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Message: #FWNSUMMIT2018 Global Chair Leonor S. Vintervoll European Network of Filipinos in Diaspora (ENFiD) Oslo, Norway

Leonor S. Vintervoll

European Network of Filipinos in Diaspora (ENFiD)

Oslo, Norway

The 2018 FWN Filipina Leadership Global Summit will bring together speakers, awardees, attendees and delegates from the U.S., Europe, UAE, including the U.K, Canada, Asia, and the Philippines. We will engage in stimulating discussions to carry on FWN’s mission and goals.

Sincere appreciation to all our speakers, nominators, awardees and delegates from all over the world! Our collective efforts make this Summit a success. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow members, the exciting learning journeys, and let us make the summit not only an arena to learn, but also to enjoy and serve as an inspiration to look forward to attending every year!

I must emphasize the key to the success of our FWN summit could not happen without the unfailing commitment and hard work of our Founder/CEO Marily Mondejar, our President Susie Quesada, our Board of Directors Chair and Disrupt 3.0 Editor, Maria Beebe, Ph.D., our Global FWN100™ Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Selection Committee, chaired by Hon. Thelma Boac, and the #FWNSUMMIT2018 Steering Committee Members especially Myrna Yao. Special appreciation to our

administrative and technology support in the San Francisco FWN Head Office, Franklin Ricarte, and all our volunteers!

I appreciate my fellow Awardees from different

countries who were engaged in one way or another in the nominations, memberships and sponsorships.

I want to thank the nominees who did not make it

this time, but still have the chance in becoming an awardee in the coming years – work harder, improve your track record, be a member now and/or renew your membership, aim for the award, plan and prepare for attending the next global summit in 2019, ahead of time!

Our sincere gratitude to MEGAWORLD, our Benefactor Partner, sponsors, and advertisers in the FWN Magazine 2018 Issue.

I am deeply humbled and honored in being appointed

by the FWN Board as the Chair of the 2018 FWN Leadership Global Summit! It is a tremendously empowering and challenging role, and I thank the Board for their trust and confidence in me.

Message: Chair, GLOBAL FWN100™ AWARDS

confidence in me. Message: Chair, GLOBAL FWN100™ AWARDS HON. Thelma Boac Member, Governing Board of Trustees

HON. Thelma Boac

Member, Governing Board of Trustees Berryessa Union School District, San Jose, California USA

Congratulations and Mabuhay! I am highly honored to welcome all of you to this year’s 15th Filipina Women’s Network Leadership Global Summit, honoring Filipina women who are influencers on the world stage. This is, indeed, an historic event celebrating and sharing the accomplishments of outstanding women who will carry on the FWN vision -- expanding the next-generation of Filipina women leaders by 2020 in the public and private sectors. These extraordinary women being honored at the summit will continue the pathway and will be the influencers, as they already are, to attain the goals of the Filipina Women’s Network.

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience when you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” Having had the rewarding honor of conversing with these inspiring and empowering women from the United States and many countries, I have seen first-hand their amazing strength, courage, and confidence.

These Filipina women continue to influence their communities -- collectively building positive images of the Filipina woman around the world. They include representatives of the corporate and business world, government and policy, military,

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legal services, consulting services, retail, financial services, healthcare, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, journalism, broadcast media, entertainment, film, and culinary arts. They are lawyers, judges, architects, artists, entrepreneurs, and engineers -- all demonstrating exceptional courage in leadership.

Visionaries, innovators and risk takers -- these extraordinary women who have excelled in their areas of expertise and continued to influence others with their leadership skills, their spirit of humility, their selfless energy of helping others, their deep respect for family and humanity, and, most of all, their devotion to women’s rights -- they are helping to make a better world.

As Leymah Roberta Gbowee of Liberia said as she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, “You can never leave footprints that last -- if you are always walking on tiptoes.” These women of influence we are honoring will never walk on tiptoes. They have their two feet firmly on the ground -- fearless, gentle, compassionate and disciplined!

My sincerest and heartfelt congratulations to all of you!

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What is the Global FWN100™ Award?

The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™) is FWN’s game plan to execute FWN’s Mission—a Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy by 2020. The award is a dream with a meaningful purpose; a strategy to build FWN’s Filipina women community’s talent pipeline— identify qualified leaders, to increase the odds that some Filipina women will rise to the “president” position in the private and public sectors worldwide. It is a campaign to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders and position Filipina women as economic and social contributors to the global economy.

The award program was inaugurated in 2006 as a U.S. only program. In 2013, FWN expanded the award selection globally. To date Global FWN100™ awardees represent 31 countries.

The award is the ultimate showcase of the global community’s most inspiring Filipina women in the private and public sectors, who exemplify innovation, mentorship, professionalism, gender empowerment and leadership.

The Global FWN100™ award is a “working award” which provides a critical pathway for successful women who care about advancement, achievement, and significance; influencing the Filipino world community’s future by helping FWN build its pipeline of next-generation Filipina women leaders.

Every year, the Filipina Women’s Network conducts a WORLDWIDE search for Filipina women who are accomplishing great work leaving a lasting Filipino global imprint through their work in communities, organizations and in their professional and industry sectors. FWN reserves the right to withdraw the Global FWN100™ Award designation if awardee has been deemed no longer in good standing with FWN and the community.

Awards are given annually in 8 Award Categories. A description of the award categories can be found in the Nomination and Award Categories pages of the FWN summit website -www.FilipinaSummit.org

1. BEHIND THE SCENES LEADERS

2. BUILDERS

3. EMERGING LEADERS

4. FOUNDERS & PIONEERS

5. INNOVATORS AND THOUGHT

LEADERS

6. POLICYMAKERS & VISIONARIES

7. “NICOLE”

8. KEEPERS OF THE FLAME

Keepers

of the

Flame

Sustaining Pinay Power 2020 is quite daunting. As the excitement dies down and the reality of executing FWN’s 2020 game plan sets in, many will drop out and others will pick up the torch. The Keepers of the Flame are the caretakers that ensure that Pinay Power 2020 is kept alive:

A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the global economy.

Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the global economy. HON Marily Mondejar FWN Founder &

HON Marily Mondejar

FWN Founder & CEO President, Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure San Francisco, California

Investment and Infrastructure San Francisco, California Susie Quesada FWN President President Ramar Foods

Susie Quesada

FWN President President Ramar Foods International Pittsburg, California

President Ramar Foods International Pittsburg, California Maria Beebe, Ph.D. FWN Board Chair President, Global

Maria Beebe, Ph.D.

FWN Board Chair President, Global Networks Hawaii Kona, Hawaii

Board Chair President, Global Networks Hawaii Kona, Hawaii Maria Santos Greaves FWN Secretary of the Board

Maria Santos Greaves

FWN Secretary of the Board President, Surrey Hearing Care British Columbia, Canada

President, Surrey Hearing Care British Columbia, Canada Amar Bornkamp FWN Treasurer Union Bank Union City,

Amar Bornkamp

FWN Treasurer Union Bank Union City, California

Bornkamp FWN Treasurer Union Bank Union City, California Caroline Marian Enriquez, M.D FWN Co-Chair , Professional

Caroline Marian

Enriquez, M.D

FWN Co-Chair, Professional Development President and CEO Our Lady of Fatima University Valenzuela City, Philippines

Our Lady of Fatima University Valenzuela City, Philippines Georgitta “Beng” Pimentel Puyat Chair, FWN Philippines

Georgitta “Beng”

Pimentel Puyat

Chair, FWN Philippines Chairman Philippine Orchard Corporation Makati, Philippines

Chairman Philippine Orchard Corporation Makati, Philippines Isabelita “Lita” Abele FWN Co-Chair, Professional

Isabelita “Lita” Abele

FWN Co-Chair, Professional Development President and CEO U.S. Lumber, Inc. Woodbury Heights, New Jersey

and CEO U.S. Lumber, Inc. Woodbury Heights, New Jersey Leonor S. Vintervoll FWN VP Member Recruitment

Leonor S. Vintervoll

FWN VP Member Recruitment Chair, 2018 Filipina Summit European Network of Filipinos in Diaspora (ENFiD) Oslo, Norway

Network of Filipinos in Diaspora (ENFiD) Oslo, Norway Nini M. Alvero Senior Trade Commissioner Philippines Trade

Nini M. Alvero

Senior Trade Commissioner Philippines Trade and Investment Center Toronto, Canada

Philippines Trade and Investment Center Toronto, Canada HON Thelma Boac Chair, Global FWN100™ Awards Trustee,

HON Thelma Boac

Chair, Global FWN100™ Awards Trustee, Berryessa School District San Jose, California

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ECONOMIC SECTORS REPRESENTED BY THE 2018 FWN GLOBAL100™ AWARDEES

Primary Economic Sector = includes industries that produce or extract raw materials

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Farming, Hunting, Mining, Extraction

Secondary Economic Sector = includes the manufacturing of natural resources

Construction, Processing, Auto Production, Textiles, Engineering, Energy Utilities

Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry

Communication Services, Government (military, law enforcement, politics, public transit), Healthcare, Finance, Food Services, Education, Entertainment (special events, publishing, motion picture, video & TV, sound and music), Legal, Non- profit/non-governmental, Restaurants, Retail, Travel/Tourism, Transportation, Wholesale

Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information

Consulting Services (interior design, architecture), Information Technology, Financial Planning, Media (journalism), Research & Development, Science

Media (journalism), Research & Development, Science BEHIND THE SCENES LEADERS GLOBAL FWN100™ 2018 BEHIND
Media (journalism), Research & Development, Science BEHIND THE SCENES LEADERS GLOBAL FWN100™ 2018 BEHIND

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The BEHIND THE SCENES LEADERS award category recognizes Filipina women who may not have the big ttle or corner ofce, but is a driving force behind the success of a social cause or life issue, a community organizaton’s project or initatve; or her employer’s organizatonal business unit or department. Someone who has gone beyond the call of duty to devote tme, energy, and resources to advocate for those who need a voice, or support the organizaton she represents or works for.

or support the organizaton she represents or works for. Adelina Duenas Actve Filipino Community Leader London,

Adelina Duenas

Actve Filipino Community Leader London, United Kingdom One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work.

My partcipaton in the regularisaton of the Domestc Workers in the UK. It was

a long year of rallies and conventons

untl the former Prime Minister Tony Blair granted us the concession. A triumph to all the TNT’s who were all separated from their families for 15 years and more.

all separated from their families for 15 years and more. How are you advocatng for gender

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? Gender Equality. I have a help who does

the cleaning at my employer’s house. She

is

a lesbian and I must see to it that she

is

accepted as she is paid the right

wages for her work.

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate? Sister Margaret of Kalayaan/ waling waling infuence me as a leader and advocate because in her capacity as a servant of the Lord devotes her precious tme to us TNT’s (Tago ng Tago) who focked in their shelter in Holland Park.

What was your very frst paid job? Kakanin (sweets) vendor when I was 10 years old. My father died when I was 8 years. Our Mom lef us in the care of our grandparents. I was responsible for helping my grandmother earn extra money for our food. This impacted my life to dream big and to fnish school.

If you could start over, what would you do? Flight atendant or journalist.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? I will bring in many more women as members of the cabinet and advise them to pass a law that will safeguard our girls. This will impact the world as women will be empowered.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Don’t rush to marry. I married very young.

old self? Don’t rush to marry. I married very young. Elizabeth Jance von Atzigen Mitelstufe-Oberstufe Lehrerin

Elizabeth Jance von Atzigen

to marry. I married very young. Elizabeth Jance von Atzigen Mitelstufe-Oberstufe Lehrerin KiTs Zweisprachige Tagesschule

Mitelstufe-Oberstufe Lehrerin KiTs Zweisprachige Tagesschule Switzerland St. Gallen, Switzerland

What is the global imprint of your body of work? As elected Chair of ENFiD-Europe, our Environment Team is pursuing an organizatonal project which directly impacts the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Our on- going Bio-Gas Digester and Waste Management program in Miagao Iloilo, Philippines is creatng afordable and clean energy and therefore aworthy alternatve to fossil fuel.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? As Director of HR, Learning and Development of a 5-star internatonal hotel, the ‘untouchable’ Boss was a chronic skirt-chaser which led to union strikes and threats. Neophyte and alone but in-charge of personnel, I tabled the issue in one Executve Commitee meetng and respectully asked him to put an immediate stop to the sexual

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harassment of women at work. He stood in his 6-foot frame, and with a thundering voice, showed me the door. In turn, I stood up in my 5’2 foot frame, and in a frm voice answered, that door was for him. Shamed, he walked of. He apologized, made amends, and ‘got rid’ of me through an internatonal promoton.

What was your very frst paid job? My frst paid job was Teacher in Charge

of 2 classes simultaneously and teaching English, Literature and other subjects.

I received a handsome PHP 3,500

monthly salary in the mid 80’s.

What product or service should you invest in the Philippines that could impact society?

I would introduce country-wide micro-

social entrepreneurships strengthened by robust vocatonal skills training to alleviate poverty and make overseas employment a mater of choice and no longer a necessity.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? Optmistc as I am, I see the younger generaton of Filipina women standing away from a subordinate posture and getng themselves included rather than excluded from policy making, economic prosperity and technical savvy, as they stand up to gender biases.

and technical savvy, as they stand up to gender biases. Ellanie Villena Office Manager Pakistan Business

Ellanie Villena

Office Manager Pakistan Business Council Dubai UAE Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What was your very frst paid job? Receptonist, 23yrs old Aed 3,000 progress to ofce Manager.

Receptonist, 23yrs old Aed 3,000 progress to ofce Manager. If you could run the world, what

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? Free medical and health facilites for all the women across the world.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Take tme before making life decision. Take advice from trusted people.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? Social Normal being overshadowed with use of technology losing human connecton and importance of society.

technology losing human connecton and importance of society. Lolita Digap Johansson Quality Coach Aleris Health and

Lolita Digap

Johansson

Quality Coach Aleris Health and Medical Group Bromma, Sweden

Quality Coach Aleris Health and Medical Group Bromma, Sweden What was your very frst paid job?

What was your very frst paid job? I was a counter sales clerk at a travel agency in Stockholm, frst paid job approx SEK 12000.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? I would put more pressure on EQUALITY for men and women.

