Finding success and contentment in leading Filipina mothers in Kuwait

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THE FIRST Filipina employed by the Kuwaiti Government’s Department of Private Education, Sara “Violeta” Malana Yousef supervised and trained Kuwaitis while learning and understanding the job flow by herself. Continue reading

Jeanette Gotangogan: Filipina executive and entrepreneur inspires expats to dream big while working overseas

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Jeanette U. Gotangogan

Doha-based Jeanette U. Gotangogan starts the interview with this response, “I have nothing to brag. Tulad ng iba, ako ay nagmahal, nasaktan at nagsumikap.” Continue reading

Recovering from bad experiences, admirable entrepreneur sets up business promoting Pinoy products in Bahrain

taylorSHE is a dreamer. Ma. Felma Bacalso Taylor was born in a small town in Pikit, Cotabato, Mindanao. “I owe my notable achievements to where I grew up as a child, until we moved to Cebu in1990. I have the best of both worlds, having a Filipino family in the Philippines and an American household here in the Kingdom of Bahrain,” she said. Continue reading

Entrepreneur and events stylist makes waves in Bahrain’s challenging landscape

Picture1ONE OF the inspiring women in Middle East, Leslie Arlen Bautista Garduque is perhaps the first Filipino who fully owns an events company in Bahrain. She’s the first Filipino based in Manama to handle luxury fashion events in Bahrain.Media Circuit is an advertising agency specializing in events management. Continue reading

Inspiring Filipina mom flies high in Oman, shares expertise in a US-based engineering firm

THE FIRST Filipino lecturer hired at Shinas College of Technology in Oman, Engr. Jenny Santos De la Cruz flies high in the Gulf. She’s the first and only Filipino holding a managerial position at Parsons Oman. Her story was included in the book Builders of Unfulfilled Desires in a Barren Land which is a collection of remarkable stories about influential Filipino engineers in the Gulf. Continue reading