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OUR VISION

Guam will be an island community whose economy is driven and influenced by the equal participation of women in business.

 

OUR MISSION

To advance women in business through advocacy, networking, mentorship and access to resources.

 

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • To empower and advance women leadership.
  • To facilitate networking opportunities and partnerships.
  • To provide mentorship for business start-ups.
  • To enhance professional development and growth.
  • To influence legislative policies on issues facing women in business and the workplace.
  • To advocate for competitive wages and benefits for women.
  • To increase awareness of the importance of women on the island’s economic, social and cultural platform.

 

OUR BEGINNINGS

Leading up to 2013, the need for a strong business women’s advocacy group had been evident. The call for women’s voices and action in job creation, competitive wages and benefits, health care, education, workplace equality, crime prevention, and so much more had grown increasingly louder. In response to these needs, a group of women advocates came together to form the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce on September 3, 2013.

 

Our Founding Members

Anita Borja Enriquez, D.B.A.
Monica Guzman
Siska Hutapea, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, MRICS, R/W-AC, MRE
Lourdes Leon Guerrero
Jacqueline Marati
Denise Mendiola
Doyon Ahn Morato
Lorraine Okada
Mary Okada, Ed.D.
Antoinette Sanford
Vanessa Williams, Esq.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Erin Loder
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

OFFICERS

Maria Eugenia Leon Guerrero
PRESIDENT
Jessica Leon Guerrero
VICE PRESIDENT
Helana Leon Guerrero
SECRETARY
Michelle D. Bordallo
TREASURER

BOARD MEMBERS

Laura Nelson Cepeda
PAST PRESIDENT
Tiffany T. Angoco
Clare Delgado
Jae James
Livia Marati
Angel Camacho Paulino
Tasi Peddicord

EX-OFFICIO BOARD

Lina Leon Guerrero
Geri Leon Guerrero

COMMITTEES

Our membership consists of a group of dynamic, talented women who are valuable to our mission. We would like to engage with our members by giving them opportunities to let their brilliant ideas be heard and help us in our pursuit to create an economy that supports women in their professional endeavors.

COMMITTEE LEADERS

Jae James
MEMBERSHIP
Clare Delgado
GOVERNMENT
Livia Marati
EDUCATION
Michelle Bordallo
FINANCE
Tiffany T. Angoco
FANACHU FAMALAO’AN SUMMIT
Angel Camacho Paulino
WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER
Tasi Peddicord
GOLF + FUNDRAISING

We welcome you to join one or more of the following committees:

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

• Responsible for developing value-added programs and member benefits, including rewarding membership events and member-only discounts through the Affinity Program, and promoting ways to keep members engaged and connected.
• Responsible for maintaining the organization’s reputation and relationship with the public.

Chair: Jae James

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

• Responsible for developing educational workshops or knowledge sessions.
• Responsible for providing business mentorship opportunities and planning professional development seminars, conferences, and training.
• Responsible for providing access to information that will help women achieve their business goals.
• Responsible for implementing outreach programs that support the professional and personal development of women and girls in the community.

Chair: Livia Marati

FINANCE COMMITTEE

• Assist in managing the organization’s finances, such as determining the allocation of funds.
• Involved in developing fundraising activities and identifying sources of funding, such as grants and donations.

Chair: Michelle Bordallo

GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

• Responsible for tracking, analyzing, evaluating legislative policies and governmental regulations that impact women in all aspects of their social and economic well-being.
• Responsible for informing and educating the membership on public and private policies, laws and regulations that affect the establishment of new businesses, and the expansion and sustainment of businesses.
• Responsible for making recommendations to the Board and general membership for proper courses of action to include lobbying public officials, providing written and oral legislative testimonies, participating in roundtable discussions, and providing arenas for debate and discussions.
• Responsible for gathering data and statistics that impact women in social, economic, and political environments.

Chair: Clare Delgado

 

FANACHU FAMALAO’AN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Chair: Tiffany T. Angoco

 

WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER

Chair: Angel Camacho Paulino

 

GOLF + FUNDRAISING

Chair: Tasi Peddicord

 

Contact the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce if interested in joining a committee!

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