Go beyond ‘snap-worthy’ experiences & doing things for the ‘gram. You were made to shine: this the what we’d like to impart to the young audience of the upcoming Pinay & Proud Summit.
Ten exemplary women will be featured at Human Nature’s 1st Pinay & Proud Summit. Pinay & Proud is part of Human Nature’s longstanding campaign to highlight the lifework of Filipino women from all walks of life, Pinay & Proud honors the unique and exceptional values of the Filipina: nurturing, courageous, kind, and beautiful.
Themed “Your Goodness Shines”, the summit will be held at Benilde’s School of Design and Arts Theater on October 19. Part of Human Nature’s longstanding campaign to highlight the lifework of Filipino women from all walks of life, Pinay & Proud honors the unique and exceptional values of the Filipina: nurturing, courageous, kind, and beautiful.
The campaign’s youth focus comes at opportune time. In a report published by the National Youth Commission in 2015, half of our country’s population will be under 25 years old. The report adds that “passion, experience, adventure and meaning are just some words that define today’s millennial.”
“We brought back Pinay & Proud because we felt that many of our youth are looking for role models. Our honorees are not just an inspiration because of their personal achievements in life, but because of their commitment to serve others,” explained Human Nature Co-Founder and President Anna Meloto-Wilk.
Ten Exemplary Women
Pinay & Proud honorees for 2016. Top row, from left: outstanding public teacher Sabrina Ongkiko, Holy Carabao Holistic Farms founders Melanie Teng-Go and Hindy Weber and Rags2Riches Co-founder Reese Fernandez-Ruiz. Bottom row, from left: Co-founder of Raya School and Vice President of Adarna House, Ani Rosa Almario; Co-founder of Anthill Fabric Gallery Anya Lim, School of Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development scholars Gabrielle Rabino & Rinalyn Pagao, WWF-Philippines’ Earth Hour Steward and member of the International Olympic Committee Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, and award-winning journalist Kara David.
Ten women who have made significant contributions in the fields of environmental protection, poverty alleviation and education will be honored at the Summit.
Pinay & Proud honorees for 2016 include outstanding public school teacher Sabrina Ongkiko, Hindy Weber and Melanie Teng-Go of Holy Carabao Holistic Farms, Ani Rosa Almario, Vice President of Adarna House and Co-founder of Raya School; Anya Lim, Co-Founder of Anthill Fabric Gallery; WWF-Philippines’ Earth Hour Steward and member of the International Olympic Committee Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski; Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, Co-Founder of Rags2Riches and award-winning journalist Kara David of GMA Network.
Two students from the School of Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED), Gabrielle Rabino & Rinalyn Pagao will also be honored at the event. The two will be the first public school students in Bulacan to earn a scholarship at the prestigious ESSEC Business School in Singapore and France.
Abi Mapua-Cabanilla, Director of Benilde’s Hub of Innovation For Inclusion (HiFi), shares that Pinay & Proud resonates with many of Benilde’s institutional thrusts of academic excellence that contributes to inclusive nation building. Benilde believes that the school is the most logical place to raise compassionate, enlightened, and empowered citizens who shall become powerful agents for social change.
HiFi, an innovation space for social good, is a testimony of Benilde’s commitment for the academe to create potent social impact. We believe in writing a new narrative and system of development that will work towards a triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. It is a kind of development that is not myopic about financial health alone of the nation, but looks after social-cultural-ecosystem as well. HiFi brings to life ideas for social good, encouraging the multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration of academe, industry, social, and local government to design scalable solutions for our most pressing social and ecosystem challenges.
Tipping the scales towards passion-filled service
The summit’s 3 sessions are reflective of the weighty issue young millennials face.
The first session, “Path Seeking to Life Giving ,” presented by Sabrina Ongkiko, delves into the long term benefits of short term sacrifices.
Ongkiko’s talk will be followed by a provocative presentation on creating out of the box solutions for age-old problems. It will be presented by Anthill Fabric Gallery’s Anya Lim dubbed “Humble Fabrics to Heart-woven Legacy”.
Kara David of GMA Network will share her experiences on bringing Filipino excellence to the global stage and how she wove compassion into each story she did in “Stories of Hardship to Communities of Hope”.
Summit admission is FREE but registration is a must. Log on to http://www.pinayandproud.com for more details.