Virtual assistant online platform, Connected Women Jobs partners with Department of Communications and Technology (DICT) and Facebook to provide digital literacy programs for women via the #SheMeansBusiness initiative.
With the growing number of women CEOs and entrepreneurs, it is evident that more women are inspired to reach their goals and follow their dreams. During the launch, #SheMeansBusiness was explained as an online platform which aims to empower entrepreneurial women by having an avenue for them to make valuable connections, inspire others and provide opportunities.
Connected Women Jobs signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the DICT to provide specialized program for women to develop digital skills. The module for learning have been provided by Facebook through their #SheMeansBusiness initiative and will be rolled out across Tech4ed centers nationwide.
Connected Women’s CEO and Co-Founder Gina Romero shares that it is her personal mission to improve the lives of women by creating awareness about location-independent work opportunities. “Women have many options to work online now. Connected Women is here to help Filipino women access global work opportunities without having to leave home”, Romero said.
Ruth Yu-Owen, Connected Women’s Co-Founder and COO said “Collaborating with partners like Facebook and DICT means we can reach women in all parts of the Philippines, from North to South, Gina and I are determined to make sure no woman is left behind.”
Co-led by Connected Women and Bayan Academy, #SheMeansBusiness Philippines has trained more than 400 women through six workshops in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi, with at least seven more key cities, target through events planned this year.
With reports from Marga Bellosillo, The Manila Times.