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FWN100™ Spotlight: Marife Zamora (Global FWN100 '13)
Marife Zamora, recently named Chair of Convergys Corporation, Philippines, is one powerful Filipina. As the former managing director for Asia-Pacific and EMA, Marife was responsible for leading Convergys' largest region with almost 50,000 employees spanning across the Philippines, India, and the United Kingdom.
Marife believes that women should "not be afraid to challenge roles and demand equal share" in the workplace. From this we can see why her favorite fiction shero is Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter book series. As a "muggle" in the wizarding world, Hermione challenges the norm and prejudice she receives by excelling her skills and pushing forward.
Last year at the 10th Filipina Leadership Global Summit in San Francisco, Marife shared her insight as a speaker in the "Make Me A Filipina CEO" session. Meet Marife at the Summit this year in Manila (Oct 5-8) as she hosts us for one of our Learning Journeys to Convergys. More FWN.
Provocative new play calls for clearing of rape kit backlog
Fiona Ma and Patricia Lurie invite you to "The Haze," a play that highlights the need to process rape kits so perpetrators are arrested and do not commit sexual crimes again. The play is written and performed by Heather Marlowe, and will show on Thursday, July 24. See more.
New Tool Makes it Easier to Identify and Assist Victims of Human Trafficking
NEW YORK - The landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act made trafficking in persons a federal crime in 2000, but the greatest obstacle to assisting victims of human trafficking is identifying them. Read full text.
Detained or Deported: What about my children?
A groundbreaking new toolkit helps immigrant parents keep their families together. - API IDV. Read more.
US Supreme Court Sets 2 New Rules of Engagement on Abortion
The US Supreme Court struck down the Massachusetts "buffer zone" law, and now corporations like Hobby Lobby can't be forced to include contraception in their health benefits. Women's eNews. Read more.
CaliforniaFWN and Southland Macy's Fashion Show, July 19, 2014, Saturday at 2PM - 1 Southland Mall Drive, Hayward, CA. Click for info.
Pistahan Festival & Parade, August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.
SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, August 15, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. Click for info.
Oakland A's 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night, August 22, 2014, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
FWN Fellowship 2014-2015
Have event planning experience, communications skills, a passion for social issues? Apply now to become our next FWN Fellow! Deadline to apply is July 14, 2014. Click for info.
Marriot Santa Clara
Marriot Santa Clara is requesting qualified veterans, minorities, individuals with disabilities and females for available positions. Click for info.
Sweetest Pineapples You've Ever Tasted
If you want to taste the sweetest yellow fruit, you can supposedly find them only in the Philippines. - Inquirer. Read more.