Community Outreach and Foundation Officer, MUFG Union Bank
Oakland, California, USA
If there is one professional accomplishment and/or influential action that makes you very proud from your body of work, what would that be? As a board member of Filipino Advocates for Justice, I'm proud that I have helped the organization grow and helped them accomplish their mission of serving the Filipino community specifically, our youth, recent immigrants and low-wage workers for the past 12 years.
Workplace challenge as a Filipina woman and why: I always get mistaken for being a lot younger than I really am. So many times I feel I have to prove myself to my colleagues because they don't realize how long I have been doing this work and the different experiences I have had in my career.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generation of Filipina women? I think as with other generations, the next generation of Filipina women will take care of a lot of people including their parents, partners and children while juggling their own personal goals and aspirations. They need to have a solid group of friends, mentors and colleagues to support them and help them pursue their dreams.