Learn a thing or two when you attend Google Philippines’ online event to celebrate local LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and their businesses.
Steam the live event called Pride Conversations: Championing LGBTQ+ MSMEs on June 9 at Google Philippines’ Facebook page and YouTube channel. The seminar is set to help promote and digitize several local companies owned by individuals from the community. It will also encourage constant support and allyship from the public.
In coordination with the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the online experience will feature various LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs who will be sharing their success stories. These individuals will be coming from different industries including hospitality, food, creatives & marketing, beauty, and lifestyle.
Joining the discussion are Abby Biyo of Nirvana Hostel and Restaurant Siargao; Rui Mariano of The Fairygodbarbie House of Beauty; Amrei Dizon of Vitalstrats Creative Solutions; Nariese Giangan of FFTG Cafe; Sed Aguilof The Food Episode; and Jeoff Solas of Comercio Central, Cooltura Hub, and Fitness Army.
‘The Pride community makes big strides and great achievements. We want to tell their inspiring stories as the power of storytelling can help continuously build a safe and progressive space for our LGBTQ+ community and allies,’ said Mervin Wenke, Google Philippines’ Head of Communications and Public Affairs.
At the same time, Ronn Astillas, Chair of the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce stated, ‘We enter a season when companies will highlight again their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion’
‘This signals a great opportunity to purposely advance LGBT+ inclusion beyond Pride month by deepening synergies across businesses — an ecosystem where large economic players such as Google support enterprises on the ground,’ Astillas continued.
Google PH will also discuss tools including Google My Business and the Primer app during the event that can help LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs digitize and grow their businesses.
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