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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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Maria Cristina Estella Bulong Calaguian

Dagaz HR Consultancy and Recruitment Company FZ LLC
Managing Director and Career Management Consultant
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Maria Cristina Estella Calaguian graduated Bachelors of Arts Major in Economics at University of Santo Tomas. She took up her Masters in University of the Philippines, Cebu when serving as Branch Manager of Connell Securities at the age of 27.

She survived her career in a man’s world as a Lisenced Stockbroker for 11 years. After giving birth to her second child, in 2003 she moved to Dubai, for new challenge. She started as a Financial Consultant, then as an Immigration Consultant to Canada. After which, she joined an advertising company for 7 years.

She founded Dagaz HR Consultancy in 2011, where helping people find jobs is among her objectives. Helping people with disability and encouraging them with confidence is her passion. She has a passion to help children and people with disability.

She discovered her passion to serve in volunteer works. Currently she is the Vice President of Ateneo Leadersip and Social Entrepreneurship Alumni with 250 members, a motivational speaker every Wednesday at POLO, Dubai for the distressed women, and a resource speaker on Cultural Awareness and UAE Labor Law. 

Wednesday, October 25
 

6:00pm

Power MeetUp: with Amazing Filipina and Canadian Women [NO-HOST] Marché MövenpickAnita Agrawal • Nini Alvero • HON Marily Mondejar • Susie Quesada • Elizabeth Bautista • HON Thelma Boac • Amar Bornkamp • Rosario Cajucom Bradbury • Gloria T. Caoile • Maan Hontiveros • Tess C Martillano-Manjares • Maria Beebe PhD • Shirley Raguindin • Maria Nieves Santos-Greaves • Leonor Vintervoll • Isabelita "Lita" M. Abele • Cherry Pua Africa • Kristina Laranjo Alabado • Amelia "Aimee" Alado, Esq. • Ma. Victoria Anonuevo • Hon. Cynthia Alcantara Barker • Lilian Maria Soriano Bautista • Rosario Angela Bernad • Joji Ilagan Bian • Maria Cristina Estella Bulong Calaguian • Mercedes Muldong Calderon • Hon. Rosalinda V. Canlas • Charina Carrera • R. Edna Consing Concepcion • Ma. Nieves R. Confesor • Fidelina Adan Corcuera • Cora dela Cruz • Mona Lisa Dela Cruz • Wilma "Amy" T. Eisma, Esq. • Caroline Marian Enriquez • Claire Navarro Espina • Mary Ann Gamboa • Maria Cristina Layug Go • Anny Misa Hefti • Jennifer Bernardo Jose, M.D. • Leah L. Laxamana • Trinidad "Treenee" Lopez • Roxane Negrillo Magbanua • Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi • Junever Mahilum-West • Jerrilyn Malana • Rebecca Santos Murry • Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo • Lou Olvido Parroco • Maria Antonia Pascual • Georgitta Pimentel Puyat • Claire Aquino Quito • Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson • Rowena Romulo • Ann Mariza Nepomuceno Sanchez-Bensurto • Belen Saramosing-Ramirez • Benel Se • Virginia Solis • Dina Dela Paz Stalder • Nikki Zano Tang • Catherine Sia Cheng Teh, M.D. • Lily Torres-Samoranos • Editha Tijamo Winterhalter, Ed.D. • Kalika Yap • Myrna P. Young • Jacqueline Yu, Esq., LL.M. • Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D.
 
Thursday, October 26
 

9:30pm

 
Friday, October 27
 

5:30pm

6:30pm

VIP Reception (by invitation only) - special badge required PrivateLIMITEDNini Alvero • Elizabeth Bautista • HON Thelma Boac • Amar Bornkamp • Rosario Cajucom Bradbury • Gloria T. Caoile • Maan Hontiveros • Tess C Martillano-Manjares • HON Marily Mondejar • Maria Beebe PhD • Susie Quesada • Shirley Raguindin • Maria Nieves Santos-Greaves • Leonor Vintervoll • Jacqueline Yu, Esq., LL.M. • Isabelita "Lita" M. Abele • Cherry Pua Africa • Kristina Laranjo Alabado • Amelia "Aimee" Alado, Esq. • Ma. Victoria Anonuevo • Lilian Maria Soriano Bautista • Joji Ilagan Bian • Maria Cristina Estella Bulong Calaguian • Mercedes Muldong Calderon • Hon. Rosalinda V. Canlas • Charina Carrera • R. Edna Consing Concepcion • Ma. Nieves R. Confesor • Fidelina Adan Corcuera • Cora dela Cruz • Mona Lisa Dela Cruz • Wilma "Amy" T. Eisma, Esq. • Claire Navarro Espina • Mary Ann Gamboa • Maria Cristina Layug Go • Anny Misa Hefti • Jennifer Bernardo Jose, M.D. • Leah L. Laxamana • Roxane Negrillo Magbanua • Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi • Junever Mahilum-West • Jerrilyn Malana • Rebecca Santos Murry • Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo • Lou Olvido Parroco • Georgitta Pimentel Puyat • Claire Aquino Quito • Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson • Rowena Romulo • Ann Mariza Nepomuceno Sanchez-Bensurto • Belen Saramosing-Ramirez • Benel Se • Dina Dela Paz Stalder • Anna-Karina Tabunar • Nikki Zano Tang • Catherine Sia Cheng Teh, M.D. • Lily Torres-Samoranos • Editha Tijamo Winterhalter, Ed.D. • Myrna Tang Yao • Kalika Yap • Myrna P. Young • Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D.

