Empowering Women, Empowering Business


The Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) was launched in March 2017 through Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government, in partnership with the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN).

PBCWE is made up of influential businesses that are large employers who will take the appropriate steps to improve gender equality in their own workplaces and to influence businesses, both in their supply chains and other large businesses, and to also become better employers of women.



The Business Case for Change

On 23 September 2020, the International Labour Organization, Investing in Women, the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empwerment, and Employers Conferation of the Philippines launched The Business Case for Women in Business and Management in the Philippines.


#BuildBackBetter: Leading Resilient Teams towards Responsive and Inclusive Recovery

On 3 July 2020, the Male Champions of Change Philippines (MCC PH) was officially launched to formally welcome and engage more CEOs and business leaders across different sectors and industries in the country to take part in a high coalition network of male CEOs stepping up beside women acting on gender inequality.


Empowering The Family: Leadership Principles from Business to Home

In the third installment of our #WEECanDoIT webinar series, we tackled gender equality concepts and influences on gender norms to ensure genuine collaboration among family members, and discussed proactive recommendations in safeguarding the physical and emotional well-being of the family while dealing with the effects of the pandemic at home.


LOOK: The Workplace Gender Equality Case Brief

The Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) Business Case Brief which addresses the benefits of WGE initiatives, with a specific and in-depth COVID-19 analysis. This brief provides evidence and examples from the Asia Pacific region and explores the major challenges and opportunities for businesses in responding to and recovering from the crisis.


LOOK: Impact of COVID-19 on Emloyees in the Philippines

In May 2020, PBCWE and Investing In Women launched a survey to gauge the effects of #COVID19 on private sector employees. The factsheet provides findings and recommendations around the impacts of COVID-19 on employment, productivity, income, household responsibilities, and mental and physical health. The survey was deployed via the YouGov survey platform to a total of 600 randomly selected respondents.

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Be a partner

Strength in Numbers. PBCWE would like to work with like-minded individuals and organisations towards achieving a gender equal workplace and society.

Be a member

You’re in good company. Join other large, influential Philippine companies that have committed to pursue workplace gender equality. Count yourselves in today.