Becoming Sheroes: Stories of Heartstrong Women is collection of 15 stories of everyday women becoming heroes to the people around them. The book is reflective of the authors' evolution and growth from their experiences and challenges to become heroes of their own stories.

It encompasses a journey of transformation molding them into protagonists of their own narratives – sheroes navigating life’s complexities.

  • Marissa Atienza

    Marissa is a certified life coach, trainer, and co-founder of Make Space PH, a life coaching and consultancy startup. She has over 10 years of experience in creating and delivering powerful programs that spark positive change and growth in people’s lives.

  • Karen Batungbacal

    Karen is a recognized leader and strategic senior executive, who has built and managed small- to large-scale operations; from regional teams of 30 staff to over 10,000 in multiple industries across Asia Pacific and the U.S.

  • Rebecca Bustamante

    Rebecca provides practical, real life lessons anyone can use to improve their careers and life. She provides powerful presentations and mentorship across Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, Canada, and so on.

  • Kristine Calleja

    Kristine is the President of CalleMon EcoVillage, and is the co-founder of the sustainability consultancy network Academy of Green Industries and Living Ecosystems (AGILE).

  • Ayhee Campos

    Ma. Rhodora “Ayhee” Campos serves as the Country Head and Senior Regional Delivery Center Head ofInfosys BPM in the Philippines and Malaysia. In this role, Ayhee is responsible for overall operations, transformation initiatives, and increasing the Infosys BPM footprint.

  • Laurice Chiongbian

    Qavalo was established in 2016 by
    President and CEO Laurice Chiongbian, a communications expert from California and a strong advocate of entrepreneurship in the Philippines. After 12 years of work and leadership experience in Asia, She built Qavalo upon seeing the growing challenges in the home health landscape in the U.S.

  • Mawi Fojas de Ocampo

    A working mom for 23 years, Mawi Fojas de Ocampo’s experience encompasses multiple disciplines in various industries. Mawi is currently the managing editor of the Philippines’ longest running lifestyle and society magazine.

  • Nica Jones

    Nica is in the business of changing people’s lives for the better through financial wellness. She piloted a project of providing access to credit that promoted understanding of money and that eventually was the beginning of her company CreditPros.

  • Monica Maralit

    Monica is an advocate for women’s
    empowerment and young women’s
    education. Monica has held leadership and management positions throughout most of her professional career. In her roles and beyond, she has had the opportunity to build community programs such as Women Empowered @ PSG and Project Hired.

  • Shawntel Nieto

    Shawntel is the co-Founder and President of Sustainable PH Inc., and of the One Cainta Food Program. She is likewise a co-
    founder SustainaRumble! and the Society of Sustainability Practitioners, a TV host under IBC Channel 13, and a consultant under Deloitte’s Climate and Sustainability

  • Arizza Nocum

    Arizza is the co-founder and president of KRIS, a non-profit organization that promotes peace through education and youth leadership. KRIS has trained over 1,000 Filipino youth leaders on peacebuilding, supported hundreds of youth and youth organizations in their initiatives for education and development.

  • Pauline Sicam

    Paulynn Paredes Sicam was a journalist, reporter, columnist, and editor for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Philippine Commission on Human Rights,
    a human rights educator at the Benigno Aquino Foundation, and a consultant and later member of the Philippine Government panel for peace negotiations with the
    Communist Party of the Philippines.
    She wrote post-presidency speeches for President Corazon Aquino, as well.

  • Unyx Sta. Ana

    Graduating with honors with a degree in Computer Science at De La Salle University - Manila, Unyx Sta. Ana has more than a decade of experience in leading technology-
    based enterprises. She has built successful startups and led executive roles in the digital
    transformation for Philippines’ largest firms. Her first company in automated advertising compliance and media analytics was acquired in 2017.

  • Stephanie Tumampos

    Stephanie Tumampos is a Filipino doctoral student at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in the field of remote sensing. She has a background in applied physics, environmental engineering, and
    geoinformatics. She currently hosts the podcast, “Down to Earth: A Podcast for Geoscientists by Geoscientist,” of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE GRSS) where she invites experts in the field.

  • Sharon Vaswani

    Dr. Sharon is the Founder and CEO of PanOphthalmics, a platform for sourcing surgical instruments, and is also the Chairwoman of Fortis Medi Pharmaceutical, Inc. – a pharmaceutical manufacturing
    plant. Sharon has been acclaimed as part of the 2022 Circle of Excellence in Young Entrepreneur and Young SHERO of the year
    award categories of the Asia CEO Awards.