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Here are some insights and advices from champion women entrepreneurs from the keynote forums. Tessie Sy-Coson, Vice Chair of SM Investments, shared “The best mentor is pressure. It’s true you can learn from everyone but the mentor I really look up to is my father.” Dra. Vicki Belo of Belo Medical Group revealed her motivation is having God as her partner and that you have to like what you are doing so it won’t feel like you are working. Georgina Wilson-Burnand of Sunnies Studios shared that experience has been her best teacher. When you start small, each milestone means so much more. Anne Curtis Smith-Heusaff stated it is very important to find someone who will discipline you and guide you in your entrepreneurial journey.
Out of 100 aspiring nominees, our very own Ms. Edilee Omoyon of Milea Bath and Body and Milea Bee Farm was awarded for her efforts in fostering sustainable agritourism and organic farming. Starting her business because of her son’s skin condition, she studied about organic products and started manufacturing products like organic soaps, shampoos, and balms made out of real honey sourced from Milea Bee Farm. This recognition has inspired us to be even more mindful of our environment, our suppliers, and most especially our customers.
Yes, WOMEN CAN! #GoFilipina
It is our fervent desire that more and more Filipino women will be agents of change, of inspiration and of positivity!