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CALLING the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the San Francisco Bay Area (2007, 2009, 2011 Awardees)

Mixer & Networking - Catch up and network with fellow awardees at the Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Game on August 17, 2012.  FWN100 Awardees present will be recognized on the A's scoreboard.  We also will have an opportunity to be at homeplate at the beginning of the game.
  • FWN100 Mixer with Filipino Elected & Appointed Officials
  • 6-7pm @ the Westside Club
  • Purchase tickets here. Then register your name @ the FWN Event site so FWN can add your name and your guests to the VIP List for admission to the Westside Club
  • 7:05pm - Game
  • Mixer is co-sponsored by FWN, FAAE and the Oakland A's

Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Game 2012

Congratulations Dr. Maria Beebe, FWN Board Member and First-time Lola! 

Greetings from Massachusetts! I'm a first time Lola
(he was born June 21). I have also been recalled to
do some work in Afghanistan during the next 3 months--starting next
week. Best regards, -Maria


Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship accepting applications now.  2012-2013 sessions scheduled for October 12-14,  January 25-27, 2013, March 29-31, 2013 and June 28-30, 2013. BONUS session, if accepted - attend the Filipina Summit August 30-September 1, 2012.

Filipina Women Who Could Be President

9th Filipina Summit:
Pinay Power 2012 Reunion at the Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco on August 30-September 1, 2012. EARLY BIRD registration rates END July 16. Register now @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events

9th Filipina Summit: Pinay Power 2012


This is a very IMPORTANT message.

Let's stand shoulder to shoulder as a community in support of survivors of domestic violence. Raise a loud and clear voice that San Francisco is a safe place to reach out for and receive help. We have about $2,860 to go.

Please help fund the 3rd billboard in Tagalog "Domestic Violence is NEVER a private matter" (mock-up below). 

Your $10, $25, $50, $75 or $100 will go a long way to reassure all victims and witnesses of domestic violence that they can and should feel safe to report abuse.  We raised $900+ in 2 days so please contribute what you can.

We hope you can support this very important and urgent cause. CLICK to contribute or go to www.loudsauce.com/campaigns/82.

Through a San Francisco-based startup called LoudSauce, FWN turned to the internet - to YOU - and to "crowdfunding" to raise money for the billboard.  SPREAD the word about this campaign - Facebook your friends, Twitter this message, forward this Email to your friends.

Take a stand and help your Filipina / Asian sisters and FWN install this billboard.




APALC to Directly Help Undocumented Youth -ALC

In light of President Barack Obama's recent announcement about temporary relief for DREAMers, APALC will help undocumented Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth determine if they qualify for relief from deportation from the country. View article

Taiwan diplomat suspended for abusing 2 Filipina maids -RAPPLER

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A senior Taiwanese diplomat deported by the United States over a Filipina maid abuse case has been suspended from her job for two years, Taiwanese authorities said Friday, July 6. View article


ADOBOFEST (Chicago) is Sunday, September 23rd at St. Paul Woods in Morton Grove. Click for more info  

HARANA KINGS at the War Memorial, San Francisco on Wed. July 11, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. PLEASE RSVP:  http://www.facebook.com/events/196156090513107/

FILIPINO FILMS MUST-SEE  (New York) Check out these two Filipino movies @ The Quad Cinema - 34 West 13th Street (off Fifth Avenue) in New York. Until July 5th ONLY.  Our very own Dr. Bambi Lorica, FWN Board Member and FWN100 (2007) is one of the executive producers, so you know that these movies are very well done.

Tickets?  Avoid the lines and go to -

SFWPC's 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser at Brick and Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission St., San Francisco, California 94103. 6:00 to 8:00pm Thursday, July 26th. More info


LEAP is recruiting and accepting applications for their next Emerging Leaders Program class set to begin on August 20-24, 2012.

  • The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a three part, six-month program designed to build nonprofit organizational capacity by developing Asian and Pacific Islander (API) staff for future and current leadership and management roles in nonprofit organizations as well as increasing the retention of APIs who are committed to working in the nonprofit sector. 
  • Built on LEAP’s Leadership Framework and focused on leadership development from an Asian and Pacific Islander cultural lens, participants will be able to expand and strengthen their individual leadership skills as well as contribute to the growth and advancement of their organizations.

Presentation skills workshop and Saban Free Clinic

  • Presentation Skills Workshop Does speaking in front of a group of people or pitching an idea to your boss make you nervous? Conquer that fear and strengthen your professional communication style by attending the OCA-OC+APEX Presentation Skills workshop.
  • Training is valued at $300 per person and is generously sponsored by Southern California Edison.
  • Saturday, July 14, 2012, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Central Orange County
    Exact location provided to registrants
    Click for more info

Leadership Styles: "What's Right For You?"  on July 19,  2012

  • Please join us this month as we explore another important career topic for women on the leadership track.
  • This month, corporate women leaders will share how they have developed and adapted their leadership styles to succeed in a dynamic and challenging business world and to reflect their own values while contributing to their organizations. More information

RSVP NOW: Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff - Intern Reception (Thu. 7/12 @ 6:30pm) at Pacific Asia Museum

  • For all Asian Pacific American non-profit leaders & advocates in the APIA community, here is a FREE opportunity for you and  your staff/interns to meet with staff to elected officials in every level of political office (local/state/federal) and elected officials.  Sponsors are also welcome!
  • It is the 14th Annual Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff (APALS) - Intern Reception Thursday, July 12th  (6:30pm-9:30pm) at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, CA.  Special guest speakers are Calif. State Assemblyman Mike Eng and Assemblyman Warren Furutani.  (See image & attached) Please send your RSVP to APALSrsvp@gmail.com.



Young Filipina makes it in NY fashion-Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network-Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network

All that glitters isn't always gold. In fashion, sometimes the most minimalist cuts can be the most exciting. This, in a nutshell, is the fashion philosophy of Antonia Martel. View article

Supreme Court robe rage reveals conservatives' antipathy to critical thinking -POLITICO Arena

The robe rage directed at Justice Roberts from the four disgruntled dissenters upset that a Republican justice upheld a Republican mandate enacted by a Democratic Congress and president is stunning to behold. Spilling selective secrets of the judicial monastery to settle a score and prove to their conservative base that they somehow were betrayed by his burst of independent thinking says more about them than the alleged apostate. Marc Thiessen is wrong - both Republicans and Democrats have been "surprised" but surprised Democrats don't leak Court proceedings or call for impeachment. View article.


From Sorbete to Sorbetes: The Ice Cream's Journey Into Pinoy Food

Balikbayan Magazine 

Summer in the Philippines means savoring cold, tasty treats like halo-halo, maiz con hielo (corn on ice), iced tea or coffee, fruit shakes, and of course, the delight of both young and old undefinedice cream. 

But did you know that the arrival of ice cream to the Philippines carries a bigger story? It's a given fact that ice and ice cream are not indigenous to a tropical country like ours. So when ice was first imported in the country, it totally changed our way of living.View article

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