7:15pm

Global FWN100™ 2017 Gala Awards Ceremony, Dinner and Dancing The BallroomGloria T. Caoile • Nini Alvero • Elizabeth Bautista • HON Thelma Boac • Amar Bornkamp • Rosario Cajucom Bradbury • Maan Hontiveros • Tess C Martillano-Manjares • HON Marily Mondejar • Maria Beebe PhD • Susie Quesada • Shirley Raguindin • Maria Nieves Santos-Greaves • Leonor Vintervoll • Jacqueline Yu, Esq., LL.M. • Isabelita "Lita" M. Abele • Cherry Pua Africa • Kristina Laranjo Alabado • Amelia "Aimee" Alado, Esq. • Ma. Victoria Anonuevo • Hon. Cynthia Alcantara Barker • Lilian Maria Soriano Bautista • Rosario Angela Bernad • Joji Ilagan Bian • Maria Cristina Estella Bulong Calaguian • Mercedes Muldong Calderon • Hon. Rosalinda V. Canlas • Charina Carrera • R. Edna Consing Concepcion • Ma. Nieves R. Confesor • Fidelina Adan Corcuera • Cora dela Cruz • Mona Lisa Dela Cruz • Wilma "Amy" T. Eisma, Esq. • Caroline Marian Enriquez • Claire Navarro Espina • Mary Ann Gamboa • Maria Cristina Layug Go • Anny Misa Hefti • Jennifer Bernardo Jose, M.D. • Leah L. Laxamana • Trinidad "Treenee" Lopez • Roxane Negrillo Magbanua • Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi • Junever Mahilum-West • Jerrilyn Malana • Rebecca Santos Murry • Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo • Lou Olvido Parroco • Maria Antonia Pascual • Georgitta Pimentel Puyat • Claire Aquino Quito • Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson • Rowena Romulo • Ann Mariza Nepomuceno Sanchez-Bensurto • Belen Saramosing-Ramirez • Benel Se • Virginia Solis • Dina Dela Paz Stalder • Anna-Karina Tabunar • Nikki Zano Tang • Catherine Sia Cheng Teh, M.D. • Lily Torres-Samoranos • Editha Tijamo Winterhalter, Ed.D. • Myrna Tang Yao • Kalika Yap • Myrna P. Young • Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D.
 
Saturday, October 28
 

10:45am

7:30pm

Filipina Women Against Violence: The Vagina Monologues Ballroom AHON Marily Mondejar • Nini Alvero • Elizabeth Bautista • HON Thelma Boac • Amar Bornkamp • Gloria T. Caoile • Maan Hontiveros • Tess C Martillano-Manjares • Maria Beebe PhD • Susie Quesada • Shirley Raguindin • Maria Nieves Santos-Greaves • Leonor Vintervoll • Jacqueline Yu, Esq., LL.M. • Isabelita "Lita" M. Abele • Cherry Pua Africa • Kristina Laranjo Alabado • Amelia "Aimee" Alado, Esq. • Ma. Victoria Anonuevo • Hon. Cynthia Alcantara Barker • Lilian Maria Soriano Bautista • Rosario Angela Bernad • Joji Ilagan Bian • Rosario Cajucom Bradbury • Maria Cristina Estella Bulong Calaguian • Mercedes Muldong Calderon • Hon. Rosalinda V. Canlas • Charina Carrera • R. Edna Consing Concepcion • Ma. Nieves R. Confesor • Fidelina Adan Corcuera • Cora dela Cruz • Mona Lisa Dela Cruz • Sonia Delen • Wilma "Amy" T. Eisma, Esq. • Caroline Marian Enriquez • Claire Navarro Espina • Mary Ann Gamboa • Maria Cristina Layug Go • Anny Misa Hefti • Jennifer Bernardo Jose, M.D. • Leah L. Laxamana • Trinidad "Treenee" Lopez • Roxane Negrillo Magbanua • Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi • Junever Mahilum-West • Jerrilyn Malana • Rebecca Santos Murry • Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo • Lou Olvido Parroco • Maria Antonia Pascual • Georgitta Pimentel Puyat • Claire Aquino Quito • Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson • Rowena Romulo • Ann Mariza Nepomuceno Sanchez-Bensurto • Belen Saramosing-Ramirez • Benel Se • Virginia Solis • Dina Dela Paz Stalder • Anna-Karina Tabunar • Nikki Zano Tang • Catherine Sia Cheng Teh, M.D. • Lily Torres-Samoranos • Editha Tijamo Winterhalter, Ed.D. • Myrna Tang Yao • Kalika Yap • Myrna P. Young • Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D.