Business Administration Students Get Empowered in the 8th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

Article/News by: Aracel D. Quevada (BSBA-3MM)
Photos by: Cyrile Jael &
Date Posted: March 5, 2016

Ten Thousand business enthusiasts from 200 different colleges and universities join the much awaited 8th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit at World Trade Center, Pasay City last February 18, 2016. With the theme “‘Building Inclusive and Innovative Enterprises’” seventy Eight (78) Cordians and 5 faculty members heard the founding trustee Joey Concepcion said “everybody struggles in life and that is normal. I myself have failed a number of times and I know there are countless of entrepreneurs who failed at first before they experienced the fruits of their perseverance today”. He added “It is not the government who will shape the future of this country. It is you, the future entrepreneurs who encounter the problems and turn them into business opportunities”.

A Filipino women in governance, Grace Poe delivered the inspirational message which focused on providing what entrepreneurs need in order to be globally competitive in this dynamic and complicated world of business. She mentioned her aspirations to widen the micro and small to medium-sized enterprises’ access to financial mechanisms, training and mentorship in order to help them with their businesses. Sen. Poe also said “ I will help entrepreneurs by simplifying the business registration process through Negosyo Centers nationwide”.

Sen. Cynthia Villar and Cong. Leni Robredo were the primary speakers in the first forum. They answered every question coming from the attendees confidently by saying “be successful then help our country” a line given by Sen. Cynthia Villar that somehow says that after you build your own dreams and achieve your personal desires, let yourself be a person for others.

The second forum was spearheaded by the Filipina innovators and Brand Builders, Rosaline Wes, Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, Emma Imperial, Olivia Limpe Aw, Dr. Vivian Sarabia, Laura Bertotto, Myrna Yao, Catherine Dizon and Chit Juan. Each of them answered and shared their perspectives in a simple way that the attendees will surely be affected and can be easily remembered.

The plenary speakers were the award winning broadcast journalist, Ms. Karen Davila, the President & CEO of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Ms. Sandy Prieto-Romualdez and the Beauty queen and celebrity entrepreneur Ms. Miriam Quiambao. All of them shared their inspiring stories and ups and downs experiences, different advices and tips that moved every delegates inside the four corners of World Trade Center.

Also eighteen Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs were awarded in the said event: social entrepreneurs Cristina Liamzon (Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Program), and Fatima Lorenzo (Kythe Foundation); microentrepreneurs Lydia Malot (Lydia’s Nata de Coco), and Teresita Valdez (Viana Food Condiments); small and medium entrepreneurs Amina Aranaz-Alunan (ARANAZ and SoFA Design Institute), Adelfa Borro (Ted’s Oldtime La Paz Batchoy), Delby Bragais (The North Road Image and Fashion Group), Evelyn Lao-Yap (Benby Enterprise), Rossana Llenado (AHEAD Learning System), Rowena Matti (Galileo Enrichment Program), Sherill Quintana (Orsypa Spa Solutions), Yolanda Sevilla (The Leather Collection), Judith Versoza (Aveate Management Group), and Martine Cajucom, Bea Soriano-Dee and Georgina Wilson (Sunnies Studios); and large entrepreneurs Elizabeth Lahoz (Technological Institute of the Philippines), and Abba Napa (The Moment Group).

Cordians go home empowered, inspired and encouraged to dream big, to work hard, and to be the next entrepreneurs of the future. Mrs. Anna Liza B. Mendiola, Mrs. Luzviminda Dunham, Mrs. Melody Canlas, Ms. Krisha Medrano and Sherwin Mark de Oro accompanied the students.

The attendance in the Go Negosyo seminar was made possible thru the support of VP Josefina M. Parentela, SDO Director Dr. Luzviminda Calzado and Dean Arnel L. Cadeliña.

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