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June 25, 2013 3:11 PM | Deleted user
Woohoo! Angie Louie (FWN100 '12) was awarded for philanthropy at the West Bay Distinguished Citizen Kapit-Bisig 2013 Awards on June 22. Way to go Angie! Click here to read an article about the awardees: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/78683/distinguished-citizens-kapit-bisig-awardees-to-mentor-youths

Did you know Evelina Galang (FWN100 '07) is an author? She has written several books including Her Wild American Self (1996) and Angel de la Luna (2013). Read more about her books, here: http://www.mevelinagalang.com/books.php

FWN Roadshow KICK-OFF (June 29)

Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . . 

  • New York, New Jersey - June 29Saturday, 10am (RSVP now!)
  • San Francisco - July 14Sunday, 11am (RSVP now!)
  • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm (RSVP now!)
  • Las Vegas (date TBD)
  • Washington DC (date TBD)
  • San Diego (date TBD)
  • If you want to host an event in your state, let us know so we can include you in the FWN Roadshow leading up to the FWN Filipina Summit on October 25-27, 2013 in San Francisco!

For the first time, we are travelling to where the FWN Members are – catching up with YOU and especially learn about the many accomplishments of our FWN100 Awardees(where are you and what are you doing now?). 

Team FWN is preparing for the upcoming 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-127, 2013 in San Francisco. Many, many thanks to our EARLY sponsors and advertisers. 

We’re bringing FWN to you – so you know first hand the many exciting changes, alliances and innovative campaigns that we’ve been cooking up to advance Filipina women’s careers and status in the workplace. 

JOIN us at our first STOP: the New York area….New Jersey!  

 Delle Sering
, CEO of Seven Seven Corporate Group (FWN100 '09) is graciously hostin
g FWN at brunch at her beautiful home on –

  • Saturday, June 29 
  • 10am – 12:00pm 
  • Rockaway, New Jersey
  • FREE for FWN members. Guests are welcome.
  • Clickhere to RSVP online or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
  • Delle's home address provided when you register online
  • Agenda? Great food, great friends, and see Wazzup to find out more
Wazzup with FWN?

Susie Quesada
Meet our new FWN President.
We’re sooo excited for all of you to meet and have personal time with our new FWN President, Susie Quesada (FWN100 '07). Susie is the Executive VP of Ramar Foods International. Susie will be at each FWN Roadshow stop.

Launch of the Global100 Search

Filipina Women's Network is going GLOBAL! We’re officially launching the worldwide search for distinguished and accomplished Filipina women leaders who ARE influencing change and making change happen in their communities, their industries, their professions, in the world.  Africa. North America. South America. Asia. Australia. Antartica. Europe.

Do you know a Filipina woman in any of these places? 
We’ve been told that Filipina women have migrated to many parts of the world and we want to know who they are, what they’re doing and how they’re influencing their communities. We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the Filipina Summit on October 25
th this year to San Francisco. To register for the early bird pricing, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.

Nominations begin June 30.

Global100 is the next step to our Pinay Power 2012 vision which began in 2006 with a dream to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders. The FWN100 awardees provide a critical pathway for successful women who care about advancement, achievement, and significance; influencing the Filipino community’s future.

Launch of the FWN Femtoring:
Developing Tomorrow’s Filipina Leaders Today
When we selected the FWN100 awardees, we asked each awardee to do ONE thing – femtor a Filipina – pay forward and help build the Filipina community's pipeline of qualified leaders to increase the odds that some Filipinas will rise to the "president" position in all industry sectors.

So each year at our Filipina Leadership Summit, we host the "Pinay Speed Femtoring", a historic event in the Filipino American community. We gather - Femtors (FWN100 awardees) and Femtees - high school seniors, college and grad students and young professionals – so they can seek guidance on navigating their academic and professional needs.

FWN Femtoring is the innovative next step.  An online femtoring program that utilizes IntelliMatch – a unique algorithm that matches the skill sets of Femtors with the learning needs of Femtees. This program starts with a six-month Femtoring Learning Agreement between Femtors and Femtees; tracks conversations, activities, and learnings; and evaluates results of the femtoring relationship. Find out more at the FWN Roadshow
Excited yet?  Join us.


This year we are reaching out to our Filipina sisters worldwide as we select the first Global FWN100 - Filipina women accomplishing good work leaving a global imprint through their communities and corporations. Previous FWN100 awardees are encouraged to nominate or be nominated again for this prestigious Global FWN100 A
wards which will be held at the beautiful Beaux-Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom.

REGISTER for early bird pricing AND your name will be entered to win a roundtrip ticket wherever Southwest Airlines flies with no black-out dates. 
Go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.


FWN Internship Opportunity: The program is designed to provide students, recent graduates and motivated individuals seeking career development through involvement with the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as well as an opportunity for increased learning of the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers and status of Filipina women in the United States.
The Internship Program lasts from six months to one year (for the cycle 2013-2014). The FWN Board will screen interested applicants to determine academic or personal interest in Filipino culture and women's issues, relevant experience and career development goals.
If you or someone you know is interested in the internship opportunity, please send resume with cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org. 
Experience with social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preferred skill sets. 
Deadline to apply is before June 30, 2013.

Please join us for another special Filipino Heritage Night with the Oakland A's. It's our 3rd year of Filipino Community Partnership! Let's show Pinoy Power!

