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Myrna Padilla
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Mynd Consulting
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About Me (biography or organization description)
Myrna Y. Padilla grew up as the eldest daughter of a simple fisherman from a poor undeveloped fishing village in Loay, Bohol. Her first job was pounding rice at the age of nine. At ten, she was diving alone in the sea for seaweed to help feed her family and to purchase her school supplies.

In order to break the cycle of poverty she was born to, like many other Filipinos, she sought meaningful employment overseas. As an OFW for over 20 years, Myrna successfully accomplished her original objective to provide for a college education for her two daughters.

Along the way, she founded the Mindanao Hong Kong Worker’s Federation where she developed her leadership and public speaking skills. Myrna also began taking courses in computer technology that she would then apply to the operation of MinFed. It was here that Myrna began to fully appreciate the empowering nature of technology.

Mindanao Hong Kong Worker’s Federation 2000 -present

In 2000, she founded the Mindanao Hong Kong Worker’s Federation to serve as an advocate for the OFW in Hong Kong. Under her leadership, MinFed grew to be one of the largest federations of its kind with 12 affiliated associations. As the organization’s Chairman for eight years, Myrna developed programs and processes, including computer literacy, specifically designed to confront issues associated with Materialism, Dependency and the Fatalism that often follows from the lost hopes created by the OFW’s economic situation and worsened by the separation from family and loved ones.

Her experience in the leadership of MinFed taught her to motivate herself and to know her own weaknesses. It taught her to listen and understand the people's needs; especially the needs of OFWs. Most importantly, it taught her lessons in Building a Team and, in retrospect, was one of the most significant events in her life.

For her efforts, Myrna was awarded the 2008 OWWA Region XI Araw ng Pasasalamat – Outstanding Achievement Award for Landbased OFW .

Mynd Consulting 2007 – present

In 2006, Myrna returned to the Philippines, and using money she had saved from her long service pay, founded Mynd Tech Management Services. Her goal was to do her part to stop the brain drain of the Philippine’s best and brightest. From a small contract and two employees, she has grown Mynd into one of the most successful business process outsourcing firms in Mindanao. Located in Davao. Mynd now has 18 full time employees and provides world class software development services to clients overseas.

For her efforts, the Davao Chamber of Commerce and Go Negosyo named Myrna as one of the 2009 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs in Davao.

Major Achievements:

Myrna Y. Padilla
1988 – 2006 OFW, Domestic Helper
1999 - Founder Mindanao Hong Kong Worker’s Federation
2006 - Founder Mynd Tech Management Services (BPO)
2008 - Advisor Microsoft Tulay
2009 - Vice President of Davao Software Industry Inc. (DSII)
2010- Recently, she was recommended by Secretary Ivan Uy of CICT to be the First Ambassador for the Foundation. To Empower One Million Women with Technology: A Digital Literacy Campaign which is to be launched at a global level in March 2011.

Major Awards:
Myrna has won dozens of awards and certifications of appreciation for her work with OFWs and her accomplishments in business. Below are the major ones:
2008 - OWWA Region XI Outstanding Achievement Award for Land based OFW.
2009 – Davao Chamber of Commerce and Go Negosyo Most Inspiring Entrepreneur in Davao Award
2010 – Global Pinoy Award for my contribution to improve the plight of migrant workers and establishing Information Technology.

2010 – Most Outstanding MSME – Micro Category – For its exemplary business performances, significant contribution to Davao City’s economy and for the various initiatives to improve its competitiveness.
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Speaker and Motivator:

Myrna is recognized as powerful and motivational public speaker. Her life story has served as an inspiration to many. Below are some of her more memorable speaking engagements.

Speech for Microsoft Tulay, a technology empowering series of seminars run by the Blas Ople Foundation and OWWA for OFW’s and their families, a “training the trainers” series for 17 instructors from different regions of the Philippines held in OWWA Building in Manila.
• Inspirational Speech to the 6th Mindanao ICT Congress and the 1st BIMP-EAGA ICT Conference to share the success story of Mynd Consulting. The event was held at NCCC Mall.
• Invited in many speaking engagement and panellist of Go Negosyo.

Myrna has often appeared in newsprint, television and radio with a focus on the empowering nature of technology to change the lives of the OFW. Her story was featured on the Program of ANC “Crossing Borders” and GMA television where she shared her story and experiences as an OFW working abroad and the empowering nature of technology. Myrna also contributed as a technology columnist for the leading Davao Business newspaper, Edge Davao.

For the most part, Myrna has taught herself from years of self-study and a lifetime of experiences.
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padillamyn: skype
padillamyn: SMN
City (or closest town or municipality)
Davao City
Languages (in order of preference):
Filipino, Bisaya, English

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I was recently at a party where a retired General came up to me and asked in frustration, “What is this Face book thing. EverywhereI go I hear Face book, Face book, Face book… is it a book of faces?”

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