#WD2013 Key Takeaways from the Women Deliver 2013: Women Issues are Human Issues

Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia

Women Deliver 2013 Key Takeaways: Women Issues are Human Issues

During my last few weeks in Singapore, I was thinking as to what else could I do to make my stay even more meaningful. Then I got an email from Anastasia Dellaccio, the Outreach and Communications for the United Nations Foundation about the Women Deliver + Social Good launch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Women empowerment and discussions of women issues are two most important topics which truly matter to me. Without thinking twice, I immediately booked my trip from Singapore to Malaysia.

Every time I go to Malaysia, I would always stay with my friend, Mary Jane and her family. They’re like my second family and their place is just stone through away from the Petronas Tower and the place where the conference was held was just a few minutes walk so I thought it’s definitely perfect time for us to bond before and after the conference.

We attended the Plus Social Good launch and learned so much from the many inspiring and brave women from all over the globe and below are just some of the best articles written about the event and the issues:

Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia

Women Deliver: Investing in Reproductive Health by Jeni Klugman, Worldbank:

Women’s lack of agency, alongside weak accountability, are key factors driving poor reproductive health outcomes.”

Are Health Workers Delivering for Women? And Are We Delivering for Health Workers? by Rebecca Kohler

Why Policymakers Must Invest in Girls 

“We invest in girls because women and girls are half of the population of the world. So if you want the society to grow, you have to empower [them],” Barbara Bush, co-founder of Global Health Corps”.

Women Deliver 2013: Lessons learned for Indonesia by Rita A. Widiadana

“Family planning should, and must always, top the priorities of the country’s development program. It provides women with reproductive rights — a basic human right, and creates a healthy, smart generation. In addition, family planning also serves as a way to halt Indonesia’s speedy population growth.”

What I saw and Learned in Southeast Asia and Why I Left Inspired by Chelsea Clinton

From reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS to providing clean drinking water to rural communities, these programs are examples of how, when corporations, NGOs, governments, and people work together, incredible strides can be made to challenges that were once thought intractable. These achievements give me hope that other countries will be able to replicate these models and provide similar health care access to individuals – and that, in my lifetime, we’ll achieve an AIDS-free generation and eliminate mortality caused by unclean water.

View more photos of the Women Deliver here.

Image [Women Deliver Flickr]

Young Social Media Professional Award and The Mobile & Digital Marketing Summit 2013

Social Media Expert Speaker on Influencer Marketing


For the past few months, I’ve been blessed to have been invited in several speaking engagements to speak to bloggers and entrepreneurs about how to use social media to promote their business and better engage with brand advocates and influencers.

You may view the full list of my schedule or to invite me in your next event here.

Social Media Expert Speaker on Influencer Marketing

Then just a week ago I’ve got an invitation from Dave Porter of the World Brand Congress to receive the Young Social Media Professional Award and an invitation to speak at The Mobile and Digital Marketing Summit 2013 at the TAJ Lands End, Mumbai. Thank you so much for such an honour! :)

Asia Pacific Digital Marketer Awardee

If you’re in Mumbai on 22 October, it would be great to catch up with the readers of my blog and fellow digital marketers. View the full list of my speaking engagements here.

Speaking Engagements: Entrepreneur ‘X’ Factor and iBlog 9: The Philippine Blogging Summit 2013

Social Media Expert Speaker on Influencer Marketing

Social Media Speaker For Your Next Event

It has been almost a year since the last time I spoke at a summit. I remember being so nervous and unsure as to how I would speak about using social media to promote the tourism in our city.

Looking back, I’ve learned so much about how speakers can better prepare for their talks and get better at creating presentations.

In the past two months I’ve spoken in 3 events and conferences in two countries – Singapore and Philippines. First was last 26 May in Singapore where I spoke in front of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) on how to use social media to make money online and just a couple of weeks ago in Quezon at the iBlog 9: The Philippine Blogging Summit and at Makati Philippines for the Entrepreneur ‘X’ Factor.

Social Media Expert Speaker on Influencer Marketing

iBlog 9: The 9th Philippine Blogging Summit is an annual event where bloggers, marketers and enterpreneurs gather to learn more about blogging and digital marketing.

The event was organized by Ms. Janette Toral in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Law Internet & Society Program and was held at the Malcolm Theater, Malcolm Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. You may view more photos of the event here.

Below is a copy of my presentation or you may view it directly through this link.

