Overcoming adversity, embracing innovation: Filipino entrepreneur “flips” her businesses
01 March 2023
ILO’s Flip Your Biz programme taught Cathy Turvill to look beyond her passion and evaluate the financial viability of her business, which she nearly lost during the pandemic.
Small but fierce
11 February 2023
A Thai woman entrepreneur tells the story of how she resisted the temptation to give up on her business and instead committed to improving her skills and adapting her business strategy during COVID-19.
Shoring up the foundation for a safe, inclusive learning environment
31 January 2023
Training to create a convenient platform to report sexual harassment on campus and a capacity-building exchange to the UK made a huge difference in one Indonesian woman’s life.
Upskilling women migrant workers for the future of work
21 November 2022
Evelyn spent almost half of her life as a migrant domestic worker. Thanks to a training scholarship, Evelyn acquired digital skills, secured a decent job locally and fulfilled her longing to be with her family.
Employing digital strategies to honour, care and respect the elderly
31 October 2022
As the co-owner iElder.asia, Olivia Quah is committed to ensuring elders can live life to the fullest through her medical service e-commerce platform. Always on the lookout for opportunities to pursue new digital marketing strategies, Olivia participated in a programme delivered under the ILO’s Rebuilding Better project which inspired her to transform her business website.
Glass half-full: Social entrepreneur embodies optimism & hope through COVID-19
31 October 2022
Susan Zamora Olarte is the co-owner of Vino Arsan Enterprises, a small agribusiness producing local wine in the Philippines. Determined to take her 100% Filipino handcrafted wines and spirits to the next level, Susan is promoting the livelihood of local farmers and pushing the market towards environmental sustainability in the post-pandemic, ‘new normal”.
Resilience and growth aided by digital tools and inspiring female friendships
19 October 2022
Sirintra Jittrawong is a Thai entrepreneur juggling not one, but two separate businesses. Always looking to expand her skillset and help those around her, Sirintra demonstrates the powerful role women play in their business communities.
Occupational safety and health enhance the business resilience of Indonesian SMEs
10 October 2022
The risk assessment service provided by the ILO’s Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces has helped Indonesia small- and medium-sized enterprises survive the pandemic. Two resilient businesswomen shared their survival journeys.
Rejected and discriminated: From toilet cleaner to business owner
26 September 2022
Zee never gave up on her dream to start a business despite rejection, discrimination, a pandemic and a super typhoon. A hybrid trade fair organized by the ILO and the Women's Business Council Philippines, with the support of J.P. Morgan, gives Zee more chances to grow her business.
Growing skills, mindsets and business: Peer support programme for COVID-19 recovery and long-term resilience
09 August 2022
Umpanuch Bubpachai shares her story of taking over a business during the COVID-19 pandemic, confronting discrimination and changing her own mindset to overcome challenges through the WE-Can Be Resilient Programme.