9 Filipino businesswomen to receive ASEAN Women Entrepreneur Award

Nine of the country’s notable women entrepreneurs will represent the Philippines in the 4th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)  Women Entrepreneur Network (AWEN) awarding ceremonies in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday (May 10). Award recipients Cherrie Atilano of AGREA, Natividad Cheng of Uratex, Imelda Ahalul-Dagus of Dennis Coffee Garden in Zamboanga City, Maria Montserrat Iturralde-Hamlin… Read More

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… Read More


If you’re an SME who has been in business for over 10 years now, you’re one of many who fear the now oft heard term ASEAN integration. For many fearful entrepreneurs this means the entry of ASEAN products in direct competition with what we have been selling or services we have been offering. But fear… Read More

ASEAN’s commitment to empowering women

from theaseanpost.com by Pamel Victor The 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings held in Manila from November 10-14, saw a number of economic deliverables being achieved such as the completion of the Focused and Strategic Action Agenda on Investment, the adoption of the ASEAN Seamless Trade Facilitation Indicators and the… Read More

ASEAN Meets South Asia

We never thought it would happen so soon. After meeting FICCI-FLO (the ladies organization of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce, or FICCI), a 90-plus-year-old group for the big continent of India just last July , I never doubted they would be in Manila soon. But so soon, and I am happy. These ladies… Read More

ASEAN Women to Meet South Asian Entreps

This week (Nov. 11-14, 2017) is the arrival of many business people from ASEAN for the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit. For the members of the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN), they will be meeting not just ASEAN counterparts but South Asian women entrepreneurs as well. The ladies from FICCI-FLO (Federation of Indian Chambers of… Read More

ASEAN—What’s In It For You?

From Business World, published on October 3, 2017   Still many people think ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is about traffic, cancellation of work and classes, and just like the flak APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) got in 2015, people still do not understand its relevance to the common man or woman. I had… Read More

Asean women seek a bigger voice

from inquirer.net by Dante M. Velasco PHOTO: 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… Read More

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… Read More