From politics to business, women have made significant strides in breaking barriers and creating change. One such woman is Kathryna Yu-Pimentel, who has proved she's a force to be reckoned with in her own right.

A woman possessing overlooked talents and innate compassion and courage, Kathryna has made a tremendous impact in both business and social work. Known to many as the wife of a prominent senator, she has made her own mark excelling as a leader in social work and a savvy entrepreneur.

As a leader of the PDP Cares Foundation, whose initiatives have helped countless individuals in need, one of her most significant accomplishments was spearheading the foundation's aid efforts during the terror siege in Marawi in 2017. Her leadership and commitment to helping those in crisis earned her widespread admiration.

When the pandemic struck in 2020, Kathryna's work took on even greater urgency. With schools closed and students unable to attend in-person classes, she tirelessly worked to provide tablets to students across the country, including in Sorsogon, Cagayan de Oro, and Marikina City. Her efforts enabled children to continue their education and keep their dreams alive despite the pandemic's disruption.

But Kathryna's work extends far beyond social service. She is also a successful entrepreneur, co-owning Tiong Bahru Philippines, a restaurant that has brought world-class cuisine to Filipinos. The restaurant has received the Michelin Bib Gourmand award for five consecutive years, a testament to the exceptional value it offers customers.

Kathryna also owns Alpina Lounge & Wellness, where women can relax and indulge in state-of-the-art beauty and wellness services. And with her children, she runs AquiLeyna's Kitchen, an online bakery business specializing in mouthwatering baked goods.

Despite her many achievements, people have known how Kathryna remains humble and grounded as she shies away from the limelight. And yet, her dedication to serving the people while carving out her own identity has inspired others to tell stories of her compassion and self-determination. Kathryna's unwavering commitment to others is just one example of how women have become essential proponents of progress over time. PR