CEO and Co-Founder of Connected Women
Gina is the co-founder and CEO of Connected Women Jobs, a social impact tech startup that matches talented Filipino women with meaningful remote work opportunities. She’s an unconventional entrepreneur, community builder, and technology advocate.
Gina is an unconventional entrepreneur and community builder. She was a founding member of The Athena Network (UK) women’s business network in 2005 and went on to be the Operations Director in 2008. In 2011, after relocating to Singapore with her family, Gina launched The Athena Network Singapore and APAC.
Gina often introduces herself as someone who has failed in business several times since the age of 16, including losing their home and family business in the Mount Pinatubo volcanic eruption of 1991. Gina talks about failure, not because she is proud of her mistakes but because she values failure as a catalyst for success. These experiences moved her to dedicate her life to helping others succeed through building communities and creating opportunities for business and career success.
As part of her mission to better equip women entrepreneurs and professionals with the technology skills to scale their businesses and careers, Gina launched Connected Women (Singapore) in 2013 and the Connected Women Magazine in 2014.
Connecting Women in the Philippines
Connected Women runs a number of initiatives that provide technical skills training and online job matching and aims to impact 100,000 women in the Philippines. They have received global recognition in the categories of inclusive innovation (Asia/USA), the future of work (UK), and e-employment (Switzerland).
In 2016 she set her heart on helping Filipino women and moved to the Philippines. In 2017 she co-founded Women Jobs, a social impact tech startup that matches talented Filipino women with meaningful remote work opportunities.
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