The Asia Women’s Summit 2019, held recently at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, focused on empowering the women and developing the nation. Presented by Airspeed and Bio-Oil, the summit gathered a roster of inspiring female powerhouses who shared how they overcame their obstacles while juggling their careers, relationships, and lives.
Speakers encouraged and motivated the audience with their own stories of successes, struggles, and lessons learned that have helped shape them into the strong women they are today.
Among the summit’s speakers were Department of Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat, who shared her advocacy for sustainable tourism in the Philippines. Multi-platinum songwriter Jana Stansfield serenaded the crowd with an empowering song celebrating women, while maritime industry expert Atty. Iris Baguilat focused on employee engagement and satisfaction in the workplace. MFT Group of Companies CEO Mica Tan spoke on family legacy, and ABS-CBN Foundation Managing Director Susan Afan closed off the summit by showing how empowering women is an important part of nation building. Moderating the morning panel of speakers was another powerhouse female, Rosemarie P. Rafael, the Chairman and President of logistics company Airspeed, who continue to thrive in a male-dominated industry for over 30 years.
Asia Women’s Summit continues to break boundaries and lift women up year after year, and 2019’s summit was no different. As aptly said by Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat: “Our nation’s success largely depends on us, women. We can fight, we can achieve, we can dream. As this program pushes, ‘All our dreams are awaiting our action.”