Women’s Month 2024: Celebrating The Rising Entrepreneur Queens Of Cebu

This Women’s Month, let’s raise a glass to all the brilliant women and rising entrepreneurs who are creating ripples and making a positive impact in the lives of the Sugboanons!

Clotilde Penfold

With services that cater to every aspect of your beauty needs, from your brows to your pedis, Nailquaholic got you covered. The mind behind this inspiring business is none other than Clotilde Penfold, a true girl boss who believes in empowering women through beauty. Each service the salon offers is not just about making you feel pampered, but also about making you feel confident to conquer the world with your freshly-done nails and glowing skin.

Abagail Masongsong

The ultimate beauty destination for all the fabulous ladies is the Skin Dip Aesthetic Center, which is ruled by an equally fabulous, smart, and empowering woman, Dr. Abagail Masongsong. Skin Dip is where you can indulge in beauty enhancement procedures that’ll leave you feeling like a queen!

Glecy I. Gahusta

Ladies, are you ready to claim your reign as queen? Look no further than Miss G’s Gown Rental, where you’ll find hundreds of options fit for royalty. This business was started by the visionary Glecy I. Gahusta, who began with just one branch in Mandaue. Through sheer determination, exceptional design talent, and strong relationships, she has built an empire that has taken the fashion world by storm. With over 14k followers on social media, Miss G’s Gown Rental has blossomed into a powerhouse, with a new branch in Colon catering to those who want to rule the world. 

Wilma Monares

Wilma Monares is an inspiring entrepreneur who embodies warmth, competence, and purpose. Despite starting from scratch, she has grown three successful snack businesses: Just Wing It, Fresh Twist, and Recess. With the unwavering support of her family, Wilma remains true to herself while setting an excellent example for her children, “I strive to set a good example for them; that I am competent but imperfect and for them to see me grant grace for myself if I don’t perfectly deliver,” she shared. Wilma’s story is a testament that with hard work and perseverance, anyone can achieve their dreams.

Denesse Yu

Breathtaking views and delicious food are not the only things that make Hachimitsu special. It is the product of perseverance, creativity, and strength that Denesse Yu brings to the table. She is an embodiment of beauty, grace, and humility, and her unwavering dedication has turned Hachimitsu into a fantastic masterpiece of a restaurant. Denesse Yu’s story is an inspiration to all of us, reminding us that with hard work, God’s guidance, and determination, we can achieve anything we set our minds to.

Jill Chuntic

Sight Saver Eye Care Center is not just a brand, it’s a symbol of hope for those who are struggling with eye problems. With followers almost reaching 10k on Facebook since their launch just last February 2024, it’s slowly but surely becoming one of the top household names for Sugboanons when it comes to eye care. And behind its management is the ever-brilliant Jill Chuntic, who upholds being the eye hero with her unwavering dedication and passion for helping people see and appreciate the beauty of the world better.

Catherine Seniedo

Luxury is the very essence of Charlton Trade and The Vault Room, located within its gorgeous walls. And who better to oversee it all than the magnificent Catherine Seniedo – the epitome of luxury and empowerment combined. Her expertise and finesse in managing this kingdom of extravagance is out of this world, making every experience within an unforgettable journey of indulgence and success.

Jocelyn Urgel

Daqqmatts Marketing Corporation, one of the biggest food distributors in the Visayan region, is creating waves in the distribution industry with its exceptional partnerships with various renowned brands. Behind this success story is a remarkable leader, Jocelyn Urgel, who believes in the power of team spirit and empowerment. She firmly believes that taking care of customers and valuing employees with integrity is the key to success in any business as she says, “I believe if happy amung taw, makit na tanan sa among serbisyo.” (Translation: “I believe if our staff is happy, then it’ll show in our quality service.”)

The leadership styles and unrelenting beliefs of the remarkable women mentioned above are a true testament that being a #GirlBoss is not just a title, it is a state of mind that empowers you to overcome obstacles, break glass ceilings, and make a difference in the world. Remember, your true beauty lies in the positive impact you make on the lives of others, and your unwavering commitment to your goals. So, rise up, beauty queens, and continue to reign over the world with your brilliance!

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