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  • January 02, 2014 12:21 PM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Happy New Year from Team FWN!

    Check out Gloria T. Caoile (Global100 '13) in APIAVote - Who We Are Video. Listen to her perspective - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1mUanMrwOY

    Congrats to Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi (Global100 '13) on being recognized at the Emirates Woman of the Year Awards 2013! Woohoo! - http://emirateswoman.com/2013/10/09/emirates-woman-of-the-year-awards-the-nineth-edition-2/#.UsXmSvZ9tPu


    Start 2014 right by helping us rebuild Tacloban.

    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls (after Typhoon Yolanda) - Jan. 23, 2014 @ Credo


    Please join FWN at a fundraising reception to help REBUILD Tacloban Philippines hosted by Bay Area Women's Groups in Solidarity with Filipina Women and Girls.

    We need your help to get their jobs back as businesses have been severely damaged and we have to find a way for these families to have a source of income. Our hearts go out to the Women of Candahug, the "Village of Widows" - the husbands, fathers, and sons stayed behind while the women and children escaped to higher group when Typhoon Haiyan swooped in at 200mph, surging the waves as high as 16 ft.

    Your contribution and 100% of proceeds will support the long-term rebuilding efforts through the help of Feed the Hungry Philippines - their volunteers and staff are now on-the-ground doing relief work.


    RSVP Now! -  https://WomenForTacloban.eventbrite.com





    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    OVW Fiscal Year 2014 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and stalking Program Solicitation
    Funding: FY 2014 CLSSP Soliciation Now Online - Deadline to apply is 11;59 p.m. ET on February 5, 2014. Click to learn more.

      PRESS RELEASES

    Fred Cordova R.I.P. -  Message from Dorothy Cordova

    October 31 Fred had a massive stroke - a large pool of blood in the right ventricle of his brain. For a week he was in critical then intensive care in the hospital. He went to a skilled nursing facility where we hoped he would gain back his health and the ability to walk, talk, and write again. The prognosis was a long rehabilitation. Read full text.



    IN THE NEWS

    Philippine New Year celebrations leave hundreds injured

    At least one person has been killed and nearly 600 others injured by New Year fireworks and gunfire in the Philippines. - BBC News. Read more....

    Gender Wage Gap: Near Equity for Young Millennials, But Then It Gets Worse

    A new Pew Research Center survey shows that young U.S. women today are near wage parity with men. But don't clap yet--the gender wage gap wides with age. - Ms. Blog Magazine. Read more...
    Every TIME Person of the Year in 30 Seconds
    A high-speed history of the men and women judged most important since the magazine began the franchise in 1927. (Did you catch 1986 Woman of the Year, former Philippine President Corazon Aquino?) - TIME. Read more...
    Women's eNews Announces 21 Leaders for 21st Century 2014

    The 21 Leaders advance the idea that women's rights are human rights across the globe, carrying forward decades of activism and dramatically changing what the future holds for this generation of emerging women. - Women's eNews. Read more...
    Sotomayor delays birth control mandate for Catholic groups

    Just before presiding over the Times Square countdown on New Year's Eve, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted temporary injunction to a handful of Catholic nonprofit groups. - MSNBC. Read more...


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area: EMyth Presents Business Planning & Growth Strategies, January 9, 2014, Thursday at 2:00 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Young Filipino Professionals Association's 11th Anniversary Gala, January 18, 2014, Saturday at 6:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls,
    January 23, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Credo, 360 Pine Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    2014 Book of Lists Party
    , February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards
    , June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Ms. Foundation for Women Fellowship - Deadline is January 31! Apply now by visiting http://forwomen.org/files/documents/2014%20Fellowship%20Initial%20Application.pdf

    Hurry and Submit for SBA Awards!
    The U.S. Small Business Administration's Richmond District office has finalized the timeline for awards nomination for national and district awards for the National and District 2014 Small Business Week. National nominations are due by 4 pm, January 10, 2014. District nominations are due February 7, 2014. http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), San Francisco District Office, offers a variety of classes on starting and growing a small business.  Classes are held in the San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center, 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94105, unless otherwise noted in the description.  

    View the San Francisco SBA District Office online calendar at:  http://www.sba.gov/events  - enter Zip Code 94105

    San Francisco SBA District Office –
    http://www.sba.gov/ca/sf
    • Financial Management for Small Business - 1/6 – Monday  @ 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    • ***Orientation:  Kickstart Your Small Business - 1/6 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar - 1/7 – Tuesday @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Register at http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call   866 873-6083.
    • Free and Low Cost Resources for Your Business - 1/8 - Wednesday @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • HR Basics - Key Issues and Best Practices - 1/8 – Wednesday @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Financing Your Small Business - 1/8 – Wednesday @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Business Law Basics - 1/8 – Wednesday @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • How to Start a Successful Dot Com - 1/8 – Wednesday @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Registration fee is $35.  For more information, contact San Francisco SCORE Chapter 10 at 415-744-6827 or register online at www.sanfranciscoscore.eventbrite.com
    • Mobile Marketing and the Mobile Web - 1/9 – Thursday @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Email Marketing - Simple Strategies for Success - 1/10 – Friday @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Contact San Francisco SCORE Chapter 10 at 415-744-6827 or www.sanfranciscoscore.eventbrite.com
    • Checklist for Starting a Restaurant - 1/13 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. $40 registration fee. Register Online at:  www.sfsbdc.eventbrite.com. Presented by the San Francisco Small Business Development Center.
    • ***QuickBooks Made Easy - 1/13 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • 12 BIG Mistakes Small Employers Make - 1/14 – Tuesday @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Introduction to QuickBooks - 1/15 – Wednesday @1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. $65 registration fee.  Register Online at:  www.sfsbdc.eventbrite.com. Presented by the San Francisco Small Business Development Center.
    • ***Orientation:  Kickstart Your Small Business - 1/6 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Contact Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center at 415-348-6227 or cbautista@rencenter.org.  This class is conducted at Renaissance SOMA location, street address:  275  5th Street, San Francisco, CA  94103.
    • ***QuickBooks Made Easy - 1/13 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Contact Paula Connelly, Program Manager – Women’s Business Center, at pconnelly@rencenter.org or (415) 348-6248.  Register at:    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fqryb5aab&oeidk=a07e863xqw6c0d70ddf

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Overseas Pinoys in 2013: Tensions, tragedies, and a scandal
    With more than 10% of the Philippine population overseas, each year is bound to have good and bad or happy and sad stories about them. 2013 was no exception. The biggest story of the year was about how some Filipino women are taken advantage of by some officials who are supposed to protect them. Meantime, an exclusive story by ABS-CBN News about a Filipino woman's "horror" trip to the US went viral in October. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines Villages Celebrate Christmas

    Filipinos still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan are doing their best to get in the holiday spirit. Take a look at these emotional photos from the Philippines. Click to see more.
    - Rebecca
  • December 18, 2013 11:56 AM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Congratulations to Flor Alcantara-Reyes, MPA, MA (FWN100 '07) on being appointed by Kingman Mayor Janet Watson and City Council as the first Filipino Kingman Commissioner of Economic Development for a term of three years.

    Woohoo!
    Council member Myrna De Vera (FWN100 '11) was selected by Hercules City Council to become Mayor of Hercule until December 2014. Read more here.

    Way to go Cynthia Rapaido (FWN100 '09)!
    Cynthia was recently recognized by The National Association of Secondary School Principals as California's National Assistant Principal of the Year. She was also named Association of California School Administrators' 2013 Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year. Read more here.

