Women empowerment isn’t just a catchphrase - it’s a way of life for the women economic leaders coming together at Women’s Market on the 15th of October 2016 at Eastwood CityWalk 2. Dakila - Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, Oxfam and the Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK), in partnership with Muni.Ph, are bringing together strong women leaders and entrepreneurs in a marketplace of good products and even better ideas, in celebration of International Rural Women’s Day.
A diverse selection of products grown, made, and marketed by rural women in the Philippines, such as organic lechon, banigs, earrings, massage oils, jams, and more will be sold at the Women's Market from 10am-7pm. The premiere of a women’s empowerment documentary and a series of talks and performances by women leadership icons will comprise the program from 3pm-6pm.
Armi Millare, musician, Dakila member and WEL advocate emphasizes the importance of women leaders imparting their wisdom to others: “If we can share knowledge that could help those who need to be represented, we should, by all means, take a stand and make a choice—however small—can be a step towards change.”
In addition to Millare, speakers and performers include: Maricris Sarino-Joson of Yabang Pinoy; writer and celebrity mom, Stephanie Zubiri; designer Joyce Makitalo; Charlene Tan of the Good Food Community; artist and Climate Justice advocate Nityalila; Aia de Leon of Imago; Maricel Cua of the Parenting Emporium; Kat Agarrado of Sinosikat; and of course key members of the rural women’s groups, who will share their insights on how women can thrive in diverse roles in business, community, family, and country.
Both events are open to the public, with no entrance fee.