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Thursday, May 6 at 8 PM PDT USA
Friday 7 at 11 AM PHILIPPINES



Let’s get to know some of our hardworking mothers who wear many hats, their inspiring stories, what inspired them, why they do what they do and so much more!


Merilyn Elumir-Sweet
Financial Services Professional

This mom of three girls currently serves in the financial services arena, helping clients with asset and retirement protection, college planning, estate planning and collaboration with other licensed professionals. Prior to her current involvement in financial services, she served in the post-secondary education arena as financial aid administrator by advising and evaluating students’ financial aid eligibility while overseeing the business office operations as Director of Finance for 15 years. When not working and stock trading, she enjoys reading, watching good movies, gardening, cooking and most of all, traveling. You can find her stock updates on Instagram and Youtube.

Mary Ann Michelle Santos
Cell Biologist, Volunteer

Mary Ann Santos is a Cell Biologist by training and is currently a Cell and Gene Therapy Senior Business Development Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. She has over 24 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and has led research project teams with a focus in next generation cancer therapeutics. In her spare time, she volunteers for STEM programs for underprivileged youth as well as a nonprofit organization for the connection of arts, media and entertainment industry to the scientific and engineering field to promote diversity and inclusion across these industries.

Jen Villar
Founder, Be About the Box

With 30-years experience in the fashion industry, Jennifer decided to pursue entrepreneurship and have launched her online shop, Be About The Box. Curated products with a blend of fashion trends, inspiration and self love all in one, catering to fashion forward women in a more practical way via social media where it’s hassle free and contactless.

Heidi Iseda
Educator for Family Education and Empowerment Foundation

Heidi is a part-time educator for FEEF (Family Education and Empowerment Foundation), a mother of three beautiful daughters, now ages 25, 27 and 29. My hobbies are cooking, photography, and travelling. My life's goal is to make a positive difference in others. She is pa member of the "Mother of Peace" book club.

Aileen Orlino Dinkjian
Educator, Chef, Community Health Advocate

Aileen is a wife and mother of a 4 and 5-year-old daughters. She works full-time at the University of Southern California, helps run a family business, and recently graduated from USC with her doctorate in Education. She is also an avid community health advocate with a passion for disease prevention and health promotion.

Dia Vechayiem
Educator and Co-Founder, Bodhi’s Light

Dia Vechayiem is the Co-Founder of Bodhi's Light, a hand-poured, scented candle company. Bodhi's Light’s mission is to illuminate lives one candle at a time. Profits from each purchase goes towards a quarterly donation of Gratitude Candles to local healthcare heroes.

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Olivia Quido-Co of O Skin Care and Med Spa

Formula M Creatives, Inc.

Heidi Iseda
Jen Villar of Be About the Box
Ann Buenaventura of Color Street

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