    Report from Isabelita Manalastas (Global100 '13) on Typhoon Fundraising in Japan:
    Just as an information on what is going on in Tokyo to help Yolanda typhoon victims:
    1. Simbang Gabi started on Dec. 15, 2013 at St. Anselm's Catholic Church in Tokyo, and will end on Dec. 23;
    2. All collections during the mass will be for the benefit of the typhoon victims;
    3. Other churches have a second collection during Sunday masses, and proceeds for these will go to the typhoon victims;
    4. Various Filipino community organizations here are also raising funds.  The Association of Filipino Students in Japan has, so far, already raised almost a million yen (almost US$10,000).  I do not have information on the amounts raised by other community organizations;
    5. My company is offering gratis remittance charge, for remittances that will be sent to the ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya A/C;
    6. Many ordinary Japanese people, and many Japanese companies are also offering various help, monetary and otherwise.
    -- Isabelita "Lita" T. Manalastas-Watanabe
    President and Representative Director
    Speed Money Transfer Japan Kabushiki Kaisha


    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls (after Typhoon Yolanda) - Jan. 23, 2014 @ Credo


    Please join FWN at a fundraising reception to help REBUILD Tacloban Philippines hosted by Bay Area Women's Groups in Solidarity with Filipina Women and Girls.

    We need your help to get their jobs back as businesses have been severely damaged and we have to find a way for these families to have a source of income. Our hearts go out to the Women of Candahug, the "Village of Widows" - the husbands, fathers, and sons stayed behind while the women and children escaped to higher group when Typhoon Haiyan swooped in at 200mph, surging the waves as high as 16 ft.

    Your contribution and 100% of proceeds will support the long-term rebuilding efforts through the help of Feed the Hungry Philippines - their volunteers and staff are now on-the-ground doing relief work.


    RSVP Now! -  https://WomenForTacloban.eventbrite.com





    FWN encourages you to
    GIVE BACK to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda have food, shelter, and relief for the Holidays.


    See below for resources on how you can help families in the Philippines.
    How to look for loved ones: 
    • Google Person Finderhttp://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda/
      • Search via Mobile: Search with SMS by texting 2662999 (Globe), 4664999 (SMART), 22020999 (Sun), or +16508003977 with the message Search [name]. For example, to search for Joshua, text Search Joshua
    Organizations fundraising money for typhoon victims:
    • RISE for the Philippines: V-Fund Benefts Women & Men on the Ground Immediatelyhttp://bit.ly/1a2kiyu
    • For a list of organizations supported by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, visit sfgivesback.org



    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:
    Volunteer Tagalog bilingual organizer needed
    "Hello everyone,

    I just received a text from a friend who is trying to recruit volunteer Tagalog bilingual organizers to help UHW organize airport workers in Oakland within the next 1-2 weeks. This is an urgent plea for help.

    If you or someone you know is interested please contact Benita Benavides at (510)-333-4976.

    Thank you very much,
    Blesilda"


    Filipino Advocates for Justice Petition on Philippine Typhoon Recovery & Climate Justice:
    "FAJ is certain that we are not alone in believing there is a direct connection between Philippine recovery from typhoon Haiyan and climate justice. Read the statement via this link: http://act.engagementlab.org/sign/18mr_fil-am?source=faj. If you agree with it, we urge you to immediately sign on as an individual and get as many organizations and individuals to sign on as well. Organizational endorsements please use this link: http://bit.ly/1e5VQ3k."

    OVW Fiscal Year 2014 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and stalking Program Solicitation
    Funding: FY 2014 CLSSP Soliciation Now Online - Deadline to apply is 11;59 p.m. ET on February 5, 2014. Click to learn more.


      PRESS RELEASES

    Rep. Honda Leads on Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Efforts
    Washington, D.C. - Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) led 44 members of Congress on a letter urging Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah to emphasize protection of Filipino women and children during Typhoon Haiyan relief and recovery efforts. Read full text.

    Open Call for AHSC Poster Contest Entries

    The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) produced by the AsianWeek Foundation (AWF) is hosting its annual poster contest in partnership with the Asian American Women Artists Association, Asian Art Museum, Center for Asian American Media, and Kearny Street Workshop. Read full text.


    Shared by Vicky Santos: Bayanihan Typhoon Relief Concert


    The East Bay Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS), Music at the Mission, and Design2Market invite the public to a benefit concert for Typhoon Yolanda relief. Read full text.



    IN THE NEWS

    The Meaning of Mandela to an Asian (American) Woman

    Former Hyphen publisher Lisa Lee reflects on her childhood years spent in South Africa. - Hyphen Magazine. Read more...

    Immigrants drive CA's higher growth rate
    Driven largely by immigrants, California's population registered its highest annual growth rate in nearly a decade, according to a new report analyzing the fiscal year that ended July 1. - UT San Diego. Read more...
    Popular Sriracha Hot Sauce Maker Ordered To Halt Production
    Huy Fond Foods, maker of the popular Sriracha hot sauce, has been ordered by California regulators to cease shipment to stores for 30 days. - Forbes. Read more...
    Significant, Sophisticated and Savvy: The Asian American Consumer 2013 Report

    Asian Americans are the fastest-growing multicultural group in the U.S. and are 54 percent more likely than overall U.S. households to have incomes of $100,000.00 or more according to a new report released today by Nielsen. - Color Magazine. Read more...
    Photos: Amazing Christmas Celebrations All Around The World

    Christmas is celebrated all over the world, but the way people mark the holiday varies widely from place to place. - The Artery. Read more...


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Hep B Free Santa Clara County 1st Annual Holiday Party, Wednesday December 18, 2013, 6:30 PM - Tarragon Restaurant, 140 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Email Arcadi Kolchak at arcadi.kolchak@hepbfreescc.org.

    California Revels - Christmas Revels 2013: The Spirits of Haddon Hall,
    December 20-22, 2013, Friday through Sunday, 1PM, 5PM, and 8PM matinees. Use 10% discount code: EvelieP at checkout. Order online or call office: www.calrevels.org, (510)-452-8800.

    NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area: EMyth Presents Business Planning & Growth Strategies,
    January 9, 2014, Thursday at 2:00 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco. Click for info.



    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls, January 23, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Credo, 360 Pine Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    2014 Book of Lists Party
    , February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards
    , June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job: Chief Attorney
    Posted by: Orange County DCSS
    http://www.csdaca.org/resources/1/Recruitments/2013/Orange%20County%20Chief%20Attorney.pdf

    Job: 1410 Chief Clerk
    Posted by: City and County of San Francisco
    http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=1410&R3=060668

    Hurry and Submit for SBA Awards!
    The U.S. Small Business Administration's Richmond District office has finalized the timeline for awards nomination for national and district awards for the National and District 2014 Small Business Week. National nominations are due by 4 pm, January 10, 2014. District nominations are due February 7, 2014. http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    First Lady Michelle Obama inspires Fil-Am teen
    First Lady Michelle Obama honored the 2013 winners of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards recently at the East Room of the White House. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Larry Itliong Village finally opens in Historic Filipinotown

    After about nine years of preparation, planning, and construction, the Larry Itliong Village finally opened on Friday, December 13, in Historic Filipinotown.

