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Welcome to the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit and to beautiful Toronto, Canada!

PINAY POWER 2017 is finally here.  FWN envisioned the Pinay Power campaign - a dream with a meaningful purpose—to double the number of Filipina women leaders by 2020. 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.

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Friday, October 27 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Power networking with VIP guests, sponsors, FWN Board Members and 2017 Global FWN100 Awardees 

Please note that this is a networking event and not a speaking event.

Board/Steering Committee
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Amar Bornkamp

Board Member, FWN
Amar Bornkamp is a retired former leader and people manager.   Amar worked at Charles Schwab for a total of 22 years, and in her tenure led teams in Corporate Actions, Cash Control, and Access & Entitlements.   She majored in Business Administration and had over 30 years of experience in the financial... Read More →
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Elizabeth Bautista

Group Leader, Operations Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Elizabeth Bautista is the Manager for the Operations Technology Group at the US Department of Energy Office of Science’s NERSC computational facility at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She and her team ensure 24x7 accessibility, reliability, and security of the non-classified High Performance Systems, data storage systems, and the wide area network called ESnet that supports scientific research and global partner collaborations. | | She avidly supports programs that seek to involve women in STEM, champions staff retention policies, diversity and workforce development, and advocates that the next generation of STEM professionals be trained through hands on opportunities and practice. | | She helps organize technical conferences for women and diversity, and manages the paid student internship program at NERSC. In 2015, she was chosen as one of 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the... Read More →
avatar for Gloria T. Caoile

Gloria T. Caoile

National Political Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance- Nevada
Gloria Caoile is a recognized civic leader in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. She was a founding member of the Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute, the only national organization dedicated to nurturing and developing leadership skills among Asian American and Pacific Islander women. She was also a founding member of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance... Read More →
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HON Marily Mondejar

Chair/President and Commissioner, Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure •, Founder & CEO, Filipina Women's Network
Marily, the Founder & CEO of the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN), has dedicated the last decade to transforming how global Filipina women view themselves and how others perceive them—the transformed image is of women initiating influential activities. Her initiatives to bring about this transformation have included producing alternative and more positive search results on the Internet for the term... Read More →
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HON Thelma Boac

Board of Trustees, Berryessa Unified School District
Thelma Boac was born in the province of Bohol, Philippines and came to America at the age of ten. She became an English, Spanish, and Music teacher and taught for many years before becoming an administrator and high school principal, the only Filipina principal in twenty years in... Read More →
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Jacqueline Yu, Esq., LL.M.

Attorney, Valensi Rose PLC
Jacqueline D. Yu has broad-based experience in trusts and estates, tax, and business law. Her clients include high-net-worth individuals and closely-held businesses, whom she advises on estate, tax and business succession planning, entity formation, trademark and brand licensing, asset protection, tax controversy, trust and probate administration and probate litigation. Her experience at law and accounting firms and the judiciary provides her with a comprehensive understanding of her... Read More →
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Leonor Vintervoll

Owner, ASEAN World International
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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... Read More →
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Maria Beebe PhD

Founding Partner, Global Networks
Dr. Maria Beebe has a Master of Arts in Anthropology and Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University. Her research interests include critical discourse analysis, women’s leadership and information and communication technologies (ICT) for development and for teaching and learnin... Read More →
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Maria Nieves Santos-Greaves

Clinic Manager, Surrey Hearing Care, Inc.
When Maria Nieves Santos-Greaves migrated to Canada she thought of starting her own clinic, not only for financial security,  but also in her personal desire to provide compassionate and complete quality care to those longing to hear better.  After all, she herself became hearing-impaired due to medication errors by a health care... Read More →
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Nini Alvero

Senior Trade Commissioner, Philippine Department of Trade and Industry in Canada
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Rosario Cajucom Bradbury

Adviser, Former Managing Director & CEO, Former Chairwoman, The Wallace Business Forum (WBF), SGS Philippines & SGS Gulf Ltd. ROHQ, Philippine Swiss Business Council
Integrity is the backbone of Rosario Cajucom-Bradbury’s personal and professional philosophy. Once when she as a young child, she saw a container van filled with expensive furniture outside their house from someone trying to bribe her father, who was a government examiner.  Her father rejected... Read More →
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Shirley Raguindin

