In celebration of the International Women’s Month, The Cavite Rising has compiled a #TCRTopList of Filipina entrepreneurs that truly inspire whether they are on or off the spotlight.
Aside from her career as an actress, Heart Evangelista has also delved into the realm of business, utilizing her fashion appeal in collaborations with various high-end fashion, beauty, and cosmetic brands. Her fashion expertise extends to her role as the creative director of her own luxury brand called “Love Marie,” which features an array of hand-painted bags and accessories. Over time, she has emerged as a prominent fashion icon, captivating audiences with her stunning looks and impeccable sense of style, both in her local community and around the world.
Vicky Belo is a Filipina mogul known for her contributions to the beauty industry in the Philippines. She is the founder of Belo Medical Group, a leading beauty and wellness clinic in the country that offers a wide range of services from dermatology to cosmetic surgery. Her success in the business world has earned her recognition and accolades, including being named as one of Forbes Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen in 2012.
Mica Tan, who has been named one of the world’s millennial businesswomen, shows that gender and age have nothing to do with leading a large business. Her journey to the top began when she joined her family’s business, the MFT Group of Companies, as an intern. Today, she serves as the CEO of the MFT Group, leading the company’s efforts in investing and supporting innovative startups across Southeast Asia.
Angelica Tham is the founder and CEO of Angkas, a motorcycle ride-hailing service in the Philippines. With her perseverance, Tham has built a company that has not only provided livelihoods for thousands of drivers but also made commuting easier and more accessible for millions of Filipinos.
Marissa Eduardo, more popularly known as Small Laude, is a YouTuber and entrepreneur mom who has captured the hearts of many Filipinos by documenting her “crazy rich” life and sharing it on social media. She and her family are well-known for their grand lifestyle because they run a number of companies, including rice milling, trade, and garment export.