Anya LIM

Co-Founder and Managing Director, ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, Philippines

Anya Lim is the “Princess Ant" and Co-Founder and Managing Director of ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, a social enterprise working on elevating Filipino weaving culture through circular and contemporary design that supports sustainable livelihood. With over a decade of experience in the development sector, her immersion began as a volunteer with international egos that led her to do work in resource mobilization and advocacy communications. Anya finished her Master’s degree in Communications for Social Change at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2013. There, she further deepened her knowledge on social entrepreneurship, working in different social enterprises advocating social procurement.

Anya is 2011 class of Asia Society Young Leaders, 2013 Spark Philippines-USAID Young Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Fellow, 2014 Go Negosyo Young Creative Entrepreneur Awardee, 2016 Young Entrepreneur of Cebu Awardee by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce, 2017 Swedish Institute Management Fellow, 2018 Young Mansmith Marketers Awardee under the Entrepreneurship Category, 2019 Australian Awards Fellow on Women Trading Globally. Anya is also 2015 Curator of the Global Shapers Cebu Hub, a youth community under the World Economic Forum.