IN THIS ISSUE:
Filipina Call to Action
In the News
Events and Meetings
Connecting with Your Pinay Roots
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
Filipina Women’s Network to receive a TOP HAT Award for 2012
Philippine American Business Improvement Development unanimously selected Marily Mondejar and Elena Mangahas to receive a TOP HAT (The Outstanding Professionals & High Achieving Teams) Award for 2012 in recognition of their achievements as highly respected and successful professionals and their contributions to their community. The awards gala will be held in July, details to follow.
FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
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.
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
Vote for Lennie DiCarlo's business so she can qualify for a business grant. Go to https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/ and search for "xroads Philippine Sea Salts". Lennie needs your vote so she can tell the world about these great Philippine sea salts.
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.
Visit the San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel 378 Broome Street New York, NY 10013-3706
The Roman Catholic Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the only Filipino Chapel in the East Coast, was formerly known as the most Holy Crucifix Church and founded in 1925. The three-story building is located in the vicinity of Little Italy and nearby China Town, in downtown Manhattan. Download press release.
IN THE NEWS
Desai: Bigger Voice for Asians Needed in US Society-Asia Society
The Pew Research Center recently released a study, The Rise of Asian Americans, which shows that the number of new Asian immigrants to the United States has overtaken the number of Latinos. The study adds that "the recent Asian arrivals [are] the most highly educated cohort of immigrants in U.S. history," with more than 60 percent of adults aged 25 to 64 holding a bachelor's degree or higher. They are also wealthier than the general U.S. population, with a median household income of $66,000 undefined the national median is $49,800.
Despite these achievements, an Asia Society study shows fewer Asian Pacific Americans (APA) in leadership positions in corporations and politics, as a percentage of the ethnicity's total. The 2012 study found that less than half of Asian Americans feel a sense of belonging to their corporate culture, with one reason being a lack of APAs in upper management. View article.
Atlantic Stirs Another Sideline Scuffle over Moms-We.news
The media narratives about women, motherhood and work provide three chronic themes of distortion and outright falsehood. As silly as they can seem to people in the real world, they have serious social and political consequences. View article.
LEAP’s Latest Findings Show Only 2 Percent of Asian and Pacific Islanders Serve As Executive Officers in the Fortune 500-LEAP Growing Leaders
Los Angeles, CA, June 27, 2012 –Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) unveils the unique findings of its newest leadership series report on Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Executive Officers and Top Earners in the Fortune 500. Despite the recent Pew study’s framing of Asian Americans as the Model Minority who has achieved success equal to or greater than other Americans, LEAP’s newest report on Executive Officers indicates otherwise and provides an undeniable picture of a woefully underrepresented group in top leadership positions in the Fortune 500. View article.
EVENTS AND MEETINGS
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/
The Reentry Division of the Adult Probation Department Reentry Division is Hiring
- 1823 Senior Administrative Analyst Job Location: San Francisco View posting.
Know Small Businesses with Big Dreams? Join this innovative campaign presented by American Express OPEN and Facebook.
Small businesses are the backbone of our communities and the U.S. economy, and we know that their #1 need is to get more customers. Social media is a great vehicle for small business to get more customers and American Express and Facebook are partnering together to help more small businesses use this powerful medium to grow their businesses.
5 Small Businesses will win:
- $25,000 to grow their businesses and drive customers to their doors
- A house call of one-on-one business consulting (we come to your business!) with American Express OPEN and Facebook
How do you win?
- Every small business who enters will get:
- $50 in free Facebook advertising credit after watching 4 educational videos provided by Facebook
- Entry period: June 19 – July 13: Enter by answering 3 simple questions at facebook.com/OPEN
- Judging leading to announcement of finalists: July 30
- Voting period: August 13- August 25: The 20 finalists rally their communities and social media communities to vote on the Big Break tab on Facebook.com/OPEN
Where are the Women? My take on Media Sexism at POLITICO-The Arena
Where are the women? Rarely at the top and climbing a double stair to get there - ascending as professionals and as women, confronting gender stereotypes and breaking barriers along the way. For women of color this is a triple stair; for LGBT women of color a quadruple stair. Fortunately, women's leadership networks are forming to help more women make the climb, breathe the air at higher altitudes, and reach behind to pull up others along the way. But the climb is steep, the stair is circuitous, and media sexism puts the wind in our faces.View article.
Why Women Still Can't Have It All-The Atlantic
It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change. View article.
On Being A Filipina Business Woman And Having It All-Forbes
While women in Western countries frequently note the tension and struggles they face in this new age of modern feminism where they are supposed to have it all, the concept is lost on many of the women I meet in Southeast Asia.
No where is this dichotomy more apparent than in the few weeks I have spent in the Philippines. View article.
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
The Filipiniana: Pride of Philippine fashion
Philippine Online Chronicles
Lorraine Mancio Cueva discusses the different types and origins of Filipiniana fashion from the terno, baro’t saya, Maria Clara and Balintawak. View article.