion

 

President Duterte said, “I thank Go Negosyo for its effort in providing opportunities for the country’s MSMEs, particularly for women entrepreneurship to expand and improve their business.”

President Duterte said, “I thank Go Negosyo for its effort in providing opportunities for the country’s MSMEs, particularly for women entrepreneurship to expand and improve their business.”

 

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo also graced the awarding ceremony.

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo also graced the awarding ceremony.

 

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, a partner in the advocacy of empowering Filipinos through entrepreneurship, is also one of the special guests.

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, a partner in the advocacy of empowering Filipinos through entrepreneurship, is also one of the special guests.

 

Julieane "Aya" Fernandez, Project Lily PH - For resolutely pursuing the vision of ecological sustainability through Project Lily PH which manufactures eco-friendly charcoals and provided sustainable livelihood to several differently-abled individuals.

Julieane “Aya” Fernandez, Project Lily PH – For resolutely pursuing the vision of ecological sustainability through Project Lily PH which manufactures eco-friendly charcoals and provided sustainable livelihood to several differently-abled individuals.

 

Kathleen Yu, Rumarocket - For pioneering an innovative way of people management by combining human wisdom with the accuracy of artificial intelligence through the technology of Rumarocket.

Kathleen Yu, Rumarocket – For pioneering an innovative way of people management by combining human wisdom with the accuracy of artificial intelligence through the technology of Rumarocket.

 

Jeannie Javelosa, Great Women Global Platform - For her firm advocacy for culture and women empowerment, she co-founded GREAT Women and ECHOStore which supported market access for micro and small entrepreneurs and their artisan products.

Jeannie Javelosa, Great Women Global Platform – For her firm advocacy for culture and women empowerment, she co-founded GREAT Women and ECHOStore which supported market access for micro and small entrepreneurs and their artisan products.

 

Maria Francesca Tan, MFT Group of Companies was recognized for her high-spirited drive which led to the development of MFT Group of Companies, a pioneer in providing capital funds to start-ups and helped expand more than 100 business from a range of industries across the globe.

Maria Francesca Tan, MFT Group of Companies was recognized for her high-spirited drive which led to the development of MFT Group of Companies, a pioneer in providing capital funds to start-ups and helped expand more than 100 business from a range of industries across the globe.

 

Abdulia Austria, Kadz General Merchandise, UNODUS Tourist Inn was recognized for her admirable community leadership and innovative ideas through her various business ventures such as Kadz General Merchandise and UNODUS Tourist Inn while promoting the tourism of Palawan.

Abdulia Austria, Kadz General Merchandise, UNODUS Tourist Inn was recognized for her admirable community leadership and innovative ideas through her various business ventures such as Kadz General Merchandise and UNODUS Tourist Inn while promoting the tourism of Palawan.

 

Calungcaguin, Make Peace Bakery, Bakers of Change was recognized for rising to the challenge and becoming the Founder and CEO of the Make Peace Bakery, Bakers of Change, which empowers the Filipino out-of-school youth from depressed communities through the art of baking.

Calungcaguin, Make Peace Bakery, Bakers of Change was recognized for rising to the challenge and becoming the Founder and CEO of the Make Peace Bakery, Bakers of Change, which empowers the Filipino out-of-school youth from depressed communities through the art of baking.

 

Lydia Codiñera, Samahang Tubig Maynilad Inc. was awarded for answering the calls of service and founded The Samahang Tubig Maynilad Inc., which now serves the entire community with clean and potable water.

Lydia Codiñera, Samahang Tubig Maynilad Inc. was awarded for answering the calls of service and founded The Samahang Tubig Maynilad Inc., which now serves the entire community with clean and potable water.

 

Edilee Omoyon, Milea Bee Farm was awarded for her valuable efforts in fostering sustainable agritourism and organic farming through Milea Bee Farm.

Edilee Omoyon, Milea Bee Farm was awarded for her valuable efforts in fostering sustainable agritourism and organic farming through Milea Bee Farm.

 

Merle Paete, Merle’s Pili and Native Products was recognized for her optimism and perseverance to transform local agricultural material into world class products through Merle’s Pili and Native Products.

Merle Paete, Merle’s Pili and Native Products was recognized for her optimism and perseverance to transform local agricultural material into world class products through Merle’s Pili and Native Products.

 

Mary Grace Arboleda-Young, Cordillera Coffee was honored for her genuine compassion for the farmer communities brought about their own appreciation for their own crops which led to the flourishing of the Cordillera Coffee.

