"The more inclusive governance becomes, the more empowered citizens feel, the less we need despots and celebrated heroes. Everybody — women, men, children, and seniors — can become a hero." - Hon. Leni Robredo delivers her leadership keynote at #FWNSummit2016. More remarkable #FWNSummit2016 leadership keynotes from Hon. Leni Robredo, Senator Loren Legarda, Atty. Lorna Patajo-Kapunan and Angelica Berrie on the Summit blog: http://www.filipinasummit.org/blog/
Global FWN100™ 2016 Emerging Leader Awardee Anne Quintos shares her 3 takeaways from the #FWNSummit2016 via Rappler: 1) Filipina Women - it's our time 2) FEMtoring is a really big thing 3) Lead like a girl and be proud. News story from The Rappler
#FWNSummit2016 scholar Leira Mae Digma shares her favorite memorable moments and highlights from the recent four-day long #FWNSummit2016 in Cebu. Leira Mae Digma is Chula Vista's Inaugural Youth Ambassador to Cebu, Philippines and a current student at University of California San Diego (UCSD) where she studies economics and management science.
Photos from the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit are now available for download and purchase at photos.filipinawomensnetwork.org. Hurry! Purchase your photos and relive all your memorable and exciting moments from #FWNSummit2016 before the discount offer expires on October 2!
Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo will formally open and keynote the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit scheduled for August 21-24, 2016 at the Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu, Philippines. She will speak on how the Filipina Summit's 2016 theme: INFLUENCE. ACCELERATE. ACTION. complements her lifelong advocacy in service of the most vulnerable communities of Philippine society, particularly women in oppressive circumstances and indigenous people.
Among the most memorable highlights of the #FWNSummit2015 was Melissa Orquiza's inspirational Leadership Keynote during the Global FWN100™ Awards Ceremony. Melissa shed light on the underrepresentation of Filipinos in classical music and urged all Filipinas to look within to incite change in those around them.
Melissa Orquiza (Global FWN100™ '15) is a distinguished composer and musician for Walt Disney Studios. Among her original song writing credits is McFarland, USA , a film by Walt Disney Studios, starring Kevin Costner. Melissa was selected Leadership Keynote Speaker at the Global FWN100™ Awards Gala on October 29th, 2015 at the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco.
Watch the video and read the transcript of her memorable keynote at the Global FWN100™ Awards Gala 2015 here.
This year we honored Global FWN100™ awardees representing over 13 economic sectors at our most international Global FWN100™ Awards Ceremony yet! Global FWN100™ 2015 awardees convened at the Marines' Memorial Club Hotel in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. from such diverse regions as Canada, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The awardees joined in on three jam-packed Summit days (October 29-31st, 2015) full of Learning Journeys, sessions, workshops, Gala celebrations and FWN festivities. View a full list of the 2015 Global FWN100 Awardees and view photos of the Filipina Summit 2015 after the jump.