Events: Cooking up a storm: adobo SheCreative Network features women creative leaders at the sheCreative Virtual Breakfast

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — In honor of International Women’s Month, adobo Talks is hosting the “adobo SheCreative Breakfast: an intimate conversation over breakfast with women in creative”, the first event under the adoboSheCreative Network. The session will feature a lineup of outstanding women leaders who have made their mark in their creative industries in an insightful morning session on what it takes to lead their respective fields.

The adobo SheCreative Network celebrates the power and innate talents of women, as well as their ability to create a positive impact on culture, creative industries, business, and communities– providing a platform for women to connect, educate, and support each other in their endeavors and achievements. We explore the power and possibilities of an all-women network as we gather the country’s most influential Filipinas who are instrumental in taking the first step towards creating a strong community of female leaders in Asia.


Moderated by adobo Magazine’s EIC Angel Guerrero on Facebook Live, the adobo SheCreative Virtual Breakfast shines the spotlight on six women who fearlessly took on their industries in the creative world. Get to know the individuals cooking up a storm in the morning of March 23rd.

Leading our sessions would be McDonald’s Philippines’ Managing Director, Margot Torres “Choose to Lead: Women Leadership”. Followed by sessions from:

  • Isa Lorenzo, Gallery Director of Silverlens | “Who wants to be a Gallerist?”
  • Rita Nazareno, Creative Director of Zacarias 1925 | “Craft + Creation”
  • Raxenne Maniquiz, Graphic Designer & illustrator | “Beginning, Middle, and Endemic: My Illustration Journey with Flora”
  • Rosario Juan, Social Media Strategist, Cafe Owner, Coffee Roaster and Cat Lover / founder, Commune Café + Bar | “Pandemic Grind: Entrepreneurship, Coffee, & Corona”
  • Merlee Jayme, Global President, Dentsu McGarrybowen “WFH: Women From Home”

Our first session is co-presented by Lazada, H&M, McDonald’s, and Johnson & Johnson. Our streaming partner for this event is Kumu. Our segment partners are: FlowerStore.PH, Belle De Jour, Jacob’s Creek, and Bahn Mi Coffee.

Tune in LIVE this Tuesday, March 23, 9:00am – 12:00pm PHT+. First 150 RSVPs get vouchers from McDonald’s and a chance to take home freebies from our partners. Register for free here.

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Key note session lead by Margot Torres, Managing Director, McDonald’s Philippines
“Choose to Lead: Women in Leadership”

Margot Torres is the Managing Director of McDonald’s Philippines, joining the company in 2003 as its Vice President of Marketing & Communications, before being promoted to Executive Vice President and Deputy Managing Director. Under Margot’s leadership, McDonald’s campaigns flourished, becoming part of local pop culture. Margot is also a two-time former president of the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) and remains on its Board of Trustees.

Isa Lorenzo, Gallery Director of Silverlens
“Who wants to be a Gallerist?”

A licensed doctor with a medical degree from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital and a masters in Media Studies degree from the New School University, Isa Lorenzo is multi-faceted. Today, she is the gallery director of Silverlens Galleries, which she founded in 2004, overseeing an active program of artist representation, exhibitions, collaborations, art fairs and commissions in the Philippines and southeast Asia. A strong advocate of contemporary arts education, she has included regular talks and panel discussions into the gallery programming. She was named as a TOWNS (The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service) awardee in 2016.

Rita Nazareno, Creative Director of Zacarias 1925
“Craft + Creation”

Former Emmy Award-winning television producer-turned-creative director Rita Nazareno is at the helm of ZACARIAS 1925, a bag and accessories brand that merges contemporary design techniques with the time-honored craft of hand-weaving from S.C. Vizcarra, their family business.

ZACARIAS has shown at Maison et Objet Paris, Premiere Classe Paris, Pitti Firenze, Super Milan, Salone et Mobile, The Artling at ArtStage Singapore, and Watari Museum’s On Sundays. Rita, along with Gabby Lichauco, are Creative Directors of CITEM/Design Philippines’ Kindred Design Collective, premiering in Maison et Objet Paris in September 2019, and took part in the 2020 M&O Digital Fair.

Nazareno teaches Design Studio / Creative Process Workshops and holds Design Talks for varied institutions such as Watari Museum’s On Sundays Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Manila, Nomi Network Phnom Penh.

Raxenne Maniquiz, Graphic Designer & illustrator
“Beginning, Middle, and Endemic: My Illustration Journey with Flora”

Graphic designer and illustrator Raxenne Maniquiz is known for her work featuring endemic flora and fauna in brilliant contrasts and masterful strokes. At Plus63 Design Co, Raxenne was behind the branding and illustration projects for clients such as Uniqlo, The Grid Food Market, Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates, ALT Philippines, and Paprika Cosmetics. As an independent illustrator, she has also collaborated with brands Charles & Keith, Cole Haan, Dr. Martens, Janji, and Jordan, and has also designed for brands such as Trader’s Lounge, Souvenir, and Greener & Partners.

In 2020, Raxenne spoke about her freelance and studio work at Graphika Manila. She’s been invited to speak at other other creative gatherings, including Oro Design Conference (2019), CREATE Philippines (2018), and Digital Congress (2017).

Rosario Juan, Founder of Commune Café + Bar & Social Media Strategist
“Pandemic Grind: Entrepreneurship, Coffee, & Corona”

Rosario Juan is the founder of Commune Café + Bar in Makati City, one of the earliest third-wave coffee shops in the city that focused on local coffee. Going against the grain of large coffee chains and Western menus, Rosario created a space for local coffee lovers to gather and learn more about Philippine coffee. Aside from being a social media strategist, she is also a member of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance and works closely with the Philippine Coffee Board Inc., helping provide educational and livelihood support to local coffee farmers.

Merlee Jayme, Global President, DentsuMcGarrybowen
“WFH: Women from Home”

One of the most celebrated creative leaders in the Philippine advertising industry, former DentsuJaymeSyfu “Chairmom” Merlee Jayme is the Global President of DentsuMcGarryBowen, a global agency that provides a full suite of creative services and brand solutions. Merlee and her team were responsible for winning the country’s first-ever Cannes Lions award in 2008 with “Duct Tape” for women’s rights group Gabriela. Merlee is also the first Filipino to be named as Creative of the Year for Southeast Asia in the Campaign Asia Pacific Agency of the Year Awards. She is also one of only 8 women in the 100 Best Chief Creative Officers in the world, based on the Drum’s global ranking in 2019.


Virtual Breakfast Session on What Women Do

adobo magazine, the word of creativity be launching their new initiative, the adobo SheCreative Network, on March 23, 2021, with a virtual session themed, What Women Do. A full morning session with talks from influential women in the creative industries who will share their insights and experiences on what it takes to be at the helm of their respective industries.

About the adobo SheCreative Network

adobo SheCreative Network, is a social enterprise, that champions women in Creative, in Business, and in Society. The organization supports and empowers women by recognizing their creative talent, enhancing their creative capabilities, as well as, celebrating their achievements. A network of talented women, creative entrepreneurs, both in leadership roles and aspirants. Women with the passion, skills, and influence to impact positively on the creative industries, culture, business, communities, and on future generations.

Uplifting Women in Creativity the world over. #adoboSheCreative
#WhatWomenDo logo designed by Villarica Manuel.

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