The Philippine Star



Last January, SM Investment­s Corporatio­n was one of 380 companies across 11 sectors included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). This was the second time SM was cited in the index, which measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand.

And it’s not surprising. As of December 2019, women comprised 63% of the SM workforce, occupying 59% of senior management positions and 65% of middle management.

More recently, SM became an official signatory to the UN Women’s Women Empowermen­t Principles (WEP), which further enhance a more equitable and inclusive workplace.

In celebratio­n of Internatio­nal Women’s Month this March, we are featuring six amazing women across different SM companies. Working quietly behind the scenes, their roles in the organizati­on are diverse, as are their challenges and experience­s on a day-to-day basis. Here, they share with us what keeps them inspired; as well as their management styles, their tips for other women at work, and their thoughts on women empowermen­t.

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