Remedios I. Rikken
 
Expertise:Gender and Development, Women Empowerment

Ms. Remedios I. Rikken is the current Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW). Prior to PCW, Ms. Rikken was the Director for Operations Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP) for almost 10 years. Moreover, she was the President and CEO of Women in Politics Institute, Phils (Philippine Partner of CAPWIP), Co-founder and National Coordinator of PILIPINA (National Organization of Filipino Women), and Executive Director of National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW). She is also the co-founder and first President of People in Communication (PIC). She is also a member of the External Gender Consultative Group (EGCG) of the World Bank. 

She obtained her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Accounting at the University of the East in Manila, and her M. E. Economics at Asian Social Institute in Manila.