Chief Diversity Officer, National Guard Bureau
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Susie Quesada

President, Ramar Foods International
Susie Quesada is the President of Ramar Foods International, the leading manufacturer of premium Filipino and Asian Frozen Foods in the US including such brands as Magnolia, Orientex and Kusina. Growing up in the family business, she started working at the age of 8. After a embarking on a career in public education, Susie rejoined Ramar full time in 2005 in various positions before assuming the role of President in 2013. Susie continues to ensure the legacy that her grandmother and father started by making sure that only the best quality ingredients are served to the Filipino and Fil Am community in the US, Canada, EU, Middle East and the troops all over the world. | | Her passions include family, education, wellness, playing soccer, cooking and mentoring the next generation. Susie attended the University of California at Berkeley and St... Read More →

Tess C Martillano-Manjares

Head - International Technology Operational Risk Management & Compliance, Wells Fargo

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Isabelita Abele

President and CEO, US Lumber, Inc.
As President and CEO of the South Jersey-based, family-owned lumber supplier U.S. Lumber, Inc. Isabelita Abele has successfully “gone against the grain” and positioned her certified ‘woman’ and ‘minority- owned’ lumber and building materials company as a regional leader in industry sales. She represents the best of success in American Diversity as she breaks the barriers of the glass ceiling and opens opportunities for Filipino women and men in... Read More →
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Fidelina "Faye" Adan-Corcuera

Executive Director, BPI Foundation
As Steve Jobs once said, “People with passion can change the world”. Influencers we know all have passions about their interests or their work. If there is one word to describe Fidelina “Faye” Adan-Corcuera, it is passion. She approaches her work with infectious passio... Read More →
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Cherry Pua Africa

Managing Director, World Stage International Network
Cherry Pua-Africa is an international keynote speaker, author, coach and the Founder and Master Transformation Rockstar of the World Stage. She is a thought leader in the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Leadership, Sales, Personal Empowerment and Communication, She is one of the most widely followed transformation coaches in Asia, having helped over 300,000 individuals... Read More →
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Kristina Laranjo Alabado

President, Partners Group Prime Services Solutions (Phils.), Inc.
Kristina heads Partners Group's Manila office, which opened in September 2016. She is responsible for building up Partners Group’s new services hub and focuses on fostering company culture and ensuring service quality is upheld. Prior to relocating to the Philippines last year, Kristina spent the past 11 years of her career in Singapore. Between 2010 and 2016, she worked in Partners Group Singapore, where she rose up the ranks from an analyst to becoming the leader of a team responsible for client reporting and servicing. There, she had the chance to develop her leadership skills and also spearheaded cross-department projects and initiatives. Prior to that, Kristina held roles focused on research, writing and corporate communications. Outside of work, Kristina gives back to the community through her Christmas outreach program, which serves poor families in a farming community. Kristina holds a BS in Economics from the University of the Philippines... Read More →
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Lilian Maria Soriano Bautista

Senior Design and Application Engineer, Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE
Engr. Lilian Maria Soriano Bautista is a results-driven Senior Design and Application Engineer who manages a team of product development engineers. She currently works for Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Engr. Bautista is recognized for being highly organized, dedicated and plays an active role in the decision-making process to continuously move the project forward towards successful completion. She is into product engineering; a trainer, user and innovator of product application softwares; and provides technical support to consulting, sales, strategic and business development teams in the region. She helps and support projects from small-to-medium-to-mega projects and does project design simulations following established design practices, as well as actual site visits, locally and abroad. November 2003 when she arrived in Dubai. She was employed in an electronics consumer industry and since then she kept abreast the ways of living of an Overseas Filipino Worker. In order to be productive during her days off, she joined volunteering work after her first year in Dubai. Till today, she plays a role in the community. She co-founded Filipino Digerati Association (FDA) in 2007 with professional friends. She was the President in 2011 and Chairman of the Board of Trustees in 2012. She became very active in FDA and initiated several projects such as setting up additional branches in different Emirates and implementing livelihood courses. About three years ago when she started doing her volunteering work at the background to pave way and help cultivate inner strengths of potential leaders from the group to become the new future Filipino leaders in the country. She believes that volunteerism works the same whether at the forefront or behind the scene. Engr. Bautista always has a soft spot for those volunteers who exert time and effort without waiting for something in return. In order to honor them, she joined FDA in a global awards search for Filipino individuals and organizations outside the Philippines that help for the development of Filipinos and/or the nation. FDA won the Banaag Award... Read More →
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Joji Ilagan Bian

