Three years in a row that I’ll be joining the WAHExpo, and my excitement level is still high up there!
The very first gathering of WAHMs actually happened back in 2012. It was more like an exploratory talks between those who were already working from home (that’s us!), and those who were still contemplating on making the leap from blazers to pajamas. We were just about forty in the first event, and to date, there are more than 1,500 warm bodies in our WAHMderful Facebook Community.
Because of the success of the first annual WAHM Expo and the interest it gained from the male population, Manila Workshops decided to open the doors to the Dads in its second year, and called it the WAH Expo, dropping the M for moms.
And now, WAHExpo 2015 is made even bigger and better by welcoming the Work-At-Home Singles.
Having babies and being a hands-on parent is no longer the main reason people want to work from home.
Choosing your working hours, avoiding the horrific traffic, choosing who you work with, calling your shots on what projects to work on, working in bed, on the beach, under the tree or even on top of it (why not?), knowing your worth and commanding your price… the list is endless.
Still, it is not for everybody.
But whether you already like it, or just exploring the idea of doing it, WAHExpo 2015 is an event that will help you gain helpful insights about the gore and glory of working from home.
Here’s a glimpse of what the day will be like:
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM Welcome remarks and overview of the day; Opening of the WAHM Support Central section.
9:50 AM – 10:10 AM It’s a WAH-nderful Life Video
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM Panel of Work at Home Moms
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Raffle Draw
11:00 AM – 11:40 PM Panel of Work at Home Singles
11:40 AM – 11:45 PM Raffle Draw
11:45 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break / Booth Stamping game / Play Video of Sponsors
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM Keynote Speaker (Joe Maristela of Katalyst.ph)
1:25 PM – 1:50 PM Talk: Balancing Business, Home and Heart (Marilen Montenegro of Marilen.ph)
1:50 PM – 2:00 PM Q&A with Marilen
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Break / Sponsor’s Slot
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Social Entrepreneurship and Foundations with Anna Meloto-Wilk of Human Heart Nature)
2:50 PM – 3:00 PM Q&A with Anna
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break / Sponsor’s Slot
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM Time Management for the Work at Home Parent (Teresa Dumadag of FullLifeCube.com)
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM Q&A with Teresa
4:00 PM – 4:25 PM Fitness Factors for Work at Homies (Monica Manzano ofBeyond Yoga)
4:25 PM – 4:45 PM Q&A for and Raffle
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Closing
MK TAN (SPECIALIZED TALKS)
*Only starts in the afternoon!
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Set Yourself Up for Work at Home Wealth (Don-don Crisostomo of dondoncrisostomo.com)
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Sponsor’s Slot
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Raffle and Afternoon break
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Best Practices of a Work-at-Homie by Lyle of Raket.ph
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Sponsor’s Slot
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM How to Go Global with Your Expertise by Anthony and Tippy Pelayo-Go of Googly Gooeys
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Q&A and Raffle Draw
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Closing
Join us on September 26 at the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound, Pasig, for a full day of learning and networking with like-minded souls.
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