Women have long been crucial in ensuring progress, stability, and the long-term development of countries. In the Philippines, for instance, they make up as much as 99.6% of micro and small enterprises.
Go Negosyo celebrates this fact as it hosts the 15th annual WOMEN 2020 Entrepreneurship Summit: Perspectives of a Global Woman of Impact on March 3, 2020 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
WOMEN 2020 is expected to be the biggest and most inclusive women event of the year, with over 50 women leaders from the Philippines and the ASEAN taking stage to share their thoughts, insights, and journeys. Its impressive roster includes women who have made an indelible mark in the fields of fashion, beauty and wellness, agriculture, tourism, and digitization/technology, namely Women 2020 Entrepreneurship Summit Co-Chair Alice Eduardo (Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation), Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, ABS-CBN Chief Content Officer Charo Santos-Concio, Magsaysay Group of Companies President and CEO Doris Magsaysay Ho, Sunnies Studios Co-Founder and Marketing Director Georgina Wilson-Burnand, Dra. Vicki Belo, and Dr. Aivee Teo, and Tessa Prieto-Valdes.
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WOMEN 2020 hopes to be a platform for women pursuits, by way of exchanging ideas and sharing experiences as well as best practices on how women can become successful entrepreneurs, locally and globally.
Moreover, Catriona Gray Charo Santos-Concio are part of a “Women of Legacy” segment where they will share their inspiring journeys, passions, and how they balance their long term aspirations with the complexities of daily life.
The chat will be moderated by multi-awarded media personality Dr. Boy Abunda. Dubbed as the “King of Talk Shows”, Abunda is a proud ally of women's rights who helps shed light on their struggles and triumphs. Issa Litton, Bianca Gonzalez, Nicole Cordoves, and Joyce Pring, are also set to moderate the forum.
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Exceptional women entrepreneurs will also be recognized for their achievements and contributions to the ASEAN and global economy at the Women of Impact Awards. These include Kemeriah Duraman (Brunei), Veronica Colondam (Indonesia), Manola Daravong (Lao PDR), Tan Hooi Ling (Malaysia), Khin Lay (Myanmar), Ambassador Delia Domingo-Albert (Philippines), Dr. Gan See Khem (Singapore), Mom Luang Preeyapun Sridhavat (Thailand), and Nguyen Thi Nga (Vietnam).
Alongside the summit will be a curated expo featuring successful women-led local enterprises like Habi Footwear and Lifestyle, MASA Clothing, Annie and Lori, WYC Apparel, Evrile, Jim Weavers Designs, Twinkle Ferraren, Ma. Angelica Rare Finds, Maria Kim Collection, Woven Crafts, Aesca Designs, Decena Collections, Laguna Water Hyacinth, Kwento.PH, Beyond Borders, Enroute Handcrafted, Dhelightful Creations Arts & Crafts, Shop Style Cat, O’el Designs, and Aretesstyle. Following the success of the SIGN UP Summit last September 2018, WOMEN 2020 will also host a SIGN UP for women, where women can explore different digital platforms for businesses and daily dealings.
What’s more, Go Negosyo will give away free copies of the second edition of its best-selling book, “21 Steps To Start And Grow Your Business” to the first 3000 pre-registered participants.
Register for free at www.women2020.ph. For more information, you can reach the women 2020 secretariat at telephone number +632 8637 9229, mobile number 09979364596/09979364595, or email [email protected].
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Banner image photographs taken from the official Instagram accounts of Georgina Wilson and Catriona Gray