Myrna Tang Yao
President and Founder, Richprime Global Inc.
Ms. Yao started as a micro entrepreneur and built an empire of five companies: Goodyear Tires, Mattel Toys Barbie, Fisher Price, Hotwheels, and V-Tech.
She is the recipient of the Honorary Award of the Global Woman Club held in London in 2020, The Women Entrepreneur of the Year and People of the Year Award by People Asia in 2020, The Asia CEO Awards in 2019, InLife SHERO Award (2019), Woman of the Year Award (2019), Biznews Asia Award (2019), Filipino Women’s Network Award (2015 and 2016) and the Presidential Merit Award by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2006 and many other international awards.
A staunch advocate of women’s economic empowerment, sheserved as Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women from 2004 to 2010. She is the Founding Chairperson of the Philippine Federation of Local Councils of Women and Filipino-Chinese Federation of Business Women and Professional Women of the Philippines, and the Chairman Emeritus of Pearl S. Buck, Philippines.
She is currently the President and CEO of Richprime Global Inc and Richwell Trading Corporation.
As past Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women, she was able to get the P300 Million funding from The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) for the Great Women Project, which she envisioned.
She has authored three books: The Gift of a Dream: The GREAT Women Project; When SHE Takes the Lead; and Guidelines on Empowering Women in NGOs to guide the women entrepreneurs in doing business.