Dr. Febes Tan Facey (bio)

Contact:Dr. Febes Facey
Mailing Address: 175 Oak Street, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States of America 49242
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Fields of Interest:

Accounting, Finance, Career/Lifestyle, Diversity, Ethics, Finance/Tax Planning, Gender Issues, Inspiration, Learning, Motivation/Inspiration, Personal Achievement Story, Personal Development, Spirituality/Religion, Success, Women in Society, Management Accounting, Primary Sector Accounting, International Accounting, Balance in Life, Finance Corporate, Multiculturalism, Womens Issues, Career Management, Grief Loss and Life Transitions, Marriage & Family, Cultural
Speaker 's Fees:$2501 to $5000
Length of presentation:1-2 hours
Travels From:Hillsdale, MI
Travel Limits:United States
Target Audience:Any
AV Requirements:
Airfare: yesHotel: yes
Food: yesMileage: yes


The life and experiences of Dr. Febes Tan Facey has been truly remarkable. Born from descendants of wealthy Chinese merchants, she is the product of an arranged marriage between a 36 year old Chinese businessman and a 13 year old grade school dropout. She grew up in the Philippine countryside, with father, mother, and father's concubines staying one step ahead of the Japanese bombers in World War II. As a proper young Chinese woman, she was kept at home and trained in the domestic arts for that ultimate calling of serving her future husband.

With the passing of her father, Febes was given the opportunity to attend school. She seized this opportunity, graduating magna cum laude from University of San Carlos in the Philippines, and scoring in the top 10 on the CPA exam. Her academic prowess - and a random newspaper advertisement - allowed her to apply for and earn a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States.

Febes graduated with her MBA from Stanford University, one of two women among 200 men in the class of 1957. She then embarked on a business career as a top executive to the heir of a Chinese business empire.

Having seen the traditional Asian marriages of her day, Febes longed for a marriage and family based on faith, honesty and mutual commitment. She left Asia and returned to the US, where she earned her doctorate in accounting from New York University and embarked on a challenging 'triple career' of marriage, parenthood and professorship.

Febes served as a professor of accounting for over 30 years, winning multiple 'Professor of the Year' awards, but more importantly touching thousands of young lives as they prepared to launch their careers.

Febes inspirational story is one of faith and dedication. From her roots in ancient Chinese culture to modern American society, Febes story is one that is unique and touches lives.

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