Hi, I’m Ashley!
I’m currently based in Bohol, Philippines as a Product Manager at Plentina, a mobile app that provides store credit financing to buy essentials like food and medicine in emerging markets using machine learning algorithms, after finishing my MBA as a MEXT-YLP scholar at Hitotsubashi University (ICS) in Tokyo, Japan. I also volunteer for the local startup community by co-curating the Startup Digest Philippines newsletter and supporting my co-community leaders by facilitating online events and conversations.
In my quest to empower communities, I realized that it starts with empowering the self. The root cause of many challenges community leaders face is the culture and mindset of their own communities – how might we then co-create not only a community of technical experts but also of human beings who are open to change and have the will to collaborate towards a better collective future?
I hope this blog becomes a dynamic resource people can use to learn how to work with communities (both in their workplace and in the ecosystem at large) and design interactions that not only empower the collective goal but also each individual contributing to the whole.
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. If you would like to work with me, I can gladly send you my resume after a quick get-to-know-you call. Just reach out through any of my online profiles.
MEXT-YLP 2020 MBA: What happens after acceptance?
I’m probably one of the lucky few who received some good news after the COVID-19 crisis hit last March 2020 when I received my acceptance e-mail into the Hitotsubashi ICS MBA program as a fully-funded scholar through MEXT-YLP. [read more]