The next event was the Entrepreneur ‘X’ Factor which was organized by David Cruz in cooperation with the Ateneo Graduate School of Business – Master of Entrepreneurship where I spoke about How to Promote Your Business Through Social Media last 5 June 2013 at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business APS Building.

Top Social Media Speaker in Asia Pacific

Below is a copy of my presentation on How to Use Social Media for your Business

Entrepreneur X Factor is the brainchild of Auckland based Mike Handcock and is a global competition that brings entrepreneurs together face to face with mentors, potential investors and like minded people who are either aspiring or experienced entrepreneurs. The one day program includes Handcock and Dave Rogers along with guest experts (ahem including yours truly) and multi millionaire local business people who join in to share the latest technology, current best practises in global business, and a network that spans over 30 countries.

Invite me to speak at your next conference by viewing a list of my previous speaking engagements through this link. You may view my speaker Bio here and a list of my previous speaking engagements here.

Livestream: Socialbakers #Engage2013

#Engage2013 Socialbakers Event

Livestream: Engage 2012 Socialbakers Event

Engage 2013, an exciting event by Socialbakers, is now happening at the Hilton London Metropole hotel. Since I couldn’t make it at the event, I was pleased to receive an email from Laura Grigerova that I could watch it live!

You may also watch the livestream through this link.

Socialbakers Engage 2013 Livestream

Rick Edward, wroter for BBC Free Speech was the opening speaker. He was then immediately followed by Jan Rezab, the CEO of Socialbakers who spoke about Entering a New Era of Social Analytics.

Social Media ROI on Facebook and Twitter

 Jan Rezab discussing the need for brands to join social media and even said foretell that: “In 2013 a company will go bankrupt because of social media. From @Janrezab at #Engage2013 http://sbks.co/tts” 

How Twitter Influence Purchase Decisions

A video game study from Deloitte UK found that positive tweets can influence purchase decisions

Nestle Command Centre Engage 2013

Pete Blackshaw, Global Head of Digital & Social Media at Nestlé discussed about how they manage their command centre and how the use of analytics tool help create a visual ROI for a brand.

Jiri Voves VP of Socialbakers Engage 2013

Jiri Voves, VP of Socialbakers, gave a rundown of the Socialbakers Dashboard and importance of analytics

I don’t want you to be missing this event so head over to this link to watch the livestream.

Free Australian Education Exhibition 2013 For Filipinos Who Want to Study in Australia

Study in Australia Visa and IELTS Requirements

Study in Australia Visa and IELTS RequirementsFree Seminar On How to Study in Australia

I was just browsing on the IELTS – IDP Philippines Facebook page when I came across their announcement for the The Australian Education Exhibition 2013.

It is organized by IDP Philippines to help Filipinos who wish to study abroad (specially in Australia) to meet with internationally renowned Australian University Representatives. Delegates from Top Australian Universities will be present here for on-the-spot offers, interaction, and free seminar. Student queries about courses, visa, etc will be answered by these delegates.

IDP Philippines has been truly helpful when I was processing my documents and requirements for the IELTS as I once wanted to study abroad in Australia. They have professional and very helpful staff so I always recommend them to my Filipino friends who wish to study in Australia. They’re not a recruitment agency, they’re actually the world’s leading international education organization offering student placement in Australia, the USA and UK. IDP has 40 years’ experience in international higher education, placing more than 32,000 students every year.

If you have questions on how to study abroad, visas and other frequently asked questions, you may want to join their upcoming exhibition in Davao, Manila and Cebu. Below is the list of schedule.


May 17, 2013
Marco Polo Hotel
1PM – 6PM
Register Online: idpdavao.eventzilla.net

May 18, 2013
Dusit Thani Manila
11AM – 5PM
Register Online: idpmanila.eventzilla.net

May 19, 2013
Radisson Blu Hotel
11AM – 5PM
Register Online: [email protected]

For more information, you may email us at:
[email protected] / [email protected]
or visit us at www.philippines.idp.com
or call (02) 8160755 manila and (032) 2362758 Cebu

IDP Education, through its subsidiary IELTS Australia, manages a network of IELTS test centres in more than 30 countries. IDP Philippines conducts IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests three times per month.

IDP Office is located at 2nd Floor Pioneer House Makati, #108 Paseo de Roxas, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines. You may reach them by calling (02) 8160755.