Saturday, June 18, 2022

AmCham Philippines strengthens Gender Inclusivity in society in celebration of Pride Month

United States Director to the Asian Development Bank, Ambassador Chantalle Wong, the first openly lesbian, Senate-confirmed ambassador in U.S. history, will serve as the guest speaker at AmCham Philippines’ General Membership Meeting last June 15

June is Pride Month and in celebration of this month-long occasion, the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) held its General Membership Meeting last June 15 from at the Grand Ballroom I, Grand Hyatt Manila.

As a premier and enduring professional organization that has been contributing to the country’s civic and economic development, the American Chamber of Commerce Philippines will be holding two important events this June to strengthen its community and members - the Amcham General Membership Meeting and NAPNN: North American & the Pacific Networking Night.

June is Pride Month thus in the upcoming AmCham General Membership Meeting, taking center stage will be Ambassador Chantale Wong, the United States Director to the Asian Development Bank, who will expound on gender inclusion in society and the workplace through knowledge and experience-sharing.

Sharing her profound professional and personal experience, Ambassador Chantale Wong is the first openly lesbian, Senate-confirmed ambassador in U.S. history. She has had a long and distinguished career in public service and was a leader-participant in some of the most significant events in U.S. history. A proud LGBTQ person of color to ever hold an ambassador-level position, Ambassador Wong serves as an inspiration to everyone, providing versatile support to ensure the greatest impact on the community.

As the guest speaker at the event, Ambassador Wong will discuss her journey and career in government and international institutions as well as her aspirations as a proud female leader. Throughout the gathering, members and guests will have the opportunity to interact with the ambassador and hold conversations with their fellow business executives, discussing the value of inclusivity in the workplace and its importance in all aspects of work and life.

Building Connections

In collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico, the Philippine-Mexico Business Council, and the Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, AmCham Philippines will be organizing the NAPNN: North American & the Pacific Networking Night on June 21, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Chantara, Dusit Thani Manila.

The Networking Night is a great avenue for members and guests to network with key industry leaders and practitioners. Among the distinguished guests at the event include the Ambassadors of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico who will share their democratic values, common interests, and cultural affinities.

Through this event, the guests will be able to interact with a variety of individuals from different backgrounds in various fields, providing the opportunity to gain valuable insights on trends and issues affecting their industry as well as contribute to their professional and personal growth.

AmCham Philippines is the longest-serving American Chamber in Asia which has provided relevant opportunities and avenues for professional and business development for 120 Years. To learn more about the organization, visit

About AmCham Philippines

Incorporated in 1920, the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) continues to endeavor to contribute to the Philippine economic growth and serves the interests of Philippine and American businesses through the participation of members in promoting its long-term objectives. At the moment, the chamber represents over 700 members organization’s voices and interests.

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