Ms. Vicky Gachitorena, narrates her story while she was the founding Chair of the League of Corporate Foundations. She also shares her ups and downs during her time as a Managing Director of Ayala Corporation, as a Cabinet Secretary and as a Presidential Management Staff.
Ms. Mylene Abiva, the President and CEO of Felta Multi-Media spreading the interest in robotics by offering robotics short-courses in school, conducting Philippines Robotics Olympiad and joining robotics competitions abroad. She has high hopes that kids in this generation would make something relevant in the future through robotics.
Ms. Ace Itchon, the CEO of Aspen Philippines shares her rainbow lessons in life which she keeps holding on during tough times both on her corporate and personal life.
Ms. Irma Cosico narrates her story on how she runs one of the region’s largest support organizations for migrant workers as she is the CEO of ASKI Global Ltd both in Singapore and Hong Kong offices.
Ms. Carmi De Leon still looking young in her 50’s (yes you read it right!) shares her personal experience on how she reached the top of the line, her struggles and how she overcome her shortcomings. She also shares her health secrets and how she manage her roles as the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing of Healthway Medical, as a wife to her husband and as a mother to her 4 teenagers.
The last but definitely not the least, Ms. Mitchi Borromeo, one of the nation’s most prominent broadcast journalist shares her childhood stories that made her join with WWF International, WWF Philippines and UNU-IAS in Japan.
Afterwards, Q&A segment was conducted where presenters answered questions from the attendees.
Sharing what I learned from the Q & A portion.
If you are not happy with what you are doing, its time to examine yourself.
A healthy relationship with your spouse is about appreciation, recognition and sharing of sense of humor.
Always come prepared.
Be fearless, do what is right.
Change your attitude and focus in your ability to compete.
Have courage to see the opportunity.
The event also features male panel session with SHORE Solutions, Quintin Pastrana – News Anchor at Bloomberg Philippines and Raymond Abrea – Chief Strategy Officer of Abrea Consulting Group to know what are their insights on career women. Are they a partner or threat to manhood? They are also asked who are the women that hugely affects their life as they grow up.
Quintin praises his mother who strongly influenced his lives as she let him see the world but with boundaries. Bastiaan on the other hand, his lady big boss who works really hard and persistent. Both gentlemen agreed that working with a career women is truly an honor as long as they work harmoniously and aiming for the same result.
The event ended where all presenters received a recognition plaque and a gift as a simple token for sharing their words of wisdom to everyone who attended the summit.
I, personally gained so much knowledge and wisdom not only for my career but for my personal life as a mother as well. Being a career woman won’t makes you a bad mother, you just have to know what works best for you and your family.
Thank you so much Mommy Bloggers Philippines for giving me this opportunity to witness this life-changing event. It is truly an honor to meet these empowered women and they are really such an inspiration to everyone of us who aims to be on top of the line in our chosen career.