About Us


Our Story

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

Investing in Women (IW) is an initiative of the Australian Government aimed at women’s economic empowerment in four Southeast Asian economies: Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

PBCWE is under the Workplace Gender Equality pathway of IW which supports the business coalitions who work with influential businesses on shifting workplace cultures, practices, and policy barriers to achieve WGE.

PBCWE is made up of influential businesses that are large employers who will take the appropriate steps to improve gender equity 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.


Founding Members

Executive Team

Ma. Aurora “Boots” D. Geotina-Garcia
PhilWEN Chairperson and PBCWE Co-Chairperson

Victoria “Vicky” P. Garchitorena
PBCWE Co-Chairperson

Julia Andrea R. Abad
Executive Director

Maria Amor C. Curaming
Program Manager

Jennifer Anne Z. Lazo
Communications Manager

Pamela V. De Veyra
Finance and Administrative Manager

Alberto C. Perez, Jr.
Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Ana Marie J. Bobadilla
Program Coordinator

Meirin Marie Jo L. Negapatan
Knowledge Management Coordinator

Antoinette P. Santos
Program Officer