Go Negosyo empowers Filipinas
PILIPINAS: NOW IS OUR TIME - Joey Concepcion (The Philippine Star) - February 23, 2015 - 12:00am

For the past 10 years, Go Negosyo has focused more on helping Filipina entrepreneurs improve their lives. Usually, many micro and small enterprises are home-based, and thus managed by mothers. “Mompreneurs,” as we call them, are also the largest borrowers from microfinance institutions. These small businesses are often direct selling, sari-sari stores and the retail of homemade products in wet markets. Many are into agribusiness, covering poultry, fishery and other farm-related businesses.

They need the greatest help in terms of managing their humble businesses, that is why we invite them to participate in our summits and receive mentorships from the many experienced entrepreneurs who are eager to share tips and tricks from their own entrepreneurial stories. Through this, they can graduate from being micro and small and level up into medium enterprises.

This is also the reason why Go Negosyo continues to empower Filipina entrepreneurs through our Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit. For the past seven years, we have invited countless Filipina entrepreneurs who are willing to help mompreneurs and mentor them. One of the successful Filipina entrepreneurs we always invite is Alice Eduardo of Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation. She is the co-chair of this Filipina Summit.

 

 

 

 

Alice leads a company that is involved in the construction of high-rise buildings and other plants, harbors and factories. Many will say that it is a man’s industry, but Alice proves them all wrong. Before Sta. Elena was established, she was part of the family business. But passion will always push one to pursue a different field. Alice had always wanted to be an engineer, which is why when one company asked her to supply materials for their construction, she grabbed the opportunity and used it as a stepping stone. 

A woman with a heart of gold, Alice supports several advocacies, including Go Negosyo. She believes in our advocacy that through entrepreneurship, people can level up in their lives and slowly, the country can eradicate poverty.

Aside from Alice, we also have several Filipina personalities who will share their insights on March 6, including Senator Cynthia Villar, Congresswoman Leni Robredo, Tessie Sy-Coson and Kris Aquino. Kris, who is an entrepreneur herself, will be leading a forum in the morning program.

We have also invited other power speakers for the packed program, as you can see in the accompanying photos.

We invite you to register as we are extending registration. For more information, call our hotlines at 637-9229, 637-9347, 0918-346-5101, 0915-474-7762 or visit www.gonegosyo.net and www.facebook.com/gonegosyoofficial.

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