An Event Invitation: “COMMUNICATING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: How Women Leaders Engage Communities”

Apart from doing some job searching, I still manage to find time to improve myself on what I find most interesting and most passionate about, so that I may also discover more about myself. Since I’m still unemployed as of the moment, I don’t want to remain stagnant and just settle for what I have learned in school. Learning should always be a constant thing if you want to improve.

And so, with this, on behalf of SMARTER GOOD and WRITER’S BLOCK PHILIPPINES, with official media partner BUSINESSWORLD, I would like invite you to: 

Communication for Social Change - Smarter Good

“COMMUNICATING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: How Women Leaders Engage Communities”on AUG 20th, Tues, 1-5pm at Top Shelf, Fully Booked BGC

Featuring 5 women leaders:

JANE LEU (Founder/CEO, SMARTER GOOD) A leading social innovator and entrepreneur, Jane has been on the founding side of numerous enterprises, among them Upwardly Global and Smarter Good, a global social enterprise for social sector organizations. An expert in global migration and workforce issues, she has been recognized by the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, the Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership program, and the Draper Richards Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, to name a few. Jane’s work has been covered extensively by the press including CNN, Time, BBC, the Wall Street Journal, and most recently, Forbes magazine. She holds a MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA from Tufts University.

SHEILA LINA (President/CEO, SHOPINAS) As President/CEO, Sheila founded Shopinas.com, to provide a dynamic platform that works to advance the online shopping experience of Filipinos, locally and abroad, while engaging and empowering the local entrepreneurial community. She holds key positions in several other organizations, among them, as the youngest and only female governor in the PBA Board of Governors. She also heads a non-profit called Society for Spiritual Awakening. Sheila graduated from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern’s School of Business.

ROS JUAN (Founder, TweetUp MNL) Ros is an advocate of social media for social good, leading and participating in causes such as #rescuePH and Twestival Manila. She recently led efforts in organizing Women On The Web with Google for Entrepreneurs. A digital strategist specializing in social media integration, Ros is passionate about community-building and collaboration, helping the offline go online and enabling netizens to interact offline. She holds a BS in Communications Technology Management from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Certificate in Mandarin Language from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

MARIA RESSA (Founder/CEO, Rappler) Maria is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network that combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. She has been a journalist in Asia for more than 25 years, most of them as CNN’s bureau chief in Manila (1987-1995), then Jakarta (1995-2005). For 6 years, Maria determined strategic direction for ABS-CBN, heading the largest multi-platform news operation in the Philippines and redefining journalism by combining traditional broadcast, new media and mobile phone technology for social change. She has taught for her alma mater, Princeton University and the University of the Philippines.

ANA SANTOS (Co-Founder, WRITER’S BLOCK PHILIPPINES) A journalism graduate of the University of the Philippines, Ana is a freelance writer, author, columnist and correspondent for international media agencies. Her work has been published in Women’s Health Philippines, Metro magazine, Working Mom and IRIN News under the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). A strong advocate of women’s issues in relation to sexual reproductive health rights and HIV/AIDS awareness, she founded SexAndSensibilities.com which aims to empower young Filipinas by giving them accurate, honest and culturally-appropriate information about sexual health.

The event is for 1-day only and there are limited seats.

Engage, Inspire, Collaborate, Network!

Learning Investment at Php 350.00.

Book your seat through writersblock.ph@gmail.com. For questions, you may also contact andrea@smartergood.com.

So for those who are interested in pursuing a career in development or social entrepreneurship, I bet this event will be very beneficial and worthwhile. See you there! 🙂

Disclaimer: I’m not part of the organizing team of this event. It just so happened that I wanted to market it in my blog. All bookings and inquiries regarding this event should be addressed to the emails given above. 🙂

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