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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.

 

OFFICERS

Holly Rustick

PRESIDENT

Jennifer McFerran

VICE PRESIDENT

Jayne Flores

SECRETARY

Michelle Crisostomo

TREASURER

BOARD MEMBERS

Eileen Agahan Igcasenza
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Amanda Gima
Geri Leon Guerrero
Lina Leon Guerrero
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Rindraty Limtiaco
Annette Santos, D.B.A.
Kathlyn Selleck
Bernie Valencia

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

Geri Leon Guerrero

MEMBERSHIP

Laura Nelson-Cepeda

MEMBERSHIP

Kathlyn Selleck

EDUCATION

Amanda Gima

FINANCE

Jayne Flores

GOVERNMENT

Lina Leon Guerrero

FANACHU FAMALAO’AN
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Holly Rustick

WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER

Bernie Valencia

GOLF TOURNAMENT

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: Geri Leon Guerrero

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: Kathlyn Selleck

FINANCE COMMITTEE

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

Chair: Amanda Gima

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: Jayne Flores

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

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

Chair: Amanda Gima

 

FANACHU FAMALAO’AN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Chair: Lina Leon Guerrero

 

WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER

Chair: Holly Rustick

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Chair: Bernie Valencia

 

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

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