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Welcome to the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit and to beautiful Cebu, Philippines!

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.

Each year, the Filipina Women’s Network explores these questions when designing the Filipina Summit’s intensive learning experience. The summit brings together Filipina women leaders from a variety of industries and countries to think collaboratively about the future of our respective communities, work, and leadership. The sessions, action group discussions, and personal reflections, are designed to help you gain insights about the future of leadership as a Filipina woman.
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Marily Mondejar

Founder & CEO, Filipina Women's Network
Vice Chair and Commissioner, Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure •
San Francisco, CA
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 “Filipina,” embracing Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues and campaign to end domestic violence, and facilitating the creation of a pipeline of Filipina leaders with the skills to compete at all levels in all economic sectors. As the sixth of 13 children, Marily learned early how to get her voice heard by her family and carried this over throughout her career in roles such as a senior business leader, as a board member for organizations working on the status of women, and as commissioner on various commissions and task forces appointed by San Francisco Mayors Gavin Newsom and Edwin Lee.

Marily also draws from her experience as a survivor of an abusive relationship, a single mother, and a U.S. immigrant who started from scratch to promote networks for advancing the status of Filipina women globally. Marily has helped shift the language of mentorship to “femtorship,” and the mindset of Filipinas from being a silent force in society to a catalyst in changing the face of power in America and worldwide. Her impact can be measured by the countless number of women she brought along with her and those they will in turn bring along with them to positions of leadership. 

Marily was appointed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee in 2012 to the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure (CCII), the successor agency for the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission and she serves as Vice-Chair and Commissioner. CCII exercises land use, development and design approval authority for development projects which include Mission Bay, Hunters Point Shipyard/Candlestick Point and Transbay Terminal and manages the former Redevelopment Agency assets in Yerba Buena Center. These projects represent $20 billion in assets and creates jobs, affordable housing, commercial space, parks and open space areas.

In 2011, she served on the San Francisco Redistricting Task Force convened every 10 years after the Census results are released, that redrew the boundaries of San Francisco's 11 districts, laying the groundwork for the city's political future for the next decade.

My Moderators Sessions

Saturday, August 20


Sunday, August 21




Monday, August 22




IMPORTANT: Awards Rehearsal for 2016 Global FWN100™ and FWN Board Members Shangri-La Mactan BallroomLIMITEDThelma Boac • Gloria T. Caoile • Marily Mondejar • Josephine Romero • Mylene Abiva • Carlota Hufana Ader • Karen Ida Alparce-Villanueva • Nini Alvero • Christine Amour-Levar • Gina Garcia Atienza • Olivia Limpe Aw • Ophelia Mananquil Bakker • Glenda Barretto • Karen Batungbacal • Stella Solero Bernabe • Rosario Cajucom Bradbury • Charina Carrera • Maria Rosa Carrion • Milagros Fernan Cayosa • Nellie Chiu • Raquel Choa • Irene Corpuz • Mona Liza Dela Cruz • Vicky Cuisia • Mary Lou Cunanan • Marites Dagdag • Paulette Deduque-Liu • Eloiza Domingo-Snyder • Tita Q. Dumagsa • Marina Durano • Caroline Marian Enriquez • Mita del Fierro • Carmen Anne Garcia • Marylou Garcia • Maria Agnes Gervacio • Maria Cristina Layug Go • Pet Hartman • Anny Misa Hefti • Maan Hontiveros • Emma Imperial • Marcelina Ace Itchon • Patricia Anne N. Javier-Gutierrez • Edita ("Edith") A. de Leon • Amparito Llamas Lhuillier • Chit Lijauco • Cynthia Romero Mamon • Imelda Martin-Hum • Ana Bel Mayo • Sandra Sanchez Montano • Cynthia Norton • Rocio Nuyda • Rachel Anne Quintos Pagdagdagan • Lorna Patajo-Kapunan • Arlene Pulido • Karen Graciles Remo • Nancy Reyes-Lumen • Rachel Salinel • Malou Santos • Belen Saramosing-Ramirez • Milalin Sarenas-Javellana • Bernadette M. Schlueter • Nora Terrado • Magnolia Misolas Uy • Cory Vidanes • Elena "Jingjing" Villanueva-Romero • Eva Marie Wang • Rosalind Wee • Myrna Tang Yao
Tuesday, August 23




Wednesday, August 24




Friday, August 26