Iza Calzado joins other 'Sheroes' in championing financial literacy

Published October 19, 2021, 3:03 PM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Iza Calzado and other ‘InLife Sheroes’

Actress Iza Calzado recently joined other InLife Sheroes in encouraging Filipino women to be financially empowered.

Set to reprise the role of the mature Darna in the latest adaptation of the comic heroine on television, Calzado shared how women can take control of their finances.

“Importante na ma-empower ang mga kababaihan at lahat ng tao sa financial literacy. (It’s important to empower women and everyone on financial literacy). I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the way I handled my money through the years, and I’m still learning. That’s why I think Pinays should talk about money without that shame,” she said during the recent InLife Sheroes #InAko event that was broadcast live via InLife’s Facebook page.

The actress added that it is essential to have discussions about money that don’t come from a place of arrogance or judgment. Calzado, along with mompreneur and blogger Shari Poquiz, health advocate Dr. Gia Sison, actress and songwriter Abby Asistio talked about their experiences of becoming financially independent during the online event presented by Insular Life and hosted by DJ Chacha.

InLife Financial Advisor Julianne Benitez shared tips on financial preparedness as she talked about the different financial challenges that women face with the InLife Sheroes.Financial Knowledge Leads to Financial EmpowermentThe InLife Sheroes #InAko campaign challenges Filipino women to take a deeper understanding of their immense capacity to succeed no matter their personal circumstance, occupation, or station in life.

“When we launched InLife Sheroes in 2019, our initial ambition was to touch the lives of one million Filipino women within three years,” said InLife Executive Chairperson Nina D. Aguas.

She noted that through various activities and engagements with women from all walks of life, InLife achieved and exceeded the goal in just a little over a year. “Now that we have successfully touched their lives, it is time to go deeper, to fully explore this engagement so that their financial knowledge will lead to actual financial empowerment,” she added.

Through the InLife Sheroes #InAko campaign, Insular Life will continue to champion financial empowerment by tapping and enlisting advocates and provide Filipinas equal opportunities for growth towards achieving financial empowerment for herself, her family, and communities, and ultimately for a financially inclusive nation.

“Be A Shero” MV Launched, Free Insurance to Be Given Away to Essential WorkersApart from the discussions on financial literacy, the InLife Sheroe’s #InAko online event also saw the launch of the music video for “Be A Shero.”

Composed by Asistio, the song amplifies the message that Filipinas have the capacity to empower themselves and calls on others to join the movement for financial transformation. Insular Life likewise announced that it is still giving away free insurance with COVID coverage for 110,000 essential workers. It launched this program in 2020.

To register for the coverage, visit https://chainofprotection.insularlife.com.ph/Be Part of the MovementJoin the InLife Sheroes Movement and become an empowered Filipina.

If you wish to learn about the InLife Sheroes Movement and the #InAko campaign, please visit our website at: www.inlifesheroes.com; the InLife Shero YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/3AFCPk3; or you may email at [email protected]