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21 March 2019 – The Makati Business Club, in partnership with the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE), releases this study looking at the state of women’s participation in the Philippine C-Suite. The study, “Women in the Philippine C-Suite”, focuses on the mid-managers, both male and female, of 129 top Philippine corporations to provide a better understanding on why the number of women dwindles as corporate rank go higher.

This report explains the 4 key interplaying factors – individual, family, corporation culture and societal pressures – that puts a pressure to the rise of women in the corporate ladder. This report also offers insights from CEOs who are leading the women leadership advocacy, as well as offers recommendations for companies to consider to improve gender diversity in their workplaces.

By: Ramon R. del Rosario Jr Education has historically been the domain of academicians. But that now needs to change, given the fast-changing world of work, advances in technology and economic growth that has not resulted in opportunities for all. This was the consensus from the recently held 2019 Higher Education Summit organized by Philippine Business […]

By: Guillermo M. Luz The Philippines has had a spotty record of urban planning. What started out as beautifully master-planned cities generations ago have ended up as cities characterized by congestion and traffic, little or poor access to mass transit, few open spaces, parks and public spaces, and many blighted and derelict sections. And yet we’ve […]

By: Ma. Aurora “Boots” D. Geotina-Garcia Business leaders often receive invitations to regional and international conferences. Sometimes we meet the same personalities or hear the same speakers talk about the same topics. Have you experienced “conference fatigue,” and feel that these gatherings are irrelevant and incapable of bringing about meaningful and fruitful discussions? However, I would […]

By: Edilberto C. de Jesus As with planned caesarean procedures, we know beforehand this baby’s birthday. On Jan. 21, 2019, the people within the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will determine in a plebiscite whether to welcome the birth of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR). But, as with any delivery, we cannot predict with […]