PACCTX hosts “Celebrating Women, Inspiring Change” conference


TEXAS – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce of Texas (PACCTX State) hosted a global online conference during International Women’s Week titled “Celebrating Women, Inspiring Change”. The mission and vision of the conference was to celebrate and empower women.

One of the main topics discussed at the conference was how Filipino and minority women could work to have an even greater impact on the world. The conference included a panel discussion, breakout sessions with moderators and prizes. The purpose of the event was to create a community and connect attendees to resources they could use to help them on their personal and professional journey.

“Our goal is to uplift and educate by providing an honest discussion platform that encourages positive relationships, building a healthy self-image as well as presenting opportunities for leadership development and professional growth. We believe women thrive in their business and professional lives when they have support mechanisms based on a true understanding of the myriad challenges they face in their daily lives,” said Rowena Raroque-Watters , state chair of PACCTX and conference manager.

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The program featured several notable speakers and panelists such as keynote speakers, United States Air Force Undersecretary Gina Ortiz Jones, former Secretary of the Philippine Department of Tourism and Founder and President of the International School of Sustainable Tourism, Dr. Mina Gabor as well as Consul General of the Philippines in Houston, the Honorable Jerril G. Santos. Rose-Ann Aragon of KPRC2 also moderated a panel discussion with Janice Villanueva, CEO of Mommy Mundo, Atty Aileen Ligot Dixon, Ellen Samson CEO American Geriatric Care Management and Marja Abad President and Co-Founder of the Siargao Environmental Awareness Movement.

The Philippine-American Texas Chamber of Commerce (PACCTX) is a statewide chamber in the DFW, Houston, RGV, and San Antonio regions. It aims to inspire entrepreneurship, champion businesses and professionals, support trade and economic relations between the United States and the Philippines. PACCTX aims to provide strategic leadership and engagement among its members through information, collaboration, advocacy and service.

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