Filipino women leaders must sustain the effort to breaking the gender barrier, according to Guest Speaker Agnes Gervacio, president of NEC Philippines. She emphasized the emerging role of women worldwide with hard data from the United Nations. In the Philippines, she proved that women indeed are now emerging as leaders in government, in the private sector, and in non-government organizations, providing leadership, inspiration, and guidance.
Filipino women are leading their counterparts in the Asian-Pacific region, but this is no reason for the ladies to stop. Women should completely dismantle the gender barrier, said NEC Philippines President Agnes Gervacio.
The forum attracted participants from several industries and organizations, which sent some of their top and leading lady executives. A virtual who’s who of the country’s lady executives, the attendees to The Manila Times forum were:
Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN Entertainment, News Anchor; Nerissa Nicolas, ACSAT-Sorsogon President & CEO; Angel Geurerro, Adobo Magazine Editor-in-Chief; Yayu Javier Avanza, Inc. President & COO; Benedicta Du-Baladad, BDB Law, CEO & Managing Partner; Carmelita Teresa Tan, BDO Insurance Brokers, Inc., VP for Marketing & Business Services; ANJ ALIP, Bioessence Marketing Manager.
Quinnie Ison, Bioessence, Account Executive; Leigh Cecilia F. De Armas, BrandSpeakAsia, President & CEO; Maria Celia Alamo, Brownroots Creatives, Owner; Kim Bernardo Lokin, Business Class Magazine, Managing Editor; Mia Padilla, Business Class Magazine, Lifestyle Editor; Ginia Domingo, Columbian Autocar Corporation – Kia Phils., President; Alu Aran, Courage Asia, Managing Partner.
Thelma Dumpit Murillo, Department of Trade and Industry, Director – Public Relations Office; Pat Cortez, DKSH Philippines Inc., President; Norie Cortez Bordador, ENZI Corporation, President; Anna Parado, Foton Philippines, Executive Vice President; Marites Allen, Frigga Charmed Life, President & CEO; Racquel Cagurangan, Healthway Philippines, President;
Carmie de Leon, Healthway Philippines, VP for Sales & Marketing; Issa Litton, Host, Actress, Assistant Director, Producer; Cheanne Lopez, Hotel Celeste, Marketing Officer.
Gema Ong Cheng, House of Investments, Inc. EVP–COO & CEO; Cassandra Reyes Soto, IBM Global Business Services, Philippine Global Delivery Center Leader; RhodoraCampos, Infosys BPO, Country Head; Roselle Del Rosario Rebano, Jayelles Holdings Philippines, President; Shiela Lobien, Jones Lang La Salle, Director of Project Leasing; Mayette Sagales Delfin, Luxent Hotel, Director of Sales & Marketing; Julienne Yee, Makati Ford,Vice President; BIAnca Tamayo, Malaysia Tourism Board, Marketing Manager; Dra. Pie Calayan and Dr. Manny Calayan, Manny & Pie Calayan, Entrepreneur.
Mariel Vergara, Manny & Pie Calayan, Entrepreneur; Mark Regano, Manny & Pie Calayan, Entrepreneur; Chique Go, Mansmith & Fielders, President; Judith Los Banos, Marco Polo Ortigas, Director for Marketing & Communications; Rosanna Quito, McCann Worldgroup, Chief Finance Officer; Tefel Pesigan Valentino, Megaworld Lifestyle, Sr. AVP -Marketing and Business Development; Sheila Medalla, Multibook Asia Pacific, Inc., Chief Operating Officer.
Jane Paulino, New World Manila Bay Hotel Director of Sales & Marketing; Marilyn Ong, Pacific Cross Philippines, AVP for Product Development; Nicole Cuunjieng, Pampubliko, Co-Founder; Penk Ching, Pastry Bin, Owner; Florencia Tarriela, Philippine National Bank, Chairman; Judith Lopez, Philippine Veterans Bank, Director; Matec Villanueva, Publicis Manila, Chief Executive Officer; Marivic Españo, Punongbayan & Araullo, CEO; Elaine Gardiner, Rafeli Realty Development Corp., Corporate Treasurer & Director; Anezka Jana Juani, Reti Pharma Corp., President & CEO; Susan GaddiCampos, Rustan’s Commercial Corporation, Customer Development Manager for VIP Services.
Bernadette Astudillo, SB Rental Corporation, President; Loralee Baron Soong, School of Fashion and Arts, Co-Founder and Executive Director; Loretta Mangilit, Security Bank Corporation, First Vice President; Mildred Vitangcol, St. Peter Life Plan, Inc., President & CEO; Valerie Pama, Sun Life Asset Management Co., Inc., President; Jade Marie Sison, Toyota Motors Corporation, Senior Public Relations Officer.
Angelica Bayona, Travelife Magazine, General Manager; Aileen Co, Trend Hotspot, Director for Global & Business Development; Donna May Lina Flavier, UBE Media, President; Victoria Hilario, Victoria’s Collection, Owner; Vicky Advincula, Walter Bread, Entrepreneur; Shirley Balgua, Walter Bread, Entrepreneur; Blanca Mercado, The Manila Times, Chief Operating Officer; Denise Calnea, The Manila Times, Marketing Communications & Services Director; Cypher Lindo, The Manila Times, Account Executive; Olivia Sabate, The Manila Times, Account Executive.