    Located at 153 Glendale Blvd., Larry Itliong Village is the brainchild of two prominent Asian American community organizations, the Pilipino Workers' Center (PWC) and the Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) Community Development Corporation. Click to read more.
    - Rebecca
  • December 10, 2013 2:54 PM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    Calling Awesome FWN Women Who Lunch! Are you in Manila December 17 (Tuesday)? Invitation to lunch with our CEO, Marily Mondejar

    It's our first International FWN Roadshow! The FWN Board is thrilled to announce that the 11th Filipina Leadership Summit will be convened in Manila on October 2014. The summit's highlight, as you know, is the selection of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World. This action gets us closer to FWN's Pinay Power 2020 mission - "A Filipina woman leader in every sector of the economy."

    Many of our Philippines-based members have invited FWN to visit. So, here we are! We're coming home.

    Many of you have also kept us posted about your Philippine travels...and are either in Manila now or will be travelling to Manila soon for the various trips being organized for:

        Feed the Hungry typhoon disaster relief efforts,
        medical and humanitarian missions,
        family celebrations, class reunions, holiday vacations . . .

    So, if you are (or will be) in Manila and available on Tuesday, the 17th of December, please join Marily for a no-host lunch from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Chef Jessie Top of the City, 34th Floor, Citibank Tower, 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines. Tel nos (+632)-750-5810 to 11. RSVP HERE: www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/Events

    Marily will be arriving Manila Tuesday, Dec 10th-


    For the business aspect: Convene the Filipina Summit:
    Explore options in venues for our flagship hotel, Learning Journeys, very special events, speak with potential corporate sponsors, seek out notable speakers, meet with the new U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, seek opportunities to meet with President Aquino, and appreciate the cultural traditions that differentiate the Filipina woman leader.
       
    Personal Visit:

    As some of you may know, Tacloban City, my hometown, was hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. My family was greatly affected and my nephew and his entire family have not been found. It's a very sad visit to Tacloban this time.

    “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” - Maya Angelou

    So...c'mon down and take 2 hours off and visit with "Awesome FWN Women Who Lunch" and let's laugh, tell stories, swap out-of-the-box ideas on how to make 2014 the bestest summit ever, drink, and celebrate life!

    If you want to join the Summit Steering Committee, meet with FWN CEO, Marily Mondejar, who will be in the Philippines until January 14.


    Way to go!
    Check out Elizabeth Ann Quirino's (Global100 '13) feature article on her fellow Global100 2013 awardee Nina Aguas, President and CEO of PBCom. - http://bit.ly/18CkIrZ




    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls (after Typhoon Yolanda) - Jan. 23, 2014 @ Credo

    Please join FWN at a fundraising reception to help REBUILD Tacloban Philippines hosted by Bay Area Women's Groups in Solidarity with Filipina Women and Girls.

    We need your help to get their jobs back as businesses have been severely damaged and we have to find a way for these families to have a source of income. Our hearts go out to the Women of Candahug, the "Village of Widows" - the husbands, fathers, and sons stayed behind while the women and children escaped to higher group when Typhoon Haiyan swooped in at 200mph, surging the waves as high as 16 ft.

    Your contribution and 100% of proceeds will support the long-term rebuilding efforts through the help of Feed the Hungry Philippines - their volunteers and staff are now on-the-ground doing relief work.


    RSVP Now! -  https://WomenForTacloban.eventbrite.com





    FWN encourages you to
    GIVE BACK to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda have food, shelter, and relief for the Holidays.


    See below for resources on how you can help families in the Philippines.
    How to look for loved ones: 
    • Google Person Finderhttp://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda/
      • Search via Mobile: Search with SMS by texting 2662999 (Globe), 4664999 (SMART), 22020999 (Sun), or +16508003977 with the message Search [name]. For example, to search for Joshua, text Search Joshua
    Organizations fundraising money for typhoon victims:
    • RISE for the Philippines: V-Fund Benefts Women & Men on the Ground Immediatelyhttp://bit.ly/1a2kiyu
    • For a list of organizations supported by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, visit sfgivesback.org


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Filipino Advocates for Justice Petition on Philippine Typhoon Recovery & Climate Justice:
    "FAJ is certain that we are not alone in believing there is a direct connection between Philippine recovery from typhoon Haiyan and climate justice. Read the statement via this link: http://act.engagementlab.org/sign/18mr_fil-am?source=faj. If you agree with it, we urge you to immediately sign on as an individual and get as many organizations and individuals to sign on as well. Organizational endorsements please use this link: http://bit.ly/1e5VQ3k."

    Mandarin Oriental to double your donation:
    The Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco will match Typhoon Relief donations, dollar for dollar up to a total of $5,000, made to the Red Cross by December 15th.

    Please donate by clicking here. Then simply email your confirmation number or a copy of your receipt to group-mosfo-humanresources@mohg.com.

      PRESS RELEASES

    Second Annual Music for Kids Event - Benefits Young Performers & the Hungry in PI

    Award-winning musicians from the Filipino-American community will perform alongside kids, 18 years old & younger, to encourage youth in the arts while benefiting two non-profit organizations: Theater Residencies, Incorporated (TRI) and Heifer Project International to feed the hungry victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Read full text.



    Shared by Vicky Santos: Bayanihan Typhoon Relief Concert


    The East Bay Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS), Music at the Mission, and Design2Market invite the public to a benefit concert for Typhoon Yolanda relief. Read full text.



    IN THE NEWS

    Nielson releases report on Asian American consumers highlighting purchasing, viewing habits
    Asian Americans are the fastest-growing multicultural group in the US and are 54 percent more likely than overall US households to have incomes of $100,000 or more according to a new report. - Asian Journal. Read more...
    Typhoon Haiyan One Month Later: 1900 Still Missing, 4 Millions Displaced
    One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines 4 million people remain displaced and it will likely take years for the damaged nation to rebound. - The Weather Channel. Read more...
    A month later, Typhoon Haiyan death toll still rising in the Philippines

    One month after Typhoon Haiyan tore through six Philippine islands, the death toll stands at 5,924 and 1,779 people are still missing. - CNN. Read more...

    For LGBT Asians, Changes Back Home Offer Hope

    Evolving attitudes toward homosexuality in Asia give some LGBT Asian Americans hope for greater acceptance within their U.S. Communities. - New America Media. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Professionals VIP Holiday Reception, December 11, 2013, Wednesday at 6:00 PM - Hotel Adagio, 550 Geary Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    East Bay Book of Lists Party
    , December 11, 2013 Wednesday at 5:30 PM - Diablo Country Club, 1700 Clubhouse Road, Diablo. Click for info.

    NAWBO SF Bay Area Educational Speaker Series & Reception
    , December 12, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco, 450 Powell Street. Click for info.

    San Francisco Arts Commission Town Hall Meetings,
    December 14, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco. Email Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org for questions.

    11th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade
    , December 14, 2013, Saturday at 6:30 PM - Jessie Square & Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Hep B Free Santa Clara County 1st Annual Holiday Party,
    Wednesday December 18, 2013, 6:30 PM - Tarragon Restaurant, 140 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Email Arcadi Kolchak at arcadi.kolchak@hepbfreescc.org.

