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Oakland 9/14 Event: “Pinay So Fly” – Headshots + Clothing & Jewelry Swap


Photoshoot, Clothing & Jewelry Swap
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Entrepinays Summit is proud to partner with UpperCloud Media & Bijoux Salon on our LAST monthly meetup before our big annual summit in October! This month we’ll be partnering with a gang of amazing photographers, stylists, makeup artists, and pinays on a multi-faceted event designed to help you look and feel your best!


Headshot Photography by featured pinay photographers. Each Entrepinay will come away with 3 amazing new professional headshots for your personal use! Space is limited. See below for all our amazing pinay Photoshoot Partners!


All are welcome to participate! Bring any clothes or jewelry that you no longer want, and trade them in – one pinay’s basura is another’s treasure 😉 For every piece of clothing/jewelry piece you bring, you’ll receive 1 ticket that you can exchange for another piece of clothing/jewelry.

What kind of clothes should I bring? Think stuff you’d sell at Buffalo Exchange, not the kind you’d donate to Goodwill.


We’re so happy to have Infanta Lambanog sponsoring a special happy hour during the event! Look forward to a delicious signature cocktail to pair with your photo and shopping experience.

RSVP here!

Featured Photographers:

Lyka Orhel
Muirgheal Forro
Catelyn Manansala
Adrienne Orilla

Hair Styling by:

Marian Ha | @marianha_sf

Featured Make-up Artists:

Ann Gail Dela Cruz | @BrownAnnBeautiful
ShantelDLe Reyes
Jennifer Rivera

Featured Fashion Stylists:

Rona Navales | @ronanavales

Florals by:

Krisha Militante | @diosablooms


Any and all PINXYS are welcome including trans women and non-binary people. You DON’T have to be an Entrepinay to attend and participate in the clothing & jewelry swap! Priority for headshots will be given to Entrepinays who currently run their own business.


40 people for headshots / 100 people for the general event


$5 General Admission
$55 for those doing headshots

RSVP here!

Upper Cloud Media is a partner in your dreams. We approach every relationship with a high level of authenticity, gratitude, and imagination. Beyond providing quality deliverables, we have an unrelenting desire to build experiences that inspire you and your company to become limitless in possibility. We are fun, critical, communicative, explorative and have unique processes and solutions to help you live and communicate your vision and brand. We are curators of hope. Well-versed culture shapers that observe trends and pioneer new ideas.

Entrepinays Summit is a nonprofit online community and annual event that brings together Filipina/Pinay entrepreneurs with the mission to “build sisterhood in the hustle.” For a full list of Entrepinays events and monthly meetups, check out www.entrepinays.com/events.

Bijoux started out as a diamond in the rough in 2011, and over the years has become a polished little gem. Conveniently located in the heart of Union Square, our full-service salon is where hair meets art and design. Our talented team of highly-skilled hair stylists and makeup artists cater to a diverse clientele and is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. We are great at what we do, and our passion for our craft means we are constantly evolving through continuing education. As a small business in San Francisco, we understand how vital it is to have the support of our local community and we are committed to doing our part to give back to those around us. We feature art from local artists and have a curation of beautiful jewelry from designers in our creative community. Come and have a unique experience with us!

Magpie Alchemy + UpperCloud Media

“Glenda was the one who was sending me invites to the Entrepinays Summit throughout the year [in 2018]. And just walking into the space last October, I almost started to cry, because being a Filipina creative in a place like Sac can be lonely, so it was a blessing to discover a place like the Entrepinays Summit. Hearing all the stories being shared, seeing how dope all the Pinays were at this summit, it changed my life.”


Reflecting on her path to the 2018 Entrepinays Summit, which spurred her move into full-time operations of her botanical and herbal medicine brand Magpie Alchemy, Jamie Cardenas describes collaborating with longtime friend and Entrepinays board member Glenda Macatangay on the first crucial step of her small business launch — the branding process — and how this work led both women to a much deeper connection with the Entrepinays community.


“When me and my husband Lucas decided to go full time, we were contacted by Shark Tank, but we knew we wanted to go with Glenda and UpperCloud. So we started with Glenda on an overhaul of our brand and our vibe, and redid our logo and developed our marketing strategy, that also included a launch event with friends and family to celebrate the new face of our company,” Jamie says.

“Jamie is such an inspiring person, and does so many things; she is an artist, a photographer, and she curates all their merchandising, so we did our best to capture the brilliance and genius. The final outcome really came together so strong because of Jamie and Lucas’s strong attention to detail and commitment to cultural tradition and rooted botanical and herbal medicine,” Glenda says.


By imbuing the new Magpie Alchemy brand with the DNA and collective hustle of the Entrepinays community, Glenda and Jamie have planted a flag in the ground — an unwavering belief that the Filipina community itself is all that’s necessary for transformative growth.

