In the 2019 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards held in California, Filipina CEO of InvestED, Carmina Bayombong, was recognized as one of the seven South Asia and Oceania laureates. The ceremony was given last May 3, 2019, at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture.
Carmina, the investED co-founder, was recognized for her student loans business that gives underprivileged students the chance to finish a degree through an investment platform wherein it uses a proprietary credit rating algorithm.
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A college degree can mean a ticket to a better life in the Philippines. . In a country where 76% of employers hire only college-educated applicants, not being able to afford university can pose some serious problems. That’s why Carmina Bayombong, #CWI19 finalist from the Philippines, founded InvestEd (@investedph) – an investment platform that provides financial aid and employment training to underserved youth. . Their success rate is astounding: 100% of students end up repaying their loans and find a job just 27 days after graduation, on average. Learn more about this life-changing business in the link in bio. #DrivingChange
The award comes with a cash prize to empower aspiring and influential women entrepreneurs around the world like Carmina when it comes to resolving current societal hurdles. With that, she mentioned that the prize money will help thousands of students in our country who want to fulfill their dreams of accomplishing college.
Carmina is described as a believer of education and as the key to development. “I want to see a world where every young person has the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and then help others do the same,” she stated.
This just makes our hearts happy! What are your thoughts on Carmina’s recognition?