Which living woman do you most admire? Michelle Obama

Which historical female fgure would you like to have cofee with? What would you like to learn from her? Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis, secret of elegance.

from her? Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis, secret of elegance. Maria Trinidad Manalo Maramba Manual Data Entry Keyer

Maria Trinidad Manalo Maramba

Onasis, secret of elegance. Maria Trinidad Manalo Maramba Manual Data Entry Keyer Royal Mail Group of

Manual Data Entry Keyer Royal Mail Group of Companies Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom

“Positvity is greatness. Self-driven. Open to challenges . Resilient.”

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One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. Twice being successful in applying for grants in a compettve grant scheme managed by the Plymouth Drake Foundaton, winning over other competng bids. The grant was used used to stage two successful events named Festval of Colours which showcased the many cultures that make up the Plymouth Community.

What is the global imprint of your body of work? Marie has been the lead driving force behind the various actvites of the Filipino Britsh Associaton in Plymouth (FBAIP) since its incepton in October 2011. She spearheaded the actvites of FBAIP raising the profle of Filipino culture by partcipatng in various actvites such as the Lord Mayors Day, St Georges Day, Respect Festval and Refugee Week to name a few.

What was your very frst paid job? 18 years old, research data encoder and analyst at the Department of Biostatstcs and Epidemiology in UP Manila; was paid PHP 2,000 pesos per project.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you. I was a varsity player in high school volleyball and lawn tennis.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? Filipinas should earn that respect and challenge themselves to excel in whatever feld they choose.

challenge themselves to excel in whatever feld they choose. Marieta “Evelyn” Revilla PR Rep Italtrans Racing

Marieta “Evelyn”

Revilla

in whatever feld they choose. Marieta “Evelyn” Revilla PR Rep Italtrans Racing Team Sodalis Associaton of

PR Rep Italtrans Racing Team Sodalis Associaton of Milan Women Federaton for World Peace Cità Alta Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

ONE person who influenced you as a leader and advocate?

A former Commercial Ataché in Milan,

she always encouraged me tomove forward with my leadership because according to her, I could make things happen.

If you could start over, what would you do?

I could start over, I will be a movie director

or an actress and infuence the world to

change.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to benefit women and girls? No Violence for Women and Children.

Which historical female fgure would you like to have cofee with?

Coco Chanel

and at the same tme sweet.

her elegance, toughness

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Learn to love yourself. Never give up!!!

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? Equality in the workplace, getng good revenues and roles in an organizaton.

Your LEGACY for the Filipina Women’s Network. My mission is to support, to claim and deliver the message of the FWN to share with the world 

deliver the message of the FWN to share with the world  Michelle Marquez Procurement Associate ExxonMobil

Michelle Marquez

Procurement Associate ExxonMobil Prague, Czech Republic

Procurement Associate ExxonMobil Prague, Czech Republic One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. Being able to represent Filipina women in the Oil and Energy industry

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate?

My former Managers taught me three things:

1. The will to change the unthinkable

2. Emotonal detachment can be

productve.

3. Be sof on people but frm in business.

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What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? The traditonal expectatons on women to give up career and focus on family. I learned to advocate for equal parental rights. Parentng is not the sole domain of women.

What was your very frst paid job? Training Specialist FSI/DFA at 20yrs old, 15k pesos. I had 3 opportunites:

1.Design an Evaluaton Unit, 2. Advocate for Gender and Development, 3.Evaluate the need for Social Welfare ataché in foreign posts where there is a high number of OFWs.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? Parental rights equality - men should have equal rights to stay home and take care of the family.

What product or service should you invest in the Philippines that could impact society? How to be successful in Startups

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactul impression in society. Mano po (kissing hands of elders)

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Be you.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? Growing global competton in all professions, constantly develop your skills, innovaton

all professions, constantly develop your skills, innovaton Nova Teves Fossgard Purley Language College & Hazel

Nova Teves Fossgard

Purley Language College & Hazel Residences Ltd London, Surrey, United Kingdom

‘I was poor before, don’t lose hope’ I was born and grew up in Tukuran, near Pagadian City, Mindanao with a lot of confict around me. Yet I loved playing in the sea and feel my childhood was a happy one, surrounded by 5 younger brothers and lots of cousins and neighbours in a close community. To this day however I cannot watch flms that contain guns and violence

however I cannot watch flms that contain guns and violence because I saw so much in

because I saw so much in my childhood. I experienced hunger quite ofen as a child, I learned to cook at the age of 5 and helped my mum sell snacks in the street. The legacy of an insecure childhood has been a lifelong anxiety, at tmes severe. On the other hand my aunt was a very successful fsh wholesaler whose business success was well known in Zamboanga del Sur and beyond. She was a role model for me and I learned a lot about business from her, just by being around her. Unfortunately, she died at 48 years old. Her death made a big impression on me, as did the premature death of my father who was only 52 when he passed away. As I got older I realised the importance of trying to live a healthy, balanced life with good diet and regular exercise. I now atend a ‘bootcamp’ exercise club 3 tmes a week. When I’m in the Philippines I try to go jogging and cut down on white rice.

My husband and I built our educatonal business together in the UK. We nurtured a team who now manage our school well without us. A business owner is full of unexpected twists. Our business success gave me the opportunity to visit the Philippines more ofen, meet key decision- makers there and try to understand the situaton we are now in as a naton. On my last visit, in June, I went to Marawi and met families whose homes were destroyed by Philippine Air Force aerial bombing. I have never seen a situaton like that – three families sharing a tent in a muddy place; but the children were so happy. I was extremely shocked by what I saw. I spoke to the women, they told me they just want to start a business, have a tricycle, but they said ‘No-one accepts us because we are Muslims’. I told them ‘I was poor before, don’t lose hope’.

I told them ‘I was poor before, don’t lose hope’. Rayla Melchor Santos

Rayla Melchor

Santos

was poor before, don’t lose hope’. Rayla Melchor Santos President&CEO,ProactiveResources,Inc.

President&CEO,ProactiveResources,Inc. CountryRepresentative-Philippines, RenexusGroup Co-founderandPresident, I Am SAM Foundation Muntinlupa,MetroManilaPhilippines

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? Women Empowerment Seminars and Talks utilizing the IAMSAM PEP, focusing on the development of self- worth, in the private sector

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate?

Napoleon Hill

can believe and conceive, it will achieve”.

It got me back on my feet in 2001 afer 18

years with an abusive husband and learned helplessness where I experienced physical,

emotonal/psychological and fnancial abuse.

”whatever the mind of man

What was your very frst paid job? Preschool teacher at the Family School of Manhatan in New York City. 22 years old. US$1000. Being right next to the UN, it gave me a global exposure and mindset. Upon my return to Manila, I set up my several schools, wrote Beginning Reader books, and now serve in the public educaton sector.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Get yourself fnancially strong. Value yourself and value your tme

What do you think is the biggest

challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women?

A healthy self-worth because society can

be harsh and can defne you according

to the three things society values most:

physical atractveness, mental ability and wealth. Otherwise, we have another generaton of walking wounded.

Otherwise, we have another generaton of walking wounded. Ruby Langeveld Cumba United Filipino Dutch Associaton

Ruby Langeveld

Cumba

another generaton of walking wounded. Ruby Langeveld Cumba United Filipino Dutch Associaton Hoofddorp, Netherlands One

United Filipino Dutch Associaton Hoofddorp, Netherlands

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. Youth Exchange program organizer between Cebu city youth and Haarlemmermeer youth of the Netherlands now on it’s 12th year.

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate? How did it impact your career or business? Ms Domi Chua of the Ramon Aboitz Foundaton Inc., a dedicated leader, always ready to help, a woman of

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principle. She does not allow herself to be infuenced by corporate politcs.

What is the most signifcant barrier to

female leadership from your experience? Most signifcant barrier is family obligatons. As a woman you have commitments to your children who needs

a lot of your tme and efort and being

in a foreign country speaking a foreign language makes it more difcult.

If you could start over, what would you do? I would devote more tme to women migrant problems.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? Free educaton to all women and health benefts to all families just like we have in Europe

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Go with the tmes but don’t exaggerate.

20-year old self? Go with the tmes but don’t exaggerate. Zenaida Del Mundo Filipino Women’s Assocoaton

Zenaida Del Mundo

Filipino Women’s Assocoaton

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? One of the signifcant barriers is the attude of being submissive. This sometmes stops us from sharing what we want to say.

This sometmes stops us from sharing what we want to say. What was your very frst

What was your very frst paid job? Librarian, when I was about 15-16. I learned how to manage my money

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? Safeguarding the children. If our children are aware of their rights, they will not be harassed.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I can’t cook!

Which historical female fgure would you like to have cofee with? Charo Santos-Cancio. She shared inspiring storiesher program, “Maalaala mo kaya”

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What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Finish your studies and do not marry at a young age.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? The advent of social media. We must educate our younger generaton to be more vigilant and be very carfeful and cautous in every decision they do.

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BUILDERS

Builders have demonstrated exceptonal organizatonal impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause or a business idea through collaboratve initatves or alliances with insttutons, corporatons or nonproft organizatons on behalf of her own company; demonstrates high potental and skill with measurable results at a government agency, higher educaton insttuton, nonproft or an organizaton in the public and private sectors. “Buildership” is about building beter organizatons, leading broken organizatons to adjust, repair, and re-align including redefning traditonal methods.

repair, and re-align including redefning traditonal methods. Agnes Pasaporte Miranda Executive Vice Chairman World

Agnes Pasaporte Miranda

Executive Vice Chairman World Financial Group Richmond Hill, Canada

How have you impacted your profession, your organizaton, your community? By setng a strong example of a leadership with a heart, compassion and a servant leader.

a leadership with a heart, compassion and a servant leader. What is the most signifcant barrier

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? Gender inequality and discriminaton. It made me work harder to prove them my worth and a woman from the Philippines and of Malayan descent.

What was your very frst paid job? Junior Accountng Clerk, $66/week Salary, 21 years old. Training ground which made me pursue my dream to go to Canada.

If you could start over, what would you do? Stay back in the Philippines as an entrepreneur.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? Absolute Equality in opportunity among men and women. This will make the world unaware of people’s strengths and weaknesses.

What product or service should you invest in the Philippines that could impact society? Financial Literacy

How have you taken your signifcance to relevance in society? By advocatng the Financial Literacy campaign and helping 1 Million Families to become fnancially educated by 2020

Which living woman do you most admire? Hilary Clinton

2020 Which living woman do you most admire? Hilary Clinton Cristna M. Liamzon, PhD Program Coordinator,

Cristna M. Liamzon, PhD

do you most admire? Hilary Clinton Cristna M. Liamzon, PhD Program Coordinator, Ateneo Leadership and Social

Program Coordinator, Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Program for Overseas FIlipinos Ateneo University School of Government Quezon City, Philippines

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. Having started the ALSE program with my husband and other colleagues in Italy in 2008 for Filipino migrants to become empowered in leadership, fnancial literacy and social entrepreneurship which now has over 2,000 graduates in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

What is the global imprint of your body of work?

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The ALSE program brings together a large number of graduates and volunteers in 20 cites in 10 countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and its aim is to empower Filipino migrants and their families in leadership, fnancial literacy and social entrepreneurship. I am coordinatng this initatve with other members of a Consortum on Migraton and Development with the Ateneo University School of Government taking the lead.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? There are increasingly more Filipino women working abroad than men and the ALSE program is aimed at empowering them by helping them to see themselves, not as victms but as having control over their lives.

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? Insecurites in taking on bigger and stronger leadership roles. This prevented me from taking leadership initatves earlier on in my career but this reality also helped me to appreciate the need to strengthen my self-confdence, overcome my insecurites and to take the steps to learn to become a beter and stronger leader.

How have you taken your success to significance in society? Putng focus on reaching out to our young women

Which living woman do you most admire? These days, I most admire VP Leni Robredo for her courage and her principles and values which she tries to live out despite the tremendous politcal pressures that she is subjected to. She meets these challenges with aplomb and with her integrity intact, which maybe stems from her strong sense of self and what I believe is her deep spirituality.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Not to take myself too seriously and to be too self-conscious with whoever I am with that I am unable to appreciate and optmise interactons and relatonships

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? The ability to combine an empowered self that seeks to empower others so that collectvely, there can be many more to help

others so that collectvely, there can be many more to help Elena F. Samson Maths/Science Teacher

Elena F. Samson

Maths/Science Teacher Numeracy Coordinator Featherstone High School London, United Kingdom

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate? How did it impact your career or business? A colleague who has shown belief in my capacity to make a diference in the way I deliver my lessons and become a role model at work in terms of work ethics and integrity in dealing with students and parents.

ethics and integrity in dealing with students and parents. What is the most signifcant barrier to

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? One barrier to female leadership at work is being married and having children because the role may require longer hours of work. I became an advocate persuading the others that as long as one can balance personal responsibility with work functons, this barrier should not prevent anybody from holding a leadership positon.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? Access to free educaton for all (both boys and girls) in every country in the world.

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactul impression in society. The resilience of the Filipino in facing any challenge that comes his way.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Take a chance and seize any opportunity for self-development that comes his way. Be kind to others and do not be afraid to make mistakes.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? How to change the image of the Filipina women in the world (they are more than domestc workers, care givers, etc.)

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Jorhie Alban Director/Head of Communicatons and Corporate Social Responsibility Sanof Gulf Countries Dubai, United Arab

Jorhie Alban

Director/Head of Communicatons and Corporate Social Responsibility Sanof Gulf Countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sanof Gulf Countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates What is the global imprint of your body of

What is the global imprint of your body of work? Leading and advocatng: I am among the frst practtoners to pioneer healthcare communicaton in the region. I created and led PR and disease awareness programs for over 20 pharmaceutcal and healthcare consumer products of leading global pharmaceutcal companies. My experience spans the Emerging Markets, including Africa and the Middle East.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work?

For several years, I led and/or sat the Women Council at Pfzer and Sanof, and had advocated for the development of women to assume leadership roles.

