Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of BSP joins adobo SheCreative ‘Women Arise!’ lineup as keynote speaker

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Adobo Magazine is holding its first adobo SheCreative Network Leadership Conference “Women Arise!” in celebration of National Women’s Month at Shangri-La The Fort, BGC on Tuesday, March 28. Our first large in-person gathering will be conducted by today’s most successful women leaders across the fields of marketing, media, and creative communications.

The event will be headlined by one of the most powerful leaders in the banking industry, Deputy Governor for Regional Operations and Advocacy Sector (ROAS) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Bernadette Romulo Puyat. Currently, she is also serving as an alternate to the Governor in several Governing Boards of National Agencies.

Bernadette graduated from the University of the Philippines where she pursued her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Economics. She was also a former lecturer at the UP School of Economics from 1994 to 2006, which preluded her life dedicated to public service. 


She served as an Economic Consultant at the Housing and Urban Development Coordination Council (HUDCC) from 2001 to 2002 and the Presidential Management Staff from 2005 to 2006, and was Deputy Cabinet Secretary at the Office of the President in 2006.

From 2007 to 2018, she served as Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture where she handled Special Concerns, Administration and Finance, Agribusiness and Marketing, and Regional Engagements. Among her notable accomplishments in the DA include the promotion of local ingredients locally and internationally. She specifically conceptualized and spearheaded the conduct of the Philippine Harvest Trade Fair and the Kain Na! Food Festival. She strengthened the DA’s engagement with special sectors such as the women, elderly, youth, and indigenous people through her leadership in the Gender and Development Focal System. She was also designated to handle agricultural credit while serving at the DA.  

From 2018 to 2022, she served as Secretary of the Department of Tourism, with Sustainable Tourism as the overarching theme of her leadership. Equally important were her efforts towards the recovery of the tourism sector during the COVID-19 pandemic such as the vaccination of tourism workers, and the institutionalization and planning of health and safety protocols in various tourism establishments and destinations.

Listen to her story of success and learn from her experience as she takes the stage of the conference as the keynote speaker. 

Join us on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Purchase your tickets: https://www.adobomagazine.com/product/women-arise-an-adobo-shecreative-network-leadership-conference/

The adobo SheCreative Network Leadership Conference “Women Arise!” is made in partnership with the following organizations:

Asia Society Philippines
ASEAN Sogie Caucus
Girls Got This
Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce


About the adobo SheCreative Network: The adobo SheCreative initiative showcases a series of conversations and roundtables, with the purpose of gathering a strong community of engaged and inspired women. Our efforts have been globally recognized and we‘re proud to have received the Gold Stevie® Award for Women in Business for our Thought Leadership Campaign which stood out from 1,500 entries from around the world.  We also received the Excellence Award at the Philippine Quill Awards for our efforts to empower women in support of the country’s creative economy.

Celebrating 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. Uplifting Women in Creativity the world over. #adoboMagazine #TheWordOnCreativity #TheBusinessOfCreativity #womencreatives

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