Pink has always been the color of feminine and joyful energy, but more importantly, it represents love and compassion. Just like the breath-of-fresh-air shade, which she’s closely named after, Pinky Tobiano feels a greater fulfillment and success when she betters the lives of the people around her.
This compassion was the beginning of her career in chemistry. “Ever since I was 5 years old, I dreamt of making the best medicines for animals,” she shares. “Being exposed in our family business at a young age, I was already helping out in our poultry supply store and I said: Someday, I’m going to make the best medicines for animals that will make them healthy and grow fast. She loved chemistry so much that when she was taking up her majors in college, she was also teaching chemistry in Immaculate Conception Academy. She said that it was the experiments and their ability to make people’s lives better that fascinated her.
Pretty in Pink: Pinky’s love for fashion include body-hugging silhouettes and bright colors
So in 1995, Pinky started Progressive Laboratories, an endeavor that creates the best medicines for the agriculture industry. As a company that manufactures and exports these cures, the brand is now known around the world as one of the best in the industry. Qualibet Testing Lab, on the other hand, is an extension of her passion that became her advocacy as a cancer survivor. This company aims to help people know the quality of the water they drink and the food they eat. Through hard work, these companies grew to help their 500 employees and five communities. It just goes to show that these companies she started is still in line with her values of love and compassion.
Pinky In Paris: Her love for Parisian fashion extend from a chic all-black ensemble to runway pieces from Luxury fashion houses like this pair of heels from Louis Vuitton
These values extend further when Pinky started Pinky Cares Foundation 10 years ago, whose main mission is to help abandoned elders. The foundation supports two shelters of 300 lolos and lolas where they have monthly feeding programs. Pinky also chooses to celebrate her birthday with the elders to bring joy to their day.
Flower Power: Pinky also loves contemporary fashion brands like Zimmermann as she pairs them up with some of her most prized jewelry pieces
Today, Pinky and her two companies are quite busy in finding solutions for COVID-19. Their main objective now is to help the nation to flatten the curve by continually supplying disinfectant solutions to different hospitals and of course to Graces, Haven for the Elderly. Pinky’s vision has always been to help those in need. This is present in all the things she does from her companies, Pinky Cares foundation and now with her online show with Cornerstone Entertainment Inc., that aims to help Filipinos to keep safe with practical cleaning tips. This love and compassion that is reflected in her life and relationships is what makes her a true MEGA woman in this new world.