FWN’s 10th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit: "Global Filipina Women: Power & Influence" A Learning Journey To Filipina Global Power

The annual summit is more than a field trip, symposium or forum. It is a Learning Journey - which immerses us in the reality – and long-range implications – of the politics of developing our career portfolio. These experiences enable us to deepen, accelerate, and internalize our own learning about the business of how to get ahead, assess our current career situation or business, how to advocate for what we want, and understanding the issues that influence Filipina women globally.

Learning Journeys reflect our conviction that the most powerful learning occurs through interaction and sharing of experiences, not from books or speeches. 

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”  - John LeCarre

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Cris Comerford (invited)

The White House
Executive Chef
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Cynthia Romero Mamon (invited)

Sun Microsystems Philippines, Inc.
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Judge Maribeth Raffinan (invited)

District of Columbia
Associate Justice of the Superior Court
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Lirio Sobrevinas Covey Ph.D. (invited)

Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
Professor of Clinical Psychology in PyschiatryClinical Theraputics
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Mariels Almeda Winhoffer (invited)

Country General Manager
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Meriam Reynosa (invited)

The Office of State Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett
Senior District Representative
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Mira Soriano Gillet (invited)

Peace Game
Founder & Chief Director
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Mona Pasquil (invited)

California Governor Jerry Brown
Appointments Director
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Paulita Malay (invited)

Marriage & Family Therapist/Psychotherapist
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Rachel Buenviaje (invited)

Nike Sportswear
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Tessie Guillermo (invited)

President & CEO
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Tessie Sy-Coson (invited)

SM Prime Holdings
Founder & Chairman
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Nina Aguas

The Insular Life Assurance Co.
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Natalie Aliga

CSAA Insurance Group
Grants Administrator & Community Relation Representative
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Eileen Aparis

Apl.de.ap Foundation
Executive Director
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Vivian Araullo

ABS-CBN International/The Filipino Channel
(former) Head of News Production, Executive Producer
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Maria Beebe, Ph.D.

Global Networks
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Suzie Moya Benitez

Bayanihan Folk Arts Foundation; Associate Vice President, Campus Life Philippine Women's University
Trustee and Executive Director

Jacki Bona

Global Product Marketing Manager
avatar for Catherine Buan

Catherine Buan

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Cathy Campbell

Charles Schwab & Company, Inc.
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
avatar for Gloria T. Caoile

Gloria T. Caoile

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance- Nevada
National Political Director
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Carmela Clendening

Senior Manager, State and Local Government Affairs/PAC
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John S. Clendening

Charles Schwab & Company, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Investor Services

Rebecca Corteza

Filipina Women's Network
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Annette David

Founder and Director of Consulting Services, Health Partners LLC
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Hawaii
avatar for MAJ Amelia Duran-Stanton, PhD, DSc

MAJ Amelia Duran-Stanton, PhD, DSc

U.S. Army
Deputy Chief of Inspections/Ortho Physician Assistant
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Rosemer Enverga

Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation
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Patricia Gallardo

Shangri-La International Hotel Management, Ltd
Director of CSR and Sustainability
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Odette Keeley

Director, NAM National Network Building
News Anchor & Executive Producer, New America Media & COMCAST TV
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Edwina Kluender

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco
Director of Communications
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Daz Lamparas

APA Labor Alliance
President, San Francisco Chapter
avatar for Margaret Lapiz

Margaret Lapiz

Kaiser Permanente - The Permanente Medical Group
Vice President
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Rozita Villanueva Lee

President Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
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Christina Luna

The Luna Company
Founder / Manager
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Christina Luna

The Luna Company
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Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi

Geoscience Testing Laboratory
Chief Executive Officer
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Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi

Geoscience Testing Laboratory
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Isabelita Manalastas-Watanabe

Speed Money Transfer Japan Kabushiki Kaisha
President & Representative Director
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Regina Manzana-Sawhney

Co-Founder, Filipino Google Network
Senior Program Manager, Google
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Trisha Marco

Telamon Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Marketing Coordinator
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Carmencita Padilla MD

Executive Director, Philippine Genome Center
Director, Newborn Screening Reference Center
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Hydra Mendoza

Education and Family Services Advisor to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
Trustee, San Francisco School Board
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Hon. Marily Mondejar

Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure, the Successor Agency of the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission
Chair and Commissioner
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Dr. Emily Murase

San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women
Executive Director
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Imelda M. Nicolas

Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), Office of the President of the Philippines
Cabinet Secretary
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Loida Nicolas-Lewis

TLC Beatrice
Chair and CEO
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Keesa Ocampo

ABS-CBN International
Corporate Affairs
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Dr. Jennifer Ong

Jennifer Ong OD
avatar for Ambassador Patricia V. Paez

Ambassador Patricia V. Paez

Republic of the Philippines
Ambassador to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia
avatar for Carmen Lamagna Ph.D.

Carmen Lamagna Ph.D.

President-Elect, International Association of University Presidents (New York)
Vice Chancellor, International American University - Bangladesh
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Pati Navalta Poblete

Author, The Oracles: My Filipino Grandparents in America
Director, Asia Region, Global Footprint Network
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Susie Quesada

Ramar Foods International
avatar for Col. Shirley Raguindin

Col. Shirley Raguindin

Air National Guard
Chief Diversity Officer
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evelia religioso

President - Siniloan Feeds Corporation
Vice President - REVA Farms
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Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson

Charles Schwab & Company, Inc.
Managing Director of Information Technology, Strategic & Critical...
avatar for Rebecca Delgado Rottman

Rebecca Delgado Rottman

Academy of Art University
Vice President, Community & Government Relations
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Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering

Climate Change Commission, Republic of the Philippines
Cabinet Secretary of Climate Change
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Gwendlyn Snider

Academy of Art Univeristy
Online Tutoring Coordinator
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Julie Soo, Esq.

Past President, Commission on the Status of Women
Staff Counsel, California Dept. of Insurance
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Elisa Sunga

Filipina Womens Network
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Cora Tellez

Sterling Health Services Administration
avatar for Lucille Lozada Tenazas

Lucille Lozada Tenazas

Parsons The New School for Design
Henry Wolf Professor
avatar for Astrid Tuminez, Ph.D.

Astrid Tuminez, Ph.D.

Legal and Corporate Affairs, Southeast Asia, Microsoft, Inc., Singapore
Regional Director
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Kris Valderrama

Member of House of Delegates since 2007
Democrat, District 26, Prince George's County, Maryland
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Tessa Yutadco

My Prime Skin Care
Founder and CEO
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Marife Zamora

Convergys Corporation
Chaiman, Convergys Philippines