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Calling All Wonder Women: 11th N.E.W. Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference this March 2018

When women support each other, incredible things happen. No competition, just women helping each other become better. The upcoming 11th N.E.W. Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference by the Network of Enterprising Women (N.E.W.) presents such avenue for both aspiring and current women entrepreneurs. This March 3, 2018, at Dusit Thani Hotel, Sarika Function Room, Makati City, entrep-women are invited to join hands and take on the business world with strength and confidence representing modern-day wonder women.


The conference focuses on the tagline: “We are all Wonder Women: Know them. Be them. Raise them.” Know them and recognize co-women entrepreneurs who are thriving in the business industry. Be them, have the courage to achieve and be unstoppable of what lies beyond.  And raise them as they radiate strength, compassion, and determination to raise the children of tomorrow.


“N.E.W. has been continuously growing since we started 12 years ago, and the conference is our way of giving back to the women entrepreneur community,” said Myren Garcia, the founder, and president of N.E.W. “We want to give hope and share opportunities with other women who brave the challenging world of business and entrepreneurship.”


Three professional women who are superheroes in their fields of expertise can be expected in this most-awaited event—Audrey Tanco-Uy, managing director of Bizu Catering Studio and CEO and founder of ServeHappy Jobs; Arlene Padua, president of Philippine Marketing Association and president and managing director of Post10 Worldwide Inc.; and Toni Miranda, corporate consultant and image branding coach of Radiance Image Consultancy.


The 11th N.E.W. Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference is supported by The AQA Group, Radiance Image Consultancy, Agape Pastries and Tartines, Nail It!, The French Baker, I Do Nails, Experience Travel, and Living, Mode Devi Publishing, Inc., Manila Standard, Viva, Mellow 94.7, and Write On Track.


For more information about N.E.W. and other details of the conference, visit or follow their Facebook page, To reserve tickets, please call (02) 400-4038 / (0917) 540-8697.

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N.E.W. Pushes Further, Joins International and Local ASEAN Forums

Network for Enterprising Women (N.E.W.) takes it up a notch as they join ASEAN forums to further expand its borders and horizons when it comes to business. From the small meetings done at a café place, N.E.W. is pushing further, thriving to make a mark in the business industry as they participate in a series of local and international forums which expose them to a wide range of information, training, and policies helpful for their endeavors. N.E.W. took part in international ASEAN forums at Singapore and Cambodia this year; the “SRE-ASEAN Community Forum” in Singapore and “ASEAN Plus Three Young Entrepreneurs Forum” in Cambodia. While “The 2nd ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival” and “Forum on Mainstreaming ASEAN Women in Trade of Goods and Services Toward AEC 2025” were local events attended also by the all-women entrepreneur group.

N.E.W.’s participation at ASEAN conferences does not only help them build networks but also serves as a platform for them to connect with and learn from fellow women in understanding the possibilities and challenges of entrepreneurship. Such platform is in line with N.E.W.’s perspective that the combined successes of all would help in boosting individual success as well. Women empowering fellow women do not build friendships but also builds an environment of growth and development. Recognizing and raising awareness of women’s participation and contribution in the business industry paves a way for other aspiring women entrepreneurs to also make their own mark in the said field, as they grow and learn to be skilled and efficient business runners.

“N.E.W. continues to expand its borders and horizons. We have come a long way from where we were in 2006. After a decade, N.E.W. has learned and is still learning about business principles and opportunities that are helpful in building our individual endeavours,” stated by stated by Myren Garcia, founding President. From the small café meetings back then, N.E.W. has reached a whole new horizon for Filipino women entrepreneurs and will continue to strive for more.



Network for Enterprising Women (NEW) is a group founded in 2006 which aims at empowering women to expand their horizons and be free to share their ideas, experiences, and opportunities in the business world. For more information about NEW and how to be a member, check out or visit their Facebook page,



Name:                   Myren Garcia / Koko Tamura

Contact No.:       (02) 908-2558, (0917) 540-8697, (0929) 105 0999


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N.E.W. Joined ASEAN Community Forum 2017 in Singapore with Focus on MSME

MSMEs were front and center at the recently held ASEAN Community Forum in Singapore last March 9 to 10, 2017. The forum was attended by a number of influencers, leaders, and MSM entrepreneurs across ASEAN member nations. The Network for Enterprising Women represented by its founder, Myren Garcia joined the forum to embody Filipina entrepreneurs sector in the Philippines, among other organizations. The forum was organized to discuss major issues affecting MSMEs in the region; as well as to align initiatives in this regard towards ASEAN’s 2025 development goals.

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Uvero was one of the three speakers that took the spotlight at the conference organized by the Network for Enterprising Women (NEW). Her talk entitled, "Moving Mountains: Learning to See the Obstacles as Opportunities" revealed her secret recipes in winning the entrepreneurial race based on her personal experiences in running her business that operates chains of Nail It! Salon, and Agape Pastries and Tartines, among others.

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Last March 4, 2017, during the 10th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference of the Network for Enterprising Women (NEW) at New World Makati Hotel, Ms. Tess Dimaculangan tackled “The Critical Role of Finances in Business Success”.  Tess Dimaculangan is the Managing Partner of Dimaculangan, Dimaculangan and Company CPAs - one of the leading certified public accountant firms in the Philippines. In her lecture, she shared the essentials of financial management and how each one affects all the other aspects of entrepreneurship. She shared that sometimes, the biggest complications of disorganized finances come from failing to do the basic things. Neglecting these basics can easily make resources descend and take its toll on the business.

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