Now on its upgraded version, the Startup Pinay program by QBO (pronounced “kubo,” the traditional Filipino hut) Innovation Hub will be aggressively growing its community of female-led tech startups through funding, mentorship and exposure, thanks to a three-year partnership with Investing in Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian government that promotes women’s economic empowerment in Southeast Asia.
“IW is excited to be working in partnership with QBO, as they work to shift gender norms to fully enable women’s meaningful participation in the tech startup space in the Philippines,” said IW CEO Julia Newton-Howes. “Women are innovative, talented and ambitious to succeed as startup founders, but are often limited by traditional expectations of the roles they play at home, at work and in society. We are also encouraged to see men in the QBO community acting as allies of women in the tech startup space.”
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