    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls,
    January 23, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Credo, 360 Pine Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    2014 Book of Lists Party
    , February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards
    , June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job: 1408 Principal Clerk
    Posted by: City and County of San Francisco
    http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=1408&R3=060650

    Job: 1410 Chief Clerk
    Posted by: City and County of San Francisco
    http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=1410&R3=060668

    Emerge WEBINAR Series: Change the Channel: Ads That Work for Women Candidates
    When: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12pm PST
    RSVP:
    https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/552968830

    Call for Film Entries!
    - Late Deadline: December 15.
    Entry fee is $50. Submit your film for the 9th Annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival. SFIWFF accepts films of all genres for 20 minutes or less in length: narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, and new media. MUST be directed or co-directed by women. Enter by visiting
    http://womensfilminstitute.com/programs/sf-womens-film-festival/
    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Fil-Am a capella group appears on NBC's Sing-Off
    On Monday night, Filipino-American band The Filharmonic made their national television debut on the fourth season of Sing-Off, NBC's a capella reality talent competition. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    The New Year is fast approaching, and we want to know how YOU plan on kicking off 2014 with a positive, peaceful, and philanthropic start! What's on your New Year's Resolution list? Do you plan to hit the gym more often? Join a book club? Be more active in your community? 'Tis the season for jolly, good giving! Don't forget to add "give back to our kababayans in the Philippines" to your list. Begin your new year, your new you by supporting your Filipina roots and helping Philippines regain its strength after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
    - Rebecca
  • December 03, 2013 12:08 PM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Woohoo! Congrats to Delle Sering-Fojas (Global100 '13), Co-Founder and CEO of Seven Seven Softwares on receiving an award from the New York Life Insurance Company on being a Filipino-American who has made an impact in the Filipino community of New Jersey. Recipients of the award "have exemplary contributions and influence which brought such great impact to the growing Filipino community in New Jersey, " Managing Partner of New York Life John Baier said. Delle formally accepted the award at The Renaiisance Woodbridge Hotel on November 14, and is the only female recognized among ten other awardees.


    Way to go! Check out Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Ph.D. (Global100 '13) in UC Irvine! Professor Dawn will be reading Little Manila Is In The Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, CA and having a book signing on December 4, Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 PM at UC Irvine's Humanities Instructional Building (HIB) 135. To order the book, visit http://www.littlemanila.org/


    Congrats Maritessa Bravo Ares (FWN100 '12) and Meriam Reynosa (Global100 '13)! Maritessa and Meriam have both been accepted to Emerge California Class of 2014!! Show them some love and support at the 2014 Kickoff Reception on Saturday, December 7 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Temple Night Club, 540 Howard Street, San Francisco. Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1kfVK6T


    Jessica Cox (FWN100 '09) leads Yolanda fund-raising. What an inspiration. Read more by visiting http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/337599/pinoyabroad/news/fil-am-pilot-jessica-cox-mobilizing-support-for-yolanda-victims

    Check out Delle Sering-Fojas (Global100 13) in an article in the Philippine Inquirer: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/92835/womens-group-names-tech-ceo-one-of-most-influential-women

    Read an article featuring Nadia Jurani (FWN100 '12) discussing Pacquiao's tax troubles: http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/11/27/pacquiao_s_accountant_lawyers_to_blame.htm


    FWN encourages you to
    GIVE BACK to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda have food, shelter, and relief for the Holidays.


    See below for resources on how you can help families in the Philippines.
    How to look for loved ones: 
    • Google Person Finderhttp://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda/
      • Search via Mobile: Search with SMS by texting 2662999 (Globe), 4664999 (SMART), 22020999 (Sun), or +16508003977 with the message Search [name]. For example, to search for Joshua, text Search Joshua
    Organizations fundraising money for typhoon victims:
    • RISE for the Philippines: V-Fund Benefts Women & Men on the Ground Immediatelyhttp://bit.ly/1a2kiyu
    • For a list of organizations supported by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, visit sfgivesback.org
    Social Media Resources:



    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Shared by Sandra Ang: ABS-CBN Foundation Int'l - Filipino Cultural show to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan
    The Los Angeles Booz Allen Hamilton office is supporting a charity Benefit Show open to the public that will help the Typhoon calamity victims in the Philippines. 100% of proceeds will benefit ABS-CBN Foundation International's (AFI) Rehabilitation Program. AFI is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization.

    You can help in these ways:
    • donate items for silent auction to be hosted at the show
    • help spread the word
    • assist with putting on the event

    Event Details: Sunday, December 8, 2013 @ 2-7PM at the Stub Hub Center. $50 per person. RSVP by clicking here.


    Mandarin Oriental to double your donation:
    The Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco will match Typhoon Relief donations, dollar for dollar up to a total of $5,000, made to the Red Cross by December 15th.

    Please donate by clicking here. Then simply email your confirmation number or a copy of your receipt to group-mosfo-humanresources@mohg.com.

      PRESS RELEASES

    Small Business Saturday - $5.7 Billion Spent with Small Businesses
    In spite of a shorter shopping season and challenging economic environment, Small Business Saturday helped jump start the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the country. Read full text.


    Shared by Vicky Santos: Bayanihan Typhoon Relief Concert

    The East Bay Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS), Music at the Mission, and Design2Market invite the public to a benefit concert for Typhoon Yolanda relief. Read full text.

    Fact Sheet: U.S. Response to Typhoon Haiyan


    Since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, U.S. disaster relief experts and military personnel have worked around the clock to deliver food, water, medicine, and shelter to help those hit hardest by the storm. Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    For LGBT Asians, Cultural Barriers to Marriage Remain after DOMA
    For same-sex couples in the API community, traditional family values are an obstacle to marriage and an opportunity to change attitudes. - New America Media. Read more...
    American Don't Really Care About Typhoon Haiyan, Study Says

    It was one of the strongest storms in world history, but even so, Americans aren't that interested in Typhoon Haiyan, a new study shows. - Huffington Post. Read more...

    Alaska Guard Airmen Aid Philippine Relief Efforts
    Nine Alaska Air National Guard members with the 176th Wing's 249th Airlift Squadron are working in the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan, the relief effort to assist citizens affected by Typhoon Haiyan. - U.S. Department of Defense. Read more...
    Philippines' Aquino Races the World's Fastest Economies

    The leader of the Philippines, President Benigno S. Aquino III, has a strong economy to build on as he faces a new challenge. - Bloomberg. Read more...

    In Philippines, Typhoon Orphans Speak of Haiyan's Horrors

    The teenager with unruly hair in a ponytail wipes tears from her eyes as she holds her feverish 3-year-old brother, who clings to her and lets out a sob of his own now and then. - Huffington Post. Read more...
    11 fascinating talks from TEDWomen

    Watch great and inspiring talks made by TEDWomen, such as Sherly Sandberg, Angela Patton, and Jane Fonda. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    San Francisco Arts Commission Town Hall Meeting, December 4, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco. Email Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org for questions.

    1st Geneva-Harney BRT Community Meeting
    , December 5, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - SFCTA, 1455 Market Street, 22nd Floor, San Francisco. Download meeting agenda at genevabrt.org. For questions contact the Study Team at 415.593.4800 or genevabrt@sfcta.org.

    84th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in McLaren Lodge
    , December 5, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    2013 Excelsior Holiday Art Walk & Open House
    , December 6, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Mission Street to San Juan to Onondaga, with the main stage at Unique Auto Body Shop at the Persia Triangle, San Francisco. For more info, contact Gwynn Mackellen at gmackellen@eagsf.org or 415-585-0110.

    Oakland Structures
    , December 6, 2013, Friday at 7:30 AM - Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland. Click for info.

    California Transplant Donor Network's "Puso Ng Pinoy"
    , December 7, 2013, Saturday at 12:00 PM - St. Andrews Church, 1571 Southgate Avenue, Daly City. For more info, contact Joey Sison at 510-844-1859 or jcsison@ctdn.org

    ABS-CBN Foundation Int'l - Filipino Cultural Show,
    Sunday, December 8, 2013 @ 2-7PM at the Stub Hub Center. $50 per person. RSVP by clicking here.

