and Investing in Women are continuing the conversation and community-building among TVET educators and industry players in the Philippines. Join us for the second Yaring Pinay Community of Practice session on Thursday, July 29 at 2:00 P.M. Continue learning from the tech-voc community and hear insights, experiences and best practices on implementing gender-equal initiatives and gender-positive communication strategies in the schools and workplaces.
We are opening speaking slots for anyone who would like to participate in the session. If you would like to share your organization’s experiences with and insights on implementing gender-equal initiatives and be a source of inspiration for the Tech-Voc Community, contact Regina at
Learnings from the First Community of Practice
On April 28th, hosted the first Yaring Pinay Community of Practice session with representatives from different TVET schools and companies who participated in the Gender Communication Workshops in March 2021. It was a meaningful and productive session to gather all the workshop participants again while providing a space for TVET players to listen to fellow colleagues and peers, share insights and experiences with implementing gender-positive communication strategies, reflect on learnings, and take away ideas for actions to carry forward and make their organizations gender-equal and free from discrimination.
We were honored to hear the successes and inspiring insights from Liza Suarez of Maayo Hotels and Resorts, Daisy Barilea from the TESDA Gender and Development Training Institute, Jessie Cubijano from PSEFI SKILLS, and Marilyn Ventenilla from Teleperformance Philippines. Their sharing validates that promoting gender-equal initiatives in the classrooms and workplaces, indeed, result in positive outcomes -- thus proving that gender equality is smart economics.
Concrete examples of positive outcomes resulting from steering away from using gendered language in job ads, standardizing gender-bending roles and tasks for workers, and investing in workplace facilities to support the retention rate of employees (e.g. on-site childcare facilities for workers) were shared by the guest speakers. Insights on the importance of top-level commitment to creating long-lasting changes for gender and social inclusivity in the organization were also highlighted; as well as the significance of carrying out monitoring and evaluation activities to help organizations understand the existing organizational culture and the learning outcomes generated by gender-equal efforts, to ultimately shift the culture into an inclusive one.
You can read more about the first Community of Practice learnings here.
Raise Her Voc Campaign Launched!
The Yaring Pinay Campaign continues with Raise Her Voc, a campaign that celebrates the new generation of female tech-voc learners and professionals.
We have recently featured some amazing young women who are breaking gender stereotypes and pursuing non-traditional tech-voc courses. Get to know them by watching this video and reading this article!

If you know any tech-voc students and professionals with inspiring stories to share, contact Regina at to be featured in the campaign.
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