Led by its co-founder and president Maria Grace Uy, fiber internet provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has taken strides to uplift women not just within the organization but also in the communities the company serves.
As part of its National Women’s Month activities, Converge recently visited its partner social enterprise, KREations Upcycle Furniture Manufacturing, in Angono, Rizal where a group of women repurpose the company’s old marketing materials, such as tarpaulins, and turn them into reusable bags and other materials.
The partnership creates jobs for women in the local community who would not have the chance to be formally employed. Before these women joined KREations—which was founded by advocate Akrisah Helig—they were housewives, household workers, or part-time manicuristas in their villages.
Converge strives to pursue greener practices across its operations in line with its sustainability commitment, aiming to eliminate its landfill waste output by 2030. By upcycling its discarded tarpaulins and flyers, Converge is reducing its waste while also helping create a reusable and beneficial product.
The future is female
Converge is a company where women can capably and meaningfully progress in their position—this is the message that Uy shared during the recent launch of the MentorSHE Project in Converge, a woman-to-woman mentorship training initiative.
With the aim to provide a stronger voice for women within Converge, key women executives gathered for an initial discussion session last March 23. This kicks off the program that will provide mentoring sessions for the women leaders in the company. While the program is still in its early stages, the initiative is seen to boost the opportunities of women in Converge to move forward in their careers.
Converge also held several activities to promote women’s welfare during the National Women’s Month. A Woman Month’s Fair was held in the office premises, inviting as many as 20 vendors and enterprises to participate in a 3-day bazaar. Part of the fair is the staging of a workshop and forum discussion dedicated to women.
Converge will end the month with a Women’s Month Job Caravan, where the company will welcome job seekers—both male and female—and get a chance to be hired within the day.