Chairman, Joji Ilagan International Schools, Joji Ilagan Career Center Foundation, Inc.
Joji Ilagan Bian founded the Joji Ilagan Foundation College of Business and Tourism, with two classrooms and four teachers, including herself. It was the first Hotel and Restaurant Management technical vocational school in the Visayas and Mindanao in the early 80's. At that time, the city was still burdened by peace and order problems yet, this in no way deterred her from pursuing her dreams of training young people in technical vocational... Read More →
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Maria Cristina Estella Bulong Calaguian

Managing Director and Career Management Consultant, Dagaz HR Consultancy and Recruitment Company FZ LLC
Maria Cristina Estella Calaguian graduated Bachelors of Arts Major in Economics at University of Santo Tomas. She took up her Masters in University of the Philippines, Cebu when serving as Branch Manager of Connell Securities at the age of 27. | | She survived her career in a... Read More →
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Mercedes Muldong Calderon

Founder / Owner, Managing Director, Xavier International School
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Hon. Rosalinda V. Canlas

Board Trustee and President, New Haven Unified School District
Linda is an educator, elected public servant, and community volunteer who has devoted her career to promoting student success and to enhancing the quality of life in her community. Linda served as public school educator for over 35 years, as classroom teacher and administrator, focusing on student achievement. | | Linda serves as New Haven Unified School District Board Trustee, currently as Board President, successfully promoting a grass-roots community effort to rename a middle school in honor of Filipino-American farm labor leaders Larry Itliong and Phillip Vera Cruz, the first public school in the U.S. to be named for Filipino-Americans. | | Linda also serves as President of the Alameda County School Boards Association and in leadership roles in local civic organizations and within her parish. | | Nationally, Linda is supporting... Read More →
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Charina Carrera

Marketing Manager, Island Pacific Supermarket
BA Broadcast Communication graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman. I took my MBA at National University, La Jolla, CA and a Certificate Course in Marketing at the UCLA. Co-founder of 3MCPlus, an Event Marketing Company in LA that produced a Fashion Show, "Passion...Revealed" during the LA Fashion Week back in 2009 . | I am an active supporter of the Filipino communities in LA and have volunteered at a handful of Fil-am... Read More →
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R. Edna Consing Concepcion

Owner and Certified Financial Advisor, Heritage Investments and Retirement Planning, Inc. / HEIR Planning
Edna Consing Concepcion is the CEO/Founder of Heritage Investments and Retirement Planning, Inc., a financial advisory firm with offices nationwide, holds a business management and finance degree from the University of Maryland (cum laude) and program certificates from The Wharton School and UCLA Anderson. Her involvement in civic and business affairs as founding chair of Philippine American Business Improvement and Development (PhilAm BID) continues years of community... Read More →
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Ma. Nieves R. Confesor

Associate Professor, Leadership and People Management, Asian Institute of Management
As educator, public servant, a “mover and shaker”, Nieves is co-creating the Philippines, ASEAN’s, global “compelling future.”  Professor Maria Nieves Roldan Confesor presently serves as core faculty of the Asian Institute of Management Center providing research and training in the Leadership and People Management for the Business as well as its Executive Education and Development Management... Read More →
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Cora dela Cruz

Senior Adviser, National Activities, Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
Over 30 years of Government management experience in business regulation and in the administration of consumer protection statues in Ontario, ranging from policy development, operations management, project management, information technology and systems development. As an entrepr... Read More →
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Mona Lisa Dela Cruz

