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Meet the Two Filipinas Included in the World's Billionaires List

They're the country's richest women

For the first time, two women from the Philippines were included in US magazine Forbes’ rankings of the world’s billionaires. Filipino tycoons on the annual lists have always been predominantly male.The two women that were on the latest rankings are Teresita Sy-Coson ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for Esquiremag.ph  | March 12, 2019 10:00:00
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SM At 60: How a Humble Shoe Store Became a Global Conglomerate

Tessie Sy-Coson looks back at his father Henry Sy's life's work

In 1958, humble shoemaker Henry Sy Sr. opened the countryâs first Shoemart branch in Manila.The business owner never imagined how big of a retail giant his unassuming shoe store would become. Or that he would be the richest man in Southeast Asia ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | May 29, 2018 12:00:00
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WATCH: Tessie Sy Coson and Robina Gokongwei Pe Sing a Duet

The empresses of Philippine business take centerstage

Philippine business empresses Tessie Sy Coson and Robina Gokongwei were persuaded to sing a duet at a birthday dinner in honor of Millet Mananquil, lifestyle editor of the Philippine Star, hosted by Peter and Elena Coyiuto a few nights ago.To the delight of ...

by Yvette Fernandez for TownandCountry.ph  | April 17, 2018 12:00:00
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'The Best Mentor Was Pressure': Tessie Sy-Coson and Other Filipina Entrepreneurs on Business Success

Selected remarks from women business leaders at the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

(from left): Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion; Sunnies Studios co-founder Georgina Wilson-Burnand; 15th Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year Merle Arnaldo-Paete; Teach for the Philippines’ Clarissa Delgado; BLK Cosmetics co-founder Anne Curtis Smith-Heussaff; Uratex CEO Natividad Cheng; SM Investments Corp. Teresita Sy-Coson; Teach for the Philippines’ founder Lizzie Eder Zobel; celebrity doctor Vicki ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 09, 2018 03:00:00
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Tessie Sy-Coson: Many Working Women Don't Want to Break the Glass Ceiling, Prioritize Family Instead

Personal choices, not lack of opportunity, explain why only a tenth of boardroom positions in PH are held by women

Since 2006, the Philippines has been the top country in Asia with the narrowest gender gap, having consistently placed in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Index.The Philippines’ performance is all the more remarkable as it ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 04, 2017 09:00:00
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Teresita Sy-Coson Recounts How Being Contrarians Helped the SM Group Thrive Amid Crisis in 1980s. Will It Help Them Adapt to Rise of E-Commerce?

SM Investments Corp. vice chairman speaks on the role of shopping malls in age of online stores

Popularly known as Singles' Day, November 11, 2017 represented another milestone for Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada, which sold 6.5 million items worth $123 million on that day to people without romantic partners to buy stuff for them. That was double its ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 14, 2017 02:00:00
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