I collaborate with other members of

the group to create research-based initatves that empower women as well as review policies that fosters equality on various issues, including pay gap and maternity, among others.

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? Business acumen -- the business language in leadership board, mostly dominated by men. When I realized this,

I found where my weaknesses are and

tried to develop as well as learned how to use my strengths as a unique value additon to business discussions.

What was your very frst paid job? At 16, I worked as a service crew at Jollibee, cashiering and bussing tables, washing food trays and mopping the foor during closing sessions. My frst paycheck was PHP 1,414, it was the frst tme I’ve earned for myself. I stopped studying afer High School because my parents had no money so I worked instead. It was not a kind place to be and learned very early on in my life how

important life choices are. I also learned there that I could be an infuence or be infuenced. I choose the former.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to benefit women and girls? To enforce legal marriageable age to be 18. There are stll countries and religious practces in the world that marry girls as young as nine. It will protect children from abuse and send a strong message to the world that there should not be a double standard between men and women. No woman (girl) should be married untl she is physiologically ready,

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactul impression in society. “Mano” or showing respect to elders -- for me it’s a deep, meaningful gesture of how we value the wisdom of our elders and how we can learn from them.

Which living woman do you most admire? Ellen DeGeneres -- we need people like her who makes everybody laugh without hurtng anybody’s feelings.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Give people second chances, everyone deserves one.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? To truly and meaningfully harness

the benefits of technology and new media, in pursuing women’s issues, which this generation of Filipina women and the ones before them continue to fight for. These include, protection of women and children against abuses, education and healthcare, and gender pay gap, among others.

education and healthcare, and gender pay gap, among others. Joy Murao Practice Aligned Resources LLC Los

Joy Murao

Practice Aligned Resources LLC Los Angeles, CA United States

Practice Aligned Resources LLC Los Angeles, CA United States One infuental acton that makes you very

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. Educaton and empowerment of people to learn new technology skills and legal workfow to gain careers, not just jobs.

How have you impacted your profession, your organizaton, your community?

I am one of the earlier pioneers in legal

technology, shaping the technology innovaton for lawyers and their clients.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? As CEO of my company, I hire a group of diverse employees and provide a structured, lock-step career and equal pay path.

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? Confdence is a signifcant barrier to female leadership. While I believe myself to be a confdent person, I contnually seek mentoring from both male and female mentors to help build and reinforce my abilites in this area. I am a beter leader as I share my stories and assist others to strengthen their confdence levels.

What was your very first paid job? How old were you? At 14 years old, I was paid by Bell Labs in NJ as a summer intern (I do not recall the amount) but it has had a heavy infuence in my career as I learned how to code in C programming language and also worked in the R&D division.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls?

I would require all women to learn how

to code. This will open their eyes to the infnite possibilites and draw on their creatvity and logic.

infnite possibilites and draw on their creatvity and logic. Joyce Rivera Javier, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP

Joyce Rivera Javier, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP

creatvity and logic. Joyce Rivera Javier, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP One infuental acton that makes you

One infuental acton that makes you

very proud from your body of work.

I am proud of my ability to inspire

Filipino parents and grandparents to partcipate in family-focused

BUILDERS

programs that have improved parent- child bonding, atachment, and kapwa (togetherness).

What is the global imprint of your body of work?

I am a passionate physician and

researcher who is a voice for Filipino

immigrant families. Over the past 17 years, I have been on a mission to bring evidence-based family-focused programs to immigrant Filipino parents to prevent the development of behavioral health and conduct problems in adolescence. These programs have transformed Filipino families by fostering better parent- child relationships and destigmatizing mental health in the community. The success of my work underscores my ability to build trust with Filipino community organizations and families and harness their strengths to overcome barriers involved in implementing a mental health promotion program.

How have you impacted your profession, your organizaton, your community?

I am recognized natonally for my

expertse on behavioral health disparites among Filipino youth and the use of evidence-based interventons to prevent these disparites. I am the frst to publish research in this area. I also have a long track record of peer- reviewed publicatons in academic journals and grant support related to Filipino child health in the United States.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work?

I have femtored over 15 Filipina

femtees, many of whom have pursued careers in health and become advocates and health providers in the Filipino community. I have also taught a course for public

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I like to crochet.

Which historical female fgure would you like to have cofee with? Patsy Mink was the frst minority woman and the frst Asian American woman elected to Congress. She also ran for the U.S. presidency. I would like to learn about her courage and resilience.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? Suicidal behavior, depression, and anxiety are major challenges facing all of

our youth, including Filipina youth.

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BUILDERS Ma. Victoria M. Acosta Senior Vice President and Managing Director Megaworld Corporation Mandaluyong, National

Ma. Victoria M. Acosta

BUILDERS Ma. Victoria M. Acosta Senior Vice President and Managing Director Megaworld Corporation Mandaluyong, National

Senior Vice President and Managing Director Megaworld Corporation Mandaluyong, National Capital Region Philippines

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. Under my leadership, Megaworld Internatonal has opened ofces establishing its presence in over 60 territories. More importantly, it has countless satsfed clients, which helped its sales networks to earn extra income and has created employment opportunites for nearly a hundred backroom support employees in the Philippines.

What is the global imprint of your body of work? Megaworld Internatonal aspires to make every Filipino working/residing overseas own quality, afordable homes in the Philippines. It hopes to improve the lives of the Filipino families and relatves back home by providing a lifestyle of convenience through its live- work-play-learn township concept.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? I value equality at work, no mater what

is your gender or preference as long

as you apply the 3Cs at work which

are CHARACTER, COMPETENCE, and COMMITMENT.

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate? How did it impact

your career or business? Ms. Acosta entered corporate life with

a challenge to take on—one given by

Megaworld Corporaton’s chairman and CEO himself, Dr. Andrew L. Tan. She went on to spearhead the marketng of Megaworld to the global market. Dr. Tan guided her to be the leader and advocate that she is right now.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls?

I believe the perfect law that would

beneft us, women and girls, would be

the MAGNA CARTA for WOMEN which are the laws and policies to empower and protect women and ensure equal rights and opportunites for men and women.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you. I am a musician by heart. I also play some musical instruments like the piano, upright bass, guitar and all the rondalla instruments.

Which living woman do you most admire? My mother, Mrs. Emeteria D. Madlansacay.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? Sense of Enttlement

the next generaton of Filipina women? Sense of Enttlement Maria Martina Geraldine Quisumbing Dimalibot, PhD, RN.

Maria Martina

Geraldine

Quisumbing

Dimalibot, PhD,

RN.

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Ofcer St. Luke Medical Center Global City and Quezon City Pasig, PHILIPPINES

Center Global City and Quezon City Pasig, PHILIPPINES Mary Cheryl Bravo Gloner Executve Director Project Safety
Center Global City and Quezon City Pasig, PHILIPPINES Mary Cheryl Bravo Gloner Executve Director Project Safety

Mary Cheryl Bravo Gloner

Executve Director Project Safety Net, City of Palo Alto San Jose, CA United States How have you impacted your profession, your organizaton, your community? In both my professional and volunteer work, I enjoyed cultvatng relatonships with diverse stakeholders, especially

cultvatng relatonships with diverse stakeholders, especially bringing individuals or groups together that have unique and

bringing individuals or groups together that have unique and sometmes

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competng agendas while facilitatng them towards a mutually benefcial goal. I helped to positon our work as a gateway to northern Santa Clara County and to reframe the narratve so not seen as a victm, but help lead on the issue of teen suicide preventon.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work?

I add my voice to group discussions

(both large and small break-outs). Most recently, I atended a community meetng with Silicon Valley Community Foundaton. In light of the harassment issues they are confronted, I asked publicly in the room how they will use this opportunity to not only strengthen their foundaton, but how it will shape technical assistance, capacity building, and funding initatves so nonprofts can learn from their challenges.

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate? How did it impact your career or business? Michele Lew, CEO of The Health Trust. As a fellow Asian Pacifc Islander American woman, she has served as my sounding board for not only my career decisions, but in helping navigate challenging politcal and social issues.

What was your very frst paid job? Tape Clerk. 14 years old. $3-4/hour. I was eager to earn money on my own and as soon as I could legally work with a permit. I was determined to seek an ofce job instead of retail or food industry like many of my older cousins or peers.

What product or service should you invest in the Philippines that could impact society? How to build sustainable economic infrastructure so that Filipinos are not outsourced (e.g. work abroad) to earn livable wage/income. Industries that keep families together, strengthen communites, and allow Philippines to compete in global market.

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactul impression in society. The practce of “utang na loob.” The healthier and positve practce of honoring and recognizing those who

came before me to help me get to where

I am at.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you. I’m an only child

Which living woman do you most admire? Senator Kamala Harris

living woman do you most admire? Senator Kamala Harris Rowena “Owen” SP Sanchez Vice President -

Rowena “Owen” SP Sanchez

admire? Senator Kamala Harris Rowena “Owen” SP Sanchez Vice President - HR and Administraton DSO Dubai,

Vice President - HR and Administraton DSO Dubai, United Arab Emirates

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. Implementaton of the HR deliverables and stratagems that I managed to conceptualize that led into successful achievements of our company goals and targets.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work?

I have been an advocate of women’s

rights, even at an early age. I’ve always expressed myself freely and had proven to the community that being a WOMAN is not a disadvantage when it comes to actvites, profession, accomplishments, tasks or skills.

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate? How did it impact your career or business?

Francois Viljoen, my former HR Director who had passed away at the same tme of my birthday. During my stnt at Abbot, he saw my potental in HR, which

I did.

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? The double standard of morality; the percepton that men can do more than women.

What was your very frst paid job?

Flight Atendant with Philippine Airlines.

I was 20 yrs. old and my frst pay was P10,000 monthly.

The ONE thing that we would not guess

about you. That I cry a lot when I fail to do a task expected of me.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? Women leaders shy away from speaking about their accomplishments for fear

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of being boastul or conceited. It’s not enough to be in a role or to sit at the table. One must also speak confdently, regardless of odds faced. Women leaders fear of being ostracized or rejected; however, respect comes when one’s voice is heard.

however, respect comes when one’s voice is heard. Ruby C. Pacis Founding President/CEO Faith in GOD

Ruby C. Pacis

Founding President/CEO Faith in GOD RPM Professional and Technical Services Corporaton Calaca, Batangas, Philippines

Technical Services Corporaton Calaca, Batangas, Philippines What is the global imprint of your body of work?

What is the global imprint of your body of work? Are you leading, advocatng, impactng your consttuency?

I create maximum impact in the lives

of people who see my actons, feel my

presence and hear the words that my mouth speaks as I deal with them.

How have you impacted your profession, your organization, your community?

I am currently the Vice-Chairperson

for Clark Contracting Industry Tripartite Council and a permanent Management Representative for Regional Tripartite Industrial Peace Council which was established to institutionalize the establishment and creation of Tripartite Industrial Peace Councils in the regional, provincial, city, municipality and industry-based levels as part of the country’s commitment to International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 144, Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? We make sure that our female workers are protected by strictly adhering to Republic Act 7877 “Ant-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995”, Secton 14 of Artcle XIII of the Philippine Consttuton which mandates the protecton of working women through provisions for opportunites that

would enable them to reach their full potental; Secton 13 of Republic Act No. 7910, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women that prohibits the expulsion and non-readmission of women due to pregnancy outside of marriage and all other laws that ensures the safety and protecton of women in the workplace.

What is the most significant barrier to female leadership from your experience?

I

regularly face being seen as the

 

“token woman”. At times, my clients appreciate my presence and see me as a potential asset in our client- supplier business partnership.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to benefit

women and girls? If I could run the world, I will enact

 

a

law that will support the “WOW”

(Women of Worth) associaton which will focus on godly mothering and integrated female leadership

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactful impression inv society. “Mano Po’ because it connotes and promotes respect as well as opportunity for the elders to give or

share blessings

 

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LEADERS

 

This award category recognizes Filipina women below age 35 who are making their mark in a leadership role, are on the pathway to principalship and building capacity across an organizatonal system in the public and private sectors. Emerging Leaders have powerful mindsets and skill sets that drive achievement for their organizatons.

skill sets that drive achievement for their organizatons. Ann Michelle Mondragon Global Communicatons Specialist

Ann Michelle

Mondragon

achievement for their organizatons. Ann Michelle Mondragon Global Communicatons Specialist Givaudan Zurich, Switzerland

Global Communicatons Specialist Givaudan Zurich, Switzerland

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. Leading a global campaign to encourage people to engage their voice and share their feedback through a company-

wide survey of 10,000 employees. In the campaign, we set up a fund raising so that every survey completed was a donaton of 10 Swiss Francs to a charity foundaton. We had an 80% response rate (increase of 10% from the previous survey) which raised 86,700 Swiss Francs. It was a challenging project as I needed to collaborate with people across the globe, working in diferent tme zones and diferent cultural styles.

What is the global imprint of your body of work? As a young Filipina involved in global initatves, across cultures and regions,

I pursue to empower and represent

Filipina women in the upper echelons of society.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work

I am involved in my company’s diversity

initatve to support beter balance in terms gender and natonality. My role is

to raise awareness in the company about the benefts of diversity and to further embed it in our culture.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I love hiking - mountains, forest or city even

Which historical female fgure would you like to have cofee with? What would you like to learn from her? Coco Channel and learn how she discovered her inspiraton and ambiton.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? The challenge is to remain relevant and forward looking without losing our values and culture. (Also a big challenge is for us to fx the trafc in Manila!)

EMERGING LEADERS

is for us to fx the trafc in Manila!) EMERGING LEADERS Dr. Catherine Sy Luib Chiropractor,

Dr. Catherine Sy Luib

Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Nutritonist, Herbalist Luib Health Center Vista, CA United States

Herbalist Luib Health Center Vista, CA United States One infuental acton that makes you very proud

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. Having the power of infuence over holistc health and healing services for the communites around me

How have you impacted your profession, your organizaton, your community? Elevating the Chiropractic profession through national and political advocacies

Filipina women face workplace challenges everyday.

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate? How did it impact your career or business?

Dr. Billy Demoss has helped me to be brave as a chiropractor, to not be afraid to speak about the truth regarding health care and sick care and to make sure that every parent knows about the benefts of chiropractc.

What is the most signifcant barrier

to female leadership from your experience? Access to resource is one of the biggest barriers to female leadership. It impacted my business in that everything came from my own personal funds. It helped me to be ferce with marketng and promotng my business beter

What was your very frst paid job? Burger King, 18 years old. It taught me tme management and savings.

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If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to benefit women and girls? For girls and women to be invited into the tech, sciences and math industries.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you. That I have a twin

Which living woman do you most admire? Shirley Maya Tan, Dragon Woman

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? Support of their families and communites

 

Christen-Leonor

Montero

Chief Marketng Ofcer Blue Riverside, CA United States What is the global imprint of your body of work? Increasing awareness of blood diamonds in Sierra Leon, Africa and raising funds to provide prosthetc limbs to amputee victms. Additonally, helping to preserve authentc social interactons in today’s society through innovaton intechnology.

in today’s society through innovaton intechnology. How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? As a minority woman CMO of a Tech startup, I am challenging the status quo of a white male dominated industry. I also impressed on the startup company the importance and need to be inclusive in hiring diversity.

What is the most signifcant barrier to

female leadership from your experience? My most signifcant barrier to becoming

a female leader was constantly fghtng

the inital stereotype of “beauty but no brains”. I remember applying to jobs as a teenager but nobody wanted to hire me and at a young age with no experience, the opportunites were short coming. Instead of waitng to be given opportunites I learned how to take them, to create them and adjust. Persistence leads to success and it is the reason why I am now a huge advocate for investng in youth and giving opportunites.

What was your very frst paid job? How old were you? My frst paid job was a French Fry Maker at McDonald’s at 16 for $8 an hour. I learned how opportunites come from

those that know you and to ask for promotons.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls?

I would make it mandatory for all high

schools to implement a parentng and motherhood program that is also required to be eligible to graduate. I believe this will not only raise awareness of all the diferent factors of motherhood, but it would raise global awareness of diferent parentng styles within cultures encouraging healthy families around the globe.

How have you taken your signifcance to relevance in society?

I am currently helping to create the world’s frst peer-to-peer ambient Bluetooth social network. My goal

is to help preserve authentc social

interactons in physical spaces and help build a world of closer communites.

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactul impression in society. Hospitality when it comes to having strangers in a household. Treatng someone like family by ofering them food not only nourishes the body but nourishes the soul.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I ride a motorcycle

Which historical female fgure would you like to have cofee with? What would you like to learn from her? Michelle Obama, I’d like to learn how she dealt with the politcal world and balanced family life.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self?

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If someone doesn’t see your worth,

don’t waste your tme trying to convince someone you’re worthy.

waste your tme trying to convince someone you’re worthy. Danabelle Guterrez Freelance Writer Dubai, United Arab

Danabelle Guterrez

Freelance Writer Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What is the global imprint of your body of work? With any type of writng, and most especially poetry, the act is comparable to sending out messages in botles hoping not only that it will be received, but that it will be read and understood, getng a message back is a bonus.

I’ve been blessed enough to receive messages back saying that what I’ve writen spoke to them.

messages back saying that what I’ve writen spoke to them. How have you impacted your profession,

How have you impacted your profession, your organizaton, your community?

I, along with 2 other women from

diferent backgrounds, have established

a writer’s group called DXB SpeakEasy,

which is a safe space for writers to

connect, perform, and perfect their artorm.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? As a writer, the advocacy as a female, Filipino or otherwise, is to simply exist and to persist with letng your voice be

heard, because there are not a lot of visible representaton. There are very few female authors, and even fewer Filipino female authors.

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactul impression in society. “Mano” or to bless. The act of it signifes respect not only to the elder, but to the ancestors and I think it’s a beautful

reminder, that you are who you are because of those who have come before you and you are asking them to bless you in your own life journey.

Which living woman do you most admire? Every woman who has tried to prevail through her circumstance is admirable, even if it is by merely existng and being present.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self?

I would tell her that it’s not as bad as it

looks. The world is large and life goes on.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? The challenge for the Filipina in the western world is representaton, but I think we, as the members of FWN, are all doing our part to fx this, it’s going to take a lot of work, but we are doing it and will contnue to let our voice be heard and faces be seen.

Your LEGACY for the Filipina Women’s Network.

I am going to exist so that other Filipina women realize that it is possible -- whatever their dreams may be. If I can, then they, defnitely, can too!

dreams may be. If I can, then they, defnitely, can too! Trisha Marie Edar Marco Marketng

Trisha Marie Edar Marco

Marketng Coordinator Mark Thomas Antoch, CA United States

Trisha Marco was born and raised in the Philippines and migrated to the United States afer completng her BS Business Management degree in De La Salle University Manila. She has been working in

her BS Business Management degree in De La Salle University Manila. She has been working in

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the architecture/engineering/constructont industry providing project coordinaton and marketng services for the past 9 years. She has been involved with notable projects in San Francisco Bay Area. She is also actve in the Filipina Women’s network, and was the producton manager for The Vagina Monologues in 2016. She is also part of the annual Filipino American Arts Expositon Pistahan Parade and Festval in San Francisco.

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FOUNDERS &

FOUNDERS &

PIONEERS

FOUNDERS & PIONEERS

This award honors Filipina women in their capacites as the chief executve, president, executve director or founder of a company, community organizaton, non-proft, or business venture that they helped start, build or signifcantly grow. This award category is for the trailblazers who have marshaled resources and applied innovatve practces, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address signifcant business or organizatonal opportunity.

to address signifcant business or organizatonal opportunity. Angie Katrina Adams Founder/ Director/ Designer QUESTION

Angie Katrina Adams

Founder/ Director/ Designer QUESTION EVERYTHING LTD. London, United Kingdom

One influential action that makes you very proud from your body of work. I am very proud that we are a fashion brand with a face and a story and that

that we are a fashion brand with a face and a story and that we aim

we aim to support local communities wherever possible. I am also proud that our clothing is made in the Philippines and we can showcase to the world the superior craftsmanship that comes out of the Philippines

What is the most significant barrier to female leadership from your experience? The most significant barrier to female leadership is juggling motherhood and work. Although difficult, it only made me more determined to succeed. Firstly, to set a good example to my children that if you work hard you will succeed and to break through those barriers and show other women and mothers that everything is possible if you are determined! I would therefore say the barriers helped me become a leader.

What was your very first paid job? My very first job was as a drummer in an all-girl rock band signed to

virgin records. I was 19 years old. We received a lump sum from our record company but sensibly paid ourselves

a weekly wage. We toured the world

for 2 years and this was an amazing eye opener. I learned how to work hard and at a young age experience many different cultures.

If you could start over, what would

you do? Everything I have experienced in my life has brought me to the place

I am in now. Every wrong decision

and struggle is a lesson learnt and has helped me to become a stronger person.

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactful impression in society. Respect for your elders

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I love cats

Which living woman do you most admire? Marianne Williamson

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? To meet brilliant Filipina vwomen from around the world, share stories and experiences and gain knowledge and good advice from those I will meet.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generation of Filipina women?

Although the Philippines has come

a long way with gender equality,

ranking among the top 10 countries in the World Economic Forum’s global gender gap report which recognises gender equality in labour force participation, education, health and political empowerment; I feel that in the current political climate growth in this area has faced many obstacles. The next generation of Filipina women need to ensure that all the gains made over the years are not undone and moreover to work towards surpassing the growth made to date.

moreover to work towards surpassing the growth made to date. Carolina Ocampo Mercado CEO/President Mercado Builders

Carolina Ocampo

Mercado

surpassing the growth made to date. Carolina Ocampo Mercado CEO/President Mercado Builders & Development Corporation

CEO/President Mercado Builders & Development

Corporation Pasig, Philippines

Builders & Development Corporation Pasig, Philippines Conchita Labao Manabat, Ph.D President Development Center

Conchita Labao

Manabat, Ph.D

President Development Center for Finance Makati, Metro Manila Philippines

One influential action that makes you very proud from your body of work.

action that makes you very proud from your body of work. I founded and chaired the

I founded and chaired the Deloitte

firm in the country. I was the first woman to found an accounting firm

FOUNDERS & PIONEERS

and got the representation of one

of the Big 4 accounting firms in the world. While other women became CEOs or Chairpersons of other Big 4

accounting firms in the country, I was the only one so far, who founded and managed to get the representation of Deloitte in the country. Prior to my getting it, Deloitte was represented by another established accounting firm for 18 years. From

a base of about 12 manpower

complement, I grew the firm to about 300 professionals in less than 10

years becoming one of the major accounting firms in the country.

What is the global imprint of your body of work? Are you leading, advocating, impacting your constituency? The accounting firm that I founded and led became the Philippine member firm of maybe now, the largest accounting firm in the world with more than 263,900 professionals at member firms delivering services in audit & assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and related services in more than 150 countries and territories. Revenues for fiscal year 2017 were US$38.8 billion.

What is the most significant barrier to female leadership from your experience? From my experience, I learned that

a woman professional has always a

choice – just to go with the flow of tide (maybe be with the majority or just get by) or ride/navigate the tide and be ahead. To ride/navigate the ride, one should have courage and confidence without alienating others. Be qualified and do your best.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to benefit women and girls?

I do not believe in mandating things.

For women to become achievers, they should have their tool kit (knowledge and qualifications) and they should know how and when to use the contents of their kit efficiently and effectively. A good attitude is a must.

Which historical female figure would you like to have coffee with? Joan of Arc. Her tragic story is one of the most inspiring one in medieval history. It will be good to understand how she dealt with her fears, kept her faith and drew such bravery that

has made her lead the army at a very young age and brought unity within France despite of complexities

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What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Be happy and do not be in a hurry.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generation of Filipina women? Women empowerment in the face of impunity. Women in power lately have been the target of impunity, especially in government positions. Empowering women to rise over this adversity and fighting stereotypes on what roles women aresupposed to play in society without qualm is a big challenge.

to play in society without qualm is a big challenge. Crystal Dias LLB Partner Dias Solicitors

Crystal Dias LLB

Partner Dias Solicitors Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom

How have you impacted your

profession, your organization, your community?

I have a segment on web radio

Pinoy Radio UK for the past 8 years discussing immigration and family law

for the past 8 years discussing immigration and family law How are you advocating for gender

How are you advocating for gender equality in your place of work? As I am the Principal of Dias

Solicitors, I recently disciplined

a male business manager who

committed sexual harassment against

a female intern. He was found guilty

of the offence and was dismissed. My firm adopts zero tolerance against sexual harassment to women.

ONE person who influenced you as a leader and advocate? Cherie Blair, QC (Queens Counsel)- When I was a young lawyer, she inspired me to strive for success. Although she was married to the Prime Minister Tony Blair, she has worked hard and achieved success in

her own right, proving that powerful women do not need to sacrifice their career for their husband’s - you can both achieve your ambition equally, and indeed she shows that you can have it all - marriage, children, career, advocacy, leadership and mentorship.

What is the most significant barrier to female leadership from your experience? Work life balance: as a young lawyer, I had many contemporary female lawyers starting their careers but as the years have progressed and we naturally move on to have families I have found the ranks have thinned so that fewer females reach leadership positions as they feel that they must sacrifice their careers or at least delay their careers for the sake of their family. I believe that this should not be a bar to female leadership and I advocate within the legal industry for a more flexible work life balance to allow female lawyers to not have to make a choice between work and

family. I believe it is the responsibility

of the legal industry to support

women and encourage them to work with women to plan a career path that works around her family life so that she can achieve the same heights in her career as her male counterparts.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to benefit women and girls? Compulsory free education to all young girls worldwide. There are still parts of the world that women are given little or no education and this makes it hard for them to have independent and empowered lives

without reliance on men

How have you taken your success to significance in society? I have given a voice to undocumented migrants by taking their case to the Courts and the media

How have you taken your significance to relevance in society?

In the current political climate, I have

highlighted the relevance of women migrants in the UK by pointing out their positive contributions to society

Your LEGACY for the Filipina Women’s Network.

A mentor to young Filipino women

who wish to pursue a career in law.

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Dr. Evelyn Tang Uy

Managing Director Top Plaza Hotel Dipolog, Zamboanga Del Norte Philippines

One influential action that makes you very proud from your body of

work.

action that makes you very proud from your body of work. The I established which promotes

The

I established which promotes

healthcare and financial services for indigent families of the Philippines

Ayuda Medical Program that

How are you advocating for gender equality in your place of work?

I organized a women’s union to help

raise awareness and promote gender

equality through the various institutions in the city. It also gives these women a voice for the problems they face in their respective workplace

ONE person who influenced you as a leader and advocate? Myrna Yao has always been an inspiration to me and my family as

a leading gender equality advocate in the Philippines as well as a successful entrepreneur

What is the most significant barrier to female leadership from your experience?

Money. The limited amount of financial resources prevents me from extending the necessary help to every woman in the city.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to

benefit women and girls? Male and Female employees should and must receive the same amount of money from their work given that their positions are similar

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I have 7 children and 14

grandchildren

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generation of Filipina women? The ignorance that comes with social media

Filipina women? The ignorance that comes with social media Josephine Tañada Yam LLM CEO & Co-Founder

Josephine Tañada Yam

LLM

that comes with social media Josephine Tañada Yam LLM CEO & Co-Founder Building Breakthrough Boards (B3)

CEO & Co-Founder Building Breakthrough Boards (B3) Canada (b3canada.ca) Toronto, Canada

What is the global imprint of your body of work? My body of work to start B3 Canada came to me while I was at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. My Stanford

stint was a transformational, life-changing experience. At one point, a well-renowned Stanford professor remarked in my class:

“If you aren’t changing the world, don’t bother.” My ground-breaking vision to address that mission is to build leadership capacity by strengthening non-profit boards through diversity and inclusion.

I co-founded B3 Canada, which

acts as a matchmaker between corporations and non-profits. B3’s Board Matching Programs are completely free of charge to nonprofits. We assist nonprofit boards in recruiting new board directors that bring diversity in skills, age, gender, ethnicity, perspectives, and networks of

influence.

www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org

ONE person who influenced you as

a leader and advocate? How did it

impact your career or business? Lorenzo M. Tanada, the Grand Old Man of Philippine Politics and a national hero in the Philippines, has been my lifelong inspiration. He has inspired me to become a lawyer and human rights advocate. He has inspired me to be clear about my “why”, my purpose in life.

