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2018’s Top 5 Most Influential Filipinas in Technology

Top 5 Most Influential Filipinas in Technology

Women are making noise in all areas of every industry available. They rule, manage, and inspire along with other successful men in the country.

The digital era opened doors to “practicing” gender equality. Women are now allowed to excel in the fields where men “commonly” rule. In fact, they don’t just RULE, they CONQUER even the toughest career battles and maintain their spot on top while inspiring other women to do their passion, love what they do, and excel on their chosen path.

Talastas is proud to present our 2018's Top 5 Most Influential Filipinas in Technology

Gail Tan
Google Philippines & Google Thailand

Gail is managing two Google offshore branches, Philippines and Thailand. She is currently working as Head of Communications and Public Affairs at Google Philippines and does the same functions for Google Thailand.

She was a scriptwriter, a TV producer, and a communications strategist for two former Philippine Presidents. She also served as a Social Media Manager for a National Security Council Director who directly served the former US President Bill Clinton.

Gail Tan is a Communication Arts graduate and a Public Management master’s degree holder. She also took her Master’s degree in Liberal Arts in Management at the famous Harvard University.

Sofia Ang
Senior Software Engineer, Paymaya

Being the Senior Software Engineer of Paymaya Philippines, Sofia Ang tackles new payment acquisition products derived from her team’s research and prototype’s presented during IdeaSpace 2016.

She previously worked in providing efficient and effective API security to Paymaya’s microservices.

Her five years work experience in Fintech and Consultancy in Microservices helped her achieve domain –centered designs and precise architecture for established and strong Microservices.

Her successful pitching and business competitions in IdeaSpace and Global Mobile Challenge molded her to aspire for Product Manager Position which she is undeniably more than capable and over-qualified in handling.

Valenice Balace
CEO & Founder, Honesty Apps

Valenice is the owner, CEO and Managing Partner of Honesty Apps which has different digital products.

Peekawoo is one of Balace’s work of art and it ensured her a seat in Forbes 2016’s 30 under 30 Asia –Consumer Technology and Forbes 2017’s 30 Under 30 Asia- All Star Alumni.

She also created Summit, a conference app. Her latest work is a student social app which is currently in its trial phase in her alma mater, De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde.

Charibeth K. Cheng
Co-Founder, SENTi Techlabs Inc.

Charibeth K. Cheng is the co-founder of a tech start-up company called SENTi Techlabs Inc. which observes social media by learning and smart interpretation of the dynamic changes and evolution in Filipino language.

Charibeth also actively works as an assistant professor in the Software Technology Department of De La Salle University where she also serves as the External Affair Director.

She’s also active in Center for Language Technologies where she works as Senior Researcher and one of the pioneer researchers. Charibeth, along with her student, strives to develop computational models, tools, and electronic devices that will process and understand Filipino written texts.

Angela Obias-Tuban
Priority Studios

Angela worked at Philippine Survey and Research Center, ABS-CBN Corporation, Nuworks Interactive Labs, McCann Worldgroup, YesCredit and IdeaSpace Foundation where she exercised, develop, and enriched her skills.

Her work experience ranges from e-commerce, financial tech applications, down to content consumptions.

She also has more than 12 years’ experience in digital product design and research. A great tech inspiration to millennial and a picture-perfect model of an empowered techy Filipina.

Did we miss out on some names? Let us know and we’ll gladly add them in our list!  Please send it to our contact form.

Talastas’ Point of View

Researching about Filipinas who made it to the top in the tech industry made us realize that technology treated all genders with equality. Skills are what made them and their attitude to succeed is what brought them to the top list.

Their achievements became their portfolio where they don’t have to explain what they’ve got because their works became their legacy.

If they can do it, then you can do it too. You just have to believe that you can survive the tough world of technology and grab every learning opportunity to grow and develop your skills.

These women are just the trendsetters. There will be more Filipino women who will conquer the tech industry in the future.

The Philippines may not be the leading country in technology but we’re sure that with these Filipinas, we are creating a name globally and establishing Filipina tech talent around the globe. They started it, now it’s your turn to Dare Continue their Legacy!

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Chill is a writer of Talastas, a Digital Product of Telmo Solutions. She earned her 8 years’ experience as a content writer through working as a freelancer with the industry’s top outsourcing platforms. She covered different topics from social media, sports, affiliate marketing, online earning opportunities, sports, culture, technology, events, and travel. She is a proud bookworm who loves watching movies and writing poems.
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