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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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Thelma Boac

Berryessa Unified School District
Board of Trustees
California, United States
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 the East Side Union High School District in San Jose, CA. 

Thelma retired after 37 years in education but continues to work as adjunct professor for San Jose State University and National Hispanic University, training and supervising graduate students entering the teaching profession. 

She is also a professional leadership coach for new principals and administrators in the Santa Clara County school system working with the Office of Education. She has a Masters Degree in Education and Supervision and attended San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and University of Granada, Spain.

Thelma currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Berryessa Union School District in San Jose, CA. As a board member, she has committed herself to improving performance at all levels and to making sure that all students have equal access to excellent education, especially those students that are most at risk. 

Thelma continues to encourage, inspire and empower youth to reach their highest potential and help make our world a better place in which to live.

My Moderators Sessions

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