Women entrepreneur achievers to be honored in Apec exhibit
SUCCESSFUL women entrepreneurs will be recognized through an exhibit in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women and the Economy (Apec WE) in Manila on Sept 16-18.
The exhibit, entitled “Iconograph,” will feature stories and images of outstanding women entrepreneurs whose accomplishments have impact on domestic and global market.
The women who will be recognized were chosen” based on mandatory considerations, business model and performance, role model attribute, impact on other women, vision and leadership, community service and social commitment.”
“We recognize and applaud the vision, leadership, commitment and drive demonstrated by these women in running their enterprises and may they serve as inspiration to the many other aspiring women entrepreneurs across the Asia-Pacific region,” said Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo.
Trade Undersecretary and Apec WE chair Nora Terrado said the stories portrayed by the women entrepreneurs were in line with the goals of the Apec Women and Economy Fora, which are “to ensure gender equality and create new economic opportunities for women.”
The gathering “has emerged as a conscious effort by women representatives to take stock of past achievements, identify present and continuing barriers as well as appropriate interventions, and support future aspirations for women’s full participation.”
The fora are jointly organized by the Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Commission on Women, and the Women’s Business Council Philippines and the exhibit would be held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City from Sept. 16-18.
Series of Apec meetings have been held in key cities and places in the country ahead of the Apec Leader’s Summit in November, which the Philippines is hosting. Nestor Corrales, INQUIRER.net
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