Mary Grace Arboleda-Young, Cordillera Coffee was honored for her genuine compassion for the farmer communities brought about their own appreciation for their own crops which led to the flourishing of the Cordillera Coffee.

 

Amanda Battad, Amanda’s Marine Products was honored for her unrelenting perseverance and admirable efforts in founding Amanda’s Marine Products with the help of the government which has led it to become an established brand and supplier to well-known restaurants.

Amanda Battad, Amanda’s Marine Products was honored for her unrelenting perseverance and admirable efforts in founding Amanda’s Marine Products with the help of the government which has led it to become an established brand and supplier to well-known restaurants.

 

Zarah Juan, Green Life Eco Bags Inc. was awarded for endeavoring environmental conservation and protection through her fashionable eco-friendly bags and creating an avenue to help the Marikina shoemakers and preserve the dying culture of the T’bolis through Green Life Eco Bags.

Zarah Juan, Green Life Eco Bags Inc. was awarded for endeavoring environmental conservation and protection through her fashionable eco-friendly bags and creating an avenue to help the Marikina shoemakers and preserve the dying culture of the T’bolis through Green Life Eco Bags.

 

Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Happy Skin was recognized for pioneering a homegrown brand of makeup that caters and cares for the Filipina through Happy Skin which has helped enhanced the beauty and allure of many Filipinas.

Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Happy Skin was recognized for pioneering a homegrown brand of makeup that caters and cares for the Filipina through Happy Skin which has helped enhanced the beauty and allure of many Filipinas.

 

Bettina Quimson led the discussion on market access and digital platforms.

Bettina Quimson led the discussion on market access and digital platforms.

 

Warblitz Martinez, Aqua Peace Farm was recognized for showing her passion with her Aqua Peace farm, she has fulfilled the requirement of their local market with various sea foods such as milkfish and shrimps.

Warblitz Martinez, Aqua Peace Farm was recognized for showing her passion with her Aqua Peace farm, she has fulfilled the requirement of their local market with various sea foods such as milkfish and shrimps.

 

Olivia Puentespina, Malagos Farmhouse was honored for being a conscientious foodie and entrepreneur, she has founded the Malagos Food Inc., the pioneer in the dairy industry in the country.

Olivia Puentespina, Malagos Farmhouse was honored for being a conscientious foodie and entrepreneur, she has founded the Malagos Food Inc., the pioneer in the dairy industry in the country.

 

Felicia Atienza, Alice Eduardo and Karen Davila.

Felicia Atienza, Alice Eduardo and Karen Davila.

 

Edelyn Canero, Edelyn’s Homemade Nuts was honored for her tenacity to complete the transition from being a retailer of peanut to manufacturer through the establishment of Edelyn’s Homemade Nuts.

Edelyn Canero, Edelyn’s Homemade Nuts was honored for her tenacity to complete the transition from being a retailer of peanut to manufacturer through the establishment of Edelyn’s Homemade Nuts.

 

One of the intrapreneur awardees is Marcelina Ace T. Itchon, Aspen Philippines Inc. who is recognized for her keen determination and single-minded focus which led her to rise through the ranks in the pharmaceutical industry. Through her, Aspen Philippines has become a stalwart in the pharmaceutical industry today.

One of the intrapreneur awardees is Marcelina Ace T. Itchon, Aspen Philippines Inc. who is recognized for her keen determination and single-minded focus which led her to rise through the ranks in the pharmaceutical industry. Through her, Aspen Philippines has become a stalwart in the pharmaceutical industry today.

 

Another intrapreneur awardee is Florencia G. Tarriela, Philippine National Bank who is honored for her tireless dedication and service to the banking and finance industry for more than 40 years, whilst actively advocating environmental protection. She is the devoted chairperson of the Philippine National Bank, and an active mentor promoting sustainable agriculture.

Another intrapreneur awardee is Florencia G. Tarriela, Philippine National Bank who is honored for her tireless dedication and service to the banking and finance industry for more than 40 years, whilst actively advocating environmental protection. She is the devoted chairperson of the Philippine National Bank, and an active mentor promoting sustainable agriculture.

 

One of the legacy winners is Helen Yuchengco Dee who is the chair of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. She is honored for her strong sense of leadership; she has steered the success of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp for more than a decade. Bent on enhancing her father’s legacy, she is known for her unmatched expertise in banking, finance, and management.

One of the legacy winners is Helen Yuchengco Dee who is the chair of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. She is honored for her strong sense of leadership; she has steered the success of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp for more than a decade. Bent on enhancing her father’s legacy, she is known for her unmatched expertise in banking, finance, and management.

