Assumption College. Called To Lead.

In Assumption, we believe women are called to lead. Our commitment to academic excellence, social responsibility, and faith and spirituality bring forth women leaders who are women of faith, women of action. We help young women find their voice and give them a solid inner core of self-confidence so they can act, speak up, be recognized, be heard. Today, we …

Leukemia Survivor Ikee Defies Odds by Securing Olympics Berth

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee defied the odds and secured an Olympics berth after the leukaemia survivor won the women’s 100-metre butterfly at the national championships on Sunday, less than eight months after she returned to competition. Ikee pumped her fist and received a hug from her competitor in the next lane after finishing in 57.77 seconds, qualifying her for …

The Young Woman at the Forefront of the Coca-Cola Bottler’s Strategies

Set against every possible criterion, overseeing the long-term vision of a beverage giant whose footprint spans the entire country is a career-defining accomplishment. For Andrea Cheng—Strategic Planning Director of Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc., the youngest member of its senior leadership team—the sprawling scope of her work is just par for the course; handling the strategic solutions for a company that …

Women for women

Successful women are unselfishly sharing their stories of empowerment for other women to rise above their own challenges. Four women in fact recounted breaking gender norms and defying the odds during a recent webinar offered by Malayan Insurance Co. Inc. entitled “When Life Gives You Lemons”. The event was spearheaded by its We Women program segment in partnership with the …

We Women is now on Facebook!

Here’s another reason to celebrate the International Women’s Day! Starting  March 8, 2021, you can now catch all the latest updates about the We Women program and Stela Solutions on the We Women Facebook page! Enjoy various content especially curated for women including news and feature stories, as well as webinars and other interesting videos. You may also connect with us …

As Pandemic Took Hold, Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women

Job losses, urban isolation, household burdens: Covid-19 has compounded the pressures on women, raising alarms in a country that has worked to reduce some of the world’s highest suicide rates. TOKYO — Not long after Japan ramped up its fight against the coronavirus last spring, Nazuna Hashimoto started suffering panic attacks. The gym in Osaka where she worked as a personal trainer …

Article and image originally posted on Inquirer

Studies have found that the field is plagued by a singular problem of gender bias. The latest evidence comes from the types of questions posed at seminars. A few years ago, the economists Alicia Sasser Modestino and Justin Wolfers sat at the back of a professional conference and watched Rebecca Diamond, a rising star in their field, present her latest …

Global survey shows PH with highest percentage of women in senior corporate roles

MANILA, Philippines—Almost half of senior leadership positions in mid-market businesses in the Philippines are now held by women, the highest proportion among the 29 large economies surveyed annually by global consultancy firm Grant Thornton. More importantly, the 48 percent of senior corporate positions held by women in the country is higher than 43 percent in 2020 and represents a marked …

Malayan Insurance: Nine decades, new normal, new CEO

MANILA Philippines — Just like the changing of the seasons, Malayan Insurance Co., Inc. has persevered to offer timely protection for the Filipino people, while celebrating 91 years of service this 2021. Last year, many businesses suffered the ill-effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), with Malayan Insurance being no exception. The leading non-life insurance company still provided relevant products …

Japan’s ruling party wants more women at meetings, but stay quiet

TOKYO — After a sexism row sparked by Tokyo Olympics chief’s saying women talked too much at meetings, Japan’s ruling party wants women at key meetings – but only if they don’t talk. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has proposed a new plan that allows five female lawmakers to join the party’s key meetings as observers. Toshihiro Nikai, the party’s …