What is the most significant barrier to female leadership from your experience? The lack of female role models. This barrier has made me become more resilient and courageous to blaze a trail on my own to achieve success. It is now my turn to advocate for more gender diversity in leadership roles across all sectors.

If you could start over, what would

you do?

I would have developed strong

negotiation and communication skills to become a strong advocate for myself.

If you could run the world, what

one law would you enact to benefit women and girls? Enact a quota to require gender balance in senior leadership roles in all sectors of society.

What product or service should you invest in the Philippines that could impact society? Invest in high-quality education for females that is focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I am a certified scuba diver.

Which living woman do you most admire? German Chancellor Angela Merkel

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generation of Filipina women? The biggest challenge is shattering stereotypes that Filipinas abroad are all caregivers and nurses.

that Filipinas abroad are all caregivers and nurses. Majella Tumangan- Villaroman Founder and President my-CORD

Majella Tumangan- Villaroman

Founder and President

my-CORD Corporaton Quezon City, Philippines

One influential action that makes you very proud from your body of work? I joined a highly distinguished

review panel composed of only 10 selected from all around the world to represent the field of global mental health and wellbeing at work for the World Health Organization’s task force for the redefinition of Health. Currently, Health is defined as a “State of complete physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” How have you impacted your profession,

How have you impacted your profession, your organization, your community? As Board Member of the leading

EAP association in Asia, I was able to bring to the Philippines the leading experts and service delivery models to address mental and social wellbeing programs in the Philippines, first of its kind. This creates a more holistic approach to achieving healthy lives for individuals

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? With my personal encounter on sexual discrimination or harassment, I came up with a “tag line” that I could say each time, “This behavior is unacceptable”. This way, I don’t have to be

flustered or afraid when faced with this challenge. I encourage other business women to do the same as

I do.

What is the most significant barrier to female leadership from your experience? Lack of government policies that support advancement of women in all fields. These government policies could influence business policies or advocacy to take importance of the role of women, especially women’s role in families, business and economic development of countries.

What was your very first paid job? 2-year internship in one of the leading advertising agencies in the Philippines required by my University to graduate with

a degree of Bachelor of Arts

in Communication Arts. This experience continues to impact my life as it remains important for me to align with excellence and innovation.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to benefit women and girls? How would this law impact the world? An international law that supports equal opportunity for all women worldwide.

How have you taken your significance to relevance in society? The promotion of mental health for individuals worldwide is an important issue that I have advocated for many years. Finally, the Philippines recently passed the Philippine Mental Health Act into law.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I enjoy time in solitude.

Which living woman do you most admire? My mother, Teresita Tumangan.

How do you take care of yourself? What does self-care mean to you?

I surround myself with positive

people that lift me higher. For me, self care means loving oneself by taking care of body, mind and soul.

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taking care of body, mind and soul. FOUNDERS & PIONEERS Mildred Christne “Mitzi” Flores Piad, Ph.D.

Mildred Christne

“Mitzi” Flores Piad, Ph.D.

President & Chairman of the Board F.F.Flores Enterprises, Inc. Lucena, Quezon, Philippines

Dr. Mitzi Flores Piad graduated AB Economics at Maryknoll College, Masters of Science in Economics at UST and Ph.D in Organization Development at SAIDI with her second PhD on Public Administration major in Good Governance and Social Responsibility. She taught Economics and Statistics, ran the family business of subdivisions, economic, low cost and socialized housing projects and helped develop Lucena City’s St. Ferdinand Memorial Park, the country’s first and oldest park. Mitzi built a 3-storey building for Girl Scouts and authored “Vanguards of Youth Against Illegal Drug Abuse” when she was Quezon Council President. Her quiet intensity and fortitude gave her

responsible positions in Zonta Int’l and authored another Coffee Table Book entitled “The Legacy”. She is currently Public Awareness Regional Pillar for Soroptimist Intl of Philippine Region and represents all Civic Clubs in Lucena City’s Advisory Council for the Philippine National Police.

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Myrna L. Tam- Natvidad Founder and Chief Executve Ofcer Grow Your Business Pinoy, Inc. Zamboanga

Myrna L. Tam- Natvidad

Myrna L. Tam- Natvidad Founder and Chief Executve Ofcer Grow Your Business Pinoy, Inc. Zamboanga City,

Founder and Chief Executve Ofcer Grow Your Business Pinoy, Inc. Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Philippines

What is the global imprint of your body of work? I will harness the power of the Internet to spread my message to all Pinoys worldwide to come home, help our country by being entrepreneurs and create jobs for other Pinoys.

How have you impacted your profession, your organizaton, your community? A former illiterate cook, afer hearing me talk about entrepreneurship, opened her own carenderia instead of staying employed afer she had her own family.

What was your very frst paid job? How old were you? College Instructor, 21 years old PHP 600 per month. Being in charge of classes showed me that I am a capable leader and provided me the skills to grow my businesses

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? Mandatory K-12 and tech-voc/ tertary educaton for all women. This will give the women career choices for fnancial independence.

What product or service should you invest in the Philippines that could impact society? Entrepreneurship training

How have you taken your signifcance to relevance in society? I have distlled all my 40 some years of learning from 20 failed businesses and 5 successful businesses to develop

a have writen a book to get the word out and I am working on
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have writen a book to get the word
out and I am working on an online
course to reach as many Pinoys as
possible.
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The ONE thing that we would not
guess about you.
I am not a pet person.
How do you take care of yourself?
What does self-care mean to you?
Meditaton and massage. Self-care
is
having tme to myself to grow and
learn.
What do you think is the biggest
challenge that faces the next
generaton of Filipina women?
Culture of Consumerism.
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Which historical female fgure would you like to have cofee with? Mother of Jose Rizal: How was it like to have so many kids and how was it like to raise Jose Rizal.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Chill. Everything happens for a reason.

This award recognizes women who have broken new ground in the global workplace, have delivered new and unique applications of emerging technology transforming the way people think, in the fields of sports, literature, the arts and pop culture; or have improved the lives of others by helping develop a product or service in the fields of science, technology, engineering, sports, arts, or mathematics. This award category is also for someone who has either launched a new enterprise, a learning function, or completely overhauled an existing process, a development of new procedures or a community initiative that has sparked a following.

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sparked a following. 1 6 A FILIPINA WOMEN’S NETWORK | Alexandra Cuerdo Director Kidlat Entertainment Brooklyn,

Alexandra Cuerdo

Director

Kidlat Entertainment

Brooklyn, NewYork

United States

What is the global imprint of your body of work?

I made the frst and only Filipino food

documentary, which has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, BuzzFeed and many other publicatons. It’s impactng how Filipinos are viewed in the US, and in the rest of the world. And thankfully, I’ve secured global distributon for the flm, so it will soon be seen around the world.

for the flm, so it will soon be seen around the world. How are you advocatng

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? I’m a female director of color. By even existng and doing my job, I am batling

for my ability to do my job, and to have

a voice. I’m fghtng to get paid at all.

I try to set a good example, and be responsible with the power of running every set and flm I’m on.

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate? The director Todd Haynes has infuenced me tremendously, from a young age. In college, I met him afer a screening of his frst flm. He inspires me to constantly make flms from the heart. He’s not afraid to take risks with storytelling and tell non-commercial stories.

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? Because there are few female leaders, there are few mentors or examples.

I ve experienced this, and it forced me to try a lot of things and fail at a lot of things. It eventually led me to believe in myself, even when no one else would.

What was your very frst paid job? How old were you? Copy editor for The Guardian newspaper at UC San Diego. I was 18 years old. I don’t remember how much I was paid, but it gave me pride in my work.

How have you taken your signifcance to relevance in society? Because there is so litle mainstream coverage of Filipino-Americans, I’ve contributed to Filipino culture by making a mainstream documentary. Simply by existng, ULAM will be a relevant piece of Filipino-American culture forever.

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactul impression in society. Filipinos like to celebrate holidays with the people they love. I’ve experienced this with my family, it’s had a positve impact on me, and I think it would on others as well.

Which historical female fgure would you

like to have cofee with? What would you like to learn from her? Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), the incredible French actress and businesswoman. She lived her life exactly how she wanted, traveled the world, changed history with her art. how to live of of making art.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? That people forget history if they haven’t lived it. They’ll be raised in a world where politcal leaders are using natonalism to

divide and conquer — it’s happening all

over the world right now.

Your LEGACY for the Filipina Women’s Network. To increase the visibility of Filipino- American women in media.

www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org

Angie Go Flaminiano President and Chief Operating Officer NutriAsia Inc. Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines

Angie Go Flaminiano

Angie Go Flaminiano President and Chief Operating Officer NutriAsia Inc. Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines One

President and Chief Operating Officer NutriAsia Inc. Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. On the 25th anniversary of NutriAsia, I led the company in partnering with The Mind Museum (the country’s pioneering world-class science museum) in building the world’s frst catsup museum, featuring in partcular the quintessental Filipino sauce our banana catsup. I believe that NutriAsia, being at the forefront of the Filipino foodscape, should make it its responsibility to honor and immortalize a product that all Filipinos grow up with. The story of banana catsup has much to teach the future generaton about enduring Filipino virtues --- ingenuity, resourcefulness, and hard work --- the same values that have propelled NutriAsia’s success. The Catsup Museum is our way of giving back. My vision is that young Filipinos who visit the museum will walk away with a deeper understanding and appreciaton of the place of banana catsup in Philippine history and culture. Importantly too, the Museum aims to be relevant and provoke its audience’s young and curious minds by marrying history with science. It features the science and ever-improving technology behind banana catsup specifcally, and hopes to awaken Filipinos, especially children, to the science of food manufacturing in general.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? Under my leadership, NutriAsia was awarded Best Employer for Commitment to Women in the Philippines (2017). This award was presented by Aon Hewit to NutriAsia, the frst winner in the Philippines, unsolicited and purely based on what Aon saw as exceptonally high engagement scores of

women in NutriAsia relatve to all Best Employer nominees in the Philippines.

I am a proud woman leader, and I

am joined by brilliant women in my organizaton. I mentor strong women in my Management Commitee (44% of ManCom), serve as role model for women in Management (48%), and energize women supervisors (53%). I am the frst female president of NutriAsia and I would like to believe that my work ethics and career story inspire everyone, women especially, in the organizaton to be driven to excellence. I am considered a homegrown talent in this Filipino- owned company, and I always use and cite myself as an example that age, gender, and background are never to be limitng factors for one’s career growth in NutriAsia. I have efectvely thrown away any self-imposed glass ceiling for women in NutriAasia where we strongly promote and practce a culture of meritocracy and gender equality.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? How would this law impact the world? There should be a stricter law that not only protects but totally eliminates all forms of violence and abuse on women and children on a global scale.

What product or service should you

invest in the Philippines that could impact society?

I have always believed in the great quality and crafsmanship of the Filipinos.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? In the advent of technology, internet, and social media, I believe the biggest challenge of the next generaton Filipinas would be about dealing with borderless and limitless fow of informaton--- opinion, fashion, trends, lifestyle, etc. This informaton may infuence a Filipina’s outlook, perspectve, and choices, which may impact in preserving the overall distnct Filipina character --- “mahinhin”, loving, caring, hospitable, and resilient.

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hospitable, and resilient. INNOVATORS AND THOUGHT LEADERS Maria Lydia “Marily” Ysip Orosa Founder/President/CEO

Maria Lydia “Marily” Ysip Orosa

Founder/President/CEO Studio 5 Designs Inc Taguig City, Metro Manila Philippines

Studio 5 Designs Inc Taguig City, Metro Manila Philippines How are you advocatng for gender equality

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work? No work on Saturday (used to be held day of work) so employees especially the women can catch up on house chores, errands and family actvites.

What was your very frst paid job? Miss Esso Sparkle (ttle) for a public relatons campaign to select the best

service statons in Manila. Salary was 5,000 pesos at a tme my friends were earning 800 pesos a month. This was

in 1969

If you could start over, what would you do? I would have goten my masters in communicaton arts.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft

women and girls? How would this law impact the world?

A law that would require high schools

and colleges the compulsory study

of the family code and the rights of

women and children.

What product or service should you invest in the Philippines that could impact society?

Educaton

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I collect a 1932 Philippine design error stamp and vintage Parker fountain pens.

Which living woman do you most admire? Aung San Suu Kyi

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Do not marry yet. Go to the USA and take your masters. Work for the best companies. Put love aside for 10 years.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women?

I believe it will be the inability to focus amidst so many distractons.

will be the inability to focus amidst so many distractons. Marissa Estva- Magsino, FAAFRM Integratve Functonal

Marissa Estva- Magsino, FAAFRM

amidst so many distractons. Marissa Estva- Magsino, FAAFRM Integratve Functonal Medical doctor/ Health ambassador

Integratve Functonal Medical doctor/ Health ambassador Marissa Magsino MDPA / Modern

Widow’s Club USA Orlando, Florida

United States

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One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work.

I have generated a new paradigm shif in

practcing medicine using body, mind and spirit approach and enabling each patent to transiton to become a beter and healthier version of themselves. Patent in my practce are optmized with their hormonal age and are able to enjoy life with less or no medicaton, healthier lifestyle, mindful spirit and well balance nutriton.

What is the global imprint of your body of work?

I am leading the feld of medicine in

incorporatng optmized bioidentcal hormone therapy through pellet implant for menopause and transgender therapy shifing from female to male or vice versa, use of regeneratve medicine using platelerich plasma for facial, scalp, joints, vaginal and penile rejuvenaton in combinaton with radio frequency devices non-surgically as treatment for sexual dysfuncton.

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate? How did it impact your career or business?

I was inspired to become a thought

leader afer I became a widow in 2014 and met Carolyn Moor who founded the Modern Widow’s Club with 22 chapters

across the USA. As optmized and balanced as my hormones are being a specialist that handles hormone therapy, nothing prepared me for sudden death of a loved one. I found the inspiraton to lead and mentor other widow sisters and assist them in their new journey. The average age of a widow in the USA is 55, the same age where impact of menopause is prevalent. As a specialist

I have been inspired by the work of

Carolyn who mentors widows as they journey through grief, assistng them in loss and enlightening widows on their re-entry to life. As a health care provider, I have now been inspired to mentor as a health ambassador for the Modern Widow’s Club by balancing their hormones. My widow sisters have more strength and stamina and resiliency physically to deal with the impact of loss and menopause.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? How would this law impact the world?

I would enact law to allow tme of for

girls and women during their heavy menstrual period, during pregnancy or when menopausal issues arise as hormonal disarray can cause so much havoc and stress from monthly cycles to pregnancy and menopause. The impact

would be a less stressful world where women would contnue to be Aphrodite

and not have to behave and compete with the masculine energy all the tme.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I have an “antng-antng”

Which living woman do you most admire? Jane Fonda

Which living woman do you most admire? Jane Fonda Pamela Gotangco Visual Artst, Short Film Producer

Pamela Gotangco

living woman do you most admire? Jane Fonda Pamela Gotangco Visual Artst, Short Film Producer and

Visual Artst, Short Film Producer and Motvatonal Speaker Gotangco Art Arni Aargau Switzerland

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work? As Filipina woman living outside the Philippines, I have taken it as my

responsibility and advocacy to present

a good image of Filipina women,

protect women’s interest in general and promote the Filipino culture. As a visual artst, motvatonal speaker and short flm producer, I believe that it is my social responsibility to create, take in projects and be an instrument for change. I showcased my artwork in the 7th World Peace Forum in Ticino Switzerland in 2017 and in Mariastein Abbey`s exhibit enttle “Bilder zun Frieden” (Pictures of Peace). I was the only Filipino on the group show. Recently I showcased my work in North Vancouver Arts Council for a group show called “Essence”. A show that talks

about roles, triumphs and struggles of women.

ONE person who infuenced you as a leader and advocate?

I met Rachel Harrison in 2016 while

atending an exhibit she organized for

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Autsm Awareness in the Philippines. Her dedicaton as a mother and to her advocacy in Austsm awareness is beyond admirable. She is also the owner of Zambawood.

What was your very frst paid job?

Sales agent for Worldbook Internatonal’s Encyclopedia. I sold books to my family and relatves. I was paid an allowance and sales commission. But my intenton was to get huge

discount and free children’s books for my daughter. I was a single mother at 19 years old.

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If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? Proper global educatonal opportunites for all women and girls. Educaton raises literacy thus a woman who can read, write and has fundamental skills are less likely to be victms of human trafcking. Educaton will provide women chances to properly and wisely vote and have politcal representatons. Women who are educated tend to raise their children and family to be beter law-abiding individuals.

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactul impression in society. „Harana“ may have been too old fashioned but i truly fnd it charming. My artwork series on „Tinder Prince“ talks about how social media killed romance. As an artst, i create artworks inspired by Harana to encourage young viewers to respect the values of courtship. Happy marriage creates a functonal, harmonious and respectul family. Individuals raised from non-

dysfunctonal families tend to contribute

beter to the society.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you. I enjoy SCUBA diving in waters full of friendly sharks but i panic when i see an earthworm.

Which living woman do you most admire? Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani actvist and advocate for female educaton and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Her advocacy has grown into an internatonal movement, and according to Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she has become “the most prominent citzen” of the country.

What is one piece of advice that you

would give to your 20-year old self?

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If you could connect with an amazing Filipina woman at the summit - what traits should she have? Someone who values relatonship, societal impact and perseverance. Someone who goes by the defniton of success as beyond the two metrics of money and power.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women? Loss of identty. The world has gone smaller primarily because of the advancement of technology and

migraton. It is indeed a colossal amount of challenge for the next generaton of Filipina women to retain Filipino traditons and values.

of Filipina women to retain Filipino traditons and values. Sherill Ramos Quintana Founding President/Chief Executve

Sherill Ramos

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retain Filipino traditons and values. Sherill Ramos Quintana Founding President/Chief Executve Ofcer Oryspa Spa Solutons

Founding President/Chief Executve Ofcer Oryspa Spa Solutons Inc. Los Baños, Laguna Philippines

What is the global imprint of your body of work? I started my advocacy “ Yes, the Filipino Brand Can” to encourage Filipino entrepreneurs to scale up their brands and export their brands not just the products. I believe that since the doors have opened trades freely for ASEAN, not only foreign brands can come in but local brands can come out too and optimize this change rather than sulking with much bigger foreign brands populating the market.

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How have you impacted your profession, your organization, your community? Being part of the organizing committee of Franchise Asia Philippines in 2014, the biggest Franchise event in the country, which used to be populated only by strong mainstream brands. We started a project that allowed participation of micro to small entrepreneurs. On its 4th year, more than 50 brands have been able to scale up either part of the supply value chain of mainstream brands or franchising their own brands.

How are you advocating for gender equality in your place of work? In our own company which is composed of 90% women, we provide a dignified workplace for the staff and gender sensitive policies and remunerations. In my industry, as the first director of the committee on Women and Social Entrepreneurship of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we are cascading programs to different regions by starting with a gender audit.

What is the most significant barrier to female leadership from your experience? The truth that women still do not realize the power of women helping women can do so much.

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactful impression in society. Expectant prayer. The positivity we have as a people expecting our prayers to be answered made us surpass terrible disasters.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you. I used to be a licensed water diver and has shaved my head as a student activist during my college years.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 20-year old self? Take it slowly, don’t move too fast and savor each experience that will nurture your mind and body.

savor each experience that will nurture your mind and body. HON. Susan Pineda Mercado M.D. Special

HON. Susan Pineda Mercado M.D.

nurture your mind and body. HON. Susan Pineda Mercado M.D. Special Envoy to the President for

Special Envoy to the President for Global Health Initatves Ofce of the President, Republic of the Philippines Makat, Metro Manila Philippines

How have you impacted your profession, your organization, your community?

I have initiated and supported

development of autonomous health

promotion bodies in multiple countries funded through tobacco taxes, national budgets and donor

partnerships

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? Because there are few female leaders, there are few mentors or examples. I’ve experienced this, and it forced me to try a lot of things and fail at a lot of things. It eventually led me to believe in myself, even when no one else would.

What was your very frst paid job?

I was a kindergarten teacher’s aide at

age 16. I earned P2000 pesos. I learned

that I could be fnancially independent if I work hard. I learned that I could study, work and have fun all at the same tme. I contnue to study work and have fun.

If you could start over, what would you do?

I would take my piano lessons seriously.

ONE Filipino custom you would like to pass on to others that would make an impactul impression in society.

Preserving each family’s version of adobo. I believe culinary traditons defne identty.

The ONE thing that we would not guess about you.

I am a martal artst.

Which living woman do you most admire? Hillary Clinton

Which living woman do you most admire? Hillary Clinton Janice Crisostomo Villanueva Founder and CEO Mommy

Janice Crisostomo Villanueva

Founder and CEO Mommy Mundo Pasig, Philippines

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. Being founder and head of a community of young mothers and mothers-to-be puts me in a positon to provide positve messages and venues for empowerment that will not only help and support moms, but also help and support her children, her family, her community. I feel fortunate and proud to have been able to not only successfully create platorms through events, web and social media, and even publishing, for these messages

to be communicated. What is even more important is that the moms access us and use us for the purpose we set for ourselves, and even see us as a reliable and credible source of informaton, support and community.

and credible source of informaton, support and community. How are you advocatng for gender equality in

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work?

I believe that inspiring a mom to set

up a business, whether it be small or big, home-based or out of home, online or brick and mortar, that this alone is a step towards gender equality. For a wife to have her own

income from business, apart from her husband, or for a mom to be able to earn from her hobbies, even if she

needs to stay home to care for her newborn. This is also why we advocate mompreneurship through our work at Mommy Mundo.

What is the most signifcant barrier

to female leadership from your experience? In my experience, the desire to do well as a wife, mom, and businesswoman, was the greatest challenge, and I can also probably say also the signifcant barrier that probably all moms face. The pressure, whether internal or external, to “have it all” creates a lot of stress, expectatons and also the veritable “mom guilt”.

What was your very frst paid job? Afer graduatng from University, I took the frst job ofered to me in an atempt to escape having to work for the family business so I ended up doing sales of advertsing placements for the local phone directory. Work was done via telemarketng and this was perfect for me as I was, back then, very shy and reserved.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? Even just here in the Philippines,

I would push for longer maternity

and paternity leave, to give parents and babies the best start in the family relatonships, specially in the

crucial weeks of newborn care and breasteeding.

What product or service should you invest in the Philippines that could impact society?

I have always advocated the mom-

invented products that are sold and marketed in our very own Expo Mom events. World-class products for pregnant women, babies, kids and families, mostly Philippine made, all providing solutons for actual challenges that parents face in child- rearing. These are products that make motherhood easier, more convenient, and meaningful, and the fact that these are mom-made or mom-marketed means that purchases support the purpose and livelihood of passionate mompreneurs.

Which living woman do you most

admire?

I admire Oprah Winfrey, for her

life journey, for what she has accomplished, and most specially for her using her person, platorm and resources to transform ways of thinking, inspire acton and spark change.

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leader and advocate? How did it impact your career or business? (Please do NOT include your parents, siblings, other relatves)

leader I admire is Britain’s First Woman

known for her strong resolve; and she is now credited for changing Britain during her term. Being a politcian and a public servant sometmes requires difcult and unpopular decisions to be made. Whenever such challenges arrive, I think

a strong leader like Margaret Thatcher.

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? How did it impact your career or business? Did it help you

become a leader or advocate? Like most women leaders, I have the tendency to be a perfectonist when it comes to accomplishing work. This

because I exact high standards on

myself and expect the same from others. While such high expectatons can be demoralizing for others when things do not go according to plan, it usually serves as a strong motvaton for staf to improve and deliver quality results.

Which historical female fgure would you like to have cofee with? What would you like to learn from her? Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher. I would ask her how she acquired such faith and optmism to be able to teach a blind and deaf Helen Keller.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generaton of Filipina women?

a Filipino family, the man is generally

perceived as the breadwinner but it is the woman who bears the brunt of family responsibility. Thus, many women are not able to develop themselves professionally.

This award honors Filipina women whose words, actons, and actvism, inspire others to act and revolutonize society’s way of understanding traditonal beliefs and customs thus leaving behind a Filipino global imprint. “Nicole,” who sparked an internatonal dialogue about women’s rights, natonal sovereignty, and internatonal law, as she steadfastly pursued justce against her rapists, inspires this category.

pursued justce against her rapists, inspires this category. HON. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia Congresswoman Deputy Speaker,

HON. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia

rapists, inspires this category. HON. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia Congresswoman Deputy Speaker, 17th Congress of the

Congresswoman Deputy Speaker, 17th Congress of the Philippines House of Representatves Cebu, Philippines

The frst woman Governor in the history of the Province of Cebu. As local chief executve, was responsible for overseeing a multtude of functons, including budgetng, fscal management, administraton of various actvites, projects and programs; and appointment and management of ofcials and employees of the provincial government.

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work, what would that be? When I was elected as Deputy Speaker for the Visayas in the House of Representatves on August 2016. As one holding such positon, I am able to sit in all the commitees in the House of Representatves and, thus, partcipate in the deliberaton of natonally relevant issues and laws to be enacted.

What is the global imprint of your body of work? As a legislator, the work I do does not only impact the people I represent. Bills and laws that I propose and co-sponsor have natonal relevance as they are implemented throughout the country. Among the more notable are on poverty alleviaton, gender equality and women empowerment.

This award recognizes Filipina women leaders who have demonstrated exceptonal acumen combined with a forward-looking vision in the development or infuencing of policies, campaigns or laws that impact business, industry, and society. Leaders who enrich the lives, careers and businesses of others; someone who shares the benefts of their wealth, experience, and knowledge; actons that signifcantly change how we think and live.

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A FILIPINA WOMEN’S NETWORK | Rachelle S. Pastor Arizmendi City Council Member, City of Sierra Madre

City Council Member, City of Sierra Madre Vice President and COO, PACE Sierra Madre, California United States

In 2014, Rachelle Arizmendi was the frst woman of color to be elected to the City of Sierra Madre City Council. She was selected by her colleagues to serve as Mayor in 2017 and

wasrecently re-elected to the City Council.

What was your very frst paid job? Sales Associate. $3.35/Hour. The job did not turn into a leadership role. It did ofer me however, a certain level of responsibil- ity, discipline, and good work ethic.

If you could start over, what would you do? I truly believe everything happens for a reason, and I was meant to be on this path that I’m on. I wouldn’t change a thing.

be on this path that I’m on. I wouldn’t change a thing. Wendy L. Ho. Trustee,

Wendy L. Ho.

that I’m on. I wouldn’t change a thing. Wendy L. Ho. Trustee, San Jose-Evergreen Community College

Trustee, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Senior Policy Director, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofts San Jose, CA United States

One infuental acton that makes you very proud from your body of work. In 2012, I played a role in increasing the City of San Jose’s minimum wage from $8 to $10/hour by ballot measure. San Jose catalyzed a movement to increase the minimum wage across the US, which has positvely impacted the lives of low- income workers and generated signifcant economic actvity.

What is the global imprint of your body of work? Being a school board member, I am

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actvely shaping the educatonal experiences of thousands of students annually. These students will be the leaders of tomorrow.

How are you advocatng for gender equality in your place of work?

In my capacity as a Trustee for the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District,

I helped revamp the district’s outreach

program to maximize opportunities for businesses owned by women, veterans, LGBT,

communities of color.

What is the most signifcant barrier to female leadership from your experience? Women doubt themselves and their abilites to lead all too ofen. Women need to be asked 3-4 tmes to run for elected

ofce before they even consider the idea. In contrast, men just need to be asked once (if at all) to run for elected ofce. For me, I had to get comfortable with transitoning from a behind-the-scenes role to being a decisionmaker. It has not been easy but

I am grateful that I found my way as I am

paving the way for others to join me at

decision making tables.

