Marily Mondejar Chief Executive Officer
Filipina Women’s Network (President)
Marily Mondejar is a senior business leader with wide-ranging global experience as an entrepreneur, strategist and advisor to leading organizations.
She advises executives on leadership and career derailment issues, and consults on corporate image strategies, merger implications, scenario planning, and how to maximize performance, through work with executive teams, alliance-building, and inter-cultural communications. Select clients included Cemex, Siebel, and Webex.
In 2009, she ended a notable 25-year business career to devote full-time as the founding president of the Filipina Women’s Network, the nonprofit association for women of Philippine ancestry in the U.S., an organization she grew from 50 members in 2002 to over 10,200 list members today. The Filipina Women's Network received the Organization of the Year award during International Women's Day 2010.
Marily serves (and has served) on nonprofit boards and commissions including Leadership California, the Friends of the SF Commission on the Status of Women, the Sweatfree Procurement Advisory Group, the Justice and Courage Oversight Panel, Image Industry Council International, the American Society for Training and Development, to name a few.
In 2010, she was honored by the California Asian Pacific Islander Joint Legislative Caucus (nominated by Speaker Pro Tem Fiona Ma) with the Award for Excellence in Civil Rights; in 2012, she was selected by KQED as Local (S)Hero to celebrate Women's History Month; in 2013, California Woman of the Year by Senator Leland Yee; for Kapit-Bisig Women's Human Rights Award by Westbay; for Community Service by Asian Pacific Labor Alliance (APALA).
Marily was recently appointed by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure (CCII), the successor agency for the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission. CCII exercises land use, development and design approval authority for development projects which include Mission Bay, Hunters Point Shipyard/Candlestick Point and Transbay Terminal and manages the former Redevelopment Agency assets in Yerba Buena Center. These projects represent $20 billion in assets and will create jobs, affordable housing, commercial space, parks and open space areas.
In 2011, she served on the San Francisco Redistricting Task Force convened every 10 years after the Census results are released, that redrew the boundaries of San Francisco's 11 districts, laying the groundwork for the city's political future for the next decade.
Barbara Mark, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder
Full Circle Institute (Vice President)
Barbara Mark, Ph.D. is a consulting psychologist, consultant and executive coach. She works with ambitious and high-achieving female executives and women business owners.
Dr. Mark has been brought into the confidence of thousands of professional women seeking to maintain inner balance while facing diverse external demands, personal ambition, and the desire to feel satisfied and fulfilled personally and professionally. She has been working with women in business for nearly three decades across all industries from micro-business to Fortune 100 companies and has supported their success in the constantly changing landscape for female executives.
She is passionate about supporting women in leadership. "Today's global environment requires that we work together for the betterment of all. Women naturally bring skills to the table that are invaluable on the current global playing field. Life serves up many changes, opportunities, and challenges. My goal is to help and inspire women to face them with courage, passion, grace, and wisdom."
She completed her masters in Humanistic Psychology with a focus in adult development and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus in human potential and leadership. She is also certified in meditation instruction, stress management, and Interactive Guided Imagery, a process of creating change through visualization and focused attention.
Dr. Mark is recognized expert on adult development and is a sought-after coach by women who are looking to make appropriate and actionable personal and professional decisions at any stage of their lives and careers. Helping her clients find clarity around everything from how to deal with strategic career challenges to avoiding hot flashes in the boardroom makes her an invaluable asset to every woman in business.
She continues her professional training and personal development on a regular basis to stay current with local and global trends in leadership as well as staying at the top of her own game. As a result she remains a thought-leader in the areas of personal development, leadership, and cross-generational communication. She is the recipient of the “2010 History Maker – Most Power Women of the Bay” Award and is a frequent keynote speaker.
She lives in San Francisco with her husband.
Heidi Joy Pervin
Heidi Pervin enjoys the collaborative process and bringing together diverse views and unlikely partners to solve societal and economic issues. She has held numerous leadership positions in Chevron, one of the world’s largest corporations.
Heidi served as a key advisor to executive management on energy and climate change policy and has led global communications, brand management and advertising. As General Manager of Health, Environment and Safety in the global marketing division, she implemented new standards, which significantly improved performance. Heidi also established public-private partnerships and non-profit organizations to improve road safety conditions and public health policies in Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Angola, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Bangladesh.
Her interest in women’s equality issues began while at university where she was active in “Take Back the Night” and ratification of the ERA. At age 25, she was elected Vice President of the National Organization for Women, Toledo, Ohio Chapter. She continued advocating for women within the corporate environment and actively mentored women of all ages and improved their exposure and access to higher-level positions.
Heidi is a graduate of Ohio State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a focus on international business and marketing.
Specialties: Corporate Social Responsibility • Strategy Development • Non-profit Organizations • Public Private Partnerships • Brand Management • Communications • Advertising • Consumer & Marketing Research • Project Management & Measurement • Business Process Improvements • Team Building & Leadership • Consensus Builder • Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration • Health, Environment and Safety
Enterprise Business Intelligence, eBay (Co-Treasurer)
Silvia is the Principal of Enterprise Business Intelligence for eBay, Inc. A seasoned finance and technology executive with 17 years of extensive experience managing large-scale ERP, BI implementations and running various global financial and analytics technology shops. Silvia has been recognized as a global technology innovator and leader and is sought after for Business Intelligence and global SAP expertise. Silvia recently spent four years living and working in Berlin and Bern.
Silvia is passionate about helping and empowering those in need and as a result she Co-Founded the Gracias Foundation www.graciasfoundation.org and also serves on the Board of No Bully.
Silvia holds a BA in Accounting and International Business from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and was a recipient of the IIE/Fulbright scholarship for her studies.
Silvia is also an avid adventurer and mountaineer and is in the process of climbing the "seven summits", the highest mountains in each of the continents.
As a native Peruvian and a survivor of childhood abuse it is Silvia's commitment to continue her involvement with organizations that pledge to end violence against women and girls.
Edwina A. Kluender
Director of Communications
Edwina A. Kluender, Director of Communications, oversees the complete communications strategy at the recently re-launched Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
in celebration of its 25th anniversary and beyond.
Edwina rose to her current position following her appointment as Director of Communications at Mandarin Oriental, Boston in 2008
, where she publicized the hotel’s pre-opening and launch as well as sat on various nonprofit boards and committees including the Asian Taskforce Against Domestic Violence, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell Medical Center, the Boston Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Boston Lyric Opera, as well as the creation of “The Tent”—the reinvention of Boston’s Fashion Week.
Hailing from Hong Kong, Edwina’s international cache includes fluency in her native languages, Mandarin, Cantonese, German, and English. A graduate of the UK’s University of Kent at Canterbury in European Business Administration, Edwina's past appointments include Director PR & Events at Boston based marketing company Harron & Associates
, Account Coordinator at Lewis PR
, and School & Colleges Liaison Officer at the University of Kent
. Travel remains Edwina’s true passion as she continues to explore the globe in search of diverse cultures and gastronomical delights. With a love for animals and wildlife, Edwina resides in San Francisco with her husband, their 2 cats, and a dog.