Nine Filipinos bag Asean Women Entrepreneur Award
Nine of the country’s most distinguished businesswomen were recognized during the Asean Women Entrepreneurs Network’s Asean Women Entrepreneur Award ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.
Lauded for their exemplary business practices were Cherrie Atilano of Agrea Agricultural Systems International; Natividad Cheng of Uratex Group of Companies; Imelda Ahalul-Dagus of Dennis Coffee Garden; Maria Montserrat Iturralde-Hamlin of TeamAsia; Octavia Hizon of Hizon’s Restaurant & Catering Services; Jeannie Javelosa of Great Women Philippines Corp. and ECHOstore; Edilee Omoyon of Milea Bath & Body Wellness Essentials; Olive Puentespina of Malagos Farmhouse and Carlota Manalo-Tan of Wendy’s Philippines.
Awen established the Asean Women Entrepreneur Award to honor outstanding entrepreneurs who champion fair, gender-sensitive labor practices for women and have made an impact in society through their commitment, vision, and leadership.
Philippines Women Entrepreneurs Network, the Philippines’ leading women’s network, served as Awen’s focal point in the past two years.
Pacita Juan, founder of ECHOstore and a staunch green growth and coffee advocate, was chair of Awen from 2016.
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