Maria Cecilia Concepcion
Cecilia Concepcion earned a degree in Management and minors in Literature (in English) and Enterprise Development from Ateneo de Manila. In her years in the University, she participated in various organizations such as AIESEC and Ateneo Special Education Society (SPEED).
In AIESEC Ateneo, she had the opportunity of creating and eventually leading Project Asenso, a Global Community Development Program that aimed to assist micro-entrepreneurs through learning opportunities on entrepreneurial strategies and financial management. These seminars were conducted by foreign volunteers themselves—with the help of SEDPI as a consulting learning partner. This inspired her to join the company eventually.
Aside from this, she also participated in various advocacy projects for SPEED and served as the Public Relations Head of the organization in her senior year. Through these organizational activities, she was exposed to different players in the development sector.
Her experience as a Management major also provided her with different opportunities such as establishing a start-up called Urban Gardens PH with a group under the School of Management Business Accelerator (SOMBA) program that mentored the start-up, as well as being a part of the Final 4 in the School of Management’s Marketing Business Plan Competition.
Through these various organizational activities and background as a Management major, she was further encouraged to participate in development for a better Philippines.