Through all the accolades, the story of multi-Awarded Filipina – Engr. Mary Jane Alvero Al-Mahdi remains the same. That of an empowered Filipina who has shown the world that she can compete, excel and eventually lead, with sheer talent, determination and hard work – as well as a generous helping of good old Pinay charm
Toastmaster Middle East Champion Rowena Gungon Niduaza’s life is a moving testament that joy and gratitude can be found even in the face of life’s toughest challenges.
Not one to be hampered by circumstances, Marietta Morada used her knowledge to serve and give back to the Philippine government and Filipino community here in the UAE, proving very well that other than being gifted with superior intellect, she is also blessed with a good heart.
At just 34 years old, Engr. Emelyn Martinez has managed to excel in a highly competitive business area which, at times is “color and gender sensitive.”
There are events in life that mark one’s character. For some it is a time of crisis, for others it is a time of great opportunity. For nurse Mary Jane Tupas, it was the prospect of a baby being born in an airplane and the ironic life and death situation that came with it that marked her innate nature to help others.
Woman of Substance 2012: HILDE CAPANANG – Like so many of our unsung heroes, nanny Hilde Capanang, who is referred to by the lady she has taken cared of for 27 years as “Nannay,” is a shining example that even in the humblest of professions, a Filipina’s love and care are simply priceless.
You can say that Nina Quintos has built a career for herself as one of the top architects working in the Middle East and Southeast Asia brick by brick. With a career that spans more than two decades, Nina has carved out her own trail in a man’s world and has come out on top.
Lou Parocco has an interesting view of what makes one rich. It is what she calls, an “abundance mentality.” To Lou, when you recognize all that you have been given, sharing a part of it with others comes naturally.
Photographers Dionisar Baseleres (UAE), Arian Marcos (UAE) and Christopher Sanan (Kuwait) won first, second and 3rd prize at the recently concluded Nikon photo competition with the theme “I AM an Empowered Filipina” in conjunction with Illustrado’s Women of Substance 2012 Event
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