Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment and Makati Business Club embark on Research On Gender Diversity in Top Management

(L-R) Julia Abad, PBCWE Executive Director; Boots Garcia PhilWEN Chair and PBCWE Co-Chair; Ed Chua, MBC Chair; and Coco Alcuaz, MBC Executive Director

The Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE), an inaugural project under the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN), announced its partnership with the Makati Business Club to present the real state of gender diversity in Philippine corporations. The PBCWE-MBC research and advocacy project entitled, “Addressing the Leaking Pipeline in the Philippines (ALPP): Evidence-based Advocacy for Gender Diversity in the C-Suite,” seeks to assess and provide manageable and realistic solutions for companies to practice gender diversity in top management.

“We are confident that this partnership with Makati Business Club can help us better understand the state of gender diversity in the business sector and be able to get more women into the C-Suite level.” shares Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) Chairperson and PBCWE Co-Chair Ma. Aurora “Boots” Geotina-Garcia

The joint project will be reviewing all related literature on gender diversity in the C-Suite level in Philippine corporations, and collecting first-hand data from mid-level managers to determine the desired career paths of both males and females in a corporation and identify the gaps that prevent them from aiming for a top-management position or for getting there.

“A balance of gender representation at management levels is critical to the success of business, particularly in the Philippines” said Makati Business Club Chairperson Edgar Chua. “We must be able to address these gaps within the leadership pipeline if we want businesses to thrive.”