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

Saturday, October 26 • 10:30am - 12:15pm
Filipina GLOBAL Leaders: Pinay, Pinay, saan ka pupunta? Nandito na ako!
Competencies for Global Leaders
Pinay, pinay, saan ka pupunta? Nandito na ako!

The panelists will reflect on their definition of leadership and their leader identity, to what extent Philippine culture has underpinned their leadership, and what cultural adjustments were made to succeed in academia, government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors in the global workplace. From their reflection on their journey from the Philippines to the global workplace, the themes to be explored are: 
  • What has shaped their core identity, that fixed sense of self that underlie their continuously shifting multiple identities as they demonstrate their power and influence;
  • How has their Philippine heritage formed their values, their sense of purpose and how they see the world;
  • How have their experiences beyond home challenged or reinforced their notions of leadership;
  • How do they cope with cognitive dissonance when Philippine traditional beliefs are at odds with the requirements of making it in the global workplace? 

Through their personal narratives, the panelists will reflect on how and why certain global competencies were key to their success as influential Filipinas in the world. These competencies might include: 
  • Decision-making that is timely and effective.
  • Negotiating the use of time, roles, and resources with individuals and groups to translate strategy into action.  
  • Setting direction, motivating, coaching, gaining and maintaining commitment. 
  • Knowing the business of the university, corporate, and NGO and making it work.
  • Dealing well with setbacks, and remaining calm, resolute and resilient under stress.
  • Knowing how to conduct business throughout the world.
  • Perspective taking, listening well, accepting divergent points of view, and acting and communicating from the perspective of others.
  • Innovating by integrating knowledge, perspectives and entities to create new outcomes.
  • Adapting to meet cultural expectations.

Understanding Filipina women's leadership styles have implications for gender, intercultural leadership research and practice in the global environment. Understanding how Filipina women bridge the range of Filipino and global cultures will contribute to a theory of culture; challenge existing theories of multi-culturalism; and, extend the thinking on co-culturation and global moral leadership.  

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Maria Beebe, Ph.D.

President, Global Networks
Dr. Maria Beebe has a Master of Arts in Anthropology and Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University. Her research interests include critical discourse analysis, women’s leadership and information and communication technologies (ICT) for development and teaching and learning. Maria... Read More →
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Lucille Lozada Tenazas

Henry Wolf Professor, Parsons The New School for Design
| Lucille Tenazas is an educator and graphic designer based in New York. She is the Associate Dean and Henry Wolf Professor in the School of Art, Media and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. Her emphasis is on the intersection of design, craft and technology... Read More →

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Nina Aguas

CEO, The Insular Life Assurance Co.
Nina has built, repaired and re-aligned all the large scale businesses across Asia and America that she has led and has demonstrated exceptional business impact.She is a senior business leader with a strong track record spanning over 35 years across retail and private banking. She... Read More →
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Eileen Aparis

Executive Director, Apl.de.ap Foundation
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Suzie Moya Benitez

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

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, Founder and Director of Consulting Services, Health Partners LLC
Dr. David has been pivotal in community mobilization and political advocacy for evidence-based health policies in Guam and in the surrounding islands of Micronesia. She has pioneered the use of local data and research to guide the development of rational laws and policies that... Read More →
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Rosemer Enverga

Founder, Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation
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Patricia Gallardo

Director of CSR and Sustainability, Shangri-La International Hotel Management, Ltd
I am passionate about integrating sustainability into business operations- especially those that think there is absolutely no way that they can. You take a product, or a service, matrix it with the risks the brand or the business faces- and you will be led to the most important issues... Read More →
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Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi

Chief Executive Officer, Geoscience Testing Laboratory
My achievements, skills and talent has opened a lot of opportunities for me to help, to lead and create new leaders, to empower, to grow and do better than before. Many women especially Filipinos have been inspired with my success story . I brought honor and pride to our country... Read More →
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Isabelita Manalastas-Watanabe

President & Representative Director, Speed Money Transfer Japan Kabushiki Kaisha
Isabelita started her career in the Philippines as an economist, and then was chosen to be the first ASEAN representative to the ASEAN-Japan Centre, an intergovernmental, regional organization headquartered in Tokyo, a position she held for three terms (9 years). | | Isabelita founded... Read More →
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Carmencita Padilla MD

Director, Newborn Screening Reference Center, Executive Director, Philippine Genome Center
Dr. Carmencita David Padilla is an outstanding public servant whose personal and professional contributions as a physician, scholar, researcher and administrator have been vital to the advancement of science and medicine in the Philippines. Her dedication to serving the Philippines... Read More →
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Michele Bumgarner Miranda

Indycar Race Driver, Bumgarner Racing
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Imelda M. Nicolas

Cabinet Secretary, Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), Office of the President of the Philippines
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Ambassador Patricia V. Paez

Ambassador to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia, Republic of the Philippines
Embassy of The Philippines, Poland; Non-Resident Ambassador to Lithuania, Latvia, & Estonia
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Astrid Tuminez, Ph.D.

Regional Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Southeast Asia, Microsoft, Inc., Singapore
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Carmen Lamagna Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor, International American University - Bangladesh, President-Elect, International Association of University Presidents (New York)
Dr. Lamagna is Vice Chancellor of AIUB since 1997. After completing her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Adamson University, Manila in 1978, she passed the licensure examination for Chemical Engineers that same year, and then obtained her Master’s degree from the Philippines and... Read More →
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evelia religioso

Vice President - REVA Farms, President - Siniloan Feeds Corporation
Director - Rural Bank of Mabitac Inc. | Chairman - Siniloan Water District | | Siniloan Feeds Corporation (SIFECO) is a livelihood project. It benefits 114 cooperators and families. The Corporation provides the piglets, the animal feeds, technical support and marketing of the finished... Read More →
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Patricia Riingen

Senior Vice President, East & South Asia, Western Union
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Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering

Cabinet Secretary of Climate Change, Climate Change Commission, Republic of the Philippines
Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering is youngest of nine children of the Governor of Surigao del Norte Jose C. Sering and Dr. Socorro L. Sering, Ed.d.  She attended college and law school at the De La Salle University-Taft Avenue, Manila. While in law school, she worked as a legislative staff... Read More →
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Marife Zamora

Chaiman, Convergys Philippines, Convergys Corporation
I'm passionate about women, the workplace and the will to lead. My other passion is my one year old grandson Ayrton.

Saturday October 26, 2013 10:30am - 12:15pm
Room of the Dons Mark Hopkins InterContinental