What it takes to be on top: 10 career tips for aspiring women leaders


 QBE GSSC’s women in charge. From L to R: Rachel de Leon, Head of Analytics; Cheng Barrameda, Insurance Services Director; and Jean de Ocampo, Head of Risk and Business Continuity Management

We live in an age where women are more empowered to take charge, pursue their passions, and achieve their goals — whether it is in terms of building a career, taking care of their family, or both. The Philippines is home to many of these strong-willed women. As a matter of fact, these everyday heroines make up 40% of the senior management crowd in the country, and they continue to defy stereotypes by making an impact in whatever industry they choose. They are able to do all this thanks to the empowerment provided by companies which champion diversity and inclusivity. read more

Hidilyn Diaz: The Philippines’ Olympic Pride

Just recently, a Filipino woman brought pride to her country by earning a silver medal in weightlifting in the women’s 53 kg division during the 2016 Rio Olympics, the first medal in Summer Olympics for the country after 20 years. Diaz became the first ever Filipino woman to win an Olympic medal.

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Hidilyn Diaz is the fifth child to her parents, Eduardo and Emelita. She was introduced to weightlifting by her cousin, Allen Jayfrus Diaz. She went to the Universidad de Zamboanga, where she took up a course in computer science but stopped when she was in her 3rd year for she deemed it was not suitable for her and because it distracted her from her training. read more