President and Chief Operating Officer, The Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd.
Mona Lisa Bautista de la Cruz is currently the President and Chief Operating Office of The Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd. She was appointed to the helm of the corporation in May 2015, as the 15th President and first woman to become president of the 105-year old Filipino life insurance company. Her appointment to this position is the pinnacle of her many pioneering achievements in her 35 years of service with the company. | | Fresh from completing her Master of Science, major in Actuarial Science from the University of Michigan, she joined Insular Life as Technical Assistant with the rank of Assistant Manager at the Mass Marketing Division. In just four years, at the age of 27, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President at the Actuarial Division, the youngest executive to have been promoted to Officer level. Years later, after many promotions, she moved up to Head of the Administrative Operations Group. She managed a broader scope of operations including risk selection, issuance of new policies, customer service, information technology, business processes, and finance. She was also concurrent Chief Actuary and Treasurer of the company. | | Apart from her responsibilities in Insular Life, she also sits on the board of Insular Life, as well as on all of the... Read More →
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Editha Tijamo Winterhalter, Ed.D.

Administrator, CSU Northridge
Editha Tijamo Winterhalter has twenty years of experience in the higher education sector.  She is the Director of Administrative Services in the Division of Administration and Finance at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN).  In this role, she has responsibilities... Read More →
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Claire Navarro Espina

President and CEO, Edelberg & Espina, APLC
Claire Navarro Espina is the principal of Edelberg & Espina, a full service litigation firm in Los Angeles.  Claire attended the University of the Philippines, Diliman campus.  She was very active in the student protest movement and was elected to the first post Martial Law College of Arts... Read More →
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Amelia "Aimee" Alado, Esq.

Executive Director, ASEAN UK Business Forum
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Wilma "Amy" T. Eisma, Esq.

Administrator & CEO, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)
Action-oriented and forward-looking, Amy is a strategist and catalyst for change. By harnessing her legal education, government background, regulatory experience, and business and cultural exposure, she has effectively handled complex issues and concerns in both the private and the public sectors. Her integrity and professional work ethic are beyond doubt, even as she sets positive examples of creativity, initiative, and resourcefulness at the workplace. Amy first joined government as one of the 8,000 civic-minded citizens who responded to the call for volunteers to protect the former Subic Naval Base from pillage when the Americans hurriedly left it after Mt. Pinatubo erupted. Fired with the Filipino values of malasakit and kusang-loob, she selflessly served the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) as executive assistant to the chairman and member of its Legal Department. Little did she know then that after two decades, she would return to the place she had always called home. From 1998 to 2001, Amy served the Philippine House of Representatives and the Philippine Department of Trade and industry (DTI). At DTI, she worked closely with the head of agency in areas covering but not limited to administration, issues management, and providing legal, legislative, policy-making, and practical advice. She was also a member of the DTI team that negotiated and convinced Philip Morris International (PMI) to invest and build its manufacturing plant in the Philippines instead of Thailand. In 2001, Amy came on board Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc. (PMPMI) and eventually PMFTC, the Philippine affiliate of PMI. Her 15-year career as corporate, government and regulatory affairs, community and farmer relations and diversity and inclusion manager yielded internationally-acclaimed farmer programs, best practice systems, and leading innovations in agriculture labor relations, communication programs, and government relation strategies in a supply chain setting. She also successfully lobbied for the enactment of the Philippine Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 and the amendment to the Excise Law in 2005 and 2012. Highlighting her career at PMFTC were several awards of excellence1 from PMI, as well as various international awards in the field of corporate social responsibility2 . Notwithstanding her remarkable and lucrative career in the private sector, Amy again responded to the call of civic duty in December 2016, when she accepted Philippine President Rodrigo... Read More →
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Mary Ann Gamboa

Director of Sales & Marketing, InterContinental Toronto Centre
Mary Ann began her hospitality career in Manila before immigrating to Canada in 1998 with her son, Miguel. She is the only Filipina Director of Sales and Marketing for InterContinental hotels in Canada. In the past 4 years, Mary Ann has been instrumental in breaking financial and... Read More →
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Maria Cristina Layug Go

