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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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Ma. Nieves R. Confesor

Asian Institute of Management
Associate Professor, Leadership and People Management

As educator, public servant, a “mover and shaker”, Nieves is co-creating the Philippines, ASEAN’s, global “compelling future.” 

Professor Maria Nieves Roldan Confesor presently serves as core faculty of the Asian Institute of Management Center providing research and training in the Leadership and People Management for the Business as well as its Executive Education and Development Management schools.  She also, until recently, was the Executive Director of the AIM TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Societal Divides.  In 2000, she became the FIRST women to be the Institute Dean and steered the Institute into the global community of European (EQUIS) and American (AACSB) accredited business schools and universities. Her areas of teaching and research include: strategic negotiations and conflict management; public policy; leadership and management of change; labor and employment policy and administration; public sector governance.  

After the formal accreditation, AIM needed to transform into the global school it has aspired to be.  At the AIM-Team (Tokyo Energy and Marubeni) Center for Bridging Leadership, Nieves worked with her colleagues at building the bridging leadership frame  and in utilizing this for the Institute’s work in Mindanao, the public and corporate sectors.  She supervised the Mindanao Bridging Leaders’ Fellowship Program (44 fellows; 12 -18 months) to build a network/cadre of multi-sectoral leaders in an environment where violent conflict continues to erupt even as each fellow courageously bring about change and in so doing, generate confidence among the different stakeholders in Mindanao to continue to work for peace and development. Today, that network is in the middle of the recent Marawi incident that threatens to disrupt the work of peace and development on the ground.  There are now bridging leaders’ groups formed in health, education, the military and other sectors. Today, the BL frame is the backbone of continuing research and course designs at the Institute and its partner-institutions.

Nieves recently received the Gawad-Maestra Award from the Philippine Society for Training and Development. 

Nieves became the FIRST Secretary of Labor and Employment in 1991, during the Aquino and Ramos administrations. She has received several awards in recognition of her excellent service in government (20 years, including three years as Secretary), including Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) by the TOWNS Foundation and a Presidential award for excellent public service.

She also served as Presidential Adviser on Human Resource Development and International Labor Affairs to President Ramos, with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, pursuing better labor and social agreements at the bilateral and multi-lateral platforms. She would continue to serve as Expert-Adviser to the Congressional Committees on Labor and Employment on the review of the Labor Code of the Philippines.

She also served as the FIRST woman Chairperson of the five-member Philippine Government Panel in the negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front-New People’s Army (CPP-NDF-NPA) from 2005-2010. She joined the call for more women participation as a “must” in the country’s national discourse.

As Secretary of Labor, she also served as the first Filipino to be elected as Chairperson of the tripartite Governing Body of the International Labor Organization, the highest policy-making body of the organization, bring not only the Philippine “voice” but also the Asian voice into the shaping of labor and social policy between 1992-2002.

From 2000-2007, she served as Chairperson of the six-member tripartite panel of ILO Declaration Expert-Advisers (IDEA) to the ILO and its Governing Body in the conduct of the Annual Review of progress made (on a national, regional and sectoral bases) on the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and Its Follow-up (1998).  She was also a member of the Operating Council of the Global Alliance for Workers and their Communities; Trustee of the International System for National Agricultural  Research (ISNAR) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).She serves as external collaborator, adviser, consultant to the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, the ASEAN Secretariat, the Asian Development Bank, and has provided consulting services to various companies and organizations in the Philippines and in the world.  

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.