"Artisan Made Philippines will hold its first pop-up event, which will bring several Philippine-based fashion and lifestyle enterprises to Los Angeles. The event is the brainchild of social entrepreneur Kristine Surla, founder and creative director of the organization, which was inspired by her Filipino heritage. She is also the founder and founding member of the Los Angeles chapter of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs." News story from AsianJournal.com
"While Delle Sering did not stay long at her first job, it was there where, she confessed, she learned a lot about working in New York, negotiating with the toughest customers, being obstinately competitive, until she became the hard-nosed marketing representative in technology and chief executive officer at Seven Seven Corporate Group. The free-spirited good-time girl is now a CEO!"
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.
Karen Batungbacal (Global FWN100™ '14) started her career as a chemical engineer, then segued into business management as a customer service representative. Now, she is the Executive General Manager of QBE Group Shared Services Centre and is generally regarded as the mother of the ever-growing BPO (business processing outsourcing) industry in the Philippines.
Ramar Foods enters mainstream U.S. supermarkets by continually re-inventing and re-branding unique Filipino ingredients and flavors. You will soon find Magnolia ice cream at Whole Foods, Ralph’s (Kroger’s division in California) and H-E-B stores in Texas. Story from Dairy Foods.
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.