‘Journey to Success’ Series What is Success? Filipinas Who Found It


Consulate General of the Philippines

122 South Michigan Avenue


Chicago, IL 60603


August 23, 2018
5:30 pm
7:30 pm

The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago (PACCGC) in partnership with the Consulate General of the Philippines-Chicago invites you to attend our

‘Journey to Success’ Series What is Success? Filipinas Who Found It

Accomplished Executive and Life/Career Coach Terry Samala de Guzman shares her story as told in her new book: Here I Am: Learning Along the Way.

Our esteemed panelists Aurora Austriaco, Clarita Santos, Johanna Mirpuri and Lesley Mendoza Temple, will join Terry in a conversation about:

  • Achieving goals despite difficult circumstances
  • Building a fulfilling and sustainable life
  • What worked and what didn't


Aurora Austriaco: Partner of Valentine Austriaco and Bueschel, P.C. and Commissioner, Illinois Courts Commission

Clarita Santos: Director of Community Health Initiatives at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of IL (BSBSIL)

Johanna MirpuriNational Cooking Personality & Creator of Momma Cuisine and Founder of Figuri Media

Lesley Mendoza Temple: Medical Director of the NorthShore University HealthSystem's Integrative Medicine Program, Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Co-owner of Mingle Juice Bar

The panel discussion will be followed by a signing of Here I Am: Learning Along Way and light refreshments.

Please RSVP as seating is limited!

5:30 pm: Doors open

5:45 pm: Presentation begins with welcome remarks by Philippine Consul General Gina M. Jamoralin

Copies of Here I Am: Learning Along the Way are available at https://www.tsdcoach.com/book and will not be sold at the event or at the consulate. Pre-ordered books can be picked up at the 8/23/18 event. Place your order today! Proceeds will benefit the professional development of immigrants and first-generation Americans through the Terry Samala de Guzman & Family paid internship at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; a scholarship at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Virginia; and education support for the children attending Baruyan Elementary School in Calapan, the Philippines.

The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago (PACCGC) gives thanks to our host, the Consulate General of the Philippines-Chicago and the following community partners for their support:

Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE)

The Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights & Empowerment (AFIRE) is a grassroots community organization that builds the capacity of Filipino/a/xs to organize on issues of social, racial, and economic justice that affect undocumented immigrants, domestic workers, seniors, and youth. To address growing community needs and concerns for immigrant and workers rights, AFIRE programming provides access to legal services, civic education, health education, job skills training, workshops, and more. AFIRE promotes a safe, inclusive, diverse, and inter-generational community through campaign work, collective action, building the leadership of people who are most affected by structural injustice, and organizing towards progressive social change.

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA)

The Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a pan-Asian 501(c)3 non-profit social services agency that helps Filipino immigrants and Filipino Americans of all generations with a full range of free and very low-cost services from in-home services assisting seniors keeping their dignity and independence while enjoying the comforts of their own homes, helping job seekers find employment, supporting individuals and their families with citizenship services, financial literacy classes, after school programs for youth, Young Women Warriors (YWW) mentoring program and much more.

Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA)

Connecting attorneys, judges, and law students throughout the Windy City and beyond.

Filipino American National Historical Society-Greater Chicago Chapter (FANHS)

The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) "preserves, documents, and presents Filipino American history and to support scholarly research and artistic works which reflect that rich past.”

Filipino Young Leaders Program (FLYPRO)

The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of high-performing, next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people.
FYLPRO was established in 2012 by Former Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America, Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Mrs. Victoria J. Cuisia in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) to annually identify outstanding young professionals in the Filipino communities across the United States and provide the delegates with invaluable community, business, and government insights and access to a distinguished network captains of industry and government.

Illinois Chapter of NaFFAA (National Association of Federation of Filipino American Associations)

NaFFAA, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations, is the voice of Filipino American solidarity that transcends generations, organizations, economics, health and politics.

Philippine-American Cultural Foundation (PACF)

The Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that promotes cultural educational, social and civic activities among Filipinos and Filipino Americans in the Midwest such as through hosting Philippine Fest "Piyseta Pinoy" Bolingbrook, the largest Filipino festival in the Midwest.

The Sampaguita Group

The Sampaguita Group financially assists Filipino American women matriculated in colleges and universities in the United States by awarding partial scholarships and increases public awareness about the phenomenon called Educational Downward Mobility affecting second-generation (U.S.-born) Filipino Americans.

The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago (PACCGC) looks forward to you joining us on 8/23/18! Please RSVP as seating is limited!

Questions? Please contact Michelle Lura White at 414-350-5300 or at michelleLmwhite@gmail.com

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