Filipina CEO Circle redefines success for Graduating Students

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Graduation is fast approaching. The excitement and enthusiasm of APC’s Grade 12 students were seen during the “Inspired Conversations” talk at the APC Auditorium last July 19, 2019.

Senior high school Director Kimberly Malate hosted the event. After the singing of the Philippine National Anthem, APC President Teresita Medado gave her opening remarks. She introduced three beautiful women from the Filipina CEO Circle, namely ASPAC Creative Communications CEO Susan Dimacali, Sun Life Asset Management President Riena Pama, and Mary Kay Philippines General Manager Sobee Dueñas-Choi.

Susan Dimacali asked the audience, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” She encouraged the students to continuously dream and establish a strong support system despite the occurrence of life’s trials and oppositions. Aside from her timeless and youthful aura, many were amazed by her principles and wisdom-filled ideologies. She was able to reach the top through her belief that nothing happens by accident. She finds purpose in every encounter.

Riena Pama said, “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.” She talked about the importance of developing one’s skills in order to become capable of leading others. Moreover, she encouraged listeners to take action and strive for excellence. “Don’t take experiences for granted; these are not random,” she said.

Sobee Dueñas-Choi shared a motivational story of how she converted the pain of rejection into a powerful force that pushed her upward. She lovingly challenged everyone to stay persistent, passionate, and productive. “When hard work is added to both life’s chances and connections, success is inevitable; don’t take these for granted,” she explained. Moreover, she emphasized the importance of nurturing and maintaining relational bridges in the form of friendships formed throughout time.

Hearing the fun-filled success stories of the speakers surely delivered fresh career ideas to everyone who listened. They are truly good examples of people who have worked hard to get to where they are now. These inspiring role models have graced the floors of Asia Pacific College. It was surely a life-changing, inspiring, and unforgettable encounter that these students will treasure for a lifetime.


Photos by:
Czarina Matias