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W2W Talks: FATHERS FOR DAUGTHERS: Building Next Gen Business Mindsets

Presented by   March 22, 2018 (Thursday) | 1:30pm – 5:00pm Ballroom 1, Fairmont Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City Research has shown how fathers’ active and authentic parental involvement boosts their children’s academic, emotional and social stability. In this Women Mentoring Women (W2W) Talks, we invited successful father and daughter teams who are successful entrepreneurs [...]

AJWELP Empowers Women Entrepreneurs in the ASEAN Member States

from TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) organized the 2nd ASEAN-Japan Women Entrepreneurs’ Linkage Program (AJWELP), a program to empower start-up women entrepreneurs, in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 3-6, 2017. It was co-hosted by Ministry of Cooperatives and SME of Indonesia and Kamar Dagang dan Industri Indonesia (KADIN: Indonesian Chamber of Commerce [...]

Action Agenda on Mainstreaming Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in ASEAN

from The Action Agenda aims to mainstream Women’s Economic Empowerment through innovation, trade and inclusive business, and human capital development by encouraging each ASEAN Member State to support the following actions: 1) ADOPT CONCRETE AND MEASURABLE ACTIONS to address the barriers that impede maximizing women’s full economic potential in the areas of: finance, information access, [...]

Do women really hold up half the sky?

from by Ma. Aurora D. Geotina Garcia While browsing the internet recently during a lull in one of my trips, I came across an article quoting former First Lady Michelle Obama, who said, “Don’t waste your seat at the table … If you are scared to use your voice, then you’ve got to get up and give it to someone who isn’t afraid to use the spot.” I am sure many women reading this [...]

Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation: Focus on Women and Girls’ Empowerment

from Organized jointly by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and The Asia Foundation, the Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC) dialogue series brings together development experts and government officials from the Asia region and beyond. In 2017, the AADC dialogues focus on how Asian countries are tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their cooperation [...]

Making Gender a Priority in Asian-Led Development Cooperation

from by Anthea Mulakala Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls and empowering them to be active participants in society are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. While Goal 5 of the SDGs is a stand-alone goal focusing on women and girls, 11 of the 17 SDGs recognize achieving gender equality as a crucial part of the solution. [...]

Asean women seek a bigger voice

from by Dante M. Velasco Women close ranks. From left: Boots Garcia, Usec. Nora Terrado, Emmeline Verzosa and Chit Juan Last Aug. 31, Asean women had their “moment” during the weeklong Asean Business Conference in Manila, which was part of the yearlong, event-studded Asean chairmanship of the Philippines. About 600 women delegates gathered at the Philippine International Convention [...]

SAWDF signs MoU with AWEN, ALEAP to foster women entrepreneurship

from Kathmandu, September 12. The South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) of Philippines and Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India (ALEAP) to foster women entrepreneurship and empowerment within the SAARC region.. The MoU to this effect was signed between Pramila Acharya Rijal, [...]


from by Flor G. Tarriela “Is there a case for ‘Womenomics’ in ASEAN?”  Ma. Aurora “Boots” Garcia, Co-Chair of ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) asked at the PH-Australia Forum with the theme “Women’s Empowerment, The Next Driver of Success.” The Forum encourages collaboration between government, the business community and women entrepreneurs achieve women economic [...]

The business of empowering women

From by Ma. Aurora “Boots” D. Geotina-Garcia “I hope to be a woman in my next life, have two children and run two businesses, not one big business.” Alibaba Founder and CEO Jack Ma’s speech drew media and internet buzz as he spoke before the Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship in Hangzhou, China, in July 2017. Adding that he feels men are capable only of making their [...]
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