Standard Chartered Bank led by bankero Lynette Ortiz hosted a webinar in celebration of International Women’s Month to highlight inspiring stories of female leaders successfully breaking gender biases and their role in fostering an inclusive and sustainable economy.
The bankero hosted the panel discussion during the webinar titled “Client Speaks: Insights that Inspire” aligning with this year’s IWD theme “Break the Bias: Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.”
“As women are more prone to the negative effects of climate change, women should also be part of the decision-making process towards real change,” Ortiz said.
The panelists were Aboitiz InfraCapital president and CEO Cosette Canilao, Pilipinas Shell president and CEO and Country chair Lorelie Osial, and Aboitiz Power chief financial officer and corporate information officer Liza Luv Montelibano.
“Our panel speakers are all empowered and inspiring female leaders who continue to astound us with their grit, tenacity and resolve to spark positive change for a better, more resilient and sustainable future for the society and communities they serve,” the bankero said.
The webinar was a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion taking the perspectives of women in actively promoting the gender’s role in participation and leadership in addressing climate change and creating a more resilient and sustainable future.
Canilao, with her leadership experience in public-private partnerships (PPP) as former PPP Center Head, said infrastructure development is important in shaping economic productivity and stressed that PPP is a good vehicle to sustain the Build, Build, Build program of the government.
Osial, Pilipinas Shell’s first female CEO and a global leader in the energy industry, talked about transformational leadership amid a rapidly changing environment.
Montelibano, on the other hand, has held CFO role across multinational firms at a very young age, and now at the helm of the Aboitiz Power Corporation, one of the largest power companies in the country.