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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Hon. Judge Lorna Schofiled

Southern District of New York
United States District Judge
Lorna G. Schofield was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by a unanimous U.S. Senate vote as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York in 2012.  For 20 years previously, Judge Schofield was a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in its New York office.  Her practice focused on litigation in complex commercial matters, including regulatory and white collar criminal investigations, class actions, corporate bankruptcies, and other business disputes.  Her trials included the successful defense of Rosie O’Donnell in her contract claim against the publisher of Rosie Magazine, and of a big four accounting firm in a class action in which the jury returned a verdict after only 30 minutes.  Judge Schofield previously served as a federal prosecutor and worked on cases involving arms dealing, domestic terrorism and white collar crime.  She began her legal career as an association as Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.  She is a former Chair of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.  Judge Schofield has written and spoken frequently about trial tactics and women in the legal profession.  She is the first Article III federal judge of Filipino descent.