The Resiliency Project Session 2: Ensuring Business Continuity Amidst Chaos Highlights

Following two successful webinars with over 300 participants, Impact Hub Manila pushed through with its 3rd session in the Resiliency Project tackling Resiliency Mindset: Ensuring Business Continuity Amidst Chaos on Tuesday, April 21, 4PM.

 

Piloting its first regional webinar in collaboration with Impact Hubs across the Asia Pacific Region, Gabiza Gandel, Executive Director of Impact Hub Global and Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization took part as panelists for the session. The session moderators were Stephanie Arrowsmith, Co-Founder of Impact Hub Jakarta and Ces Rondario, Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Manila & Asia Pacific Lead of Impact Hub.

 

In a survey done by Tech in Asia, they found that 80% of startups have been hit heavily by the COVID-19 Pandemic. And in its continued commitment to support impact-driven entrepreneurs the world over, Impact Hub took to the screens to bring sessions to support the community in these challenging times.  The world as we know it has changed and how to survive these challenging times is the answer we intend to shed light to through the Resiliency Project.

Gabiza, Impact Hub’S Global CEO, started off with a quick discussion on how entrepreneurs and business owners can cope in these trying times and create opportunities for a collective for our community. 

 

Throughout the session, Gabiza highlighted how important it was to keep your hope, explaining that when the rubber meets the road, it is what will keep you moving forward. She also added that as change makers in the industry, it is our job to support and protect our employees and utilize all our connections and options to keep everyone afloat. She encouraged us to be innovative in our approach, be quick in adapting and to always make sure we are moving forward. 

While Gabiza focused on hope, Jack, stressed on keeping your mind and staying on track of your mission. Many times, we are faced with challenges that push us to the edge and while it all seems daunting, Jack echoed how we are to train our mind to focus on what can get us to the next day, and not on what held us back today. 

 

Supporting Gabiza on her statement about innovating, Jack stressed how important it was to be able to see problems differently, always looking at it through the lens of opportunity. And that now more than ever, it is vital to be amongst your community.

 

As challenging as these times are, we take our cue from our panelists who all were in agreement that the way to soldier this crisis, one must: Keep Your Hope; Keep Your Mind; Keep Your Mission alive and  Keep Close Your Tribe. 


The recording of this video will be available on April 23, 1PM. 

The 8-part webinar series will tackle more aspects of business resilience such as cash flow management, revenue generation, and other hacks for thriving amid the implications of the lockdown. Join the next session on April 23, 4PM. We’ll be tackling Making Your Money Work in a Crisis Vol. 1. Register here!


Impact Hub Manila 


IHM is an impact incubation hub focused on purpose-driven entrepreneurs whose venture ideas have the potential to impact the lives of Filipinos at large scale. It is part of the largest incubation network in the world, Impact Hub, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. IHM is recognized by the United Nations as a community driver for the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


For more information, contact us at manila@impacthub.net.

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