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Work. Life. Balance. And having it all at the same time.
Dec29

Work. Life. Balance. And having it all at the same time.

    By Didi Paterno-Magpali Mixing a demanding career and a happy family life. Can working moms really have both? Two power Pinays share how they hold everything in check and keep things in balance.   Engr. Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi: Grounded by contentment     As chief executive officer (CEO) of the Geoscience Testing Laboratory, Engineer Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi has certainly come a long way from the day she first started...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf – FILIPINO DIGERATI CLUB (FDA)
Nov12

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf – FILIPINO DIGERATI CLUB (FDA)

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf – FILIPINO DIGERATI CLUB (FDA) Filipino Digerati Club Photo by Eros Goze for Illustrado Magazine At the Filipino Digerati Club (FDA), an organization filled with people whose expertise or professional involvement comprises of Information Technology, it is all about connecting Filipinos through technologies and skills – and sharing thoughts and minds for personal development. The group has...

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Sino ka, Pinay? Beyond the Filipina Stereotype
May15

Sino ka, Pinay? Beyond the Filipina Stereotype

Sino ka, Pinay?  Beyond the Filipina Stereotype By Karen Galarpe Photography By Alan Desiderio, Models – Tracy Javelona and Meg Arreza Back in the early ‘90s while waiting for my turn at the immigration counter in Tokyo, the Filipina woman — my seatmate on the plane — in front of me seemed to be squirming. I could hear the immigration officer asking her the usual questions and asking the same things over and over again. Then...

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Filipino Fashion: Real Style, Real People
Apr22

Filipino Fashion: Real Style, Real People

We’ve scoured the internet for the best dressed Filipinos from all over and here are our picks for Filipino fashion for the month! The pretty Penalosa sisters of Dubai – Criz and Nina shows us their individual take on the classic LBD, 2-ways.  Follow them at www.thewayshewears.com. Never a ‘boring suit day’ for the dapper Paul Ramos. This chic fashionista knows exactly how to ‘oomph up’ his basics taking it to the next level. ...

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Leading with Influence
Dec15

Leading with Influence

By Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi   Given the opportunity to meet with the influential women leaders around the world is a great privilege. I listened to different inspiring stories of leadership, about being a Filipina leader and having it all. Remarkable women of leadership and power spoke about how they became millionaires, and how they manage success without guilt. We delegates left each session feeling inspired with new ideas on...

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