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