    Professionals VIP Holiday Reception,
    December 11, 2013, Wednesday at 6:00 PM - Hotel Adagio, 550 Geary Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    East Bay Book of Lists Party
    , December 11, 2013 Wednesday at 5:30 PM - Diablo Country Club, 1700 Clubhouse Road, Diablo. Click for info.

    NAWBO SF Bay Area Educational Speaker Series & Reception
    , December 12, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco, 450 Powell Street. Click for info.

    San Francisco Arts Commission Town Hall Meetings,
    December 14, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco. Email Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org for questions.

    11th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade
    , December 14, 2013, Saturday at 6:30 PM - Jessie Square & Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.

    2014 Book of Lists Party
    , February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards
    , June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.
    Pennsylvania
    Future Search Training with Sandra Janoff
    , December 9-11, 2013 in Philadelphia. Click for more info or to register.

    Virginia
    2nd Annual Touch of Asia Event, December 6, 2013, Friday at 7PM - Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job: HWW Executive Director
    Posted by: Honoring Women Worldwide
    Description: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101495814358-388/HWW+ED+job+description.12.1.13.pdf
    To apply, email info@honoringwomenworldwide.org. NO PHONE CALLS.

    Job: NDAA Senior Attorney
    Posted by: National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
    Deadline: December 9, 2013
    http://ndaa.org/employment_home.html#apply

    Call for Film Entries!
    - Late Deadline: December 15.
    Entry fee is $50. Submit your film for the 9th Annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival. SFIWFF accepts films of all genres for 20 minutes or less in length: narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, and new media. MUST be directed or co-directed by women. Enter by visiting http://womensfilminstitute.com/programs/sf-womens-film-festival/
    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Iloilo food festival becomes feeding program for typhoon victims
    Iloilo has always been a foodie's paradise. If you wish to warm your tummy with an early breakfast treat, there's freshly cooked pancit molo at the house of Kapitan Ising, with its kaldero-ful of peppery broth with freshly wrapped pork molo. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    This December, San Francisco will be buzzing with various Filipino events such as the 11th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade and numerous fundraisers and benefits for the Philippines. Take a look at our events and meeting section in this issue of ePahayagan. You can also find a list of events here: http://events.sfgate.com/san_francisco_ca/events/filipino+events
    - Rebecca
  • November 25, 2013 11:43 AM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Happy Thanksgiving from Team FWN! We are thankful for all of our friends, members, and supporters, and we wish you a yummy food-filled Thanksgiving break!

    FWN encourages you to spread Thanksgiving cheer and to GIVE BACK to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda have food, shelter, and relief for Thanksgiving.

    See below for resources on how you can help families in the Philippines.
    How to look for loved ones: 
    • Google Person Finderhttp://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda/
      • Search via Mobile: Search with SMS by texting 2662999 (Globe), 4664999 (SMART), 22020999 (Sun), or +16508003977 with the message Search [name]. For example, to search for Joshua, text Search Joshua
    Organizations fundraising money for typhoon victims:
    • RISE for the Philippines: V-Fund Benefts Women & Men on the Ground Immediatelyhttp://bit.ly/1a2kiyu
    • For a list of organizations supported by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, visit sfgivesback.org
    Social Media Resources:



    Message from Benson Tran, Co-Chair, Filipinos for Chiu:
    Supervisor Chiu introduced a resolution last week that should be passed next Tuesday to ask Mayor Lee to allow city workers to more easily donate to a Typhoon Relief fund, either thru pre-tax payroll deductions, cash payments, donating earned vacation time, or other methods.

    The Board will vote on it Tuesday; if any folks want to testify in support, public comment is likely around 4pm or afterwards.

    Please pass this information on to any interested parties, especially those who may donate to Typhoon Relief in the near future.

    Shared by Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12):

    Congrats to Dr. Verder-Aliga!

    Dr. Rozzana Verder-Aliga, of Vallejo, California and a 2009 FWN awardee (Policymakers & Visionaries category) won her bid for Vallejo City Council at the November 5th election.  She received 6,353 votes or 47% and defeated 2 other candidates in a 3-way race for 1 seat on the Vallejo City Council. She is a Family Therapist and Senior Manager for Solano County Health & Social Services and is currently an elected member of the Solano County Board of Education.  She also served on the Vallejo Board of Education for 12 years (1993-2005).  She is the FIRST FILIPINA elected to the Vallejo City council and will take her oath of office on Jan. 7, 2014.  She is married to retired US army Colonel Nestor Aliga and they have 3 sons. 

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Mandarin Oriental to double your donation:
    The Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco will match Typhoon Relief donations, dollar for dollar up to a total of $5,000, made to the Red Cross by December 15th.

    Please donate by clicking here. Then simply email your confirmation number or a copy of your receipt to group-mosfo-humanresources@mohg.com.

      PRESS RELEASES

    AT&T Offers Billing Relief for Customers Calling and Texting Family, Friends in the Philippines
    AT&T is implementing international calling and texting relief efforts for U.S. residential wireless and wireline customers trying to connect with loved ones in the Philippines, following the recent devastating typhoon. Read full text.
    Statement of The Department of Tourism on the Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda
    The Department of Tourism (DOT) is one with the whole nation in expressing its deepest sympathies to the families and victims of the Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name "Haiyan"), one of the strongest typhoons that made landfall in recorded history. Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    Typhoon Death Toll Passes 5,000 in Philippines
    Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, officials say the death toll has risen above 5,000. - TIME. Read more...
    Faces of Haiyan
    The supertyphoon that hit the Philippines has displaced more people than the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina combined. - Wall Street Journal. Read more...
    CNN Films: 'Girl Rising'

    One girl with courage is a revolution. CNN Films' "Girl Rising" tells the stories of girls from around the world and how the power of education can change the world. - CNN. Read more...
    Surviving Climate Change

    Is a green energy revolution on the global agenda? - New America Media. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    NAWBO SF Bay Area Educational Speaker Series & Reception, December 12, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco, 450 Powell Street. Click for info.

    11th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade,
    December 14, 2013, Saturday at 6:30 PM - Jessie Square & Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.

    2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards,
    June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.
    New York

    Emerge America & Emerge New Jersey: New York Reception with Rebecca Traister, New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Boston City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu, and new President of Emerge Jo Ousterhout,
    December 4, 2013, Wednesday at the home of Virginia Davies, West Village, New York City. Address provided upon RSVP. Click for info.

    Virginia
    2nd Annual Touch of Asia Event, December 6, 2013, Friday at 7PM - Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Small Business Saturday - November 30th
    Get $10 Back When You Spend $10 or More! Learn more: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/

    Job: Heartland Project Reporter Posted by: Asian American Journalists Association and National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association
    Apply: http://www.aaja.org/heartland-reporter/

    Job: Health Promotion Specialist, Transgender Services Posted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
    Apply: http://bit.ly/1biCm9L

    Job: Phlebotomist

    Posted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
    Apply:
    http://www.apiwellness.org/jobs/2013/PhlebotomistPTR092013.pdf

    Job: Health Promotion Specialist, TransAccess

    Posted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
    Apply:
    http://www.apiwellness.org/jobs/2013/Health%20Promotion%20SpecialistTransAccess%20PTR.pdf

    Job: Director of Clinical Services

    Posted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
    Apply:
    http://bit.ly/1835VGn

    Job: Police Officer (Lateral)
    Posted by: City of El Cajon
    Apply: http://bit.ly/1he2Cob

    Job: Police Officer (Academy Graduate) Posted by: City of El Cajon
    Apply: http://bit.ly/1i9rMWk

    Job: Police Dispatcher
    Posted by: City of El Cajon
    Apply: http://bit.ly/IdPfWd
    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    'What will happen to us when this kindness ends?'
    Romnick Abadines’ heart pounded as a Philippine Air Force C-130 carried him above typhoon-wrecked Tacloban City. He had never been on a plane before, never watched silvery-white clouds pass from a small, round window. It was not the first time, or the last, that he felt helpless and out of his element. - Read more.
    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    A couple times in my life I have attended a friend's Thanksgiving celebration. Having previously only attended my family's Filipino Thanksgiving celebrations all my life, it was a new and different experience. There were many things different, such as the food and the ambiance. After taking part in Thanksgiving celebration much different from my own, I found myself wondering about how other people and cultures celebrate the holidays.

