Past Summits

The Fly Pinays Leadership Summit is our single largest event of the year.  Intentionally held in March, during Women’s History Month, our Leadership Summit convenes Pinay professionals (our mentors) and students (our mentees) from across the region to attend and learn together.  Fly Pinays is both dynamic and energetic, and truly could not have happened without the time, talent, and treasure of our past keynote speakers, guest panelists, sponsors, and workshop leaders.

Check out who we’ve partnered with for our past Fly Pinays Leadership Summits and be sure to follow our 3rd Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit page for constant updates on the coming-together of this year’s event.

2nd Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit (2018)

Our 2nd Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit was held on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at Mission College in Santa Clara, California.  As a South Bay-based organization, we value local partnerships that enable us to highlight educational institutions, nonprofit groups, and small businesses that are working to activate our community.  In 2018, we proudly paired 97 mentees and 36 mentors through our 2nd Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit.

Our 2018 Fly Pinays guest speakers were: 

  • Genevieve Jopanda, Chief of Staff, State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • Dr. Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, Assistant Professor, SF State
  • Chef Charleen Caabay, Founding Chef and Business Owner, Kainbigan Restaurant
  • Astralogik 
  • Janice Sapigao, Professor and Writer

2018 Fly Pinays Group PicFPLS2-valerieFPLS2-genevieve

1st Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit (2017)

Our inaugural Fly Pinays Leadership Summit took place on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza School of Arts & Culture in San Jose, California.  With an original goal of engaging 50 students and 25 mentors in our program, we were blown out of the water with a response of nearly ~100 students and 39 mentors in our 1st Annual Fly Pinays!  Packed with two speaker panels, performances, and keynote addresses, our 1st Annual Fly Pinays set the tone for what would become our organization’s largest singular event – our Fly Pinays Leadership Summit for women and girls across the Bay Area!

2017 Fly Pinays guest speakers: