She Talks Asia Summit 2024 Takes Place In March

She Talks Asia Summit is an annual gathering every March, where attendees share vitalizing stories and experiences across generations.

Advocacy agency She Talks Asia is a women empowerment community that holds space for women and allies to “continue stepping into their power through collective sharing and learning.” Their flagship program, The She Talks Asia Summit, occurs annually every March in celebration of women’s month. 

This year, the gathering’s theme will revolve around “Breaking Stereotypes.”

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Beginnings built on solidarity

She Talks Asia started to spotlight discussions on women-focused issues in 2017. Back then, the group didn’t have a name or a set plan. However, they had a resounding purpose: to gather when “feminism was experiencing a renewed surge worldwide.”

The group amplifies empowerment, diversity, and inclusion through events, products, and experiences highlighting equal representation, authentic connection, and genuine exchanges.

The organization took inspiration from self-love and solidarity. They witnessed these two narratives through difficult conversations which revolved around gender-based assault and discrimination.

The founders of She Talks Asia, from left to right: PR and Marketing Director Iza Calzado; Partnerships Lead Victoria Herrera; CEO Lynn Pinugu; Adviser Sarah Meier; and Digital Content Director Bianca Gonzales.
The founders of She Talks Asia, from left to right: PR and Marketing Director Iza Calzado; Partnerships Lead Victoria Herrera; CEO Lynn Pinugu; Adviser Sarah Meier; and Digital Content Director Bianca Gonzales. /Photo from She Talks Asia’s website

2024 theme: Breaking Barriers

Stereotypes are rampant nowadays, especially gender-based roles and capacities. This March, She Talks Asia will hold discussions on how to finally squash all forms of discrimination.

“Breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, and rewriting narratives are all crucial in creating a world where every woman can thrive,” the organization said. 

Inspirational She Talks Asia Summit speakers

Organization co-chair and keynote speaker Karen Davila will grace the event in March. She will talk about why it is necessary for women to challenge biases at the present time.

Former Vice President and attorney Leni Robredo will join the team as well. She will discuss how to challenge male-centered definitions of power and influence and embrace inclusive strength and diversity.

Burn survivor and motivational speaker Larra Francesca will enunciate why people need not be defined by their individual difficult experiences.

Larra Francesca will show how to challenge the norm through her motivational talk at the She Talks Asia Summit in March.
Larra Francesca will show how to challenge the norm through her motivational talk at the She Talks Asia Summit in March. /Photo via Instagram @frntsc

There will also be a panel discussion about breaking free from unfair and unrealistic expectations placed on women. Actress/comedian Eugene Domingo and Filipina host, broadcaster, and writer Lia Cruz will be among the confirmed panelists, with more personalities to confirm their attendance.

Celebrating eight years

She Talks Asia celebrates its eighth year of spreading awareness on important topics relevant to women today. They organized 22 events, raised a total of ₱2.8 million for scholarships, featured more than 300 women’s stories, and have 34,501 tribe members.

The organization said 100 percent of their proceeds from events go to their scholarship fund for girls. Recently, they donated more than ₱2.5 million to Mano Amiga Philippines. They uplift low-income communities through student learning, sustainable livelihood opportunities, and improved health for families.

The She Talks Asia Summit will be on March 16. You can check updates on their upcoming event through their social media or their website, shetalksasia.com.

Banner photo via Instagram @shetalksasia.

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