    How are Filipino celebrations different from other cultures? Check out this article on NPR: "Project Expat: Thanksgiving In Faraway Lands" by Linton Weeks.

    As Thanksgiving draws near, take a moment to step outside your family traditions and ponder about how alike or unique your traditions are to other people's. And maybe next year, join a friend's celebration and experience something new.

    Don't forget to leave us a comment! We enjoy hearing from you.
    - Rebecca
  • November 19, 2013 12:08 PM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Marily Mondejar, FWN CEO & Founder, participated in the conference call from the Department of State:
    Dear all,

    I would like to invite you to participate in a conference call on the response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel from the State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs on Friday, November 15th at 4:30pm EST.

    During the call we hope to share with the Filipino-American community details about our government's response to Typhoon Haiyan. The call will also be an opportunity to discuss how the U.S. government can partner effectively with the private sector in the long term recovery of the affected areas.


    TYPHOON HAIYAN RESOURCES:
    How to look for loved ones: 


    How to help? Please donate. Below are organizations fundraising money for typhoon victims:

    Social Media Tagging to Support Typhoon Relief Efforts


    For more, visit our homepage at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org


    ---------------------

    Want to relive the memories from the Filipina Leadership Summit? For Summit photos, go to http://photos.filipinawomensnetwork.org.

    Click here to check out the FWN Magazine 2013 Issue online, or go to http://www.scribd.com/doc/180812058/FWN-Magazine-2013-%E2%80%93-100-Most-Influential-Filipinas-in-the-World-FWN-Global100.

    To view past issues of the FWN Magazine, visit www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/mags

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Call for Support: Philippines' delegate Naderex Sano's COP19 Hunger Strike - http://act.engagementlab.org/sign/18mr_tysano?akid=551.163746.a4fFLu&rd=1&t=2


    NAPAWF: Join in solidarity to call your Representative and urge them to stand up for fair immigration reform that addresses the unique needs of women and to keep families together.
    - Dial 800-490-2010 to get connected.
    - Tweet using We Belong Together's Tweet Your Member of Congress tool: http://www.webelongtogether.org/tweetyourMOC
    Message from Isidra Macaraeg from Pilipino Senior Resource Center:
    Help raise funds for PSRC's Filipina Breast Cancer Support Services Program. Visit http://www.gofundme.com/4oxbh4# to read more info and to donate.

    Read Leader Nancy Pelosi's "Get Covered California!" Newsletter: ACA Newletter _ English.pdf

    Washington Protest Letter from the Filipino Community of Seattle: October ltr to sec.doc


      PRESS RELEASES

    AT&T Offers Billing Relief for Customers Calling and Texting Family, Friends in the Philippines
    AT&T is implementing international calling and texting relief efforts for U.S. residential wireless and wireline customers trying to connect with loved ones in the Philippines, following the recent devastating typhoon. Read full text.
    Statement of The Department of Tourism on the Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda
    The Department of Tourism (DOT) is one with the whole nation in expressing its deepest sympathies to the families and victims of the Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name "Haiyan"), one of the strongest typhoons that made landfall in recorded history. Read full text.
    GABRIELA-USA Calls for Urgent Relief Aid for Survivors of Haiyan
    Filipino American women in GABRIELA-USA and their allies across the U.S.A. launches a relief campaign in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    404k Raised for Philippine Typhoon Relief
    Online fundraising campaigns for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. - GoFundMe.com. Read more...
    Gov't warns people in disaster-hit areas not to eat meat from carcasses
    As food supplies have not reached other survivors in less known towns that also suffered the brunt of "supertyphoon Yolanda", health officials on Wednesday reiterated their warning to the people not to eat meat from carcasses of animals that died in the typhoon and meat products that have been submerged in floodwater. - Inquirer. Read more...
    Apl.de.Ap shines as Kapuso (Kindred Heart) Awardee in Filipina Women's Network Global 100

    When he got the Kindred Heart Award at the Filipina Women's Global 100 Gala at Mark Hopkins InerContinental Hotel on October 26, he said: "I grew up with not much, but we were happy." - Asian Journal. Read more...

    CNN's Anderson Cooper defends coverage
    Filipina host attacked CNN's Anderson Cooper for something he never said while covering Typhoon Haiyan's aftermath. - CNN. Read more...
    Panoramic photo shows Haiyan devastation

    A dozen body bags line the street in Tacloban -- one of the towns hardest hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan -- as locals walk through the destruction of what used to be their homes. - CNN News. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Typhoon Relief Happy Hour, November 21, 2013, Thursday at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco. The Mandarin Hotel will match Typhoon Relief donations, dollar for dollar up to a total of $5,000, made to the Red Cross by December 15th. Please donate by clicking here. Then simply email your confirmation number or a copy of your receipt to group-mosfo-humanresources@mohg.com.
    Yolanda Relief Fundraising Dinner, November 21, 2013, Thursday at 6:30 PM - The Patio Filipino Restaurant, 41770 El Camino Real, San Bruno. 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.
    2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards, June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.
    New York
    Massey Knakal Multifamily Summit, November 20-21, 2013, Wednesday & Thursday - McGraw-Hill Conference Center, Mid-town Manhattan, NYC. Click for info.
    The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York - Monthly Meeting: "Updates: MDGs, SDGs, and the Post-2015 Development Agenda", November 21, 2013, Thursday at 12:30 PM - Church Center Building (CCUN), 2nd Floor, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York. Click for info.
    Virginia
    2nd Annual Touch of Asia Event, December 6, 2013, Friday at 7PM - Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job: Director - Colusa County DCSS
    Posted by: Human Resources, San Francisco Dept. of Child Services
    Deadline: December 2, 2013
    http://www.csdaca.org/resources/1/Recruitments/2013/Colusa_111513.pdf

    AT&T Retail Virtual Info Career Session
    AT&T will be hosting two Retail Virtual Information Career Sessions: Wednesday, 12/4 and Thursday, 12/5 @ 12pm to promote Retail vacancies in the Bay Area.
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/att-retail-virtual-career-information-session-tickets-9075000571

    Asia Society Northern California (ASNC) Seeking Interns
    ASNC is seeking interns with an interest in Asian affairs to work in their San Francisco office this spring. Click for info.

    Asian Women in Business Sessions @ Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas (between 51st & 52nd St), NYC. Each session is from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and light refreshments will be provided. Per Class: $20 for AWIB Members, $30 for non-members. Click to register.
    • Marketing - On and Offline Strategies (Tuesday, November 26, 2013)
    • Financing Your Business (Wednesday, December 4, 2013)

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Typhoon Haiyan: children in disaster zone are vulnerable, warns Unicef
    Aid workers have warned that children in the disaster zone left by typhoon Haiyan are particularly vulnerable, as they set up child-focused services to mitigate the impact. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    While sifting through my Twitter feed a few days ago, I came across a tweet from NPR that offered a serious question I feel that every person should ask his or herself:
    If you live half a world away, out of danger and in comparative comfort, how do you try to understand a tragedy that sadly risks becoming just another headline? (Gurganus and Roose, NPR Books)
    As we hear about and watch the news on the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, it is important that we ask ourselves this question.

