Cohort

Informed by the key insights of the ASEAN-wide report and recognizing the growing needs of social entrepreneurs due to the pandemic, the Women Together for a Better Normal program is a 3-month online weekly summit for forty (40) Women Social Entrepreneurs (WSE) in order to build their skills, hone their empathy and leadership, and form a community of support.

These dynamic and resilient women comprise the pioneer cohort of the program, remaining steadfast in their goals as they navigate through the global crisis together.

 

 

SmartCT

Kristel’s SmartCT emphasizes data and citizen participation as the core elements in developing smart cities. Their business model involves communities, experts, corporations and governments working together to leverage data in providing tailor-

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Solar Solutions, Inc.

Reese dedicates her energy into understanding solar power, both as an educator and as a social entrepreneur. She holds a PhD in Physics specializing in photovoltaic cells and solar cell characterization. With Solar Solutions Inc, she develops

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Angat Bayi

Maya and her team at Angat Bayi believe in empowered women empowering other women for nation-building. Angat Bayi’s fellowship takes elected women leaders on mentorship with seasoned political leaders and academics who believe in feminist

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St. Francis Multipurpose Cooperative

Liza uplifts the socio-economic status of her community in Malolos, Bulacan through the St. Francis Multipurpose Cooperative. The Cooperative offers a diverse list of programs including loans, health benefits, community development projects, and

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SI'LO

Sheila is an advocate of slow, ethical and circular fashion; saving the planet  one outfit at a time. Through an online marketplace, consumers can shop for eco-friendly and ethically-manufactured goods including clothes, bags, and shoes, as well

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Taxumo, Inc.

As a serial entrepreneur, Ginger has personally experienced how unnecessarily complicated and mundanely taxing manual taxes can be; thus the birth of Taxumo. Taxumo’s software automates tax computation, filing, and payment, allowing its user base

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Amami

Christine is reviving the art of pre-colonial handcrafted gold filigree jewelry in the Philippines. After seeing Filipino artisans take on blue-collar jobs overseas due to lack of interest in their craft, Christine and friend Danielle Tan set-up

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Team Aqilah

Norhanida provides mental health and psychosocial support for Muslim Filipinos. She channeled trauma from the Marawi Siege to establish Team Aqilah, a mental health hub in Mindanao State University. She also opened The Cup of Hope Coffee, a café

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Kythe Foundation Inc.

Angie creates safe spaces for hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. The Kythe Child Life Program Angie manages addresses children’s fears by promoting a culture of care that allows them to learn play and grow. Since 1992

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Cubo Modular

Zahra envisions a Philippines where everyone has a place to call home. She co-founded Cubo,a construction company that offers affordable, sustainable, and dignified housing for low-income workers. Cubo's modular units are made of engineered

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Plastic Bank Philippines

Dhang is keeping plastic waste off the oceans by transforming it into an economic tool with Plastic Bank Philippines. Plastic Bank is compensating plastic collectors, building ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities, and reintroducing

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Numbers that Matter

Gina supports Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with their accounting and human resources needs.  Her  work with fellow remote consultants at Numbers That Matter provides social enterprises with tailor-fitted solutions to simultaneously

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Weave Good

Mich incorporates Filipino textile and craftsmanship in each hat she creates. Her Weave Good label stands on core values of socio-economic empowerment for underserved communities, cultural preservation, and ethical and sustainable use of ethnic

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Agrabah Ventures Inc.

Josephine connects farmers and fishers to consumers and enterprises through the Agrabah online platform. Products are directly sourced from more than 5,000 farmers and fisherfolks across the Philippines. Agrabah helps companies build stable

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Ethnicoco

Kamille is making full use of her Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering background to transform agricultural waste into paper packaging. Fresh out of university, Kamille founded Ethnicoco, an enterprise looking to turn devalued coconut wastes

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Filipina Homebased Moms

MK is helping mothers work from home, allowing them to bond with their children while earning steady income. Her Filipina Homebased Moms group enables mothers to seek freelance online work, create networks, consult with experts, and join

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Maranao Collectible Service Cooperative

Salika uplifts the lives of fellow Internally Displaced People (IDPs) through weaving. The Maranao Collectible Service Cooperative she co-founded creates heirloom Iangkit pieces to both preserve cultural tradition and provide livelihood. Born in

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Happy Helpers

Maan is cleaning homes and transforming lives with Happy Helpers, an enterprise that trains mothers from underprivileged communities to be professional house helpers. Happy Helpers provides quality cleaning and housekeeping services to small

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Balik Batik

Veronica is on a mission to spread love for Filipino weaves and batik fabric. Her Balik Batik enterprise fuses traditional and modern, producing handwoven everyday items like wallets and cardigans using local fabric and weaving techniques.

