To be the Philippines’ leading organization of women corporate directors, dedicated to being advocates and catalysts for robust governance and inclusive stewardship of corporate and not-for-profit boards.

To develop highly qualified women directors to become drivers of visionary and effective boards.

Commitment to nation building
Professional excellence
Courageous leadership
Collaborative Spirit

Incorporated on September 24, 2021, NOWCD is an organization of women directors in the boards of highly esteemed and reputable publicly listed companies. From its inception, NOWCD has made it its supreme mission to help increase the representation of women in leadership positions of public and private company boards. The organization believes that diversity is the key to bringing about balance and success to the future of any corporation.






Hearty congratulations to NOWCD for highlighting the importance and multiple benefits of having a diverse, inclusive, and robust board!

Excited to join this trusted peer network for learning and sharing expertise and best practices for women corporate directors!

Maria Montserrat Iturralde-Hamlin

Chairperson, Women's Business Council of the Philippines

It is an exciting development to know that the Philippines now through NOWCD will have an organization who can promote gender diversity and equality in boards. We look forward to the positive impact this can have on businesses, companies, and communities that can open more opportunities for women. UN Women will be happy to support and partner to further the work and advocacy of NOWCD.

Lenlen Mesina

Country Programme Manager, UN Women WeEmpowerAsia

Greetings! On behalf of the Makati Business Club (MBC), I wish to congratulate the women behind the launch of NextGen Organization of Women Corporate Directors. Phils., Inc. (NOWCD), a guaranteed step In improving operational and financial performance for organizations. We wish the NOWCD team all the best!

Edgar O. Chua

Chairperson, Makati Business Club

Gender diversity on corporate boards is vital for good governance. Thus, support NOWCD’s efforts to mobilize female role models who will mentor and inspire more women professionals to qualify and serve as board directors.

Alfredo E. Pascual

President, Management Association of the Philippines

Congratulations to the trustees and members of NOWCD! I am here to listen and support your initiatives. I look forward to the positive changes that NOWCD will bring to the board room and the business community.

Emmanuel P. Bonoan

Vice Chairman and COO Head of Advisory, KPMG in the Philippines / R.G. Manabat & Co.

Investing in Women welcomes NOWCD’s support to increase women’s leadership at the highest level within companies in the Philippines and for more inclusive, diverse and balanced Board representation.

Sanna Harri

Business Partnerships Deputy Director, Investing In Women

NOWCD is at the forefront of advocating for robust governance and inclusive stewardship in line with the corporate governance value of promoting board diversity in publicly-listed companies.

We are confident that with its lineup of some of the most powerful women’s voices in Philippine society, NOWCD (will) raise the bar of governance and inclusive stewardship among the publicly-listed companies of the Philippines.

We look forward to forging a strong partnership in promoting common corporate governance advocacies.

Cesar L. Villanueva

Chairman, Institute of Corporate Directors

Given (women’s) far-reaching influence in our society, it is imperative to support the growth of women in all aspects. Equipping them with the right knowledge and opportunity can help women grow and achieve their full potential as a powerful force that moves our country. The Insurance Commission supports NOWCD’s endeavors in empowering women in our society and in the business arena . Looking forward for the further success of your projects and activities.

Dennis B. Funa

Dept of Finance, Insurance Commission

There has never been a time when governance and stewardship have been this important in business and in our communities. Congratulations to the founding Trustees and Members of NOWCD. I expect this to be a lasting legacy – paving the way (for) more inclusive and diverse boards. More power to you!

Michael Arcatomy H. Guarin

President, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines

SharePhil supports NOWCD! We believe in your advocacy for robust governance and inclusive stewardship. We can partner to develop visionary and effective boards leading to dynamic and sustainable capital markets.

Mon Fernandez

Chairman, Share Holders Association of the Philippines

Your goal of greater boardroom representation for women is a game changer for our country. Boardroom diversity brings richness and variety of experiences and perspectives that benefit companies and shareholders. The challenge is not a lack of suitable candidates… but (in) creating real and committed demand. We, in the Filipina CEO Circle, are proud to join you in this journey.

Cristina Concepcion

Chairperson, Filipino CEO Circle, Inc.

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