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.
Can your destiny be ever pre-determined?
“We are all born with a purpose to leave a legacy and I honor those who have worked hard and sacrificed everything to allow us to live a better life for our families, our communities and for generations to come”
Colonel Shirley S. Raguindin shares her guiding philosophy. She keynotes FWN 2.0 Legacy: Next Generation Leaders "Mothers & Daughters, Mothers & Sons" Together- the theme of the 2015 Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 29-31 in San Francisco.
Shirley grew up poor in Hawaii’s plantations. An honors student, she was hoping to receive a car for a graduation gift just like her brother's when he graduated from high school. Instead her gift was a 24-year old engineer arriving from the Philippines who was going to be her husband. Her parents explained that the agreement for the arranged marriage was made with the young man's parents on the day she was born. She was told that she would be "a good wife, a great mom and marriage would complete her life."