President, BPI Family Savings Bank
Maria Cristina "Ginbee" Layug Go, one of the youngest Senior Vice Presidents in the Bank of the Philippine Islands group of companies, is trusted with the responsibility of leading and managing one of the biggest businesses of the bank as the Head of Retail Loans. With a portfolio of $4.2Bn, revenues of $170Mn and an employee base of 1,700, it is comparable to the size of a medium-sized universal bank. | | Ginbee has a solid track record in the banking industry. She grew BPI's card's business over the last 11 years under her leadership by over 4 times primarily by driving innovation and creating a performance-driven and team-oriented culture. | | Ginbee believes in the power of purpose and the importance of providing inspiration and meaningful work to the members of the team and the people she works with. Having a clear mission and an aspiring vision are her levers to moving the organisation she leads. Under her leadership, the vision of BPI Family Savings Bank's retail loans is to enable Filipino families to achieve their dreams, today rather than tomorrow, sooner rather than later, in the near-term rather than the long-term. As the President of the Harvard Club of the Philippines from 2014 to 2016, she espoused a "One Harvard" vision to unite the alumni from all schools towards making a difference in society. | | She is a consistent builder of businesses, always taking a long-term view instead of short-term gains. When asked what her secret is, this is what she has to say, "Build people. Build people's careers. Build people's hopes." She adds, "Success is not the goal. Rather, it is the result of having made a difference in the lives of... Read More →
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Anny Misa Hefti

Board Advisor, Samahang Pilipina Switzerland
I love a lively discussion on relationships, gender likeness and differences. I share my counseling experiences sans details mainly to open real life experiences to others. I also share my travel journals to anyone interested.
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Leah L. Laxamana

Program Manager, Public Policy, Twitter, Inc.
Leah is dedicated to promoting equity and empowering global communities. She has over a decade of cross-sector, international experience working in community outreach and creating social impact.   | Leah is a Program Manager for Twitter where she piloted and oversees the compa... Read More →
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Catherine Sia Cheng Teh, M.D.

Chief, Section, Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Makati Medical Center, St Lukes Medical Center and National Kidney & Transplant Institute
Dr. Catherine Teh is a world-renowned hepatopancreatobiliary surgeon. She is a pioneer in the field of Philippine liver surgery. | She is the first woman to assume Chairmanship of the Department of Surgery in NKTI she is the brain behind the Multidisciplinary Team in Cancer man... Read More →
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Jennifer Bernardo Jose, M.D.

Urogynecologist and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Gynecologic Surgeon, Aesthetic Gynecologist, Makati Medical Center and St. Luke's Medical Center, Global City
Dr. Jennifer Jose is a BS. Biology graduate from De LaSalle University in 1988 and pursued her medicine proper at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center where she graduated in 1997. She was very much interested in Obstetrics and Gynecology where she finished her residency at the Makati Medical Center. During her residency training , the consultants saw the potential in her since she gave pride several times to Makati Medical Center as she won yearly in research contests in the entire Philippines. As a third year resident she applied for a subspecialty fellowship program outside the country. The chairman of the Department of OBGYN advised her to look for a very good program in Urogynecology abroad and they will put up a Center once she finishes the training. She competed and was chosen among 13 specialists from different countries to get one slot for the Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery training at the Mount Sinai Hospital where she had completed a 3 year fellowship program.She did go back after the training and Makati Medical Center and they put up the Urogynecology and Incontinence Center which she is presently heading since 2007. Thereafter, she was invited by St. Lukes Medical Center Global City to spearhead the Comrehensive Pelvic Floor Center.In addition,she was one of the doctors chosen to be trainied in Robotics surgery. She developed passion into learning and she trained In the United States and did a lot of cadaver workshop with Dr. Arnold Advincula. The Trailblazer Award was given by Da Vinci Surgical System to Dr. Jennifer Marie B... Read More →
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Roxane Negrillo Magbanua

Senior Planning Director, PHD
Roxane Negrillo Magbanua is a Senior Planning Director at PHD, part of Omnicom Media Group which was Campaign’s media agency of the year in Middle East for 2015 and 2016. She is based in Dubai with her family for 10 years now. She is a Cumlaude graduate of University of Santo Tomas, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Communication Arts. | | Roxane has been in the field of advertising and media in the last 15 years. She is passionate about building brands through powerful strategies and innovative executions that drive conversions and meaningful experiences for consumers. Her first 6 years of work experience had been spent handling top FMCG brands such as Nestle and Procter... Read More →
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Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi

Group Chief Executive Officer, Prime Group UAE (Geoscience Testing Laboratory, Prime Certification and Inspection LLC, Prime Alpha Consultancy, Prime Innova Training Center)
Mary Jane’s name is a fixture in any conversation about Filipino workplace excellence in the UAE. Through her exemplary hard work and discipline, she has carved a reputation as a true benchmark of what Filipinos can accomplish abroad, an an icon of female empowerment. She is not only a key figure in the Middle East business community and a global force for women empowerment but Mary Jane has gained through 25 years of experience in quality assurance, certification and analytical laboratory services. She bagged various industry awards for her outstanding body of... Read More →
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Junever Mahilum-West

Ambassador of the Philippines to Jordan with con-current jurisdiction over the State of Palestine, Department of Foreign Affairs Philippines
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Jerrilyn Malana

Chief Deputy District Attorney, Human Resources, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
Jerrilyn Malana is a distinguished attorney and community leader.  She serves as Chief Deputy District Attorney for Human Resources at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. Jerri is a former shareholder with the global employment law firm of Littler Mendelson. She is a dynamic public speaker, and an effective and engaging trainer on employment law and diversity... Read More →
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Rebecca Santos Murry

Math Coach, Manhattan & Queens Campuses, United Nations International School
Rebecca Murry, an architect for 20 years, shifted to teaching mathematics and uses a constructivist-based approach. She believes students need to have the curiosity to learn and not obliged and told how to think. Young mathematicians need to build understanding through peer discourse, make conjectures and generalizations, and reflect on misconceptions. As Math Coach at the United Nations International School, she implements STEAM problem-based courses and innovative math curriculum... Read More →
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Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo

Advisor, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Miss Ocampo’s experience has focused primarily on public health, as well as microbiological and biological sciences. She currently works as an Advisor at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s Department for Zoonotic, Food, Water and Vectorborne Infectious Diseases. Miss Ocampo graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Magna cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University, and with a Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University. Since her... Read More →
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Lou Olvido Parroco

Human Resources Director, Canadian Energy Equipment Manufacturing FZE
Lou Olvido-Parroco, is Human Resources Director at Canadian Energy Equipment Manufacturing (CEEM), a free zone enterprise based in the U. A. E. that designs and fabricates a wide range of surface equipment for the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining CEEM, Lou was the Global Human Resources Manager for LMKR, a petroleum technology company with a worldwide operations, offering an extensive solutions portfolio that includes reservoir-centric interpretation, modeling and analytics software, mobile technology solutions and... Read More →
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Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D.

Professor and College Faculty Excellence Advocate, Michigan State University
Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D., a tenured Professor in Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, has seven best paper awards from international communication associations and 100+ honors and screenings for her documentary films and other creative scholarship that include the... Read More →
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Georgitta Pimentel Puyat

Chairman, Philippine Orchard Corporation
Georgitta Pimentel Puyat is the Chairman of the family-owned company, Philippine Orchard Corporation, established in 1972. The company’s mission is to help marginalized farmers to improve their economic status through better crop yield full of quality, quantity, environmental sustainability and cost efficiency, with the use of the... Read More →
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Claire Aquino Quito

Sponsorship Director, HRN Europe Ltd.
Claire Quito finally moved to Hungary after spending her colorful working life in Slovakia, UAE, India, Malaysia & Philippines. She studied Accounting at the University of the East Philippines but later on fell in love in Sales & Leadership from which up to the present time she c... Read More →
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Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson

IT Managing Director, Schwab Technology Services
Gizelle is an award-winning transformative information technology leader with broad based global experience across multiple industries and over 31 years of experience in this field. A strategic, visionary, driven, results oriented leader with a consistent record of successfully leading multiple initiatives across various platforms and several enterprises. Gizelle delivers solutions and innovative services that enable firms and the business to improve their... Read More →
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Rowena Romulo

Owner, Romulo Restaurant Group UK Limited
Rowena Romulo is the owner of Romulo Café, the first international outpost of a family-owned food business established in 2009 in Manila. The resturant draws upon the family legacy of one of the Philippines’ international diplomatic figures, Carlos P. Romulo, offering food lovers a taste of the Philippines in the heart of Kensington... Read More →
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Ann Mariza Nepomuceno Sanchez-Bensurto