    I haven't been to the Philippines since I was a young girl, but learning about the devastation and trauma the typhoon brought to so many families brought tears to my eyes. When I look around during my daily commute, or when scroll through my Facebook and Twitter feed, I can't help but think that MORE people should care MORE about what happened in the Philippines, and that maybe they don't or just aren't showing it because they wrestle with how to connect to people across the globe.


    In NPR's book review, "In A Storm's Wake, Two Books Help Make Sense Of What Remains," posted last week, Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn and Flood by Robert Penn Warren may "help readers grasp the news still streaming in from the Philippines."

    To read more about NPR's book review, visit
    http://www.npr.org/2013/11/15/245473217/a-must-read-for-a-typhoons-aftermath


    If you have read these books, or have other book suggestions related to this topic, please email epahayagan@ffwn.org.
    - Rebecca
  • November 12, 2013 12:14 PM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Check out Judge Cheryl Moss (FWN100 '11) and Gloria T. Caoile (Global100 '13) on Las Vegas FOX5 News: http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/23940280/nonprofit-organizing-las-vegas-typhoon-relief-effort
    CALL FOR SUPPORT! Our sisters and brothers in the Philippines need us. As you know, Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) has devastated the Philippines. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the people affected. 
    The time is now.  See below for resources on what you can do, how to help, or if how to find your loved ones.
    How to look for loved ones: 


    How to help? Please donate. Below are organizations fundraising money for typhoon victims:
    Social Media Tagging to Support Typhoon Relief Efforts



    For more, visit our homepage at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org


    ---------------------

    Want to relive the memories from the Filipina Leadership Summit? For Summit photos, go to http://photos.filipinawomensnetwork.org.

    Click here to check out the FWN Magazine 2013 Issue online, or go to http://www.scribd.com/doc/180812058/FWN-Magazine-2013-%E2%80%93-100-Most-Influential-Filipinas-in-the-World-FWN-Global100.

    To view past issues of the FWN Magazine, visit www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/mags

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Call for Support: Philippines' delegate Naderex Sano's COP19 Hunger Strike - http://act.engagementlab.org/sign/18mr_tysano?akid=551.163746.a4fFLu&rd=1&t=2


    NAPAWF: Join in solidarity to call your Representative and urge them to stand up for fair immigration reform that addresses the unique needs of women and to keep families together.
    - Dial 800-490-2010 to get connected.
    - Tweet using We Belong Together's Tweet Your Member of Congress tool: http://www.webelongtogether.org/tweetyourMOC
    Message from Isidra Macaraeg from Pilipino Senior Resource Center:
    Help raise funds for PSRC's Filipina Breast Cancer Support Services Program. Visit http://www.gofundme.com/4oxbh4# to read more info and to donate.

    Read Leader Nancy Pelosi's "Get Covered California!" Newsletter: ACA Newletter _ English.pdf

    Washington Protest Letter from the Filipino Community of Seattle: October ltr to sec.doc


      PRESS RELEASES

    AT&T Offers Billing Relief for Customers Calling and Texting Family, Friends in the Philippines
    AT&T is implementing international calling and texting relief efforts for U.S. residential wireless and wireline customers trying to connect with loved ones in the Philippines, following the recent devastating typhoon. Read full text.
    Statement of The Department of Tourism on the Afterman of Typhoon Yolanda
    The Department of Tourism (DOT) is one with the whole nation in expressing its deepest sympathies to the families and victims of the Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name "Haiyan"), one of the strongest typhoons that made landfall in recorded history. Read full text.
    GABRIELA-USA Calls for Urgent Relief Aid for Survivors of Haiyan
    Filipino American women in GABRIELA-USA and their allies across the U.S.A. launches a relief campaign in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    Las Vegas mobilizes to aid Typhoon Haiyan victims
    Typhoon Haiyan decimated the area in the Philippines where Clark County Family Court Judge Cheryl Moss spent many childhood summers. - Las Vegas Review-Journal. Read more...
    Las Vegas Filipino-Americans on Typhoon Recovery
    A typhoon has ravaged the central Philippines, killing an estimated 10,000 people. Listen to Honorable Cheryl Moss (FWN100 '11) interview with KNPR 88.9 News. Read more...
    Typhoon Haiyan: How to Help with Recovery Efforts

    Relief organizations and first-responders are mobilizing to provide aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. - TechSoup. Read more...

    How to Help Philippines Typhoon Victims
    As the full scale of the devastation wrought across the islands of the Philippines over the weekend by Typhoon Haiyan came into fuller view on Monday, governments around the world have pledged aid to the victims. - The New York Times. Read more...
    Typhoon Haiyan: five days on - in pictures

    Five days after Typhoon Haiyan devastated regions in the Philippines, thousands of survivors are left without shelter, food and power, and await evacuation to Manila. - The Guardian. Read more...

    Typhoon Haiyan: how you can help the Philippines

    Aid groups and charities are working to help those affected by the typhoon, which has killed thousands. - The Guardian. Read more...
    Case Explores Rights of Fetus Versus Mother

    Alicia Beltran cried with fear and disbelief when county sheriffs surrounded her home on July 18 and took her in handcuffs to a holding cell. - The New York Times. Read more...

    Immigrant Woman Shackled While Giving Birth finally Settles Legal Battle
    Juana Villegas finally settled a five-year legal battle regarding her detainment by Davidson County police and being forced to give birth shackled to a hospital bed in 2008. - NAPAWF. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    NAWBO SFBA Educational Speaker Series w/ Kate Purmal, November 14, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, SF. 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 tejal@fullcirclefund.org for more info.

    Advancing Justice Conference 2013,
    November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    Epigenetics: It's Affect on Disease, Cholesterol, Inflammation & Weight, November 16, 2013, Saturday at 2 PM - Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, Santa Clara.
    International Career Night, November 18, 2013, Monday at 6:30 PM - World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco. 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.
    2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards, June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.
    New Jersey

    Classical Guitar Music of the Philippines, Spain and Latin America with Michael Dadap, November 17, 2013, Sunday at 1:45 PM - Leshowitz Recital Hall at Chapin Hall, Montclair State University, Montclair. RSVP by calling 973-655-6941.
    New York
    Massey Knakal Multifamily Summit, November 20-21, 2013, Wednesday & Thursday - McGraw-Hill Conference Center, Mid-town Manhattan, NYC. Click for info.
    The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York - Monthly Meeting: "Updates: MDGs, SDGs, and the Post-2015 Development Agenda", November 21, 2013, Thursday at 12:30 PM - Church Center Building (CCUN), 2nd Floor, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York. Click for info.
    Virginia
    2nd Annual Touch of Asia Event, December 6, 2013, Friday at 7PM - Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Sacramento Alumnae - Openings on the Sacramento County Adult & Aging Commission
    The Sacramento County Adult & Aging Commission currently has 3 openings. Click to apply or visit: http://bit.ly/1a2rivn

    Los Angeles Alumnae - Opening at the Commission on the Status of Women
    The City of Los Angeles is looking for candidates for the Commission on the Status of Women as well as other commissions. Click to apply or visit: http://bit.ly/HLAtFL

    Asia Society Northern California (ASNC) Seeking Interns
    ASNC is seeking interns with an interest in Asian affairs to work in their San Francisco office this spring. Click for info.

