Manhattan, New York—On a rare occasion, three phenomenal women from different fields of expertise gathered in an intimate event to talk about “women empowerment”—Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu, Filipino-American businesswoman and philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis, and Los Angeles-based Filipino-American businesswoman and CEO of O Skin Care Olivia Quido-Co.
The event was held at the exclusive Players NYC in Gramercy Park in New York City on September 23, organized by Friends of the Philippines Society USA Incorporated (FPHSUSA Inc). It was well-attended by the members, supporters, and allies of the Filipino community from the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), Miss Universe executives, and businessmen.
Asia’s King of Talk Boy Abunda moderated the hour-long conversation about how these three phenomenal women rose to life, liberty, and love challenges. Abunda also shared some notable historical events on how women struggled to fight for their rights in the past, such as the right to suffrage.
From success stories of their business empires, pains and struggles of childhood and marriage, and living life with a purpose, Lewis, Sandhu, and Quido-Co graciously opened up and recounted how they have become phenomenally empowered.
Quido-co highlighted the role of her parents and her Christian faith as her guide and motivation in building her now-booming O Skin Care business in the United States of America, South America, and other territories in Asia. Toward the end of the event, Quido-Co was given the Asian American Minority Business Excellence Award.
According to event organizers Jerry Sibal and Edwin Josue, “FPHSUSA Inc has bestowed an award to Olivia Quido-Co for her breakthrough success in the mainstream USA with her skincare line as endorsed by the Miss Universe Organization.”