President (incoming), League of San Francisco Consular Corps (LSFCC)
Ann Mariza Sanchez-Bensurto is the wife of the Philippine Consul General in San Francisco, Henry Bensurto Jr.  She is also the incoming President of the League of San Francisco Consular Corps (LSFCC).   Before joining her husband in his foreign assignments, Mariza was a career public servant at the Foreign Service Institute, the premier Think-Tank of the Department of Foreign... Read More →
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Belen Saramosing-Ramirez

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Benel Se

Nonprofit Practice Leader, Vasquez & Company LLP
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Dina Dela Paz Stalder

President and CEO, BCP Dermatological Corp., Dermaline Inc., Stalder Laboratories Inc.
Diana Stalder, DS Cafe, BCP Dermatological Corp., and Stalder Laboratories Inc. are just a few names denoting quality skincare and wellness in the Philippines. And behind the success of these named brands is a woman, who simply had a strong determination to follow her dream and passion to succeed. She is Dina Dela Paz-Stalder, one of the pioneering pillars in the skincare market, who with her humble beginnings, had her own share of uphill climbs and struggles before getting to where she is successfully now. After obtaining a Medical Technology degree at Centro Escolar University in 1985, Dina set out on her first professional career as Medical Representative for a leading dermatological company, which hinted the direction she would be taking onwards. Her next journey would see her taking off for England, where she took the challenging work of a domestic help, just to take up skincare courses which interested her so much. Her hard work paid off, as she was able to apply her learnings into full use upon returning to the Philippines, providing customized formulations to Dermatologists through her established retail arm, Beauchamps Pharmacy... Read More →
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Anna-Karina Tabunar

Director Corporate Affairs & Communications, Sodexo Canada, Sodexo
Anna-Karina Tabuñar calls herself a recovering journalist, trying to make a difference in the world. The veteran broadcaster directed and produced the ground-breaking documentary film Talent Untapped, about the business value of workers with disabilities. Anna-Karina hosts the internationally acclaimed program Canada in Perspective on AMI-TV, which looks at issues through the lens of ageing and accessibility. Prior to that, she covered milestone events and current affairs for... Read More →
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Nikki Zano Tang

Chief Executive Officer, DMARK Corporation and Derm Asia Corporation
Nikki Tang, CEO of DMark Beauty and DermAsiaCorporations, built two of the country's leading providers of dermocosmetics and aesthetic devices through determination, hard-work, and the courage to tap into the market of anti-aging in the Philippines. Tang, who was exposed to entre... Read More →
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Lily Torres-Samoranos

Immigration Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO)
A quick look of my life reveals a pattern which I cannot seem to escape.  When I moved here from the Philippines after the sudden death of my father, I noticed that I was the only Filipina in my grammar and middle school.  It was the same, when I graduated from a small class of a social welfare majors at UC Berkeley; and once again, when I graduated as the only Filipina in my class of 300 at UCLA Law School... Read More →
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Myrna Tang Yao

President and CEO, Richprime Global Inc. and Richwell Trading Corporation
She was born on July 28, 1951 in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. | She is the President of Richwell Trading Corporation and Richprime Global Inc., an exclusive distributor and Licensing Agent of Mattel toys such as Barbie Dolls, Hotwheels , Fisher Price, etc., V-Tech electronics,etc. | | She introduced branded, quality educational toys to the struggling Philippines market by changing the prevailing mindset. | Myrna overcame the resistance to imported, seasonal luxury toys through aggressive marketing... Read More →
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Kalika Yap

CEO, Citrus Studios
Kalika Yap is a thriving serial (concurrent) entrepreneur whose businesses include award-winning interactive design agency Citrus Studios, based in sunny Santa Monica, CA., Luxe Link, the ultimate handbag accessory responsible for keeping women’s purses off the floor, The Waxing Co... Read More →
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Myrna P. Young

Nursing Education Specialist, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital
Myrna has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years in the United States.  During her entire career life, she has assumed various leadership roles from a Head Nurse to AVP role in perioperative nursing. Currently, she is a Nursing Education Specialist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is known to her co-workers, family and friends as someone who is very passionate about mentoring and helping people to bring out the best in them. She also has a reputation of... Read More →

Friday October 27, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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