Asia Leaders Awards 2021 (ALA 2021) is set to celebrate “Women in Power,” at the awards ceremony to be held on November 11 at the Embassy of Singapore.

Filipinas are known for being fierce, with characteristics of not giving up, firm and determined but with a “nurturing” heart. This could be the very main reason why they excel globally, in whatever field they chose to belong, even in fields dominated by men.

One perfect example of this kind of woman is Mrs. Rosemarie Rafael, President of Airspeed International Corporation.

As a woman and perhaps the only lady leader when the logistics industry started, Rafael admitted that it was difficult at the start. But with hardwork and determination, she did it!

In 1985, Mrs. Rafael founded Airspeed, one of the leading logistics solutions and express courier companies in the country.

Airspeed is a company that reflects Ms. Rafael’s values and beliefs as a woman, a mother, and a leader. Being Airspeed’s Chairman and President and a true advocate of women, Ms. Rafael chose to empower women at Airspeed because she believes women are naturally nurturing and she knows that when people are supported and enabled, they can do great and impossible things.

Her leadership definitely has the so-called “woman’s touch.” One of the new retail services offered by Airspeed, “SpeedGifts,” an online gifting platform that allows Filipinos around the world to send gifts to their loved ones, only shows Airspeed cares. They also tied up with partners globally to extend their services to as many Filipinos as possible, with the addition of their “UnBoxMe” service.

Indeed, through the leadership and vision of Mrs. Rafael, Airspeed has become one of the most trusted and fastest-growing logistics companies in the country today.

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Other women awardees of ALA 2021 are:

• Architect Kaydee Velasco, CEO of KMV Asia Corporation
• Lerma Manzano Bernabe, President and CEO, AsiaPrime Philippines Corporation (APPC)
• Jaie Flores Ador, Founder and CEO of 3D Container & Packaging Philippines Corp.
• Cris Albert, President of FILA Philippines;
• Rosemarie P Rafael, President of Airspeed International Corporation;
• Vanessa Tanco, President and CEO of iAcademy
• Liza Timbol, President of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines
• Merle Balicao, President and Founder of Mer-nel’s Cake House
• Virginia Lane – One of the most glamorous ladies in Manila Society

Asia Leaders Awards is the only recognition giving body whose awards committee is composed of respected leaders from different organizations and embassies. It is the largest business awards event in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. It’s main objective is to promote the Philippines as a premier business hub and destination in Asia

Major awards sponsors are Alfamart, Asian Tigers Mobility, AsiaPrime Corporation, Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc., Fredley Group of Companies, Frontrow Enterprise, Grab, Jollibee Group, and J&T Express.

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