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Moms in Tech: How these Mothers at Shopee Unlocked Success in a Fast-Paced Industry

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With the rapid growth of e-commerce, more women are exploring the tech industry and finding success online. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, continues to provide members of its platform with the support needed to thrive in tech. In time for Mother’s Day, three mothers share their experiences on how they ventured out of their comfort zones and into e-commerce. Karen, Primarose, and Glenda are a testament to what working mothers in tech are capable of achieving –  whether they are riders, livestream partners, or employees of Shopee.


Moms in Tech: How these Mothers at Shopee Unlocked Success in a Fast-Paced Industry

Karen: Homegrown Shopee Leader 

Having previously worked in the operations side of the FMCG industry, Karen Perez, a wife and mother to two daughters, made the switch to join Shopee and become its first employee in the Philippines seven years ago to lead its Operations Team. She had hesitations, but she knew that being part of the tech industry would help her develop even more as a professional.

“I already had one daughter and was pregnant with my youngest by the time I joined Shopee, and I had apprehensions about joining a young company. Eventually, I accepted the opportunity because I was excited to be part of the growing e-commerce sector.”

She recently took on a new role as the Head of People at Shopee Philippines. For those around her, this comes as no surprise as she has always approached leadership by building personal relationships in the workplace. She went from dealing with the backend aspects of the business to focusing her time to caring for people and their well-being. Karen shares, “I am grateful that my unique skill sets are recognized and I am given all these opportunities to grow within and lead the organization.” Despite the differences between the two fields, Karen believes that her experience both as a mother and wife helped mold her into the leader that she wanted to be. She credits the culture of Shopee for allowing her to be that.

“Being both a mother and a department head has shown me what it means to be a good leader. Much like motherhood, leadership, at its very core, is caring for one’s people.”

What is most rewarding for Karen is getting the admiration of the people whose opinion matters to her the most: her children. “Recently, I asked my eldest daughter what she wants to be when she grows up and she simply said, ‘I want to be like you.’ I am grateful to be doing meaningful work, and I hope my children strive to do the same someday.”

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Moms in Tech: How these Mothers at Shopee Unlocked Success in a Fast-Paced Industry

Primarose: Rising to the challenge at Shopee Xpress

Primarose is a wife, a mother to three children, and a Shopee Xpress rider. Her unique journey with Shopee Xpress first began in June of 2021 after the pandemic forced her to close her souvenir store.

Being one of the few female riders in her line of profession, Primarose knows she has to be determined, and she has no regrets.

She shared “Iba na ang panahon natin ngayon, hindi lang lalaki ang pwede magtrabaho. Nais ko ipakita sa mga ibang ina na kayang kaya rin nila makamit ang kanilang mga hangad.” (We live in a different age where women also have the opportunity to work. I want to show other mothers that they are capable of reaching their aspirations.)

She is now reaping the rewards of her efforts as she is now able to help provide for her family, and even take them out to eat in restaurants and go on outings.

“Sa lahat ng nangyari mula sa pandemya, nagpapasalamat ako ng lubos na nagkaroon ako ng pagkakataon na magiging Shopee Xpress rider. Naging makahulugan ang pagiging ina at asawa ko dahil nabigay ko sa kanila ang pangangailangan nila mula sa trabaho ko bilang rider.” (Of all the things to have come out of this pandemic, I am most grateful that it gave me the opportunity to become a Shopee Xpress rider. I feel fulfilled as both a mother and wife knowing that I am able to provide for my family through my job.)


Moms in Tech: How these Mothers at Shopee Unlocked Success in a Fast-Paced Industry

Mommy Gee: Finding balance as a working mother

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Prior to becoming a Shopee livestreamer, Glenda, also known as Mommy Gee, started her journey in creating online content by posting about what means most to her: her children. She is a single mom working multiple jobs to support her three children, and struggled with something most moms would know about: time management. Besides doing online content, Mommy Gee is also a licensed real estate agent and entrepreneur as she owns a Korean food franchise. When the pandemic struck, her real estate job experienced a hit which is why she chose to become a Shopee livestreamer.

She shared, “As a single mother to three children, I felt the need to take on as much as I could to make up for the many lost opportunities I faced during the onslaught of the pandemic. ”

Mommy Gee chose to persevere doing livestream. At first, she wasn’t confident doing it but as time went by, she became more confident and eventually began to enjoy it. She loves helping people find their Shopee budols, and more importantly, connecting and making friends online.

