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Reinventing our way in the age of disruption

by Ma. Aurora “Boots” Geotina-Garcia from business.inquirer.net We now live in the age where the changes in the global and local business environment show no signs of slowing down. This is why it came as no surprise when the incoming Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) Board of Governors has chosen “Competing in the Age of Disruption” as its theme for 2018. Literature on [...]

AJWELP Empowers Women Entrepreneurs in the ASEAN Member States

from businesswire.com 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 asean.org 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 inquirer.net 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 [...]

Asean women seek a bigger voice

from inquirer.net 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 thehimalayantimes.com 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, [...]

Womenomics

from mb.com.ph 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 inquirer.net 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 [...]

Ecotourism, crowd-funding, and women

from mb.com.ph by Flor G. Tarriela I recently attended the 2017 Subic Ecotourism festival organized by the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) headed by former Secretary of Tourism Mina Gabor.  The festival was held in celebration of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.  The spotlight is on ecotourism, as the Philippines is rich in natural resources and biodiversity.  [...]

AWEN: Solution to social impact and gender equity?

from bworldonline.com by Pacita U. Juan Yes, we already have the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) composed of focal point women organizations for all ASEAN member states. The Philippines is represented by the Women’s Business Council of the Philippines (WomenBizPH), of which I am now Chair while Chiqui Escareal-Go is President. The network was founded in 2014 and the First Chair was Madame [...]
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