She for She: Women in Business Forum

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She for She: Women in Business Forum


Focusing on the business community, She for She: Women in Business Forum serves as a valuable platform for women to engage and discuss the unique challenges they experience in their respective industries. Top women leaders from different industries are invited to highlight and dissert the vital role of women in business. The event will highlight the remarkable milestones established by women in business in contributing to their success. The event also explores gender equality in the workplace and aims to become a platform for an open dialogue on the best practices of the European and Philippine business community in promoting women empowerment.


Perspectives on Gender Equality in the Workplace - Dr. Nathalie Africa-Verceles, Director, UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies 

Anti-discrimination laws as applied in the workplaceJanet Patricia Webster, Watson, Chairperson, Investors in People 

Empowering Women Leaders - Maria Carolina Dominguez, President, John Clements Consultants Inc.

Women in Male Dominated IndustriesMaria Lourdes Espina, Corporate Communications Manager, Total (Philippines) Corporation 

Anecdotes from Inspiring Women Around the World - Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Director, Rappler

A World Perspective in Women in Business: A Case Study on IFC’s Banking on Women Program -Jane Xu, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation 

Empowering Women Through Social Entrepreneurship - Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, Co-founder, Rags2Riches  

EU Policies on Gender Equality in the Workplace - Stephanie Carette, EU Delegation  

Inspirational Talk - Congresswoman Geraldine Roman, 1st Representative of Bataan


H.E. Amanda Gorely, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines

Gail Bantiling, Head of Design and Construction Management Division-Trends and Concepts Total Interior Solutions

Marie Antoniette Mariano, Senior Assistant Vice President - Head of Europe Desk, Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.

Rombit Co, Senior Vice President and Co-head of the International Desk, Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.

Rocio Olbes Ressano, Femmes du Monde Representative Philippines, President of the SBC Foundation, Co-founder of Livelihood Initiative Bars to the Bears and HENRY



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