• Meet The Team

    We're a team of entrepreneurs, educators, and business professionals.

    Jordana Valencia

    Executive Director

    Jordana specializes in talent development, leadership education, and entrepreneurship education. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she graduated with honors, and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. Jordana is also the People Development Lead of Ideaspace, a leading accelerator for technology startups in in Southeast Asia. She also writes for Harvard Business Review about startups and career management. Previously, Jordana was the Managing Director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Launch Program, where she taught leadership and entrepreneurship to over 200 technology founders from all over the world. Before MIT, she was a Product Manager in L'Oreal and the founder of Reach Philippines, a leadership education venture in Manila. Jordana received her BS in Psychology from the University of the Philippines where she graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of her class.

    Tanya Ilacad-Gutierrez

    Program Manager

    Tanya is a learning and development professional and licensed educator in the Philippines with over 10 years of experience gained from the academe and the corporate setting. Previously, Tanya was a Training Manager in Ayala's Manila Water Company, where she designed and managed various educational programs, including their manager training program for fresh university graduates, their leadership development program for managers and executives, as well as other soft skills courses. She also has experience in analyzing learning needs and creating plans for learning interventions. Tanya was also the founder and director of Tuklas Child Development Center, a progressive preschool based in the Quezon City, Philippines. She holds a degree in AB Development Studies and Masters credits in Education from Ateneo de Manila University. She is passionate about education, innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Oliver Segovia

    Program Advisor

    Oliver is currently a Market Strategist at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park. As part of the Growth team, Oliver leads the analysis of market trends and customer behaviors to help drive Facebook's strategy. Oliver holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated with honors and is also the founder & Chairman of an e-commerce and digital solutions company based in Manila, Philippines. Previously, Oliver was a Regional Manager in P&G Singapore, where he handled market expansion, strategy, research, and analytics for various personal care brands. His country coverage included the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, and Australia. Oliver also writes for Harvard Business Review and is the co-author of the Harvard Business Publishing book Passion & Purpose. He is the first Filipino to be published by HBP. He's passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and digital innovation.

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