“As a single mother, I feel very blessed to have a job that allows me to spend more time with my children at home while also also giving me the opportunity to connect with a supportive online community.” shared Mommy Gee.

She encourages other working mothers to venture out of their comfort zones and persevere. Mommy Gee said

“Starting out as a Shopee Livestreamer did not come easy for me, but I stuck with my decision and persevered. Seeing how much I have grown and learned since then is what pushes me to continue challenging myself.”

Moms in Tech: How these Mothers at Shopee Unlocked Success in a Fast-Paced Industry

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Shopee Donates 1,200 School Chairs to Barangay Punta Baja in Palawan

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One of the winners of Barangay Shopee got their wish granted with 1,200 school chairs provided to students of Barangay Punta Baja in Rizal, Palawan

As face-to-face classes resume, schools all around the Philippines struggle with a shortage of resources due to the influx of enrollees. In Barangay Punta Baja, Rizal, Palawan, students faced the problem of not having enough chairs, as a lot of them had no choice but to sit on the floor during classes. Sitti Halima Adges, a school teacher at the Jose P. Rizal National High School, dreamt of providing her students with a complete set of school arm chairs to create spaces conducive for learning.

One day, Sitti chanced upon a post on Shopee’s Barangay Shopee initiative– where a barangay could win a community project of their choice. She and her fellow teachers took their chances and joined and thanks to their heartwarming video entry, Sitti’s dream became a reality. Out of 200 entries nationwide, Barangay Punta Baja was chosen as one of Barangay Shopee’s two winners.

On November 11, Shopee went to Rizal, Palawan to visit Sitti and her barangay, and donated more than 1,000 school chairs to the Jose P. Rizal National High School.

 

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Sitti Adges submitted the winning video for the Barangay Shopee contest, and her wish was to provide all students of Jose P. Rizal National High School with new school chairs

 

“Kami ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa tulong at suporta ni Shopee sa Barangay Punta-Baja at Jose P. Rizal National High School. Bilang isang ina at guro, napakasaya ko na may mga mabubuting loob tulad ng Shopee na tumutulong sa pag-aaral ng aming mga estudyante sa barangay namin,” shared Sitti.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, shared “At Shopee, we are committed to serving the underserved and making a difference in communities all over the Philippines. When we launched Barangay Shopee, our goal was to address the direct needs of communities. Sitti’s video entry was one of the many we received, and it reminded us of our commitment to nurture young talent, and the importance of creating environments conducive for learning and growth. We are humbled that we were able to bring smiles to Barangay Punta Baja, and we hope to do the same for many more communities.”

 

Through Barangay Shopee and all initiatives under Shopee Bayanihan, Shopee furthers its objective to bettering the lives of the underserved  by helping communities benefit from the power of technology wherever they are in the Philippines. Learn more about Barangay Shopee here.

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Shopee Brings Joy to Filipino Users and Businesses During Shopee’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale #Shopee #MegaPamaskoSale

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With mas mura deals and amazing prizes, Filipinos start preparing for the holidays and give local sellers a big boost in sales

Shopee recently concluded one of its biggest sales of the year, the 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale, by giving users a rewarding shopping experience and providing a platform for success for businesses of all kinds. Local sellers experienced a 4 times uplift in sales versus a regular day, while shoppers enjoyed a total of ₱62 Million in savings on 11 November alone as they start their Christmas shopping.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines shared, “Our aim is to give a sense of joy through Shopee – for shoppers to have the most rewarding shopping experience, and for businesses to find success on our platform. The goal is for more Filipinos to experience the convenience of e-commerce so sellers and brands can connect to them whether through mas mura deals, livestreams or our exciting new initiatives, such as Shop to Win Gold.”

Sales grew for local sellers and brand partners this 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale

  • The 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale aimed to stimulate sales for local brands and businesses, and connect businesses to Shopee’s digital ecosystem on the platform. One local seller saw a 7 times uplift in sales during 11.11. Local shops that proved to be the favourites among users were Luckiss, Mumu and Willet.

  • Shopee Mall also saw an uptick in sales across the board as shoppers were enticed by exclusive deals. This is especially so for the essentials and personal care products category, with Uni-Care, Unilever Beauty and Cblue PH registering the top spikes in items sold on 11.11.

Shopee Brings Joy to Filipino Users and Businesses During Shopee’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale

Holiday trends among shoppers in the Philippines focus on getting Mas Mura Deals

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  • Along with the overall big savings, one Filipino user was also the most wais when it came to their early Christmas shopping, recording over ₱45,000 worth of savings in a  single checkout.

