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August 14, 2014 12:15 PM | Deleted user


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FWN Member Spotlight: Thelma Boac

Thelma Boac  (FWN'S Chair of the Selection Committee) was born in the province of Bohol, Philippines and came to America at the age of ten. She became an English, Spanish, and Music teacher and taught for many years before becoming an administrator and high school principal, the only Filipina principal in twenty years in the East Side Union High School District in San Jose, CA. 

Thelma retired after 37 years in education but continues to work as adjunct professor for San Jose State University and National Hispanic University, training and supervising graduate students entering the teaching profession. 

She is also a professional leadership coach for new principals and administrators in the Santa Clara County school system working with the Office of Education. She has a Masters Degree in Education and Supervision and attended San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and University of Granada, Spain. 

Thelma currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Berryessa Union School District in San Jose, CA. As a board member, she has committed herself to improving performance at all levels and to making sure that all students have equal access to excellent education, especially those students that are most at risk.

Thelma continues to encourage, inspire and empower youth to reach their highest potential and help make our world a better place in which to live.

Are you the face of Pinay Power?

FWN is looking for our very own face of Pinay Power! Who will be "Maria, the face of Pinay Power"? Would that be you?

Be part of our history, our Time Capsule, and be known forever! Inspired by the female empowerment image of "Rosie the Riveter". W e are now looking for our very own Filipina face representing Filipina Power and empowerment. Your Pinay Power photo entry requires that you're wearing a Filipina outfit or inspired by the traditional Filipina attire. You can be creative, wearing a bandanna with your Pinay outfit, etc. The winning Face of Pinay Power will be inaugurated at the Filipina Leadership Global Summit in Manila, October 5-8, 2014. More FWN.


Pinay with Disability is Honored at White House

17-year-old Brina Kei Maxino proves she is not just a person with disability, but someone with a huge heart and a lot of potential to share to the world. Being one of the 7,000 participants of the upcoming Special Olympics in 2015. The Pinay teenager recently attended a White House state dinner hosted by no less than President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle. The gathering was held to welcome the participants of the Special Olympics Global Youth Activation Summit on Thursday, July 31. -AJPress More FWN.

Three Fil-Am Sisters Create Accessory Line Using Philippine Resources

Sisters Karen Cayetano Leano, Gail Cayetano and Christine Cayetano Brigino create jewelry and handbags made from unique Philippine Island resources. Cayetano Legacy Collection actively supports Filipino programs that train its citizens to source and manufacture these products, enabling both the creation of jobs as well as economic growth. More FWN.



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.
Women in Leadership Panel Discussion: What is Your Professional Presence, Thursday September 25, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, JFK University 100 Ellinwood Way Pleasant Hill Ca. $15 in advanced, $25 at the door.

Legal Counsel and Program Manager Position
Greenlining has two open positions: Legal Counsel for Energy Team and Program Manager for Environmental Equity team. The Energy team works to ensure that utilities are safe, reliable, and affordable for everyone. The Environmental Equity program works on solutions to poverty and pollution by ensuring that everyone has access to a healthy and clean environment. Looking for applicants that have a solid commitment to racial equity, a commitment to mentorship and leadership development, and the vision to identify opportunities and take advantage of them.  More FWN.

Emerge California Application Process 2015

The Emerge California application process is now open! The Class of 2015 will have two distinct programs, one in Northern California and one in Southern California. Emerge California is the premier training program for Democratic woman. More FWN.


12 Things Successful Women Do Differently

"Every woman has her own definition of success. But there are certain traits that most successful women share." - Emma Gray. Gray shares different traits and perspectives that successful women hold. More FWN.

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