AWEN representatives visited Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha

May 10, 2018 09.00-10.00 hrs. Bangkok Thailand AWEN representatives visited Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Thailand Government House. Thailand’s Prime Minister has expressed his support for Thailand to host the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (AWEN) from 2018-2020, believing the group can contribute to eliminating poverty as well as socioeconomic inequality. Gen Prayut expressed… Read More

Seminar: “Women’s Economic Empowerment: Women Entrepreneurs Secret of Success”

May 10, 2018 Bangkok, Thailand Great seminar in the topic of “Women’s Economic Empowerment: Women Entrepreneurs Secret of Success” Panelists 1) Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Committee of AWEN –Thailand 2) Ms. Valerie Cliff, Deputy Regional Director, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific 3) Dr. Suriya Chindawongse, Director-General of the Department of ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign… Read More

Official AWEN Handover from PhilWEN to AWEN Thailand

May 10, 2018 Bangkok, Thailand AWEN (ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network) is a network of business women in the Southeast Asian region, operating to exchange knowledge, experience; develop and propose initiatives to promote economic and trade activities in order to enhance gender equality, empower and strengthen entrepreneurship skills for women in ASEAN Community; create favorable environment… Read More

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 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 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