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Celebrating women entrepreneurs making a difference

The “mompreneurs” of Madiskarte Moms (MMPH), a Filipino online community, are making a positive impact by nurturing a supportive ecosystem and focusing on social change while balancing their home lives.

At the second annual Gawad Madiskarte, which celebrates innovative mompreneurs, eight exceptional women stood out for their businesses’ transformative influence, not only on their own lives but also within their communities.

Gawad Madiskarte was launched by PLDT Home in 2022 to honor and motivate aspiring female entrepreneurs.

During the awards luncheon, the audience, many of whom were dedicated mompreneurs themselves, were deeply moved by the winners’ stories of hardship and triumph, often shedding tears.

Launches by PLDT Home, Gawad Madiskarte aims to celebrates innovative mompreneurs who make a positive impact by nurturing a supportive ecosystem

Winners in the Start-Up and Scale-Up categories received P100,000 each, while three Special Award recipients were granted P50,000 each by PLDT Home, along with an exquisite trophy by sculptor  Ram Mallari. Additionally, each winner received a one-year PLDT Home Fiber subscription, an ASUS laptop, and a one-year Canva Pro subscription.

In the Start-Up category, Diskarteng Angat was awarded to  Catherine K. Fabello  of Cami Candles; Diskarteng Digital went to  Eraiza Camille A. Ramos  of Eleira’s Crochet; and Diskarteng May-Puso went to  Joelle Dianne F. Venegas  of Golden Pots Agriculture.

In the Scale-Up category, the award for Diskarteng Angat was given to  Irene D. Herrero  of Jacob’s Gourmet Food; Diskarteng Digital went to  Rojerette May Martin-Pimentel  of Moms@Work Management Consultancy Firm and DigiTalent; and Diskarteng May-Puso went to  Erica Joana Angela Redrico  of Produkto PH.

Gawad Madiskarte also gave special awards to three mompreneurs. Diskarteng Malikhain went to  Ayn Stephanie Buyco Angeles  of HERS by Godfather; Diskarteng Pasulong was awarded to  Jazel T. Gallaza  of Kapekoh; and Diskarteng Homebiz to Eraiza Camille A. Ramos of Eleira’s Crochet.

Actress  Marjorie Barretto, one of this year’s Gawad Madiskarte judges, told the women during the awarding, “I want to be like all of you. It was so hard to judge the entries—it took me several days. I read all your stories and  sineryoso ko.”

Barretto herself is an entrepreneur with her own online home and clothing brand called Everything Avery. Joining her as judges were  Maxine Loyola, AVP & Head of PLDT Home Marketing Public Relations, Influencer Marketing and Brand Advocacies; entrepreneurs  Jorge Wieneke  and  Jenny Wieneke;  Janine Khazaiealiabady, owner of Massage MNL;  Donna Nievera-Conda, president and co-CEO of Stratworks, Inc.; and  Maisie Littaua, Head of Growth for Canva Philippines.

“Big dreams often start with small beginnings, and we have mompreneurs to prove that. They have shown us that motherhood is not an obstacle but the inspiration to do things better at work and in life,” PLDT Home Senior Manager  Linette Garcia-Perez  said after the awards.

“They have shown us that the love they pour into their families is the same love that fuels their entrepreneurial spirit. For that, we are all grateful.”

Mompreneurs who are already working hard or still aspiring can get the support they need from fellow moms by joining the Madiskarte Moms PH group on Facebook and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

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