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SlashIgnite Inc.

Noreen sees innovation as the driver of sustainable growth. She works with SlashIgnite to harness multidisciplinary talent to solve social challenges. SlashIgnite acts as a social enterprise catalyst that incubates businesses, and provides

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Refill on the Road (Salin Philippines)

Krishia has 7 years of experience in building and creating user-centered products, services, processes and organizations. She embarked on tackling the issue of the plastic waste, specifically the reduction of people's consumption and dependency

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Pure Oceans

As founder of marine conservation social enterprise Pure Oceans, Pia is committed to finding solutions to one of the toughest real-world problems in the Philippines: ocean plastic waste. She works hard to tap the national government and push for

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WOWLEAP

Carmen is a staunch advocate of persons with disabilities. Her track record in the field of disability started way back in 1987.  As the founding president of Women With disabilities Leap to Social and Economic Progress (WOW Leap Inc.) she

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PumaPodcast

Aishah is the Head of Branded Content Development at PumaPublic Productions. She has also worked as Director of Sales and Fundraising. Prior to joining PumaPublic Production, she worked for a non-profit organization called Smarter Good, Inc.

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Coffee for Peace

Joji is the CEO of Coffee For Peace, Inc. (CFP) and the Ina at PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI). The partnership between CFP and PBCI in advocating Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles and practices has garnered her an award from the

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Seges Co-Farming Philippines,Inc.

Nelben is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Seges Co-Farming Philippines transforms the livelihood and supply chain of rural communities to become livable

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Melith's Handicraft

Kimberly is a professional with more than seven (7) years of volunteer experience in community organizing, capacity-building and project implementation, and six (6) years of extensive experience in project management, proposal development and

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ATBP Co.

auline is a BS Accountancy graduate of University of Santo Tomas and is a certified public accountant. Believing in the mission of ATBP, she joined the team in October 2018 and has continued to build her expertise in accounting and taxation

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Malingkat Enterprise

Faw has been focused on promoting Muslim culture, advocating love for the Philippines and its traditions, and empowering women to be independent. She started her entrepreneurial journey in her mid-30s. Last year, her enterprise was named one of

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Loved Volunteers

Inah is committed to promoting the value of education through providing enriching activities and quality learning materials. She continuously engages and develops projects that inspire young minds as in the case of Love Education Philippines

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Green Releaf Initiative

Sarah is a regenerative solutions designer weaving advocacy, non-profit management, and consultancy experiences in environmental education, cultural heritage, peacebuilding, and humanitarian assistance for the last 20  years. After responding to

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Youth for Mental Health Coalition

Alyannah is a youth leader with 10 years of experience in civic engagement and was the recipient of 2019 ASEAN Youth Awards. She is slated to be the upcoming chairperson of the Youth for Mental Health Coalition, an organization that was integral

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ANTHILL Fabric Gallery

Anya is the Princess Ant/ Co Founder and Managing Director of ANTHILL Fabric Gallery. Anya’s strong passion in addressing cultural degradation and creating sustainable livelihood for weaving communities has led her to building a recognized, multi

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Scherz Indigenous Creations

Scheree is the founder of SCHERZ Indigenous Creations, a social enterprise training indigenous young people as well as grassroots women and micro entrepreneurs for disaster preparedness. Previously, Scheree’s work has focused on child protection

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AccessiWheels

Eva is the Chief Operating Officer of AccessiWheels, a social enterprise working on providing transportation to get people with mobility problems to where they want to be. Within just a year, Accessiwheels has operated in 18 cities and has worked

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Rurungan sa Tubod Foundation

Rosal  is the Business Development Director of Rurungan sa Tubod, an organization creating alternative livelihood for women in poverty-stricken areas in Palawan. Simultaneously, Rosal manages other business endeavors such as Rurugan Sunday Market

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Virtualahan

Rosa  is a licensed nurse who has been awarded for her work in mental institutions. She has been working online for 8+ years and has been building communities for over 5  years. She is also the co-founder of Virtualahan, a pioneering tech social

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AHA! Behavioral Design

Inna is a Business Account Manager at AHA! Behavioral Design where she spearheads the growth of the organization and builds a strong, long-lasting relationship with clients. AHA! utilizes science-based, high-impact, scalable, and cost-optimal

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The Center For Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS)

Larissa is the Development Coordinator of CANVAS, an organization that advocates for art as a vehicle for children to love reading among children. To date, CANVAS has shared 300,000 books to poor communities across the Philippines, from Batanes

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INDI and Sumika Collectives

Wryneth, a social anthropology graduate from Sagada, is passionate in working with the youth of the rural Cordilleras. She was born into a culturally-grounded Kankanaey family, and has been engaged in community work for the Indigenous People for

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