Mother's Day QLITAN: Nurturing Ventures Like A #MomBoss

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A QLITAN celebrating strong women and their important roles in navigating crucial moments in business and in motherhood. #StartupPinay

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Mompreneurs are on the rise—it’s amazing how these women balance two of the most challenging endeavors an individual could ever undertake. How do mompreneurs manage to simultaneously run their homes and their ventures?

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we've invited remarkable mompreneurs to give us the inside scoop on how they broke into the startup scene and navigate through the hustle and bustle of nurturing their ventures like a #MomBoss. Join the upcoming QLITAN and catch our fireside chat with MK Bertulfo, Founder of FHMoms; Bela Gupta D'Souza, Founder of Edamama; and Ginger Arboleda, Co-founder of Taxumo, CEO of Manila Workshops.

This networking event will be hosted via Zoom for a more interactive experience. Don't forget to register to join the conversation!


MK Bertulfo (CEO, FHMoms)

Maria Korina Bertulfo is a finalist in the finest startup competition in CNN Philippines - The Final Pitch Season 4 and a cohort of AIM-Dado Banatao and Facebook Accelerator Program. She's also a Business and Career Trainer, Speaker, and Ambassadress of and Canva. Most importantly, she is the CEO & Founder of Filipina Homebased Moms: the first and biggest freelancing group for Pinay moms with 340,000 members nationwide.

Mommy MK is passionate about helping stay-at-home, corporate, and overseas moms thrive in their chosen career either as an entrepreneur or freelancer so that they can earn enough without leaving their family. She is a woman with strong advocacy to change the world, one mom at a time.

Bela Gupta D'Souza (CEO, Edamama)

Bela Gupta D'Souza is the founder of -- an integrated digital platform for mothers in the Philippines to shop for the most trusted childcare products and services, while discovering authentic parenting content and advice. Edamama was born out of her own challenges as a new mother in sourcing trusted products, services and parenting advice in a simplified way. Originally from India, Bela grew up in Japan, Thailand, and the US before moving to the Philippines, where for the past decade she has been an active contributor to the startup ecosystem as a founder, investor and advisor.

She is the former founder of AdSpark Philippines, a full-service digital marketing agency under Globe Telecom's 917 Ventures and Groupon, Thailand. Bela holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from Stanford University.

Ginger Arboleda (COO, Taxumo; CEO, Manila Workshops; and blogger at

Ginger is the CEO of Manila Workshops (GPA Events Management Services). She is also the Co-Founder/COO of Taxumo, Inc., a tax compliance web application that helps SMEs, freelancers, and professionals in filing and paying for their taxes.

She is also a professional blogger and an online ambassador for Philippine brands. She also blogs at, where she talks about mommyhood and entrepreneurship. She is a business and marketing coach and a resource speaker on business and entrepreneurship. Ginger's mission is to help entrepreneurs love the leap that they took to start their own businesses.

Alwyn Rosel (Program Head of Startup Development, IdeaSpace and QBO Innovation Hub)

Alwyn Rosel is a startup enabler and advocate. She has extensive experience in managing business incubators and startup programs. She has been working closely with startups from ideation to executing and fostering collaborations and partnerships within the startup community for almost 10 years.

Alwyn is the Head of the Startup Development Program for IdeaSpace and QBO. She is a consultant for DOST PCIEERD and a member of Wadhwani Foundation's National Enterpreneur Network global jury. She graduated from University of the Philippines Los Banos and Asian Institute of Management.


  • 5:00 - 5:30 PM Online Networking (in zoom room)
  • 5:30 QLITAN Stream starts
  • 5:30 - 5:35 QBO Intro and Welcoming Message
  • 5:35 - 6:20 Moderated Discussion with panel and audience Q&A
  • 6:20 - 6:30 Group photo and wrapping up

**PERQS from JobStreet!**

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What is QLITAN?

QLITAN is a regular series of talks arranged for experienced startup founders and enablers to share their personal stories, tips, and business know-how to inspire explorers and other founders in succeeding with their own ventures. For more info on the upcoming QLITAN talks, visit our Eventbrite and follow us via our Facebook page. You may also check out our website


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