IN THIS ISSUE:
Please support Cora Alisuag (FWN100 '07)! Cora invites you to watch CORAnet technology featured in the Fox Business Network on September 22, 2013 at 4PM.
Best of luck to Angel Velasco Shaw! Angel will be embarking on a new journey in the Philippines to teach and continue working on cross cultural projects.
Catch up with FWN at our next Roadshow!
FWN Roadshow #7 - Washington, DC Metropolitan Area (Virginia & Maryland)
Where are you and what are you doing now? We want to hear from you! Team FWN is gearing up for the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-26, 2013 in San Francisco, and we want to bring FWN to you - so you know first hand the many exciting changes and innovative campaigns we've been cooking up to advance Filipina women! To register, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 6-8pm
- Cafe Asia, Second Floor, 1720 Eye Street, NW, Washington DC 20006
- Food served & Cash Bar
- Hosted by Dr. Bambi Lorica (FWN100 '07), Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rosie Abriam (FWN100 '09), Irene Bueno (FWN100 '07), Vida Benavides (FWN100 '07), and Miriam B. Riedmiller, Esq.
- To register, visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
LIKE FWN AND WIN A PINAY PRIZE PACK!
Like us on Facebook by September 30, for a chance to win one of the five Pinayprize packs! Reconnect with FWN and friends and show your Pinay pride! When you connect with us, you'll be updated about upcoming events, entertained by FWN photos and exciting news, and invited to participate in our influential Filipina community.
Five members will be chosen at random to receive a prize pack including: a Pinay Power t-shirt, backpack, tote bag, visor, keychain, and earrings.
Filipina Women's Network Unveils Worldwide Search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (FWN Global100)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- The Filipina Women's Network (FWN) unveiled a groundbreaking endeavor to bring together remarkable Filipina women from around the world to receive the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards™ at the 10th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit on October 24-26 in San Francisco. Read full text.
TV host Julie Chen reveals she's had plastic surgery and people cheer?
Chen was told her 'Asian eyes' were holding back her career. Once again, women need to slice, dice, and diet to succeed. - The Guardian. Read more...
Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too "Indian" to Ever Be Miss India
Nina Davuluri made history as the first Indian American to be crowned Miss America. - New America Media. Read more...
Should we do away with beauty pageants?
Courtney Martin says yes, calling them outdates, and says they perpetuate the harmful idea that success in the real world depends on a woman's ability to be a very particular kind of beautiful. - Feministing. Read more...
CA Domestic Workers Bill Passes Legislature
Supporters of a bill requiring domestic workers to receive overtime pay, meal breaks, and other labor protections are hopeful that it may finally come into fruition. - New America Media. Read more...
41% of U.S. Women Either Poor, or on the Brink
On a day when the U.S. Census reported that poverty rates were stable at 15 percent a women's economic advocacy group offered a different narrative. - WOMENSENEWS. Read more...
California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Meeting, September 19, 2013, Wednesday at 12 PM - Liberty Hill Foundation, 6420 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700, Los Angeles. Click for info.
2013 National Leadership Summit: Purpose, Path, and Power: Transforming Your Leadership, September 20, 2013, Friday at 7:00 AM - The Center for Asian Pacific American Women, Manhattan Beach. 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.
James Sobredo Photography Exhibit, September 21, 2013, Saturday at 3:00 PM - International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street @ Jackson, San Francisco. Click for info.
Writer's Digest Conference West, September 27-29, 2013 - Los Angeles. Click for info.
Full Circle Fund Presents igNITE 3rdAnnual Benefit, November 14, 2013, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco. Contact Tejal at email@example.com for more info.
Advancing Justice Conference 2013, November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.
2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round, November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
Foundation for Filipino Artists, Inc. 25th Anniversary: Noli Me Tangere - The Grand Opera Gala Performance, Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8pm - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, Lexington Ave & E 68th St, New York. Click for info.
2013 Women's Media Awards, October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.
AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.
First Global Summit of Filipino Nurses 2014, January 16, 2013 at 7:30 AM - Manila Hotel, Philippines. Global Summit Program Doc. Global Summit Registration PDF. Letter to Participants PDF.
2013 Virginia Small Business Summit, September 20, 2013, Friday at 8:00 AM - The Mason Inn, 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Click for info.
4th Asian American Business Summit & Expo, October 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM - The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Click for info.
Job: Child Support Specialist I
Posted by: Mendocino County Department of Child Support Services
Deadline: September 25, 2013.
Job: Director of Child Support Services
Posted by: County of Santa Cruz
Deadline: September 27, 2013.
Job: Executive Director
Posted by: Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
Deadline: October 4, 2013.
Emerge California 2014 In-person informational Sessions:
Surfing the Philippine waters
During summer, both local and international tourists bask under the sun as they take pleasure in the fine, white sands of the country’s many unspoiled islands, immerse in the abundant aquatic life, explore verdant greeneries, and discover the rich and varied flora and fauna (most of which are endangered species). However, during the late months of the year, there is something more exciting to look forward in the Philippines. - Read more.
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
I recently tried ZICO's coconut water for the first time, and after a few sips, I instantly noticed the difference in taste between ZICO and Vita Coco, and the usual Asian brand I pick up from Ranch 99. ZICO and Vita Coco present a significantly less sweeter taste than I'm used to. (Did I mention the lack of coconut meat?) Although my taste buds don't dislike ZICO, I think I'll stick with my sweeter (and cheaper) Asian brand.
So how does all this talk of coconut water and juice connect with your Pinay roots? According to an article on Business Insider, 'coconut water is changing life in the Philippines' with its 350 million coconut trees.
What's your opinion on coconut water? Have a favorite brand? Share it with me by leaving a comment! - firstname.lastname@example.org