$26 Filipino Heritage ticket includes: 
  • A commemorative Exclusive A's Filipino Heritage Scarf (redeem on day of game with your ticket stub)
  • A yummy traditional Filipino food item
  • Filipino Heritage Plaza infield seating
  • Additional discount for groups of 25 or more PLUS will be recognized on scoreboard (Call David Nosti at 510.563.2283 and make sure to mention FWN)
  • Ticket proceeds will benefit Filipino nonprofits including the Filipina Women's Network.
This year there is an extra incentive for those that place a 10% deposit towards planning a discounted group for this event. The group leader will receive the A’s Filipino Heritage collection (picture below – supply is limited), two tickets to another game, scoreboard message, an A’s group leader bag, and a GREAT rewards program for hitting 25, 100, and 300 tickets sold!. Feel free to contact David Nosti directly for more information at 510.563.2283.

To purchase tickets go to www.OaklandAthletics.com/Filipino
Questions? Call 415.935.4396

Photo Release - Susan Ople
US Secretary of State John Kerry hands over the “2013 Hero Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery Award” to OFW advocate Susan Ople in recognition of her outspoken advocacy on behalf of the millions of overseas Filipino workers during today’s recognition rites for this year’s Trafficking in Persons Hero Awardees held at the Benjamin Franklin Room at the US Department of State.  Read full text.
"Hang Out" with SBA an Industry Experts During National Small Business Week 
As part of National Small Business Week, June 17-21, U.S. Small Business Administration will host a series of Google+ Hangouts featuring an exciting lineup of social media companies, mentorship organizations and distinguished experts. Read full text.
Young Filipina Promoted to Company Commander - US Army, Honolulu, HI 
Captain B. Lindsey will assume the post as the Company Commander of Intelligence & Sustainment for the US Army 25th Infantry Division. She will take on the position in a Change of Command Ceremony on June 6, 2013 at General’s Field, Honolulu, Hawaii. Read full text.

2 Fil-Ams to be proud of
On Wednesday, migrant workers’ rights advocate Susan V. Ople received the 2013 Hero Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery award from US State Secretary John Kerry in Washington DC. - Asian Journal. Read more...
Legacy of Filipino-American Activism Alive and Well in So-Cal
In the Central Valley town of Delano, they organized as farm workers with Cesar Chavez. Now, more than 40 years later in Long Beach, they continue to organize as hotel workers and domestic caregivers. - New America Media. Read more...
Asian American Civil Rights Groups Form National Affiliation
Four leading civil rights organizations with a combined 114 years of service and leadership in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community came together Thursday to officially launch Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice). - New America Media. Read more...
Op-Ed: Violence Against Women is a Global Health Epidemic
It’s the worst and most severe global epidemic in modern history and the numbers are shocking: More than one in three women worldwide is a victim of physical or sexual violence. - She Wired. Read more...



Asian Brands 2.0: The Next Wave of Global Asian Brands, June 27, 2013, Thursday at 11:30 AM - Weber Shandwick, 600 Battery St, San Francisco. Click for info.
General Membership Drive & Launching of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce, June 27, 2013, Thursday at 6:30 PM - 5121 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 205, Sherman Oaks. Click for info.
DV Unit Open House, June 27, 2013, Thursday at 3:00 PM - District Attorney's Office, 850 Bryant Street, Room 207, San Francisco. RSVP to Robyn Burke at robyn.burke@sfgov.org
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, San Francisco. Click for info. 

July 4th Picnic & BBQ, July 4, 2013, Thursday at 10 AM - San Bruno City Park, Corner of Crystal Springs & Oak Avenue - Picnic Area #6, San Bruno. Event is FREE to public. Email Mark Nagales at mark4life@hotmail.com for more info or to RSVP.
Adobo Festival 2013 Celebrating Filipino Food & Music with Derek Ramsay, July 6 & 7, 2013, Saturday & Sunday - Martinez Waterfront, Park Marina, Joe Di Maggio Drive, Martinez. Click for info.
Family Movie Night of the Film GirlRISING, July 16, 2013, Tuesday at 4 PM - Charles Schwab, 211 Main Street, San Francisco, 1st Floor,  Schwab Center. Click for info.
Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night, August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
New York
GlobalSolutions.org 2013 Conference: Volunteers for a Global Future, July 27, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - Hofstra University, 200 Hofstra University, Library 246, Hempstead. Click for info.
APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.

FWN Internship Opportunity
Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
Deadline: June 30, 2013
E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

Recruitment Announcement: 2013 Call for At-Large Commissioners
Posted by: Alameda County Public Health Commission
Job: Work with Oakland Youth!
Posted by: BAY-Peace: Better Alternatives for Youth
Job: Director of Housing Development
Posted by: Mission Housing Development Corporation
Racial Justice Senior Fellow 
Posted by: East Bay Community Law Center's Clean Slate Practice
Training Opportunity on Organizational Stability, September 2013
Posted by: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OWV), in partnership with Futures Without Violence

Is the Philippines the next top destination wedding venue?
The Philippines is poised to become a venue for destination weddings. No less than American Yanni Tzoumas, editorial director and publisher of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, made this assessment after recent visits to Manila and Cebu. - Read more...

If you've been keeping up with the latest Wimbledon news, then you know just how shocking the early round play has been this year. In the first round, two-time champ Rafael Nadal was knocked out in the first round by Steve Darcis from Belgium, and in the second round the talented Roger Federer was beat in the second round. Not surprisingly though, most of the buzz in tennis is centered around well-known singles tennis names like Tsonga, Djokovic, Sharapova, and Williams. But what you probably don't hear much of are the athletes who are battling their way to make it as stars in their hometown, state, or country. 
Tennis player Treat Huey is Filipino American and is playing doubles with his partner Dominic Inglot (Great Britain) in this year's Wimbledon. The left-handed tennis player, 27, was born in Washington D.C. and turned pro in 2008. Huey is currently ranked 28 in men's doubles. Huey and his partner Inglot have succeeded into the second round of play. To find out more about Huey or to follow his journey in this year's Wimbledon, click below:
- Rebecca

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