 

To complete the list of awardees, Lourdes Montinola, the chairman emeritus of Far Eastern University is recognized for being a well-published and multi-awarded author and educator of generations. At 90, the current Chair Emeritus of Far Eastern University, she, has remained an inspiring accomplished woman worthy of emulation.

To complete the list of awardees, Lourdes Montinola, the chairman emeritus of Far Eastern University is recognized for being a well-published and multi-awarded author and educator of generations. At 90, the current Chair Emeritus of Far Eastern University, she, has remained an inspiring accomplished woman worthy of emulation.

 

THE 2018 GO NEGOSYO INSPIRING FILIPINA AWARDEES. The latest batch of inspiring Filipina entrepreneurs were recognized by President Rodrigo Duterte and Go Negosyo. In photo [First Row] DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez, Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Dr. Lourdes Montinola, President Rodrigo Duterte, Helen Yuchengo-Dee, PA Joey Concepcion, Alice Eduardo, Aya Fernandez; [Second Row] Lydia Codinera, Abdulia Austria, Angelene Calungcaguin, Merle Paete, Mica Tan, Armanda Battad, Florencia Tarriela, Jeannie Javelosa, Edilee Omoyon, Edelyn Canero, Kathleen Yu; [Last Row] Zarah Juan, Warblitz Martinez, Mary Grace Arboleda-Young, Olivia Puentespina, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, and Marcelina Itchon.

THE 2018 GO NEGOSYO INSPIRING FILIPINA AWARDEES. The latest batch of inspiring Filipina entrepreneurs were recognized by President Rodrigo Duterte and Go Negosyo. In photo [First Row] DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez, Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Dr. Lourdes Montinola, President Rodrigo Duterte, Helen Yuchengo-Dee, PA Joey Concepcion, Alice Eduardo, Aya Fernandez; [Second Row] Lydia Codinera, Abdulia Austria, Angelene Calungcaguin, Merle Paete, Mica Tan, Armanda Battad, Florencia Tarriela, Jeannie Javelosa, Edilee Omoyon, Edelyn Canero, Kathleen Yu; [Last Row] Zarah Juan, Warblitz Martinez, Mary Grace Arboleda-Young, Olivia Puentespina, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, and Marcelina Itchon.

Go Negosyo partners and supporters had a chance to have a photo with President Duterte. In photo are Rosalind Wee, Vivian Azcona and Steve Azcona, Angeline Tan, Josephine Gotianun-Yap, Kristine Balmes, Henry Lim Bon Liong, Myrna Yao, Feliciano Torres, Natividad Cheng, Felix Ang, Corazon Ong, Alice Eduardo, Nanette Po, and Bernie Liu.

Go Negosyo partners and supporters had a chance to have a photo with President Duterte. In photo are Rosalind Wee, Vivian Azcona and Steve Azcona, Angeline Tan, Josephine Gotianun-Yap, Kristine Balmes, Henry Lim Bon Liong, Myrna Yao, Feliciano Torres, Natividad Cheng, Felix Ang, Corazon Ong, Alice Eduardo, Nanette Po, and Bernie Liu.

 

103 Student representatives from all schools who attended had a chance to have a photo with President Duterte as well.

103 Student representatives from all schools who attended had a chance to have a photo with President Duterte as well.

 

Dr. William Dar and Sec. Ramon Lopez

Dr. William Dar and Sec. Ramon Lopez

 

Rosalind Wee, Amb. Kok Li Peng of Singapore and Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Munir

Rosalind Wee, Amb. Kok Li Peng of Singapore and Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Munir

 

Myanmar Amb. Win Naing with US Amb. Sung Kim.

Myanmar Amb. Win Naing with US Amb. Sung Kim.

 

Terry Chen, Marissa Concepcion, Angeline Tan, Myrna Yao, and Amb. Sung Kim.

Terry Chen, Marissa Concepcion, Angeline Tan, Myrna Yao, and Amb. Sung Kim.

 

Marissa Concepcion, Myrna Yao, Sen. Bam Aquino, Bing Carrion, and Rowena Matti.

Marissa Concepcion, Myrna Yao, Sen. Bam Aquino, Bing Carrion, and Rowena Matti.

 

Marissa Concepcion and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Marissa Concepcion and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

 

Amb. Win Naing, Sen. Grace Poe, and Sen. Bam Aquino.

Amb. Win Naing, Sen. Grace Poe, and Sen. Bam Aquino.

 

Australian Amb. Amanda Gorely.

