PinayTalks: Extraordinary Voices

Short, powerful stories about our professional lives.  

The Filipina Diaspora—the power of telling our professional stories. Global FWN100™ Awardees share their passion for issues important to women and the Filipina community worldwide.

Previous attendees have found this session meaningful and provides a foundation for new friendships.  

Deadline to submit your proposal on this form is BEFORE 30 AUGUST 2019, 11: 59 pm PDT.

IMPORTANT: You have to be registered for the Filipina Summit in order to be considered as a speaker/presenter. 


pinaytalks should address the #2019FWNSummit theme:

”BE. MAGNIFICENT. amplifying filipina women’s voices”

SUGGESTED TOPICS (or you may create your own)

  • Been There. Done That. How I Reinvented Myself.

  • How I survived racism in an unequal world

  • Climbing The Corporate Ladder: avoiding the potholes

  • How I Shattered the Glass Ceiling in Business

  • Success: Fake it till you make it

  • Being Corporate Savvy to Navigate Bosses, Funders and Naysayers

  • Derailing My Career, Inspired Me To Lead

  • How I Found My Voice

  • A Fiipina in Europe: laughing my way to the bank

  • Social Entrepreneurship: sounds good but is it really?

  • Fighting for the Good, the Helpless, the Disadvantaged

  • Advancing Your Position Through Doing Good in Elected Public Service

  • How I Survived An Abusive Relationship

    NO self-promotion or sale pitch of your organization, product or service. No fundraising either. Your presentation will be terminated if you do this.

PinayTalks requirements

  1. Presentation length: 8 minutes. Your presentation will be stopped if you go over.

  2. Rehearse and time your talk.

  3. Speak from the heart. Choose an idea or topic that you feel passionate about, showing us the authentic YOU.

  4. Focus on an aspect of your leadership story not the entire family history. Try not to read your talk but we don't want you to ramble either. So it is important to rehearse your talk.

  5. Effective story telling has a beginning, a middle and an end.

  6. Choose your presentation format. You may include song, poetry, spoken word, rap, dance, etc. or plain old PPT slides to make your presentation effective. You may also play an instrument if this will make your presentation more fun or to reinforce a key point.

  7. Please note that we plan to videotape your presentation.

Preparing for PinayTalks

  1. Attire: Business casual. Please wear your FWN name badge (at all times); required to board shuttle and entry to all summit educational sessions and off-site special events.

  2. Contribution: Included in All-Access Summit Pass registration

  3. We will send you a Speaker Confirmation by 15 September 2019 if your presentation is accepted.