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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Tuesday, October 24 • 2:00pm - 7:00pm
FWN Board Meeting with Summit Steering Committee #2 (Closed Session)

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FWN Board Members powwow with the Summit Steering Committee and FWN Staff!

Board group photos. Action photos

This is a closed session and by invitation only.

Dress Code: Business Casual

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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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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 →

Board/Steering Committee
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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 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 →

Leonor Vintervoll

Owner, ASEAN World International

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 →

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 learning. | | Dr. Beebe has over twenty-five years experience in global development in higher education, telecommunications, and sustainable development. She has recently returned from Afghanistan as a Sr ICT Advisor in Education for the Telecommunications Advisory Team at ISAF. She served as Washington State University Chief of Party for a USAID-funded $12 million Afghan eQuality Alliances that forged partnerships with U.S. universities and established computer centers at Afghan public universities. | | Among her leadership accomplishments: Recommendations on the use of ICTs to expand the global outreach and partnerships of the School of Extended Studies at Portland State University; Development of an e-learning management system, curriculum on ICT policy and regulation in Africa and a Masters in public policy and administration in Afghanistan; Drafting a policy paper on E-education in Basic and Further Education in South Africa and a concept paper on ICTs for education in Ethiopia; Editing AfricaDotEdu about the use of ICTs in universities; and providing leadership for a multi-stakeholder Network for Capacity Building in Telecommunications involving 21 African and U.S. universities and regulatory bodies. Dr. Beebe has led workshops on teaching with ICTs at universities in Afghanistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Makerere, Malawi, and Nigeria. | | Dr. Beebe has lived and worked in South Africa, Liberia, Philippines, Sudan, Afghanistan, Oregon, Washington, and Washington, DC. Dr. Beebe shares lessons learned through reflection on action and scholarly papers at international conferences. She participated in the Afghanistan Country Workshop and presented a paper on MOOCs, m-learning and other online resources for capacity development at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) 2013. Dr... Read More →

Maria Nieves Santos-Greaves

Clinic Manager, Surrey Hearing Care, Inc.
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Nini Alvero

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
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Shirley Raguindin

Chief Diversity Officer, National Guard Bureau

Tess C Martillano-Manjares

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

Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Wellington Intercontinental Toronto Centre