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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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Fidelina "Faye" Adan-Corcuera

BPI Foundation
Executive Director
Makati, Philippines
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 passion and is highly driven. Working with her on the team can sometimes be tough but very fulfilling as she allows people to stretch themselves and awaken their latent talent which she sees even whilst the person being mentored or coached is encumbered with self-limiting thoughts. Indeed she is a talent manager par excellence, and will always challenge and encourage her team members to pursue excellence in everything they do.

Faye is an experienced and purpose-driven professional in both organizational transformation and strategy alignment honed in the area of international strategic HR and organizational effectiveness, with passion in making a difference and working on the convergence of enterprise, individual success, and the betterment of communities and society. Today, much of her focus is with local and international enterprises and business leaders in advocating for sustainability and mapping out new pathways for a more inclusive business models through social innovations.

In her solid career in HR, she is known amongst her peers and has contributed to the development of the HR strategic discipline when she was in the IT industry, having been a founding member of the HR-IT group, founding member of the Organizational Development Philippine Network (ODPN), and a President for the Bankers Council of People Managers, the HR association appended to the Bankers Association of the Philippines. In 2013, she was awarded the prestigious People Manager of the Year from the People Management Association of the Philippines.

As the Chief HR Officer for the Bank of the Philippine Islands, her key legacy contributions to BPI, among many others, is how she disrupted and democratised executive eduction through the Leadership Excellence Acceleration Program (BPI LEAP) in collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing, and likewise recognized as a innovation for Harvard Business Publishing, it being the first in Asia Pacific (and perhaps globally) and recognized by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) as the 2012 People Program of the Year. Co-designed with the Bank’s CEO, the program graduated 900 + officers since its launch in 2009, and hailed as having been able to democratize executive education in the country and revolutionized the quality and conduct of executive education in the country at that time. LEAP was an integral driver of the bank’s strategic cultural transformation and accelerated the roll out of the Bank’s strategy as well as providing a strong leadership bench and resolved the bank’s succession plan requirements for its aging senior leadership. The bank’s new strategy led to the acquisition of five million customers after four years from just 3.5 million, the additional 1.5 million customers was noteworthy because it took the Bank 149 years to reach 3.5 million customers. Further, the CEO attributed LEAP for having greatly ‘contributed to the organization’s financial performance”. A year-on-year comparison shows that upon hitting a low point net income of Php6.4B in 2008, the bank since doubled in net income reaching Php12.5B in 2011 and even higher income in 2012 at Php16.3B.

Because of the success of BPI LEAP, Faye was asked to develop and implement a similar program for the Ayala Group of Companies and was an executive coach to many senior leaders from the different Ayala companies.

From 2014-2017, as the Executive Director of the BPI Foundation, she brought her penchant to create leading programs in the area of social innovations and solutions to poverty. One of her noteworthy and iconic programs she created is BPI Sinag which helps accelerate the success of social enterprises. As statistics show, 99.6% of all Filipino businesses comprise of