If you could run the world, what one law would you enact to beneft women and girls? Pay equity for women. It is a disgrace that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar a man earns in the U.S. This change alone could markedly improve the lives of women and girls everywhere while also stmulatng the global economy.

What product or service should you invest in the Philippines that could impact society? Internet access and computers to

connect rural children to educatonal

opportunites

to connect rural children to educatonal opportunites Hon. Ranibai Dacula Dilangalen, Esq. Undersecretary of

Hon. Ranibai Dacula Dilangalen, Esq.

educatonal opportunites Hon. Ranibai Dacula Dilangalen, Esq. Undersecretary of Department of Agriculture Republic of the

Undersecretary of Department of Agriculture Republic of the Philippines, PHILIPPINES

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100 MOST INFLUENTIAL FILIPINA WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES 2007 Washington DC @ the Grand Hyatt

2007 Washington DC @ the Grand Hyatt

IN THE UNITED STATES 2007 Washington DC @ the Grand Hyatt 2009 Berkeley, CA @ the
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2009 Berkeley, CA @ the Claremont Hotel

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2011 San Francisco, CA @ the Stanford Court Hotel

2012 San Francisco, CA @ the Stanford Court Hotel

Hotel 2012 San Francisco, CA @ the Stanford Court Hotel 2013 San Francisco, CA @ the

2013 San Francisco, CA @ the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental

2013 San Francisco, CA @ the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental 2015 San Francisco, CA @ the Marines

2015 San Francisco, CA @ the Marines Memorial Club

2015 San Francisco, CA @ the Marines Memorial Club 2017 Toronto, Canada @ the Intercontinental Toronto

2017 Toronto, Canada @ the Intercontinental Toronto Centre

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It was a poignant moment in San Francisco when Leonor was presented the Global FWN100™ Most Infuential Filipina Woman in the World Award in 2015 by Filipina Women’s Network. Leonor who is a

brilliant behind-the-scenes advocate for causes that resolves social issues in the Filipino Norwegian community or a frontline fundraiser to educate children in the Philippines, or help disaster stricken villages struck by the many typhoons in Asia, the award was

a culmination of her quiet work that

has changed countless people’s lives. Two years later, she was inducted to the Keeper of the Flame Award Circle and given a seat on the FWN Board of Directors. Tese awards inspire her to continue her advocacies. “Being around these amazing board of directors and fellow awardees challenges me to peak performance. Tey inspire and galvanize actions that you can almost hear the ripple efect,” Leonor muses. Her year-long chairship of the 2018 Filipina Leadership Global Summit can truly be described a Filipina Woman Rising adventure. Praises for her gentle leadership and persistent eforts in persuading fellow awardees engage in the advocacies of FWN, has been rewarding. Leonor owns a travel agency and

is manager of NCF – Norwegian

CIO Forum A/S. Yet she found the time to grow the FilCom Norway Council for fve years, and with colleagues, pioneered the annual FIESTA FILIPINO in Oslo, now a most-attended event. Consider these signifcant infuential activities: Board Director, NFID – European Network

of Filipino Diaspora; Founder/Leader of PWO - the Philippine Women’s Organization in Norway Resource Center, a community organization focused on equal rights for women, youth and children; Lay Judge (1998-2016) at the Oslo Tingrett and Borgarting Lagmansrett (City Court and Court of Appeal); primary contact person in the Filipino Norwegian community during the tours of duty of three Ambassadors of the Philippines based in Sweden (HEs Cagampan,

Manalo, & Basilio).

WHEN LEONOR TALKS, PEOPLE LISTEN

Leonor is most proud of the impact of the position paper she wrote, in collaboration with the former Philippine Ambassador to Norway, HE Elizabeth Buensuceso, which successfully lifted the ban on the deployment of au pairs in Norway; other European countries followed suit, beneftting thousands of Filipino youth. It is not always easy to fnd civically-minded people on a continuing basis as they have other priorities. Unless you tap the causes that engages them, the initial ‘no’ becomes a ‘yes.’ From local to global leadership, she recently received a Certifcate

of Recognition for her role as Ambassador for Peace, from the Ofce of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Presidential Peace Adviser, Mr. Jesus G. Dureza. Leonor is now more focused on her board role in the FWN. To read further about her leadership story,

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refer to her chapter in DISRUPT 3.0. Filipina Women: Rising, the third book

of the FWN Filipina Leadership Book

Series available at www.amazon.com.

BUSINESS-COMMUNITY SERVICE – BECAME A LIFESTYLE

Tirty years of the continuous

community service has become a part

of her everyday life, her LIFESTYLE!

A way of giving back for her many

blessings, to the community, friends and PWO women who supported her throughout her journey, and most importantly her family - husband, children and grandchildren, who are her inspirations and loyal supporters all the way. She lives her life with purpose, and in making a change/ diference in other people’s lives.

HARD WORK AND PERSEVERANCE

Hard work and perseverance brought her to Norway by the consulting f rm, Norconsult A.S. which she had worked for seven years in the Philippines. Leonor was granted a work assignment at the head o f ce of Norconsult A.S. She is destined to live in Norway by having met her husband of thirty-f ve years, Aage Vintervoll, who respects and supports her advocacies. Gifted with an adorable son Rayner, married to Cathrine and she had gifted her a cute one-year-old granddaughter, Victoria, potentially, a future FWN member!

FILIPINO HERITAGE

Leonor comes from Filipino farmers with ten siblings from Umingan, Pangasinan. Her late father has been a disciplinarian Barrio Captain for many, many years, a distinguished gentleman in his well-kept handcrafted hat from Bohol. People call him Attorney for he defended and won a case for someone even though he was not a lawyer. Leonor inherited his

even though he was not a lawyer. Leonor inherited his ASEAN Community (ASEAN Ambassadors Community Leaders)

ASEAN Community (ASEAN Ambassadors

Community Leaders)

his ASEAN Community (ASEAN Ambassadors Community Leaders) sense of community service and respect for the law.

sense of community service and respect for the law. She inherited the entrepreneurship side from her late mother who was a hard- worker small-business owner selling everything she can get hold of, fruits, vegetables, clothes, and other commodities. Being the youngest girl in the family, she was the least priority in the line-up of four children going to the university at the same time! She turned her fate by taking the initiative in starting school at age six! Although “saling pusa,” she ended up garnering First Honors and graduated Valedictorian! At age 17, she supported her education

by taking on a job and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of the East. When she worked for the Armed Forces of the Philippines Supply Center in Camp Aguinaldo, she received f rst award as a Model Employee for her performance as Supply Expediter! She fell in love, got married which lasted four years. “No regrets, said Leonor, “I have two lovely daughters and they gave me three brilliant grandchildren, Jasper (19) studying at the University of the Philippines, Layla (17) at Don Bosco College, Aaliyah Kyla (11) at St. Scholastica Academy.”

College, Aaliyah Kyla (11) at St. Scholastica Academy.” ENFID - European Network of Filipino Diaspora Conference

ENFID - European Network of Filipino Diaspora Conference graced by the President of Malta

Diaspora Conference graced by the President of Malta Pioneered the FIESTA FILIPINO - the most attended

Pioneered the FIESTA FILIPINO - the most attended community event

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A MESSAGE FROM FWN FOUNDER & CEO MARILY MONDEJAR MARILY MONDEJAR, Founder & CEO Filipina Women’s

MARILY MONDEJAR,

Founder & CEO Filipina Women’s Network

It’s so amazing to reach #15. Time fies so fast. I was going through my archives recently for the publication of my chapter about FWN milestones in the third book of the DISRUPT Filipina Leadership Series and found the program of the very frst Filipina Conference in 2002. Thumbing through the eight pages, the session topics were all about career advancement which has always been the focus of FWN. We had a homemade logo but I think we did a pretty good job overall. And here we are, preparing for the FWN Magazine 2018 and we’re at 44 pages, glossy and full color.

This year’s Filipina Summit is an exciting endeavor for FWN. We’re in London, United Kingdom. Never imagined we’d be convening in a foreign land, expanding FWN’s reach worldwide, a strategy we implemented in 2013. It’s been quite an exciting journey meeting our Filipina sisters in 31 countries supporting the vision of FWN. It is interesting to note that our issues as women are pretty much the same worldwide.

that our issues as women are pretty much the same worldwide. Attending the summit this year

Attending the summit this year is founding member and board member, Laarni San Juan. All these years, she’s the only member who has faithfully paid her annual dues since 2001. We’ve been friends and colleagues since 2000. Her daughter, Sydney, we consider the frst FWN baby. There’s been many more FWN babies but Sydney is special to me. The last summit Laarni attended was in 2007 in Washington DC but it was London that beckoned to her again.

I also found a letter from a girl who attended our very frst Pinay Speed Femtoring in 2011. Azja Ragasa is an accomplished young woman now but her letter still moves me and that’s why I kept it. It’s this type of feedback that makes you realize the value of the work we do.

An important project dear to my heart is the FWN Against Violence campaign whose core is the

production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. It

Joyce Tempongko, a 22-year

old Filipina woman killed in front of her two young children that triggered this campaign. Her murder was the catalyst for the City of San Francisco to examine its systemwide response to domestic violence. In collaboration with V-Day, we’ve convened the TVM

was the murder of Claire

production in areas with a high population of Filipina women raising awareness of the high incidence of intimate partner violence in our communities – San Francisco,

partner violence in our communities – San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Toronto, Canada
partner violence in our communities – San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Toronto, Canada
partner violence in our communities – San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Toronto, Canada
partner violence in our communities – San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Toronto, Canada
partner violence in our communities – San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Toronto, Canada
partner violence in our communities – San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Toronto, Canada
partner violence in our communities – San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Toronto, Canada

New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Toronto, Canada and now in London, UK. The show is now part of the Filipina Summit’s agenda. I really like the poster of our premier TVM

production in 2004 – it captures the essence of the FWN Filipina woman, evolving, re- inventing, emerging, yet graceful and strong. In 2015 we selected the Face of Global Pinay Power, Francine Maigue, again in 2017, Rowena Romulo. This year, I can’t wait who she’ll be. Filipina women have many facets of power like a diamond. We need to recognize that we may come from the same Philippine heritage

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but we manifest power and infuence in many ways. Annually, we pay tribute to the Comfort Women of the Philippines by reading the monologue especially written by Eve Ensler in 2006 to remind us that rape of women is a weapon of war. September 2017 was remarkable. FWN together with the other members of the Comfort Women Justice Coalition inaugurated the Comfort Women Memorial in San Francisco. It was quite a struggle getting the Board of Supervisors to approve the memorial because Japan and the Japanese American community mounted a vigorous opposition. The bronze memorial depicts three young girls:

Chinese, Korean and Filipino, the age when they were conscripted by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. The Filipina girl is depicted wearing a puf sleeved dress and a bandanna on her hair. I’m really impressed with FWN’s 2018 Global FWN100™ Awardee Cohort from 12 countries. I can’t wait to see them all together in one room, rejoicing the power of Filipina women. I read every nomination submitted so I feel I know each one. I’m excited to meet all of those selected for the award at the summit. Kudos goes to Thelma Boac, the chair of the Global FWN100™ Award Selection Committee. These awardees are doing important work, helping FWN develop its talent pipeline of next-generation leaders. I can’t be prouder. Exciting feature this year is the inclusion of the previous awardees attending the summit in the awards ceremony. They are also featured in the FWN Magazine souvenir issue so we capture their latest accomplishments in the magazine. This additional feature is through the generosity of our printing sponsor, Dr. Carol Enriquez. It was her idea to add the awardees who attend the summit.

It was her idea to add the awardees who attend the summit. Grateful is the word
It was her idea to add the awardees who attend the summit. Grateful is the word

Grateful is the word that comes to mind – the amazing

FWN Board especially President Susie Quesada who has been my partner in executing the mission of FWN for a number of years now. Franklin Ricarte, my son, who has been with me since the inception of FWN, is my rock. Indeed, it takes a village. FWN is rising and rising and joyful because of all the members who are still with the organization and those who have moved on – thank you for the best 15 years.

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A Message from FWN President Susie Quesada

A Message from FWN President Susie Quesada Welcome to the 15th Annual Filipina Women’s Leadership Summit

Welcome to the 15th Annual Filipina Women’s Leadership Summit in London! Thank you to our London and European Sisters for supporting FWN and our Summit Chapter Leonor Vintervoll in making this Summit Successful, Significant and Relevant.

This is an important milestone year for us as we gather in Europe for the first time. We kicked off our 15th year by celebrating how our members are making an impact through the United

Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals in August. FWN Members from around the world held an event during the third week of August to not only commemorate the milestone but to share with their organizations and communities how they are contributing to these Sustainable Development Goals. Our company partnered with the local Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters club to highlight the SDG’s for Ramar Foods and gave other companies in the area a chance to share their impact. I look forward to sharing some of these celebrations with other Members at the Summit.

We are gathering from all over the world to discuss the issues that matter to you, to connect you to each other and to fulfill the FWN Mission of a Filipina leader in all industries across all sectors. Let’s embrace each other and what we bring to this gathering:

Success. Significance. Relevance. It is you -- our Members who keep our Mission and Vision strong. Thank you for all you do for FWN. Here is to another 15 years of making an Impact for Filipina Women and Girls and the next generation of Leaders!

A Message from FWN Board Chair Maria Beebe

s s a g e f r o m FWN Board Chair Maria Beebe In July

In July 2018, I celebrated my birthday reading and editing stories of courage by the influential women of the world celebrated by the Filipina Women’s Network in DISRUPT 3.0. Filipina Women: Rising. These women showed bravery in facing threats, challenges, difficulty, pain, or disruptions; honesty in living an authentic life; perseverance in finishing what they started; and zest in bringing energy, and

excitement to life. These Filipina women leaders are self-aware, open-minded, committed to diversity, and risk takers. They balance historical perspectives with global awareness, demonstrate intercultural capability, and successfully collaborate across cultures. The leadership themes they articulated included recognition of Philippine values such as malasakit and delikadesa, confronting failures, and celebrating success.

As we celebrate, FWN’s 15th anniversary in London, we need to stay focused on what we gain from our FWN connections and the opportunities we have to make a difference both locally and globally. My grandchildren who attended my birthday celebration from time to time would break into singing “How Far I’ll Go.” To them it was just a song from a movie. To me it was a reminder to live a life of passion, risk, and adventure: “See the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me. No one knows how far it goes.”

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100 Most In f uential Filipina Women in the USA

100 Most In f uential Filipina Women in the World

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2007-2017 Awardees

About Filipina Women’s Network

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About the

Filipina Summit

H.E. Antonio M. Lagdameo

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Behind the Scenes Leaders

Builders

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Continuing In f uential

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DISRUPT

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The ofcers and staf of the Embassy of the Philippines in London join Mrs. Lagdameo and me in extending to all members of the Filipina Women’s Network, their family members, friends and guests a warm welcome to London.

We are glad that FWN selected London as the venue for the 15th Filipina Leadership Global Summit from 12 to 17 September 2018, primarily because the bulk of the Filipino and Filipino- British communities in the United Kingdom is made up of highly- skilled, capable and empowered Filipinas. It is our hope that the convergence of these two potent forces – FWN and Filipino women in the United Kingdom – would translate into a fruitful, memorable and relevant summit for all those attending.

We note that FWN is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. We wish you well as you continue to initiate programs and activities that enhance public perceptions of Filipina women’s capacity to assume top leadership positions in the private and public sectors worldwide. We hope that your indefatigable eforts in supporting Filipina women attain unassailable success in the corporate, non- proft, entrepreneurial and public service sectors would lead to the realization of your mission to put a Filipina woman leader in every sector of society.

Mabuhay ang kababaihang Filipina saan mang panig ng mundo!

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Founders and Pioneers

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Innovators and Thought Leadersng mundo! 11A Emerging Leaders Founders and Pioneers 13A Juslyn Manalo 30B-31B 4A Keepers of the

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Juslyn Manalo
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Leonor Vintervoll
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Maraming Salamat
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Sponsors!

Maria Beebe

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Marily Mondejar

“Nicole”

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Susie Quesada

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Summit Schedule at a Glance

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FILIPINA WOMEN’S NETWORK:

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DISRUPT

Filipina Leadership BookSeries

T e FWN Filipina Leadership Book Series f lls the gap in the leadership literature that has missed the opportunity to survey the leadership competencies of the women of Philippine ancestry. A groundbreaking book series that documents the leadership stories about victories over poverty, domestic violence, incarceration, discrimination and harassment which shaped their world view, leader identity, life purpose, power and in f uence. T e book series is key to FWN’s strategy in building its pipeline of quali f ed leaders that some will rise to the leadership position in all sectors of the economy.

2014: DISRUPT. Filipina Women:

Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt.

35 authors from 9 countries. 582 pages

2016: DISRUPT 2.0. Filipina Women:

Daring To Lead.

35 authors from 5 countries. 497 pages

2018: DISRUPT 3.0. Filipina Women:

Rising.

38 authors from 9 countries. 624 pages Book Launch: 13 September 2018

UK Parliament, London, UK Leadership stories of leaning in, daring greatly, channeling grit, fueling fre, disrupting tradition and rising boldly ahead whilst embracing Filipina women’s relational virtues with family, heeding the call for service, and leading lives of commitment. T e authors’ journeys have been championed not only with fellow sojourners, overseas Filipina workers, Filipina women in the diaspora, aspiring and emerging Filipina leaders but also with thought leaders across public and private sectors of the global economy.

Why DISRUPT Filipina Leadership Series? Filipina women are the ultimate disrupters. T ey disrupted their personal and professional lives, and their organizations as they became achievers in their professional f elds and broke “glass ceilings”. Filipina women disrupted the business landscape when they innovated products, improved or created services that impacted the lives of women and the citizenry. T ey disrupted their communities as they became strong advocates for social issues that a f ected their families and children. Filipina women across the world have engaged in culture-spanning and have overcome increased complexity in their

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work. Filipina women do not back down—once they make up their minds that they will get behind a cause or an issue that will change how we live or aim for that promotion or leadership position—they don’t stop. T ey’re tenacious. T ey’re f rm. T ey’re forceful. And they don’t give up. More info: www. f lipinaleadership.org

T e Filipina Leadership Series will be useful:

(a) for people who have current leadership

responsibilities with varying degrees of culture- spanning,

(b) for leadership development in the global

environment, and

(c) for teaching leadership that not only informs

but also transforms promising leaders into actual leaders

Narratives about Filipina women leadership have implications for gender and intercultural leadership research and practice and for advancing theories of women and leadership. Understanding how Filipina women bridge the range of Filipino and global cultures will challenge existing theories of multi-culturalism, co-culturation, and global or diaspora leadership.

Books available at FWN at https://www. f wn. org/event-2289844 and Amazon and Kindle versions at:

http://bit.ly/FWNDISRUPT-2

http://bit.ly/FWNDISRUPT-1

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PASSION TO SERVE

Hon. Mayor Juslyn C. Manalo

By: Olivia Carpio

“I have always had a passion to give back, even after high school, I knew I wanted to be in a profession that helped others. Today, I’m blessed to create change in local policy that benefits the largest population of Filipinos in a mid-size city in the contiguous United States. Wherever you land, make sure to give back and never forget your roots. ”

These were the words Hon. Mayor Juslyn Manalo conveys when speaking to the younger generation. One of the best parts of her role as Mayor is when she’s asked to keynote at youth forums.

Hon. Mayor Juslyn Manalo is the first Filipina woman elected to the City Council of the City of Daly City. In November 2016, the same evening she took the oath, she also was elected Vice Mayor by her peer councilmembers. In December 2017, she was unanimously elected as Mayor by her colleagues. Before the age of 40, she achieved the role of Mayor in her local hometown, Daly City, a city adjacent to San Francisco, California, USA.

the manual labor his body endured. He embodied hard work and discipline.”

In her early career, Mayor Manalo served as a community services advocate for the Filipino World War II Veterans whose benefits were stripped by the U.S. Congress even though this was promised by the U.S government when they fought in the 2nd World War. She learned advocacy firsthand in the halls of Washington, D.C. conducting legislative visits to the national leaders in Congress and in the Senate side-by-side with the elder veterans. Mayor Manalo previously managed an affordable housing program assisting low-moderate income families and individuals. She helped this population find sustainable housing and defend their housing rights.

Currently, she is a Community Engagement Associate with Forest City, one of the leading mixed use placemakers in the U.S., envisioning, owning and operating real estate where people and communities thrive. In her role with Forest City, she worked with

Mayor Manalo was born in San Francisco from parents who were both born in the Philippines. Early in her childhood she was raised in the South of Market in San Francisco and moved to Daly City at the age of eight.

When asked about what made her successful, she attributed her success to her upbringing and her family values. “My mother always showed compassion to others and this was an example to me to always try my best to help people when they are in need. My father worked in a blue-collar job in manufacturing and never ever complained about

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Mayor Manalo and her family: L-R -- Carlito Manalo (father), Josefina Manalo (mother), Juslyn Manalo

Mayor Manalo and her family: L-R -- Carlito Manalo (father), Josefina Manalo (mother), Juslyn Manalo (center), Eluid Palamo (husband), Carley-Ann Manalo (sister). 2nd Row Marley Sayala Manalo Landicho (niece) & Halina Asahan Manalo Landicho (niece)

Landicho (niece) & Halina Asahan Manalo Landicho (niece) Mayor Juslyn Manalo and Mission Fusion, youth organization

Mayor Juslyn Manalo and Mission Fusion, youth organization at Jefferson High School.

Mission Fusion, youth organization at Jefferson High School. Mayor Juslyn Manalo and volunteers for Community Service

Mayor Juslyn Manalo and volunteers for Community Service Day on Martin Luther King Jr.

the community and institutions to develop private-public partnerships contributing to education, youth and workforce development, arts and culture stabilization, affordable and middle income housing, and publicly accessible open spaces for the community.

Mayor Manalo has large dreams for the community she was raised in. There are no larger hotels in the Daly City and the economic development has been stagnant. She pushes to change this. She will continue to fight for public safety, affordable housing, supporting senior programs and enhancing youth development opportunities. “I want the everyday person to know they have access to their City Hall and that there is someone there to listen to their concerns and take action.”

Mayor Manalo feels that now even more so, the Filipina woman is breaking barriers that have not

been broken before. “It is not for

myself, but for the future generations

to see themselves as advocates

and leaders; to stand with power with their minds and through their voices.”

with power with their minds and through their voices.” Mayor Juslyn Manalo and Filipino World War

Mayor Juslyn Manalo and Filipino World War II Veteran hero

There was one incident when a young Filipina girl, age 6, was surprised to see the Mayor was a woman, when Mayor Manalo gave them a tour of City Hall and an overview of municipal government. “To change the dynamics of what has been status quo in the past, and ignite possibilities and break mental barriers, we must be the change we want to see. If the perception of the young Pinay that day changed, then I am doing my duty.”

Last April 2017, Mayor Manalo got married and now she and her husband are expecting their first child in December 2018. She is the first female Mayor in Daly City expecting a child and possibly delivering within her term in office. “Why can’t I be pregnant and Mayor at the same time? Our time is now.”

“I love what I do. Being a public servant is not easy. But I know it is my calling. I prayed about this and my heart’s passion is to serve others and my community.” said Mayor Manalo as she smiled with content.

Hon. Mayor Juslyn C. Manalo is the 2018 Awardee to receive the Continuing Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award™ Policymaker and Visionary Category.

Previous US FWN100™ and Global FWN100™ Awardees may be re-nominated again if awardee has a demonstrated continuing influential activity in her workplace and local community. The Continuing Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™) Awardee Cohort is a small elite group of accomplished Filipina women worldwide advocating with FWN to increase the power of Filipina women as leaders and policy makers at all levels in the public and private sectors. Continuing Influentials are one step away from being inducted into the FWN Hall of Fame, “Always Influential,” when she is recognized a third (and last!) time.

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15 YEARS OF FILIPINA WOMEN’S NETWORK The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) is a San Francisco

15 YEARS OF FILIPINA WOMEN’S NETWORK

The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) is a San Francisco based 501(c)(3) non-proft, non-partsan internatonal advocacy organizaton that seeks to increase the power and infuence of Filipina women as leaders and policy makers at all levels in corporate, government and insttutons to achieve economic and social justce and women’s rights.

FWN provides the content, credibility and a worldwide network of Filipina women professionals to support the success of Filipina women in their businesses and careers. FWN convenes programs and actvites that enhance public perceptons of Filipina women’s capacites to lead and to build the Filipina community’s pipeline of qualifed leaders, to increase the odds that some Filipina women will rise to the president positon in the private and public sectors worldwide.

REACH AN INFLUENTIAL NICHE AUDIENCE:

700 Most Infuental Filipina Women in the United States and the World. 1,500 Dues Paying Members 10,000 eList Members 30 countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, People’s Republic of China (Hong Kong), Czech Repu blic, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America (23 states)

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: 44% at C-suite and Executve Management level; 42% in professions and management EDUCATION: 31% have post-grad degrees, 35% have graduate degrees, 33% have university degrees HOME OWNERSHIP: 75% are homeowners vs 20% renters. GENERATIONS: 52% are Millennials/ Gen Y, 38% Baby Boomers, 10% Gen X

WAYS TO SUPPORT FWN

BENEFITS COMMENSURATE WITH MARKETING SPEND. Spotlights your organizaton’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals, diversity

www.flipinasummit.org/naming- Human Trafcking Awareness Campaigns

opportunites Filipina Summit & DISRUPT Book Sponsorship: Customized event-specifc sponsorship opportunites to meet your organizaton’s goals and ROI. MORE INFO: www.flipinasummit.org/summit- and-disrupt-book-sponsorships

o Immigrant Rights

o The Vagina Monologues productons

o One Billion Rising

3. Coaliton Building

o Annual Filipina Leadership Global

Summit

o 100 Most Infuental Filipina Women in the World Awards™

o Pinay Power 2020 Reunion

4. Leadership Development

MORE INFO: Contact Marily Mondejar, FWN CEO at marily@fwn.org or Leonor Vintervoll, FWN Board Vice President and Filipina Summit Steering Commitee

Board Vice President and Filipina Summit Steering Commitee and inclusivity initatves and values. Chair at

and inclusivity initatves and values.

Chair at leonorV@fwn.org or call +1.415.610.6637. www.flipinasummit.

o Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship

Strategic Partners (YEAR-ROUND):

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Filipinas in Moton

Opportunity for leading organizatons

FWN Priority Issues

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Boards & Commissions

to align with FWN and build year-round

1. Infuence Filipina popular culture.

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2. Eliminate all forms of discriminaton

 

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Politcal Educaton Awareness

countries through customized marketng

against Filipina women and girls.

Training and Voter Registraton

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FWN Fellows and Interns

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positons of leadership.

 

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FEMtorMatch™

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Economic independence in housing,

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Pinay Speed Femtoring

strategic-partners-programs

wages and pay equity for equal work.

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Cultural Awareness

 

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Print and Digital Advertsing:

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FWN ofers many print and digital

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Strategic Alliances with corporate

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6. Reproductve freedom.

Filipino employee afnity groups

organizaton to Filipina women

7. Eliminaton of violence against women

in all economic sectors especially

worldwide and ofers advertsers direct access to a specialized demographic.

and girls

organizatons with global employee populatons.

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Our 5 Program Areas

oFilipina Global Leadership Series

advertsing

1. Branding

 

• DISRUPT: Proud. Loud. Leading

 

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Shaping the Filipina Image

Without A Doubt

Naming Opportunites: FWN ofers

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Filipina Acton Now

• Book Tours

your organizaton various naming opportunites for FWN’s popular key programs and initatves. MORE INFO:

2. Social Justce o Ant-Domestc Violence and Ant-

 

• Filipina Global Leadership Competencies Workshops

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Recognizing

2007-2017USFWN100™and

GlobalFWN100™AWARDEES

attending the

15th Filipina Leadership Global Summit

London, United Kingdom

Filipina Leadership Global Summit London, United Kingdom Annabelle “Anny” Hefti 2015 Global FWN100™ Builder San

Annabelle “Anny” Hefti

2015 Global FWN100™