Jeannie E. Javelosa is an advocate for culture, sustainability and gender and speaks internationally on these topics. She is a Co-Founder of the pioneering and multi-awarded retail store and social enterprise ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle (ECHO=Environment Community, Hope, Organization), and President of the ECHOsi Foundation (ECHOsi=Empowering Communities with Hope and Opportunities for Sustainable Initiatives), focused on programs for product development and market access for products of small artisan communities; and the accelerator of social enterprises. She is the prime mover of the innovative Platform called GREAT Women, and its Brand. This is a multi-sectoral, inclusive gender platform in the Philippines and ASEAN that brings together international agencies, national government agencies, NGOs and private sector to supports women economic empowerment through a regional supply chain. (GREAT= Gender Responsive Economic Action for the Transformation of Women).
She was finalist from the Asia-Pacific to the 2012 Cartier Women’s Initiative Award in Paris, France. She is the Chair and Founding President of the BPW Makati (Business and Professional Women Network); member of the Women’s Business Council of the Philippines; Women Corporate Directors, and Gender Representative in the Micro-Small-Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council of the Department of Trade and Industry. She also writes a regular column at the Philippine Star. Jeannie is also a member of the World Entrepreneur Forum (WEF). She is one of the writers of the book Planet Entrepreneur printed by John Wiley and Sons, the largest business book publisher in the world, writing the chapter of “Women and Minority Entrepreneurs”. The book is available through Amazon.com
Jeannie graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. The first half of her career path was as an award-winning artist, art critic and author, continues to be a museum curator and strategic branding-marketing-communicator. As a writer, Jeannie continues to contribute to her seventeen year-old column entitled “A Spirited Soul” at the Sunday Allure Section of the Philippine Star. She has conceptualized and produced international and national projects in ASEAN and Europe. She is also Co-founder of the 18-year old award winning agency EON Stakeholder Relations Firm recognized by the 2014 Sabre Awards Asia Pacific as the Southeast Asia Consultancy of the Year where she now sits on the Board.