IN 2014, the women entrepreneurs from ten different countries in the region known as ASEAN, came together under the help of the USAID’s ASEAN Cooperation for Trade and Integration (ACTI) Project that initiated to replicate a best case example of a gender platform from the Philippines. Sponsorship included An ASEAN Trade Showcase in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in 2014, and a Governance Structure Workshop in 2015. All the efforts and initiatives under the GREAT Women in ASEAN are being orchestrated as part of on-going efforts to integrate the women economic empowerment agenda in the roadmap and priorities of the ASEAN Economic Community.
In 2016, private sector support to development programs started through a grant from the UPS Foundation given to the ECHOsi Foundation for two trainings: The GREAT WOMEN ASEAN Specialty Coffee Training Workshop and the ASEAN Textile Mapping Workshop. Facebook supported the platform through training and mentoring program for online advertising.