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.


Member Companies

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

Amor M. Curaming
Program Manager

Pamela V. De Veyra
Operations and Contracts Manager

Ana Marie J. Bobadilla
Partnerships Manager

Meirin Marie Jo L. Negapatan
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Coordinator

Antoinette P. Santos
Policy and Communications Specialist

Alberto C. Perez, Jr.
HR and Training Specialist

Doreen Faye V. Casuga
Finance and Grants Specialist

Alessandra H. Papa
Program Officer

Reuben James T. Barrete
Male Champions of Change (MCC PH) Program Director

Reyina Keren Silva-netto
MCC PH Program Associate