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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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Hon. Cynthia Alcantara Barker

Brookmeadow, Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council
Town Councillor
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

In the UK, Cynthia Barker serves as town councillor for Elstree & Borehamwood and borough councillor for Potters Bar. 

She is vice chair Borehamwood , Hertsmere Conservative Association, Elstree & Borehamwood Branch, and vice chair Political for Hertsmere Conservative Association.

Outside politics, Cynthia is an immigration law practitioner and community leader. She  is a trustee for Sixty Plus Club, chair of trustees for Elstree and Borehamwood Museum, vice president of Rotary Club of Elstree & Borehamwood (past president 2013-2014), school governor for St Nicholas CoE School, local NSPCC branch committee member, honorary member of Girl Scouts of the Philippines and chair of Outreach and Community Affairs for Filipino Women's Association. 

Cynthia received the Outstanding San Pablenos award in May 2017 and British Community Honours Award in October 2016 in recognition of her outstanding voluntary contributions to the British society, promoting integration and building social cohesion through her community work.