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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.

Join the conversation on social media. Use the hashtag #FWNSUMMIT2017 and tag @FILIPINAWOMEN.

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Saturday, October 28 • 11:50am - 12:35pm
#3 Concurrent Session - Cultural Legacy: Gender Equality as an Investment & Retirement Concept LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

  • Women constitute half the world’s population

  • Perform nearly two-thirds of its work hours

  • Receive one-tenth of the world’s income

  • Own less than one-hundredth of the world’s property.

U.N. Report, 1971
Join the conversation on leveraging investing as a powerful means to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and beyond.

Do we have a "Pobrecita mentality"? What is the Filipina culture in investments, savings, managing money? Why are we willing to send $$$ to our relatives in our home country but not enabling them to save? With pay inequity, how financially ready are we for retirement? What are our culture patterns? 

Gender Equality as an Investment Concept
There is a strong consensus among international development experts that the status and role of women is the best clue to a nation’s growth potential. Similarly, there is now substantial evidence that the status and role of women may be an excellent clue to a company’s growth potential as well – that the best companies, and therefore the best investments, are those that take advantage of the talents, ideas and contributions of half of the world’s population. Numerous studies have shown that companies that empower and advance women – e.g., through gender diversity on boards and in upper management – are likely to reap the benefits in terms of improved profitability and performance1. Eliminating gender inequality and empowering women are finally being recognized, on a global basis, for what they are – urgent moral and economic imperatives. This is as true for businesses and investors as it is for broader economies. Gender equality is fast becoming an investment concept.

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

  • Do I have a cultural issue in planning my financial portfolio? What’s the one thing I can do when I leave the summit?

Dress Code: Business; please wear your FWN name badge at all times

Contribution:  Included in All-Access Summit Pass registration

IMPORTANT: Please wear you FWN name badge in order to board shuttle. Your name badge color will identify you as a Full-Access Summit Pass Holder.

Transportation shuttle provided if you are registered for the Full-Access Summit. ** Shuttle is exclusively for Full-Access Summit Pass Holders only. 

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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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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 11:50am - 12:35pm
Ontario Intercontinental Toronto Centre

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