One of the upcoming events in May is our Asian Heritage Celebration Dinner & Panel at Tito Boy Restaurant. The panel is made up of several members of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. They’re a wealth of knowledge and the perfect example of the richness that diversity brings to everything.
Jackie Wild is the owner of the event location Tito Boy Restaurant! Here is a little bit about her:
Jackie Wild is a seasoned communications and marketing professional with over a decade of experience managing successful community-focused initiatives within the public, private and non-profit sectors. As a racialized woman in business, she understands the critical role anti-racism advocacy plays in advancing equitable outcomes for her kababayan (fellow country people) and the broader community.
In 2022, Jackie launched Tito Boy Restaurant, Winnipeg’s first south-end Philippine eatery offering traditional and fusion culinary creations. The business, named after her father Agustin “Tito Boy” Doming, represents the intersectionality of different generations and what it means to be a Philippine-Canadian in the modern era.
A champion of community building, Jackie serves as the President of the Manitoba Filipino Business Council, leading their vision to serve as the prime community resource hub for Philippine business people and professionals. Through grassroots outreach across the province, they are building a sustainable future for the next generation of local leaders by creating an inclusive community through consultation and collaboration.
A passionate community and civic engagement leader, Jackie volunteers as Human Resources & Compensation Committee Chair of Manitoba Museum and a board member with Health Sciences Centre Foundation. In 2020, Jackie was named one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 recipients and featured in the Filipino Journal’s 20 Filipinos to Watch list.
Some of Jackie’s insights on business:
Being an Asian woman in business fills me with mixed emotions.
On the one hand, I have an immense sense of pride, knowing I can continue passing along parts of my ancestral culture and heritage through the food we make and the spaces we create at the restaurant.
On the other hand, we can’t deny the challenges stacked against diverse female entrepreneurs.
Racialized women, including Asian women, face significant barriers in business, whether it comes to raising capital, accessing race-specific resources or simply finding much-needed support systems to help guide them along the entrepreneurial path.
While we recognize these challenges exist, there is an incredible amount of hope that comes with watching how the next generation of young racialized leaders are already flipping the script and carving out a space where their talent and culture are adequately honoured and represented.
While we continue to face an uphill battle, our work today will open up doors for youth tomorrow – and the future sure is looking bright!
Join us at the upcoming event on April 24th for a traditional Filipino dinner you won’t forget and a panel full of valuable insight. Book your tickets by clicking this link!