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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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'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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SM Group and Teresita Sy-Coson's Top Concern: 'Prevent Our Business from Becoming Obsolete'

SMIC vice chairperson reveals why the conglomerate keeps changing in a report for the 15th MAP International CEO Conference

Despite being the country’s most valuable listed company whose subsidiaries are leading players in the banking, property and retailing industries in the Philippines, SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) is not immune from worries about its future prospects. The group was founded by Henry ...

by Roel Landingin  | September 11, 2017 06:00:00
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