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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

Women in tech

From bworldonline.com by Pacita U. Juan Why should we have more women in tech? Quoting from an Economics & Statistics Administration (ESA) article entitled, “Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation” (To read the article, please visit the link http://bit.ly/femalesinstem): “Technology can serve women by helping them become mothers and working moms at the… Read More

Why another women’s group?

From bworldonline.com by Pacita U. Juan As more women join the advocacy to bring more women in the corporate C-suite, or to empower a microentrepreneur in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), six leading women groups in business recently formed an alliance called Philippine Womens Economic Network or PHILWEN. Ms. Boots Garcia, former chair of BCDA… Read More

Social entrepreneur to head ASEAN women group

Pacita “Chit” Juan, Founder of ECHOstore and a staunch green growth and coffee advocate is the incoming Chairperson of the regional body “ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs’ Network” (AWEN) for the years 2016-2018. Juan takes over from Vietnam’s Madame Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh who was appointed inaugural chair upon the group’s establishment and official launching in April… Read More