Want to Change the World? Let Girls Lead

By Kathy Calvin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation “I want to serve the people. And I want every girl, every child, to be educated.” These are the powerful words of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenage girl who was shot by the Taliban last year when returning home from school. When…

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A challenge for lady entrepreneurs

By Miguel R. Camus Philippine Daily Inquirer ILLUSTRATION BY STEPH BRAVO A boot camp might conjure up images of tasks that require participants to survive the most physically and mentally demanding activities in preparation for military service. That’s unlikely to be the case for The Young Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp 2013 (YWEB) coming up late…

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Women Entrepreneurship Program

By Anna Leah G. Estrada | Posted on Jul. 16, 2013 at 12:01am | 378 views The United States Embassy and the Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran launched Monday a project that will provide more opportunities to young women entrepreneurs in the Philippines. The project, dubbed the Young Women Entrepreneurship Boot…

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Women can add $89B to AsPac economies

Written by JIMMY CALAPATI If women are able to reach their full economic potential, Asia Pacific economies including the Philippines could grow by an additional $89 billion annually, a study done by the Asia-pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) showed. According to the study Access to Trade and Growth of Women’s SMEs in APEC Developing Economies, opportunities…

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When women mean business

By Anne A. Jambora Philippine Daily Inquirer 11:49 pm | Monday, July 8th, 2013 Girl power gets a new spin as an NGO partners with the US Embassy to help deserving young women entrepreneurs The ’90s Spice Girl buzzword, “girl power,” might just go from being a mere slogan thrown around by young women to…

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YWEB2013 on Vigattin Radio

There was another informative discussion on technology and innovation in our Vigattin Radio Program. Mr. Earl Valencia, President of Ideaspace Foundation, shared with us his experiences at the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference on Innovation and Trade Implementation Practices held in Indonesia. Mrs. Socorro Yap, on the other hand, talked about the upcoming Young…

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