15 Millennial Pinays We Can't Help But Admire

Just some of the most inspirational #girlbosses in the Philippines!
PHOTO: Jico Joson, Mark Jesalva

As painful as it is for some people to accept, millennials are here, we're kicking ass, and we're not going anywhere. Every day, more and more women are starting businesses, promoting change and diversity, and generally breaking the tired stereotype that women can't be leaders. Ahead are 15 young women who empower us to keep ~*slaying!*~

1. Nicole Guanio

Nicole opened The Nook Café—the first Harry Potter cafe in the Philippines! 

2. Marge Soliman


Marge is the Executive Chef and Operations Manager of Snacks and Ladders


3. Pamela Mejia


Pamela is a young entrepreneur already on her fourth business venture. 

4. Audrey Tangonan


Audrey founded Sinaya Cup—a menstrual cup business—with only P20,000. 

5. Christine Allado


Christine is a London-based singer and theater performer. She recently landed a role in West End's Hamilton


6. Joanna Garcia


Joanna is one of the industry's blooming stylists. She works closely with cool girl Nadine Lustre. ;)

7. Katrina Gumabao



Katrina is the first plus-size Pinay model to walk the runway at Melbourne Fashion Week. 

8. Sophia Lee


Sophia is the author of What Things Mean, which won first place in the Scholastic Asian Book Awards. 


9. Hidilyn Diaz


Hidilyn is the first Pinay to win an Olympic medal. 

10. Mansy Abesamis


Mansy is the woman behind Hey Kessy, so we've got her to thank for our washi tape obsession. 

11. Say Tioco


Say has been blogging for almost seven years, and is one of the most successful in her field. 


12. Feliz Axalan



Feliz is leading a tour operator business, and is figuring out ways to make traveling affordable for Filipinos. 

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13. Jacklynne Lambino


Jacklynne is a Digital Marketing Head of a company specializing in financial technology, but is also the queen of side hustles!

14. + 15. Ayen dela Torre and Rachel Halili


Ayen and Rachel are the girl bosses behind Where To Next, an online travel community. 

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