Myrna Tang Yao (Global FWN100™ '15) on mentoring young women: “Successful entrepreneurs should embrace mentoring and sharing their experiences to guide other entrepreneurs to become successful. There are many young people with potential who are willing to be guided. Their success will benefit our economy and our people.” Story from PhilStar Starweek.
Myrna T. Yao, CEO of Richprime Global Inc. (Global FWN™ '15) got her first entrepreneurial start at her family's sari-sari store and selling accessories to her classmates in Bicol. She now heads Richwell Trading, a leader in distribution and retail of branded consumer goods in the Philippines. Yao was recently interviewed by ABS-CBN where she shared meaningful insight on micro-entrepreneurship as the chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women. In support of women's entrepreneurship, Yao shared, “if you have an idea, don’t wait, and if you’re afraid to make mistakes, mistakes will make you learn and will make you grow. So any problem that comes, you just have to face it and then you will learn from it and you will grow from it. And then you will be a better person and a better entrepreneur." Watch the video interview after the jump.
Myrna Tang Yao, the savvy tycoon who made Barbie™ famous in the Philippines, shares her passion and journey from being a micro entrepreneur to CEO of several companies in her new book, “The Gift of a Dream: The GREAT Women Project,” launching last Tuesday in Manila. Ms. Yao will attend the upcoming Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 29-31st in San Francisco.
In her book, Yao also details how as a young woman, she dreamt of one day succeeding in business so she could help underprivileged women break free from helplessness due to poverty. Her dream soon became a reality when she was appointed Chair of the Philippine Commission on Women. She was tasked to spearhead the nationwide Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project, “a governance and capacity development project that aims to promote and support a gender-responsive enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment, particularly those in microenterprises.” The project continues to succeed, thanks to Yao’s framework based on her invaluable business insights.
News story courtesy of GoNegosyo.net