On Sunday, October 6th we had our second day of the Entrepinays Summit – an addition that emerged as part of the feedback we received from last year! Our community asked for more time to take a deep dive into topics and to have more time to reflect and this year we were lucky enough to have the space to do so.
We had in-depth workshops like Raynelle Rino’s Kapwa Healing Hike, Ning Recio’s public speaking workshop “Speak Up: Presence & Impact”, Darlene Rabena’s “Get Woke On Legal Issues Affecting Your Business”, Jana Lynne Umipig’s de-colonizing business workshop, Jennifer Navarro-Marroquin’s “Flip Your Money Script” workshop, Gretchen Carvajal of BRWNGRLZ’s spoken word workshop, and #Entrepinoy Anthem Salgado’s business plan workshop.
We closed with a Pulutan Party sponsored by the generous San Miguel at Covo and closed with a unifying “Isang Bagsak” that reminded us both of our shared history and the strong Pinays who came before us as well as the future that we’re all helping build together.
The 2nd Annual Entrepinays Summit has left us feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible community that we’re surrounded by. Make it Mariko is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of Entrepinays Summit every year. On October 5th, we had over 250+ Pinays from across the Bay Area and beyond sharing space at the beautiful Bespoke Event Space for our first day of a weekend summit. This was only our 2nd year, and already we had double the # of days, doubled the workshops, and the people!
Featuring “How I Entrepinay” Lightning Talk Speakers like Allison Tinati aka HUEMAN, Angelia Trinidad the CEO of Passion Planner, financial hype woman Berna Anat of Hey Berna, community leader Raquel Redondiez of SOMA Pilipinas, the Filipino Cultural District in SF, scholar and professor Dr. Allyson Tintiango-Cubales, and so many more amazing womxn, it was a day full of bonding, tears, and learning to stand in our power as Entrepinays.
Planning for this year’s Summit started all the way back in February when we launched Planning Committee applications, and continued for 8 months. We were nervous about expanding the weekend and knew it was going to be a huge experiment to see how large we could grow the event, without losing the intimate connection that we had at Year 1. (Will post a longer blog on this exact topic at a later date.)
Wow, we’re so moved by this beautiful article written by Gelaine Tan Santiago, the Co-Founder of Cambio & Co. So well written and really captures the energy and depth that took place during summit weekend!
Thank you Gelaine for your support, and for teaching an amazing workshop this year. Read More
“We really want to create something that enriches the livelihoods of the Filipino artists that make our products by directly connecting Filipinos in the diaspora – and Filipinos like myself who grew up outside of the Philippines – to our shared heritage.”
Toronto-based entrepinay Gelaine Santiago – who will be leading a workshop on social impact of small business at the 2019 Entrepinays summit – stresses integrity in entrepreneurship. It’s an ethos that provides crucial insights into healthier, more grounded ways of doing business, and living, that support both community and individual success. Read More
The most authentic growth occurs organically. Certainly, success requires planning. But ultimately, openness to unfamiliar experiences, a willingness to take risks, and an appetite for exploring possibilities define the experience of entrepreneurship – and lead to more fruitful innovations and connections.
Connected by Joanne Boston of JB Kollaborations, Diana Halog of Filipino Food Lab and Melody Lorenzo of Sweet Condesa became fast friends at last year’s Entrepinays Summit, and have seen their relationship blossom alongside their individual projects – a friendship that’s centered on supporting one another’s meaningful endeavors. Read More
“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.”Read More
We’ve been seeing all the amazing collaborations that Entrepinays have been doing since our inaugural summit, but know there are more out there. As we jump into 2019, we’d love to hear what you’ve been up to since the inaugural Entrepinays Summit in October.
Have you met up with other Entrepinays, shared a meal, collaborated on an event, or more?
Share with us how you’ve connected with other Entrepinays, and we’ll feature you on our social media pages!