I have a very strong and intuitive feeling that this work we’re doing as Entrepinays is going to be some of the most important work that happens in the Filipino community. It’s bigger than what we have already done — the level of collaboration and the people at the table are so well-seasoned in their crafts, knowledge, and expertise. But it’s this combining of forces that continues to surprise us with how rapid and how impactful the movement grows, without being completely driven in a specific direction. So what I would hope for this community is that there continues to be a tremendous amount of reflection in how we lead, how we show up in true sisterhood, Pinayism,  — and resist defaulting to a business as usual approach. We will continue to elevate the quality of life of Pinays all around if we commit to the process with integrity and innovation,” Glenda says.

In this way, Jamie and Glenda’s connection reflects what’s so significant and special about the work of all members of the Entrepinays community: that each project serves as both an endeavor of identity and love for the individual creatives, and a site of inspiration for other Filipina entrepreneurs.

“Me and Glenda’s partnership is proof that when there is representation at the table, it can really create this environment for you to thrive. I never thought a space like Entrepinays could be created — like Glenda said, that experience alone gave me permission and courage to say ‘I can do this. And I don’t have to do it alone.’ I feel it’s going to encourage more people and allow them to feel like, ‘They are proof, so why can’t I do the same?’ The summit is a movement, and it’s going to give other Pinays that form and space to collaborate with other Pinays and really make some fucking magic,” Jamie says.

Importantly, both Jamie and Glenda see sustained, organic, and intricate growth of the Filipina entrepreneurship network as an auspicious aspects of what this generation of Entrepinays will leave as its legacy.

“When you get Pinays in business, you start creating systems and mechanisms that change our daily lives, a lot of our business concepts are in response to a need in our families and communities— that’s when it moves beyond just an idea, a product, a summit, and becomes ‘Hey, every aspect of my daily life is enriched because of the offerings of my sister Pinays.”

That’s really where the culture and the mindset shifts. To where that inspiration goes beyond those four walls, one day a year. To where it’s embedded in my daily rituals and routines. I go to FOB Kitchen for our happy hours, I use Magpie Alchemy products to decompress and care for myself and my kids, to rocking a shirt that makes a statement and invites dialogue from Kumare Culture, to my home being a place of peace from the support of The Organization Organization and my work space being tremendously artful and inspiring with designs from BlackReynbow. The list goes on. I spend my money on Pinay owned businesses because of the quality and utter dopeness and because when you support a Pinay, she supports everyone.” 

Written by Paul Barrera. 

San Francisco 8/24 Event: Vision Stands with Entrepinays Speaker Coach Ning Recio

Master Your Vision” Workshop

with Entrepinays Speaker Coach Ning Recio
Do you have an amazing business idea, or a business already in progress?
Are you struggling to communicate the future vision of your business, your bigger picture goals, or just need some clarity of vision to community it better and more powerfully?

Join us at this interactive Workshop Session with Entrepinays Summit Speaker Coach, Ning Recio, and Entrepinays Founder, Gina Rosales. We will utilize an amazing exercise called “Vision Stands” to help you dig deep to uncover your bigger picture values, vision, and goals for your business, and help you speak it loud and proud to the world. 

Who is the event for?

Self-identified Entrepinays and aspiring Entrepinays, including trans women and non-binary people, who have an active business or business idea in progress.

Capacity & Cost:

Free with RSVP. This is a POTLUCK event, so please bring something to share for eating or drinking.


Space is limited to 35 people. Priority will be given to Entrepinays who currently own and operate a business, but all applications will be considered!

sign up & apply here

Bay Area 7/27 Event – Adobo Cookoff at 7 Mile House

The 3rd Annual Adobo Cook-Off for a Cause is back!

Join us on July 27, 2019 wherein the 7 Mile House Famous Pork Adobo will be challenged by other adobo recipes nominated by YOU, our customers.

The Adobo Cook-Off will benefit Entrepinays, a nonprofit online community and annual event that brings together Filipina/Pinay entrepreneurs with the mission to “build sisterhood in the hustle.” Proceeds will benefit the Entrepinays Summit Scholarship Program for aspiring Entrepinays.

Ticket Price Includes:

– ALL YOU CAN DRINK Red Horse Beer

– ALL YOU CAN EAT Jasmine Rice

– Tastings of each adobo entry

– One vote for your favorite adobo!

Last year, all proceeds from the event benefited St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church and we raised $1,750 for the organization. Read all about the event recap here–we can’t wait for you to taste all the yummy adobo!

Buy your ticket here!

Call for Pinay Creatives!

