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Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Month This March

A jam-packed lineup of events for the full month



The full month of March is a celebration of women for National Women’s Month, in observance of International Women’s Day. So to celebrate, here’s a jam-packed lineup of carefully curated forums and panel discussions aiming to create a dialogue on women’s issues. Learn from inspirational ladies who thrive and excel in their own respected fields—politics, science and the arts. 


Care to join the conversation?  


Women 2020 Summit



When: March 5, 9:00AM to 5:30PM

Where: Samsung Hall, SM Aura


#Women2020 Summit: Women in the Next Decade is a convergence of women’s rights advocates, human rights activists and civil society partners conversing about significant issues that affect women’s active, effective and productive participation in nation-building and global progress. Learn from the likes of Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Grace Poe and Mayor Joy Belmonte. This year’s theme, I Am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality.


#Women2020 is organized by SPARK! Philippines and UN Women Asia and the Pacific. For more events organized by SPARK! Philippines for the rest of the month, click here


Existential Courage Conference



When: March 7, 2:30PM to 6:30PM

Where: Canva Manila 


Having an existential crisis? Live out your doubts and fears with courage. The Existential Courage Conference, a passion project of Arriane Serafico, is a celebration of hope, courage and persistence. Learn from panelists with different career and life paths including Bianca Gonzalez, Reese Fernandez, Audrey Pe, Anna Oposa, Ayen dela Torre, Yani Hornilla, Carmel Valencia and Trina Tanlapco. Interact with new people with differing perspectives, whether you’re a student, an entrepreneur or a stay-at-home mother. Have an afternoon of mentorship and acquire actionable takeaways worth applying IRL.


Women in Science




When: March 14, 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Where: Areté Ateneo


Areté, in partnership with L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme, is hosting a panel discussion comprised of Filipina scientists with strong, established careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Noteworthy speakers include Rowena Cristina Guevara, Ph.D., Undersecretary for Research and Development from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Clarissa Segismundo from Microsoft Philippines, Antonia Bornas, Chief of Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Prediction Division, PHIVOLCS and more. 


They will discuss how they began and grew in their careers and how the next generation can prepare for careers in STEM.


To register for the panel, click here


She Talks Asia: Stand Up, Feel Seen



When: March 21, 2020

Where: TBA


The annual She Talks Asia conference is back this March 21. The fourth summit, entitled Stand Up, Feel Seen, is centered around the theme of owning your voice and who you are. Keynote speakers include Anna Oposa, Executive Director and Chief Mermaid of Save Philippines Seas (SPS), award-winning former Marvel Studios executive Corinna Vistan-Takahashi, Angely Dub, founder and CEO of Access Travel and Redgynn Alba, TV executive of GMA-7. 


Interested applicants must complete a brief essay and ticket slots will be given to selected submissions. To sign up, click here



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Words Elisa Aquino

Art Alex Lara

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