About the Founders

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Mompreneur Manila founders, Janice Crisostomo-Villanueva and Elena Tuason-Verlee

Two passionate women. Two active mothers. Two serial mompreneurs are behind Mompreneur Manila.

Janice Crisostomo-Villanueva, active mom to three kids, is one of the most active parenting advocates and mom entrepreneurs in the Philippines. She is founder of the Philippines’ go-to portal of resources for moms, called Mommy Mundo.

Her first business venture as a mompreneur was Mommy Matters Inc., a pioneering nursingwear brand in the country, and distributor of innovative mom and baby products which she set up together with her cousin.  She is also publisher of the ultimate directory for moms in the Philippines, Mommy Pages, as well as Urban Mom, a lifestyle mini-magazine distributed for free to moms all over the metro.  Together with her husband and their creative team, Janice runs a flourishing events management and publishing company, Creative Juice. Her latest venture is as co-founder of the successful food and lifestyle market, Mercato Centrale @ BGC.

Janice has also successfully combined her advocacies for breastfeeding, healthy pregnancy, active parenting and mompreneurship with her passion for well-planned events.  Together with friend and childbirth educator Rome Kanapi, she and her team have been staging successful, much-awaited events namely Expo MomMommy Milkshake Marathon, Moms on the Floor, Expo Dad and Expo Kid.

Janice is also a former “real mom” columnist of H.I.P.P. Magazine, a publication by Sesame Seed Creatives, and is currently a columnist of Working Mom Magazine published by ABS CBN Pubishing Group, where she writes a column dedicated to mompreneurship.

Elena Tuason – Verlee is a mom entrepreneur with two young boys, based in both Manila and Vancouver, Canada. She has two PR companies – a full service agency working with some of the US and Canada’s top technology companies, as well as a do-it-yourself site for entrepreneurs wanting to learn easy PR and Social Media strategies that work.

Elena is a US-trained and certified professional coach, and is formerly the resident Life Coach for Working Mom Magazine, with her monthly column “Connect the Dots”. Elena is an accidental entrepreneur who has stepped into, and sold a family business, as well as a quirky online business that she co-founded with her entrepreneur husband.

As a PR, Marketing and Lifestyle strategist, she works with her clients to do what they love, create fame for their companies, and in the process, change the world. For more on her companies, visit: http://www.ElenaVerlee.com. For more about Elena, visit: http://www.PRinYourPajamas.com/about.

One thought on “About the Founders

  1. Kay
    August 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Dear Ms. Elena,

    I am interested about your coaching services but could not find your contact number. Hope to get in touch with you soon.


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