Entrepinays and Upper Cloud Media are so excited to be partnering up for a fun day filled with our favorite womxn creatives around the Bay Area.
Our goal is simple:

Bring our pinay community together to support our pinay entrepreneurs (aka Entrepinays)!

The event will consist of a few components:
  1. HEADSHOT DAY: Limited spots available with priority given to current Entrepinays who own a business.
  2. CLOTHING & JEWELRY SWAP: All self-identified pinays welcome! 
  3. And of course, we’ll have a HAPPY HOUR & MUSIC going on throughout the day 🙂 
We’re looking for pinay creatives to be a part of our day! We need:

All who are involved with the event will receive a special feature on the Entrepinays Instagram page and website! And we’ll ask all pinays who get headshots to tag you in their photos.

Date of Event:

September 14th at the Upper Cloud Media office in Oakland. 

Ready to get involved?


Pinayism in Tech Panel 6/19

We had an amazing time co-hosting the first “Pinayism in Tech” panel in partnership with General Assembly!

Did you miss the event? No worries, because we recorded it!

Check out the livestream recording below:

This year we will feature 3 types of talks:

  • Saturday Workshops and Panels: ~1 hour workshops and panels open to all attendees at the summit

  • Saturday Lightning Talks: 4-minute presentation/speech based on the prompt: “How I Entrepinay” (only 8 slots available)

  • Sunday Workshops: *NEW THIS YEAR!* 2-4 hour workshops with small groups the day after the summit

We’re also looking for your IDEAS & REQUESTS:

  • Who do YOU want to see speak at Entrepinays? 
  • What kind of topics do you want to learn about?
Let your voice be heard, and let’s share our stories with the world!

Deadline to apply is June 18, 2019.

submit your ideas & apply here

San Francisco 6/19 Event: Pinayism in Tech


Entrepinays Summit is excited to partner with General Assembly to host this amazing panel that will explore how we can find our voices as Pinays in spaces that power the Internet.

We are going to be joined by 4 prolific personalities who are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their panel discussion will bring up topics such as Pinayism, identity, expectations, imposter syndrome, competition in the tech space, and how we can use tech to create support systems and foster self care.

The concept of Pinayism is defined by Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales as “the complexity of the intersections where race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, spirituality/religion, educational status, age, and place of birth” and its relation to our individual and collective lived experiences. This program will explore the many layers of a Pinay and the many topics that affect them.

Speakers are subject to change without notice.

This event is open to all genders and backgrounds — anyone who supports the careers of women and those identifying as women in business and tech are welcome to attend.

General Assembly SF recognizes the need for safe spaces for women and people with marginalized gender identities to discuss or challenge viewpoints, to ask questions without judgement and to share experiences with a like-minded community. We ask that you keep an open mind to create a supportive safe space that fosters conversation and exchange of opinions, ideas and questions. More info at https://generalassemb.ly/locations/san-francisco.


Entrepinays is a nonprofit online community and annual event that brings together Filipina/Pinay entrepreneurs with the mission to “build sisterhood in the hustle.” For a full list of Entrepinays events and monthly meetups, check out www.entrepinays.com.

You MUST RSVP to attend as space is limited.


Call for Speakers & Workshop Proposals – Entrepinays 2019

Calling all Entrepinay Speakers, Workshop Teachers, and Leaders!

Last year’s inaugural Entrepinays Summit was magical and epic at the same time. So many tears shed, so many friendships made, and so many lessons learned. Relive the Summit and watch last year’s Lightning Talks & Panels here. Read More

San Francisco 5/16 Meetup: Identity & Inclusivity with Andrea Barrica (O.School)

Our first March meetup was a success, and we’re excited to continue with our monthly meetup series happening until our 2nd annual summit on October 5-6, 2019.

Join us on May 16th at WeWork Mission St for our May meetup where we’ll be talking with Andrea Barrica, the Founder of O.School, about IDENTITY and INCLUSIVITY in our community.


Andrea Barrica is CEO/co-founder of O.school, an online shame-free platform for pleasure education, powered by live-streaming and chat. Previously, Andrea co-founded YC-backed accounting and tax platform, inDinero.com, where she led sales and operations. She also served as a venture partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at 500 Startups, one of the world’s most active, global seed funds.


O.school is building a shame-free space by offering pleasure education through live streaming and moderated chat. O.school aims to help billions of people unlearn shame, heal from sexual trauma, develop skill sets to communicate what they want and don’t want, discover new sexual desires in a LGBTQ-friendly and judgment-free space, and most of all — own their desires.


Any self-identified Entrepinay, aspiring Entrepinay, and pinay supporters. Trans women, queer, nonbinary, and gender fluid people are welcome. Limited to 40 people.


IG: @entrepinays | FB: facebook.com/entrepinays


Shout out to our venue sponsor, WeWork Mission!

Learn more about WeWork Mission here.

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