Jeannie E. Javelosa is an advocate for culture and sustainability. She is a Co-Founder and Director of the pioneering retail store and social enterprise ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle, and President of the ECHOsi (ECHO Sustainable Initiatives) Foundation that is focused on development programs for local communities. As ECHOstore’s sustainable footprint expands, sub-brands include ECHOcafe, ECHOmarket, ECHOfarms, ECHOyoga and soon, ECHOstoreOnline.
Jeannie is also Co-founder and Director of the 15-year old EON Stakeholder Relations Firm, an award-winning, all-Filipino owned communications agency servicing multi-national clients. Aligned companies are EON Engage (focused on public affairs) and EC-Art Management Company Inc.
As ECHOstore Jeannie was invited to the Natural Food Expo West by the USDA (2010) and the Natural Food Expo East in Baltimore (2011) by the US Organic Trade Association. For 2012, she represented ECHOstore as a participant to the Global Women’s Vendor Forum in Chongqing, China; as a speaker at the UN Rio+20 Business and Industry Consultative Meeting at the Hague, Netherlands; at the Global Summit of Women in Athens, Greece; and at the European Professional Women's Network in Paris. She was finalist from the Asia-Pacific to the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award. For 2013: in invited as Speaker at the Oxfam sponsored Women’s Economic Empowerment for MENA region and the APEC Women in ICT in Taipei. Jeannie is a member of the World Entrepreneur Forum. To date, she continues to be invited as a speaker on topics of culture, gender diversity and sustainability. She also writes a regular column at the Philippine Star and blogs at the Huffington Post.
Jeannie graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Her career path from 1989-2007 includes being an award-winning visual artist-designer (20 solo shows) and book author-critic (Manila Critic’s Award), culture expert, museum curator, and a strategic branding-marketing-communicator. She has conceptualized and produced international and national projects with the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information in working with Southeast Asian countries. As a consultant for two other companies, Jeannie handled business development between Asia Pacific (China-Hongkong-Australia), Europe (France-Italy) and the UAE.