DTI, WomenBizPH ink deal to strengthen support to women entrepreneurs

As Women’s Business Council Philippines prepares for their 25th anniversary in 2022, they were delighted to announce the affirmation of long-standing partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

The agreement affirms DTI and WomenBizPH mutual commitment to promote inclusive growth for the country through economic interventions that are enabling, innovative and job-generating.

DTI recognizes the important roles that women-owned and women-led small, medium, large, national, and multinational business enterprises play in nation-building.

WomenBizPH serves as role models for women in business and corporations and acts as change agents to forge political and business influence as lead organizer of Philippine women’s business groups.

“DTI recognize the Women’s Business Council Philippines or WomenBizPH as the leading voice of women in commerce, and for inspiring and empowering women in the Philippines. And as a valued partner of the DTI, WomenBizPh has helped us to promote national growth through economic interventions that are enabling, innovative, job-generating, and inclusive for women,” according to Secretary Ramon M. Lopez.

“Moving forward, we believe that women entrepreneurs should adopt innovation and competitiveness to thrive and succeed in today’s increasingly challenging and ever-shifting economic landscape. Through this agreement, DTI and WomenBizPH can provide an enabling environment that will equip women entrepreneurs with the right mindset and knowledge to become innovative and competitive in the post-pandemic future,” the Trade chief added.

The MOA was signed by Secretary Lopez witnessed by Regional Operations Group Undersecretary Blesila A. Lantayona, Director Jerry T. Clavesillas, and Director Lydia R. Guevarra from DTI, Mylene Romualdez Abiva and Monette Iturralde-Hamlin from WomenBizPH witnessed by Atty. Benedicta Du-Baladad.

Present also at the virtual signing were Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Chairwoman Sandra S. Montano of the Philippine Commission of Women (PCW), and Undersecretary Marjorie N. Jalosjos of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DTI and WomenBizPH will work together to fully empower women entrepreneurs and help our nation build back giving our people a better quality of life.


Stay updated with news and information from the Department of Trade and Industry by visiting their website at dti.gov.ph.

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