Maria Reina Bontuyan, who co-manages Viajero Outdoor Centre, the leading outdoor shop in Northern Mindanao, is proudly representing Cagayan de Oro City and the Philippines in the United States for the 3-week special International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) titled “Women Entrepreneurs: Alumni as Economic Multipliers.”

She is among 41 participants as IVLP alumnae of women’s entrepreneurship and small business development programs coming from 36 countries around the world. The program begins in Washington, D.C. before the participants split up and travel to California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas and meet women business owners and state and local organizations that support women in the workplace.

photos by Reina Olavides-Bontuyan

Check the link below for details.

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