The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) recently held their first speaker series entitled #NotablesAtAim. The event was spearheaded by the graduates of Master of Business Management Batch 1995 (MBM ’95).

Notables is a speaker series that features non-conventional individuals that were successful in their field. It also aims to give the audience the speaker’s relevant insight on certain topics and current events that can help them be inspired.

Thought leaders, industry heads, management practitioners, and the media were gathered to witness this milestone last Thursday, November 28 at Fuller Hall, AIM, Makati City.

Notables kick-started their speaker series with a bang as they featured the first openly transgender woman elected to the lower house, Hon. Geraldine Roman from the 1st District of Bataan.

The congresswoman made it to the headlines for her continues fight against discrimination. Furthermore, she is not just focusing on LGBTQ rights but she is also advocating equality for all.

With an event focusing on controversial figures to produce intelligent dialogue in addressing certain issues, Congresswoman Geraldine Roman definitely fits the bill.

Representative Roman is also an alumna of the institute. She shared her experiences in the office and the  continues fight to pass the sogie bill. Today, she is focusing more on revising the land reform act to strengthen the agricultural sector.

#NotablesAtAim is not your typical speaking engagement, this is the game changer. “It provides a much-needed arena for informed and purposeful exchange on relevant issues,” said Marc Ablaza (MBM ’95 Batch Representative).

“The third out of the seven fundamental human needs is the need to belong or connection. It comes after subsistence and security, and growth and understanding. Inclusivity addresses and fulfills that need. How do we achieve it? We temper if not altogether do away with discrimination. How do we go about it? We start with intelligent discourse. This is why and how Notables at AIM came to be. We are going to talk about inclusivity in the work place for increased productivity; in our institutions and industries for growth, and in ourc ommunities for general wellbeing. Inclusivity is a critical yet complicated humanitarian issue. Let’s start engaging with it”, he added.

#NotablesAtAIM organized by AIM MBM Batch ’95 is truly a promising series of talks. With its ticket sales, the batch is hoping to raise funds for  scholarships. For more information checkout their social media pages Facebook: facebook.com/Notables Aim95 Twitter: @NotablesAtAim Instagram: @NotablesAtAim

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