For the men, they are more of a risk taker, and for the women, they are more nurturing and more details. So the combination of the men and women is very good for business.
In the Philippines, we don't have that much of a problem. There's not much difference between the men and the women. In our business, we always have a good mixture of the men and the women.
I was always told I had to be an example to my siblings. I was told to toe the line. So I had to behave.
We grew up in a very demanding environment. Dad expects us to prove ourselves… so my siblings and I worked hard to reach what we have today, and I guess we have to continue working hard to maintain it.
I belong to a family where I think we're all fairly treated, boys or girls. Although I have to work doubly hard just to be able to be recognised. That meant long hours, but the hard work paid off.
I learned by example. …As a kid you think you are just the same as other adults.
Sometimes, of course, I could not belong to the boys club, but that's OK. There are always ways to do what I wanted to do. It doesn't really matter so much to me.