In celebration of International women's month, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship - Go Negosyo conducted the 7th Filipina Entrepreneur Summit to inspire and encourage Filipinas and the youth about having a positive mindset in pursuing a business career.
The Summit covered different entrepreneurship topics including women in governance, home-based businesses, women areas of concerns, and the popular direct selling and franchising. They have also invited financial advisors that facilitated individual mentoring sessions about business finances. Prominent female personalities, expert entrepreneurs, and consultants---including Sen. Cynthia Villar, Sen. Loren Legarda, Cong. Leni Robredo, Tessie Sy-Coson of the SM Investments Corp., broadcast journalists Karen Davila, and Christine Babao, and celebrity moms and entrepreneurs Cheska Gracia-Kramer, Bettina Carlos, and Ara Mina---shared pieces of advices and experiences that encouraged the attendees to live life with passion and purpose by starting young. "Start as early as possible. Expose yourself to trainings and that will sustain you in the future," says Sy-Coson.
Joey Concepcion (founding trustee of Go Negosyo), Sen. Grace Poe, Alice Eduardo (president and CEO of Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation) and several other co-chairs of the Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit, awarded outstanding Filipina entrepreneurs who have greatly mirrored the essence of being one. Among the awardees were Socorro Ramos, founder of National Bookstore and Esther Vibal of the Vibal Publishing who both have been awarded the lifetime achievement award for their exemplary contribution in the business industry and for being a role model to their fellow entrepreneurs. "From nothing, you can be something. You just have to work hard," shares Vibal.
Go Negosyo have gathered almost 5,000 attendees composed of women and students that are aspiring to be entrepreneurs someday. Part of being true to its commitment of building the Philippines as entrepreneurial nation, Go Negosyo will continue to motivate Filipinas to start their entrepreneurial journey and guide them by equipping them with essential information they need to pursue an entrepreneurship career.