Australian Amb. Amanda Gorely.

 

Johnlu Koa and Yati Abdullah

Johnlu Koa and Yati Abdullah

 

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Alice Eduardo.

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Alice Eduardo.

 

Go Negosyo also had the largest one-on-one mentoring session with around 200 mentors who volunteered to give business tips to the participants who lined up on different areas of entrepreneurship.

Go Negosyo also had the largest one-on-one mentoring session with around 200 mentors who volunteered to give business tips to the participants who lined up on different areas of entrepreneurship.

 

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion and Sec. Ramon Lopez welcomed the President Duterte to the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion and Sec. Ramon Lopez welcomed the President Duterte to the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit.

 

Hayden Kho, Alice Eduardo, Joey Concepcion, and Russian Amb. Igor Khovaev.

Hayden Kho, Alice Eduardo, Joey Concepcion, and Russian Amb. Igor Khovaev.

 

The summit was ended on a high note with the performance of 4th Impact of X Factor UK.

The summit was ended on a high note with the performance of 4th Impact of X Factor UK.

Go Negosyo Celebrates Women Entrepreneurship with 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

Go Negosyo Celebrates Women Entrepreneurship with 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

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We are a day away from the anticipated and biggest women negosyo summit in the Philippines, the Go Negosyo’s 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit. For the past 10 years, it has continuously empowered and inspired many Filipino women to venture into entrepreneurship and pursue their passion and goals. This year’s summit features many business models and inspiring entrepreneurial stories of Filipina entrepreneurs and women advocates. We will also have the largest one-on- one mentoring session with more than 150 mentors.

We have prepared an insightful program for all attendees featuring successful women entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and women advocates.

We hope that you are all registered to attend the 10 th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit on March 6, 2018!

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. We believe that women participation in the local and international economy is fundamental to sustain economic growth.  Our keynote forum will discuss WOMENtorship: Sharing of insights and advices from champion women entrepreneurs. We will have Tessie Sy-Coson, Vice Chair of SM Investments Corporation, Dr. Vicki Belo, Dermatologist and CEO of Belo Medical Group, Lizzie Eder Zobel, Chairman 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, Merle Arnaldo-Paete, 15th Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year, Owner of Pili nuts and pili oil production and Georgina Wilson-Burnand, Co-founder and Marketing Director of Sunnies Studios.

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In addition to this, second forum which will focus on Mainstreaming Market and Expanding Market Reach. 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. Market access will be discussed by Inanc Balci of Lazada Philippines, Agatha Soh of Shopee, Constantin Robertz of Zalora Philippines, Jeannie Javelosa of GREAT Women in ASEAN Initiative, and Atty. Paul Santos of Philippine Retailers Association.

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Furthermore, forum three entitled Access to Right and Inclusive Money will include panelists that will discuss how the financial landscape in the country will further enable MSMEs and how integrating financial technology will further promote financial inclusivity in the country helping MSMEs participate in wider economic activities. It will feature Chuchi Fonacier, Deputy Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Lito Villanueva, Managing Director of FintQ, Maria Ana Pascual, Head of Online Merchant Solutions of Mynt, Gigi Gatti, Regional Director for Philippines of Grameen Foundation, and Nicole Paterno, Founder of 1000 Angels.

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To celebrate the women who have introduced innovation and disruption in their businesses and in the Philippine economy, forum four entitled, Changing the Game: Successful Women Innovators and Disruptors will highlight the stories of Norlela Suhailee, Chair of ASEAN Coordinating Committee for MSMES, Mah Khine Zaw, CEO of Earth Group of Companies, Felicia Atienza, President and CEO of Chinese International School Manila, Gaita Fores, President of Cibo, Inc., Josephine Costales, Chairperson for Costales Nature Farms, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Happy Skin, Neri Miranda, Celebrity Entrepreneur, Lenora Cabili, Founder and Creative Designer of Filip + Inna and Charisse Tinio, Owner of Nice Print Photography.

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Lastly, forum five entitled: Doing Business the Millennial Way will provide insights from young entrepreneurs from different industries who are pushing the boundaries of innovation, disrupting their industries and empowering their respective communities. It features young entrepreneurs like Krie Lopez of Messy Bessy Cleaners, Cherrie Atilano of AGREA, Helen Kaye Layco of Macho Mucho, Maria Francesca Tan of MFT Group of Companies, creative entrepreneur Abbey Sy, Aya Fernandez of Project Lily, Jen Gerodias-Diaz of Snoe Beauty, and Angely Dub of Access Travel.