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 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Make Me A Filipina CEO: being corporate savvy to get to the C-Suite

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Make Me A Filipina CEO 
  • Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson, IT Managing Director, Charles Schwab, Sa Francisco USA
  • Caroline Enriquez, President and CEO, Our Lady of Fatima University Philippines
  • Mary Ann Gamboa, Director of Sales & Marketing, InterContinental Toronto Centre, Toronto, Canada
  • 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), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Maria Cristina "Bea" Go, President, BPI Family Savings Bank, Philippines
Moderator: Bea Tan, Head of Consumer Banking, Citibank Indonesia

The message of Lean In for Filipina women-on-the-rise. Implications for Filipina Women of the World. Competitiveness and growth in the workplace. Joining the conversation, sharing "Lean In Moments", connecting with other Filipina women across the globe. Is Lean In the answer to Filipina Global100™ Power?

An informal Kwentuhan (story telling) session (a la "The View") among kindred spirits of how being bi-cultural is both a challenge and an advantage in the global workplace.

Panelists are corporate executives who are not related to the large organizations they manage and are 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global100) Awardees.

In the spirit of Lean In, prepare to share your story of an “ah ha” moment or a challenge you overcame. Here is a video on “Harnessing the Power of Stories”: http://leanin.org/educatin/harnessing-the-power-of-stories/ 

ACTION: Group conversations on issues raised by the speakers. Strategies and actions? 2 minutes for each Group Report.

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.  

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Bea Tan

Consumer Country Business Manager, Citi

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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... 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
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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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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 →

Saturday October 28, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Ballroom A Intercontinental Toronto Centre

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