Philippine Women's Economic Network - Philwen
PhilWEN is a coalition of women’s business organizations representing women’s participation in various spheres: women in the marketplace: startups, micro, small, medium, and large enterprises; women in the workplace: senior leaders, CEOs, and board directors, across varied industries, and women in communities, marginalized women in urban and rural communities. Learn more about the groups behind our network.
Recommendations for the Full Implementation of the Action Agenda on Mainstreaming Women’s Economic Empowerment in ASEAN.
Filipina CEO Circle, Inc. (FCC)
FCC was launched in September 2016 by 43 Filipina female CEOs who rose through the ranks to lead large corporations in the country’s private sector.
Its core mission is to advance the status of women corporate leaders by providing a supportive resource where knowledge and skills to excel are shared through members’ time, talent and network. It works in partnership with industry experts such as the Asian Institute of Management, John Clements Consultants, Harvard Business Publishing and Zenger Folkman.
FCC is represented in PhilWEN by its Chairperson, Cristina Concepcion, and President, Sharon Dayoan.
Women Corporate Directors Philippines (WCD)
WCD Philippines is the local chapter of a global organisation, The Women Corporate Directors Foundation (WCD), a 501(c)(3) organization. WCD believes that corporations with a diverse population and (more) women on boards will outperform their competitors in bringing higher shareholder value.
WCD aims to: increase the representation of women on boards and in board leadership positions; foster a powerful, trusted community of influential women corporate directors; and increase the pipeline of qualified female board candidates.
WCD members are among the world’s most powerful and influential women in business today – serving as directors, CEOs, COOs, divisional presidents, and other executive positions. WCD members are on boards of public and/or large privately held companies, as well as large family businesses.
WCD is represented in PhilWEN by Pacita Juan, Chapter Co-Chair.
Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunalaran, Inc. (Filipinas for Reform and Development: SPARK)
SPARK is a SEC-registered NGO composed of empowered women and women champions committed to the development of women and women’s organizations as full partners in national development. Among the goals and activities of SPARK are: political engagement and economic empowerment of women; stronger interconnections, partnerships and networks among the different women’s groups and organizations in the country; mentoring the next generation of Filipino women; engaging men to advocate and support women’s issues;
SPARK is represented in PhilWEN by its Founder, Victoria P. Garchitorena.
Business and Professional Women Makati
BPW Makati is a local chapter of the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Foundation in the Philippines. It is aligned with the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, and adheres to the Women’s Empowerment Principles of the U.N.
BPW aims to support women leaders and decision-makers and increase women’s economic participation by developing the leadership competencies of professional Filipina women and supporting women SMEs capacity and enterprise building.
BPW Makati is represented in PHILWEN by its Chairperson, Jeannie Javelosa, and its President, Camille Escudero.
Network for Enterprising Women (NEW)
NEW is a group of aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs who believe that collective successes can also boost individual success with the practice of right business ethics and strong support from fellow women entrepreneurs.
NEW aspires to strengthen women entrepreneurs through collaboration, helping the community and practicing right business ethics.
NEW is represented in PhilWEN by its Founder Myren Garcia, and Trustee, Maria Antoinette Miranda.