  • Home & Living, Health & Personal goods and Women’s Apparel were the leading categories as Filipinos improved their homes, replenished essentials and treated themselves to fashionable clothes.

  • Women’s shoes, dresses and face masks were the most-searched keywords, showing that users were already planning ahead for their holiday get-togethers.

Big prizes, entertainment and convenient cashless payments drove even more users to the Shopee app

  • There were over 2.7 million entries for Shop to Win Gold as users got excited to get a chance to bring home gold bars, or claim a year’s supply of groceries or electricity.

  • Users were also treated to thousands of hours of livestreams with over 115 million viewers watching all over the country during the campaign to interact with and claim deals from their favorite local sellers and brands.

  • More Filipinos made the most of the convenience and perks of ShopeePay, with the platform seeing a 2.5 times uplift in shoppers who paid using ShopeePay for the first time and over 3 times more orders paid via ShopeePay compared to a regular day.

Bring more joy to your Christmas shopping when you download the Shopee app from leading app stores and follow Shopee Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Gold, A Year’s Worth of Groceries, and More at Shopee’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale #Shopee #Sale

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Win gold, a year’s worth of groceries, or subsidy for a year’s worth of electricity with Shopee’s ‘Shop to Win Gold’ promo this 11.11!

This 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale, Shopee is offering all its users a chance to win gold, a year’s supply of groceries or essentials, and exclusive deals and discounts! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with these amazing offers:

Make your holidays brighter with Shopee’s ‘Shop to Win Gold’ promo

It’s the season of giving, gathering, and golden days as Christmas fast approaches. As you look for the best gifts for your loved ones, Shopee is giving you the best holiday shopping experience with amazing prizes at the 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale!

From today up to November 11, shoppers have the chance to take home a gold bar as the grand prize, or a year’s worth of groceries from Procter & Gamble and Rebisco, or subsidy for a year’s worth of electricity, and more. To join, just claim your Golden Ticket after every purchase and gain more chances of winning each time you shop on Shopee.

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On November 12, stay tuned via Shopee Live to find out if you will be one of the 12 lucky winners to take home gold or a year-long supply of groceries or electricity!

 

Enjoy exclusive discounts from our bank partners

Shopee users can also get special discounts when they use our bank partners’ voucher codes from November 9 to 13. Qualified Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders (new and existing Shopee users) can save up to ₱2,000 with any of the voucher codes below to avail of their favorite items at mas mura deals.

More details can be found at the 11.11 Partner Promos page.

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Participating Cards

Voucher Code

Offer

Bank of Commerce Debit Cards

BANKCOMDEBIT11

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10% off, min. spend ₱2,500, capped at ₱2,000

Bank of Commerce Credit Cards

BANKCOMCREDIT11

10% off, min. spend ₱5,000, capped at ₱2,000

RCBC Mastercard Credit Cards

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RCBC11MC

₱500 off, min spend ₱3,000

RCBC Visa Credit Cards

RCBC11VISA

10% off, min spend ₱3,000, capped at ₱600

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RCBC JCB Credit Cards

RCBC11JCB

₱400 off, min spend ₱3,000

BPI Credit Cards

BPI11SHOPEE300

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₱300 off, min spend ₱3,000

BPI11SHOPEE500

₱500 off, min spend ₱5,000

Maybank Credit Cards

MAYBANK300

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₱300 off, min spend ₱3,000

MAYBANK500

₱500 off, min spend ₱5,000

PNB Credit Cards

PNBSHOPEE11

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10% off, min spend ₱3,000, capped at ₱500

Metrobank Credit Cards

MBSHOPEE11

₱500 off, min. spend ₱3,000

UnionBank Credit Cards

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UBSHOPEE11

10% off, min spend ₱3,000, capped at ₱500

Robinsons Bank Credit Cards

RBSHOPEE11

10% off, min spend ₱3,500, capped at ₱450

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EastWest Bank Credit Cards

EWSHOPEE1111

₱300 off, min spend ₱2,000

China Bank Credit Cards

CHINABANK11

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₱300 off, min spend ₱2,500

AUB Credit Cards

AUBSHOPEE11

₱300 off, min spend ₱3,000

Visa Credit, Debit, Prepaid Cards

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VISA200OFF

₱200 off, min spend ₱3,500

Go for gold this Christmas and experience holiday shopping like no other. Download the Shopee app from leading app stores and visit https://shopee.ph/m/win-gold for more details.

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