Tagani co-founder Yvonne Manalo secures a spot to Ashoka’s DIWA women social entrepreneurs program to strengthen the company’s impact efforts.
Out of 185 applicants, Tagani has successfully secured one of the 40 spots to the 2021 cohort of Ashoka Deepening Impact of Women Activators or Ashoka DIWA.
The cohort comprises highly selected social enterprises led by women from Southeast Asian countries namely Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore. They will undergo a 3-month online learning journey with Ashoka.
Founded in 1980, Ashoka is the first and largest network of leading social entrepreneurs in the world. Its founder Bill Drayton coined the term “social entrepreneurship” in 1972.
“I’m very excited and thrilled to have been selected to participate in the 2021 cohort. This is definitely a great opportunity to build a stronger network for support for women leaders and to influence inclusivity and growth in the startup industries in ASEAN,” said Yvonne Manalo, Tagani’s co-founder and chief operations officer.
“I look forward to being part of a community that empowers leadership regardless of gender, and I hope to contribute to the sustainable change that Ashoka is advocating for.”
In partnership with Deutsche Bank and S&P Global Foundation, Ashoka Foundation designed and launched the program as a capacity-building fellowship for selected women social entrepreneurs from the Southeast Asian region.
Ashoka DIWA’s goal is to provide a platform for women social entrepreneurs to create more impact, establish leadership, and build a community of women changemakers solving the pressing problems in Southeast Asia.
Women empowerment in Tagani
As an agriculture ed-tech platform, Tagani enables people to invest in agribusiness through online training programs on food, farming, and agribusiness for entrepreneurship. The organization equips existing and aspiring farmers with the necessary financial, digital, and technical skills for their enterprises to thrive.
Tagani aims to strengthen its impact strategy and sustainability efforts to help more women agribusiness entrepreneurs and farmers advance towards digital agriculture and help them make better decisions towards uplifting the industry.
Tagani started as a women empowerment program named Amiga Philippines in 2015. — Tagani.org