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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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Saturday, October 28 • 3:35pm - 4:00pm
Closing Thoughts: Your Journey Begins

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If we're half the sky, how do we change the world as Filipina women?  A dialogue among awardees on how we as Filipina women make a global impact.  Speakers will have a chance to address global issues posed by our world today and how we can resolve these issues as Filipina leaders.

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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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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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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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Rosary Escano

Marketing and Community Relations Head, ABS-CBN Canada
 Rosary is a marketing professional who successfully promotes Philippine culture and identity in Canada. She is a major influencer in strengthening the Filipino identity while supporting the rich cultural diversity in Canada. As the Marketing and Community Relations Head for ABS-CBN Canada for the past 7 years, she identified and developed key partners Filipino organizations, media institutions and government agencies that strengthened the... 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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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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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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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 →

Saturday October 28, 2017 3:35pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom A Intercontinental Toronto Centre

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