Male Champions of Change Philippines2021-01-06T12:41:27+11:00


Officially launched in July 2020, the Philippines Group includes leaders from various industries including Oil and Gas, Logistics, Insurance, Professional Services, Specialty Retail, and Automotive. 

The Members work within organisations and across industries to focus and lead on gender equality, diversity and inclusion, and women’s economic empowerment with a special focus on:

  • Psychosocial and mental health support to employees.
  • Normalising flexible work and work from home arrangements while tracking productivity.
  • Research advocacy for diversity & inclusion policies and programs.
  • Advancing more women into leadership via mentorship and sponsorship. 

The Philippines Group was founded in 2019 through Investing in Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian Government, in partnership with the Philippine Business Coalition of Women Empowerment (PBCWE), and the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN)


Group Convenors

Edgar O. Chua

Chairperson Makati Business Club

Edgar O. Chua is the Chairperson of a number of organisations including the Makati Business Club, the Integrity Initiative, the Philippine Business for Environment, the Philippine Eagle Foundation and the Board of Trustees of DLSU. Edgar is an Independent Director on the Boards of Energy Development Corporation (EDC), Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc (IMI) and Metrobank. 

Aurora ‘Boots’ Geotina-Garcia

Chairperson PhilWEN and

Co-Chairperson PBCWE

Ma. Aurora Geotina-Garcia “Boots” is currently the President of Mageo Consulting Inc., a company providing business advisory and corporate finance services. She is the current Chairperson of the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) and Co-Chairperson of the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE).

Partnering with PBCWE and PhilWEN

PBCWE logo

The Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) was launched in March 2017 through Investing in Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian Government. IW has partnered with the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) to create a business coalition to pursue gender equality in the workplace and women’s economic empowerment nationwide

Philwen logo

The Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) is a consortium of six women’s groups, representing a broad section of industries. PhilWEN advocates the economic empowerment of women through initiatives that encompass a wide age and socioeconomic reach. 


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