Oryspa CEO wins Asia Pacific Women Entrep Award.
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) congratulated its committee chair for Women and Social Entrepreneurship and founder/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sherill Quintana of Oryspa Solutions, Inc. as the first Filipina to win the Asia Pacific Women Entrepreneur Award conferred by the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) at Carigan Palace, Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey.
CACCI, a network of National Chambers of Commerce and Industry from 27 countries in Asia and the Western Pacific recognizes women entrepreneurs who are outstanding in entrepreneurial and leadership contribution to the social well-being of the local community, practice of good business ethics, and support of the chamber movement in the region.
"I am a living witness as to how Sherill struggled in her early years as a start-up entrepreneur. I am one of her mentors and I am proud how she is reaping the fruits of her labor and hardwork. It is indeed a well-deserved win," PCCI President Ma. Alegria S. Limjoco said.
Limjoco was with Quintana during the Gala Awards Ceremony at the 32nd CACCI Conference on November 24, 2018.
Quintana is a multi-awarded entrepreneur, educator and well-known in the country, particularly among micro, small and medium enterprises as mentor, advocate of the Filipino brand.
"The selection process was very rigorous. The panel of judges was composed of business leaders from different countries. I am so happy I made it. Yes, the Filipino brand can," Quintana said after winning.
Oryspa Spa Solutions, Inc. is the number 1 maker of 100% rice bran-based spa products in the Philippines. It won the ASEAN Business Excellence Award in Healthcare 2016, Best in Social Responsibility Program and Most Outstanding Filipino Franchise of the Philippine Franchise Excellence Awards 2017. It inspires other MSMEs to level up, go mainstream and export their brands prompting its founder Quintana to launch the advocacy project Yes The Filipino Brand Can and publish the book A Small Entrepreneur's Journey: How to Start, Survive, Succeed in 2016.