1 February 2024, Pasig City, Philippines – Asialink Finance Corporation, one of the leading and fastest-growing finance companies in the Philippines, officially joins the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) in tackling workplace gender equality (WGE) as part of the company’s pursuit to be more inclusive.
PBCWE was launched in March 2017 through a partnership between the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) and Investing In Women, an initiative of the Australian Government. As of December 2023, the Coalition comprises 42 member companies that are all large and industry-leading in their respective sectors.
“Asialink’s dedication to serving the financial needs of Filipinos remains apparent, and joining PBCWE is evidence of its strong commitment to inclusivity, providing its clients not only equitable financial access but also by creating a diverse, gender-equal, and safe workplace culture for its employees,” said Ma. Aurora “Boots” Geotina-Garcia, PhilWEN Founding Chairperson & President and PBCWE Governing Council Chairperson.
As a PBCWE member company, Asialink is committed to undergoing the Gender Equality Assessment, Results and Strategies (GEARS), a tool developed in partnership with Investing in Women based on the experience of Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), to support the evaluation of its gender equality objectives and strategies moving forward.
Highlighting the importance of Asialink’s membership with PBCWE, Asialink President and COO Eillen B. Mangubat affirmed that “In my role, I lead the team in ensuring that Asialink remains committed to its mission of striving to be an equal opportunity employer in the Philippines. Joining organisations like PBCWE is us taking the step further to advancing our WGE and DEI practices at Asialink.” Known for its strong commitment to inclusivity and providing financial access to the unbanked and underserved sectors, this collaboration will help shape, build, and strengthen its core values and culture, embracing the principles of workplace gender equality.