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The Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) was launched in March 2017 through Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government. In the Philippines, IW has partnered with the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) to create a business coalition to pursue Gender Equality (GE) in the workplace and Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) nationwide.

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.

Vision and Mission

To be the leading Business Coalition that advocates for workplace gender equality and promotes the economic empowerment of women.

To actively promote and effectively communicate the benefits of workplace gender equality and women’s economic empowerment and to provide business strategies that create productive workplaces through gender diversity and inclusivity.

Core Values

Quality

PBCWE is committed to excellence and the highest standards of discipline to continually improve itself and its offerings.

Leadership

PBCWE believes in walking the talk and wants to create thought leaders that will advocate for workplace gender equality.

Purposefulness

PBCWE believes in thoughtful and considerate activities that are aligned with its overall vision and mission.

Collaboration

Working with others equipped with a shared vision is paramount to effectively achieve the goals of the coalition.

Executive Team

Ma. Aurora “Boots” D. Geotina-Garcia​

Ma. Aurora “Boots” D. Geotina-Garcia​

PhilWEN Chairperson and PBCWE Co-Chairperson​

Victoria “Vicky” P. Garchitorena​

Victoria “Vicky” P. Garchitorena​

PhilWEN Trustee and PBCWE Co-Chairperson​

Julia Andrea R. Abad​

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

Jennifer Love Reyes-Reyes
Business Development and Marketing Manager

 

Antoinette P. Santos
Policy and Communications Specialist

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

Doreen Faye V. Casuga
Finance and Grants Specialist

Alessandra Maria H. Papa
Program Officer

Male Champions of Change Philippines (MCC PH)

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

Reyina Keren Silva-netto
MCC PH Program Associate