Payoneer, the world’s leading cross-border payments platform hosted their very first Payoneer WOMENtrepreneurs Meetup: Connect with women leading the Philippines outsourcing sector event at WeWork Menarco Tower in Bonifacio Global City as part of the International Women’s Month celebration.
WOMENtrepreneurs Meetup kicked-off through an announcement of the company’s new
Country Manager for the Philippines, Monique Avila. "I am honored to take
on this new role and lead Payoneer's growth in the Philippines. This is a
milestone for the team here in the country; a testament to the contributions of
Filipino women in the workplace and how our local BPO industry continues to
thrive, especially with women at the helm,” shared Monique.
The event was filled
with in-depth learnings as it featured female BPO leaders who shared their
experiences and offered valuable advice on how women can continue to thrive in
the outsourcing sector. It also became an excellent opportunity for women
entrepreneurs to network, learn from each other, and gain valuable insights
into how to overcome challenges and succeed in the industry.
Gina Romero, Founder
of Connected Women, stared off as she shared insights on how technology and
social responsibility can create opportunities for women. "Connected Women
is committed to providing equal access and opportunities for Filipino women
freelancers in the dynamic AI industry. Through our community-as-a-service
model and commitment to inclusive innovation, we're making this vision a reality."
Romero said as she wanted to highlight that the people from the BPO sector also
benefited from these new technologies as it provided employment through a
“To be able to build
trust within our companies, we need to create a culture where we give utmost
importance to honesty and sincerity in the feedback that we deliver. In
addition, as employers we need to learn how to acknowledge the hard work that
they exert through timely recognition - this is the kind of environment that our
workplace should exhibit as trust coincides with relationships,” Tonichi
Achurra-Parekh answered when she was asked on how to build trust within the
work-environment by one of the audience after her talk. Tonichi is the Vice
President of Delivery of Concentrix.
The panel discussion
was led by Marge Aviso, CEO of Telework Philippines, Vanessa Janssen who is the
President of Guerilla Staffing Solutions, and the founder and CEO of
ScaleExperts, Pam Baluyo. All of them were able to address how they became the
female leaders they are today and they discussed the importance of taking space
and thriving as a woman in the business industry.
“Payoneer has long
been an advocate of helping women business owners go beyond and experience
boundless growth. We recognize the significant role that women play in the
global economy and we are dedicated to helping them achieve their full
potential. This is why we had the Payoneer WOMENtrepreneurs Meetup as we’re
creating spaces where entrepreneurs and leaders can learn and thrive,” Jen San
Antonio, Marketing Lead for Emerging Markets, APAC shared in her closing
Payoneer is the world’s
go-to partner for digital commerce, everywhere. From borderless payments to
boundless growth, Payoneer promises any business, in any market, the
technology, connections and confidence to participate and flourish in the new
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entrepreneurs in emerging markets to the world’s leading digital brands.
From over 5M customers,
Payoneer is trusted by the World’s leading digital brands serving over 2,000
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