Hi, I’m Ashley!
I’m a Cebu-based community builder working as a Project Manager at Symph. My passion is to help develop the Philippines’ startup ecosystem by facilitating Startup Weekend programs and supporting Symph’s vision of becoming the happiest place for startups. I’ve been volunteering for more than five years and working for four and counting.
In my quest to empower communities, I realized that it starts with the self. The root causes of many problems community leaders face is culture. How might we then create not only a community of technical experts but also thoughtful, mindful human beings?
I hope this blog becomes a dynamic resource people can use to learn how to organize both communities and their thoughts on how to better know themselves so they can support the people (or groups of people) they care about.
I’m as much of a work in progress as any other 20-something out there so if you’d like to add any input, disagree with any of my thoughts, or just want to talk, then leave a comment and I’ll be happy to listen.
As for my other profiles online, I generally maintain my LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. My old blog and my Medium account are still around in the internet, if you want to check them out too.
That event gave me a lot of perspective, as you’ve noticed in my last few posts, and being with the people there made me realize that I didn’t know enough about the Philippine government’s plans on supporting and developing startups in the legislative level…. [read more]