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Franchise Talk: Meet 4 Successful Women Franchisors

We celebrate Women's Month with these strong-willed franchisors and their brands

The modern-day Filipina continues to impress with an ever-growing list of roles—from homemaker, mother, wife, daughter, sister, employee and, these days, of entrepreneur and franchisor.The business journeys of these young female franchisors are a testament to the empowerment of the new Filipina. ...

by Velle Cacha  | March 07, 2019 05:00:00
Run & Grow

14 Factors That Reveal If the Company You Work For Cares for You

Is your organization as great as you think it is?

It’s a good time to be a Pinay in the workplace, as according to Grant Thornton International Ltd.’s Women in Business report featured on Business World, 46.58 percent of those holding senior managerial positions locally are women, making the Philippines the country with the ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | March 26, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Which Industries Employ Mostly Women, Or Pay Them Higher Wages than Men?

Will longer paid maternity leave boost or crimp female employment in these sectors?

From experience, we know that teachers are more likely to be women than men, and this is validated by official statistics. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), 73 percent of employees in the education sector are women. But did you know ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 28, 2017 11:00:00
News and Events

Why is There No Filipina in Forbes’ List of Self-Made Women Billionaires?

Only one Southeast Asian woman made the cut”"and she’s from Vietnam

Fifty-six very wealthy females made it to this year’s Forbes’ list of the world’s self-made women billionaires, but there is only one from Southeast Asia, which is made up of 10 countries with a combined population of more than 500 million people. ...

March 09, 2017 05:00:00
News and Events

Meet the Filipino Women at the Helm of PH’s Top Firms

Female CEOs are still rare but they are leading some of the country's biggest companies

Enterprises headed by women as chairperson, president or CEO account for only nine percent of the country's biggest 100 or so companies by revenue. But these exceptional women chief executives are on top of some of the Philippines’ biggest companies. These include its ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 08, 2017 11:00:00
News and Events

Know Any Big PH Firms Where Women are Majority of Board Members?

There's just a handful of them and all could be found in this very short list

Women make up a tiny minority of the corporate directors who lead the country's biggest companies. Of the 802 members of the board of the country's 100 largest companies, only 128, or 16 percent, are women, according to our research. We looked ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 06, 2017 06:00:00
Run & Grow

What women want from the workplace: An end to sexism

Going an extra mile to make your co-workers feel comfortable is a huge step to ending sexism.

Comedian Demetri Martin does a comedy bit about how, if you want to sound like a creep, you should just add “. . . ladies” to the end of everything you say: “Thanks for coming to the show . . . ladies.” “Help, I’ve fallen into a well ...

by Cord Himelstein  | April 01, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 fundraising lessons from a single mom

Be ready to fight for your startup and accept constructive criticism, says MomCo founder Jillian Darlington.

I received a great email the other day: “Big news, we just landed a total game changer to head our growth. He was formerly with Facebook and Snapchat.”Related: Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding, Research ShowsThe message was from Jillian Darlington, CEO and founder ...

by Jonathan Long  | March 09, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Sometimes, the best man for a job is a woman

In spite of rising number of women entrepreneurs, gender gap in business remains wide.

We have seen our fair share of excellent leaders in the c-suite: from Mary Barra at General Motors, to Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook, to Indra Nooyi at PepsiCo, to name a few. But for every well-known Fortune 500 c-suite dweller out there, ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | March 06, 2016 07:00:00
Run & Grow

4 lessons from the lone heiress turned university chancellor

At 43, Candice Gotianuy managed to turn the University of Cebu into the country's largest private university.

LADY CHANCELLOR. Yvette Candice Gotianuy, lone heiress to the family business, started out as the reluctant chancellor of the University of Cebu. Photo from Candice Gotianuy's Facebook pageAfter two decades at the helm of the University of Cebu (UC), it would come as a ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 06, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

The 'Iron Lady' of Philippine distillery

How Destileria Limtuaco's Olivia Limpe-Aw brought the 164-year-old distillery out of the ashes and into the modern age.

MASTER BLENDER. Olivia Limpe-Aw, considered as her generation’s master blender, was just a management trainee when she was tasked to handle the labor unrest in Destileria Limtuaco back in the late '80s. Photo by Jason Quibilan / Entrepreneur Philippines “It was difficult for the ...

by Devi de Veyra  | March 06, 2016 11:00:00

See how LJ Moreno-Alapag's craving turned into a thriving business

The celebrity entrepreneur is now growing her food concept, The Lollicake Factory, via franchising.

STARTING UP. LJ Moreno-Alapag manning the booth of The Lollicake Factory during its first outing at the Mercato Centrale weekend market in 2012. Photo from The Lollicake Factory's Facebook pageIt started with a craving. Three months after getting married and coming home to Manila, ...

by Anna Felipe  | March 05, 2016 11:00:00
News and Events

Go Negosyo sets the stage for the 7th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

The annual summit for women-entrepreneurs will be held on March 6, 2015 at the World Trade Center.

In celebration of the International Women’s Month this coming March, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship - Go Negosyo will be holding its 7th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit on March 6, 2015 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. #FES7 is a one-day activity centered on ...

by Press Release  | March 03, 2015 08:00:00