December 6, 2022

As it prepares for its 25th anniversary in 2022, the Women’s Business Council (WomenBizPH) affirmed its long-standing partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry by signing a memorandum of agreement with the agency.  

The agreement affirms DTI and WomenBizPH’s mutual commitment to promote inclusive growth for the country through economic interventions that are enabling, innovative, and job-generating.  

DTI recognizes the important roles that women-owned and led small, medium, large, national, and multinational business enterprises play in nation building.  

WomenBizPH serves as a role model for women in business and corporations and acts as change agent to forge political and business influence as lead organizer of Philippine women’s business groups.  

“DTI recognizes the WomenBizPH as the leading voice of women in commerce and for inspiring and empowering women in the Philippines. as a valued partner of the DTI, WomenBizPh has helped us promote national growth through economic interventions that are enabling, innovative, job-generating, and inclusive for women,” DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez said.  

“Moving forward, we believe women entrepreneurs should adopt innovation and competitiveness to thrive and succeed in today’s increasingly challenging and ever shifting economic landscape. Through this agreement, DTI and WomenBizPH can provide an enabling environment that will equip women entrepreneurs with the right mindset and knowledge to become innovative and competitive in the post-pandemic future,” he added.  

The MOA was signed by Lopez witnessed by Regional Operations Group Usec. Blesila Lantayona, DTI directors Jerry Clavesillas and Lydia Guevarra and Mylene Romualdez Abiva and Monette Iturralde-Hamlin from WomenBizPH witnessed by Atty. Benedicta Du-Baladad.  

Present also at the virtual signing were Sec. Fortunato dela Pena of the Department of Science and Technology, Philippine Commission of Women Chair Sandra Montano, and Department of the Interior and Local Government Usec. Marjorie Jalosjos. – Press release