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Welcome to the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit and to beautiful Cebu, Philippines!

The Filipina Leadership Global Summit is exclusively designed for the Global FWN100™ Awardees—Filipina women leaders creating change in the world of Filipinas in diaspora.

Each year, the Filipina Women’s Network explores these questions when designing the Filipina Summit’s intensive learning experience. The summit brings together Filipina women leaders from a variety of industries and countries to think collaboratively about the future of our respective communities, work, and leadership. The sessions, action group discussions, and personal reflections, are designed to help you gain insights about the future of leadership as a Filipina woman.
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Tuesday, August 23 • 9:45am - 10:45am
The Politics of Global Pinay Power: Women in STEAM Careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) LIMITED

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Filipina Women in STEAM Careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)
  • Dr. Carol Enriquez, President & CEO, Our Lady of Fatima University, Valenzuela City, Philippines.
  • Elizabeth Bautista, Group Leader, Operations Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Francine Maigue, the Face of Global Filipina Power; District Director, California State Assembly
  • Melanie A. Caoile, Strategy and Marketing Professional, formerly with Microsoft
  • Myleen  Romualdez Abiva, President & CEO, Felta Multi-Media Inc., Manila, Philippines.
Maan Hontiveros
, Chair of the Board, AirAsia Inc. Philippines

When STEM was first introduced as “the next big thing,” the thoughts behind it basically centered around two issues. First, there was (and still is) a growing concern that girls are not being prepared to become teachers, and practitioners in the STEM fields. Second, industries need more workers in these fields due to an aging workforce and an increasingly innovative world market. STEM is constantly divided into these two categories: STEM education and STEM workforce, and rarely are the two discussed in conjunction.

Then the Arts and Humanities field were included. In today’s fast evolving world, STEM leaders across the spectrum of vocations and professions need a broad imaginative and critical capacity, not a prematurely narrow point of view. They want flexible, adaptable minds, minds exposed to a broad range of knowledge and trained in rigorous critical thinking. 

A former dean at Harvard Business School, Linda S. Doyle, who is also former president and CEO of Harvard Business School publishing, states, "Certain kinds of knowledge get outdated so fast now, particularly application-focused training for a job. They want practitioners who can think analytically, look at life as a whole, read with interpretive skill, and write decent, well-constructed sentences."

This panel is a discussion of the evolving world of STEAM careers. How women are competing in these fields.

Attire:  Business. Please wear your FWN name badge (at all times); required to board shuttle and entry to all summit educational sessions and off-site special events.

Contribution:  Included in All-Access Summit Pass registration.  


Maan Hontiveros

Chair, Air Asia Philippines
Maan Hontiveros has been a student and youth travel pioneer, a television producer and host, journalist, publishing executive, multi-media production leader, staunch advocate for the conservation and protection of the environment, music industry managing director, and a passionate promoter and supporter of Filipino arts, film, dance, music and culture before she assumed responsibility as Chief Executive Officer of Philippines’ AirAsia, Inc... Read More →

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Elizabeth Bautista

Group Leader, Operations Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Bautista leads the Operations Technology Group at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. NERSC is the Department of Energy’s (DOE) leading supercomputer center for open scientific research and Bautista’s group provides 24x7 support to ensure that these critical computing resources are available to nearly 6,000 users at... Read More →

Melanie A. Caoile

Strategy & Marketing Professional, formerly with Microsoft

Global FWN100™ Awardees
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Mylene Abiva

President & CEO, FELTA Multi-Media Inc., Manila, Philippines
I am advocate of Robotics/ STEM (Science ,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I am a Marketing and Entrepreneur Mentor. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Philippines (Women Category-2009),ASEAN Business Leader (Women-20014), ASEAN Women Entrepreneur of the Year (2015), 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the world (2016)
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Caroline Marian Enriquez

President & CEO, Our Lady of Fatima University
I am an educator with a medical degree. I enjoy discussing education and how it can transform lives as well as innovations by which the delivery of knowledge in all its facets can be improved. Addressing skills and competencies of graduates to ensure better workforce is a concern. | Personally, I enjoy travel and discovering different places and cultures. Visiting the local market of a new place is a must.

Francine Maigue

District Director, California State Assembly

Tuesday August 23, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Rosal Ballroom Shangri-La Mactan

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