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Written by Kelly Punzalan Edited by Victoria Albitos Many of our favorite brands and companies began as small startups that went on to become highly successful ventures‒ Amazon, Canva, Grab, Lazada, Angkas, just to name a few. In the past few years, local entrepreneurs of all ages have jumped on the startup train and have made waves across different industries. Filipina women make up a significant percentage of these entrepreneurs, empowering women… Read More

Written by Dana Praise Guerrero Edited by Anna Kristina Divinagracia New year, new you (as they’d say)! Time to leave those filthy habits behind and brush up on those skills, unlock hidden talents, and rekindle lost memory with these sites and programs dedicated to helping you in your artistic and innovative journey. CreativeLive “Pick your passion!” These are the first words that’ll pop up when you come across this website or app…. Read More

Written by: Anna Divinagracia Edited by: Jeri Francine Tavera “The whole of life is just like watching a film,” writer Terry Pratchett once said. Romance, comedy, tragedy; a movie for the bored, for the tired, for the inspired, and for all — a film for every moment, a show for every time. We love to binge-watch our favorite movie trilogies, and we groan at the moment the screen blacks out after the… Read More

Written by: Victoria Albitos Edited by: Lauren Fajardo More than 150 years ago, a star was born; or rather, a girl who would grow up to watch the stars. On December 11, 1863, Annie Jump Cannon was born in Dover, Delaware to Wilson Cannon, a shipbuilder and statesman, and his second wife Mary Jump. As a child, her mother taught her constellations and home economics. She also encouraged her to pursue studying… Read More

Written by: Charmaine Espinueva Wi-Teach is one of the community development initiatives of WiTech that aims to TIE: to Teach, Inspire and Engage with students through sustainable outreach, education and empowerment. The first leg of the WiTeach initiative was launched last August 2-4, 2018 at Marawi City. Students and teachers of the Mindanao State University – University Training Center were taught how to code after computer modules and laptops were donated by… Read More

Chiara Ledesma is a prime example of a woman who found her passion in CS, and continues to overcome all obstacles to pursue her dreams. And with the support of family, friends, and peers, she ultimately knew that a career in tech was truly her calling even though it was not the expected path for women like her. Searching for passion For Chiara, there was never one clear motivation that pushed her… Read More

Written by: Kelly Punzalan Edited by: Lauren Fajardo, Cebo Cruz Interviewed by: Bea Rondon Despite rising numbers of women in animation, the industry is still heavily male-dominated, with only 23.2% of jobs in the field held by women according to Animation Career Review. Marla Rausch thankfully did not have to endure the less-than-ideal treatment that many women in the technology industry are used to. Throughout her career, people naturally had formed biases and… Read More

Written by: Anna Divinagracia Interview by: Emmanuel Cruz

Written by: Gwendolyn Ang Interview by: Audrey Pe, Cebo Cruz, Annika Gozum

Written by: Isaac Lim