    Asian Women in Business Sessions @ Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas (between 51st & 52nd St), NYC. Each session is from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and light refreshments will be provided. Per Class: $20 for AWIB Members, $30 for non-members. Click to register.
    • Legal Structures, Taxes, & Record Keeping (Tuesday, November 19, 2013)
    • Marketing - On and Offline Strategies (Tuesday, November 26, 2013)
    • Financing Your Business (Wednesday, December 4, 2013)
    Job Title: Part-Time Community Builder
    Posted by: Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Miracle baby born in rubble of city crushed by killer storm
    Wonder Baby Bea was born amidst the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm ever to hit land, which has already killed more than 10,000 and shattered the lives of 2 million people. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Connect with your Filipina/o sisters and brothers in the Philippines. They need us now. Take a look at some moving images from the unprecedented Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and find out what you can do to connect and support your roots. Click here or visit http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/11/health/typhoon-medical-crisis/.
    Leave FWN some love by commenting! Email epahayagan@ffwn.org
    - Rebecca
  • November 06, 2013 11:12 AM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Round of Applause! What an amazing experience at the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit: Global Filipina Women: Power & Influence on October 24-26 in San Francisco. The Filipina Women's Network marked a historic milestone, in celebration of our 10th year we launched Pinay Power 2020 - a global campaign to select the first Global100. Awardees selected were from Bangladesh, Canada, China, Guam, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Poland, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.

    To view a list of the Global100 Awardees, visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/global100-13

    For Summit photos, go to http://photos.filipinawomensnetwork.org.

    Click here to check out the FWN Magazine 2013 Issue online, or go to http://www.scribd.com/doc/180812058/FWN-Magazine-2013-%E2%80%93-100-Most-Influential-Filipinas-in-the-World-FWN-Global100.

    To view past issues of the FWN Magazine, visit www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/mags

    **Day 1 of the Filipina Leadership Summit (Oct. 24) took place at Charles Schwab with the following sessions:

    • Opening Remarks: Nina D. Aguas (President & COO, Philippine Bank of Communications, Inc.). Read her speech here: http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nina_aguas_keynotespeech
    • Shaping the Filipina Pop Culture Image
      • Speakers: Cristina Luna (Principal, The Luna Company), Edwina Kluender (Director of Communications, Mandarin Oriental SF), Rebecca Delgado Rottman (VP, Community & Government Relations, Academy of Art University), Vivian Araullo (former Head of News Production, Executive Producer, ABS-CBN International/The FilipinoCHannel)
      • Moderator: Odette Keeley (News Anchor & Executive Producer, New America Media & COMCAST TV, Director, NAM National Network Building)
    • Managing Your Personal Brand: Branding in the Digital Age
      • Speakers: Cathy Campbell (Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Charles Schwab), Keesa Ocampo (Corporate Affairs, ABS-CBN International), Pati Navalta Poblete (Author, Director, Asian Region, Global Footprint Network), Col. Shirley Raguindin (Chief Diversity Officer, Air National Guard), Tessa Yutadco (Founder & CEO, My Prime Skin Care)
      • Moderator: Patricia Gallardo (Group Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Shangri-La International Hotel Management, Ltd.
    • Make Me A Filipina Millionaire
      • Speakers: Cora Tellez (CEO, Sterling HSA), Isabelita Manalastas-Watanabe (President & Representative Director, Speed Money Transfer Japan Kabushiki Kaisha), Evelia Religioso (Vice President, REVA Farms; President, Siniloan Feeds Corporation)
      • Moderator: Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson (Managing Director of IT, Strategic & Critical Engineering Technology, Charles Schwab)
    • Life Planning: What do you want to do with the rest of your life? (at Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel)
      • Speaker: Marily Mondejar (CEO & Founder, Filipina Women's Network, Executive Career Coach, Institute for Image Management)
    • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's VIP Welcome Reception (at San Francisco City Hall, the People's House)
      • Speakers: SF Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Bay Area Filipino Mayors, elected and appointed officials, FWN Board of Directors.

    **Day 2 of the Filipina Leadership Summit (Oct. 25) at Google

    • Opening Remarks & Welcome Keynote
      • Moderators: Filipino Googlers, Google
      • Opening Keynote: Margaret Lapiz (Vice President, Kaiser Permanente - The Permanente Medical Group)
      • Speakers: Jocelyn Ding (VP of Operationrs, Google Enterprise), Regina Manzana-Sawhney (Senior Program Manager, Google/Co-Founder, Filipino Google Network), Marily Mondejar (CEO & Founder, Filipina Women's Network), Susie Quesada (Executive VP, Ramar Foods International)
    • Filipina Women in STEM Careers
      • Moderator: Julie Soo, Esq. (Staff Counsel, California Dept. of Insurance; Past President, SF Commission on the Status of Women)
      • Speakers: Carmencita Padilla MD (Director, Newborn Screening Reference Center; Executive Director, Philippine Genome Center), Amelia Duran-Stanton (Deputy Chief of Inspections/Ortho Physician Assistant, U.S. Army), Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi (CEO, Geoscience Testing Laboratory
    • Make Me A Filipina CEO
      • Speakers: Marife Zamora (Managing Director, AsiaPac and EMEA, Convergys Corporation), Col. Shirley Raguindin, Margaret Lapiz, Jocelyn Ding, Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi
    • Pinay Speed Femtoring
      • Session Co-Chairs: Natalie Aliga (Grants Administrator & Community Relation Representative, CSAA Insurance Group) & Herna Cruz-Louie (Co-Founder of The American Center of Philippine Arts)
      • Global100 Speed Femtor 100 Young Pinay Femtees. Femtees had the opportunity to interact with Femtors by moving to different topic tables every 7 mins. Click here to register as a FEMtor or a FEMtee.
    • Food, Politics, Labor, and Social Media
      • Moderator: Hydra Mendoza (Senior Education and Family Services Advisor to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee; Trustee, San Francisco School Board)
      • Speakers: Kris Valderrama (Democrat, District 26, Prince George's County, Maryland, Member of House of Delegates since 2007), Rozita Villanueva Lee (Commissioner, President Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders), Daz Lamparas (President, SF Chapter, APA Labor Alliance), Regina Manzana-Sawhney (Senior Program Manager, Google), Susie Quesada ( Executive VP, Ramar Foods)
    • Closing Keynote & Remarks
      • Moderator: Edcelyn Pujol (Certified Financial Planner & Investment Advisor at Frontier Wealth Strategies)
      • Closing Keynote: Marife Zamora (Convergys Corporation)
      • Speakers: Regina Manzana-Sawhney (Google), Marily Mondejar (Filipina Women's Network), Susie Quesada (Ramar Foods)
    • Speed Kwentuhan: The Filipina Diaspora Part I (Pajama Party @ the Mark Hopkins)
      • Session Chair: Elena Mangahas (FWN Board Chair)
      • Speaker: Gloria T. Caoile (Labor Activist, FWN100 '07)

    **Day 3 of the Filipina Leadership Summit (Oct. 26 at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel)

    • Make Me A Political Insider
      • Moderator: Gloria T. Caoile (National Political Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance)
      • Speakers: Carmela Clendening (Senior Manager, State & Local Government Affairs/PAC, Salesforce.com), Genevieve Jopanda (Executive Director, SF Hep B Free Campaign), Dr. Jennifer Ong (Jennifer Ong OD, Candidate for California Assembly), Meriam Reynosa (Senior District Representative, The Office of State Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett)
    • Filipina GLOBAL Leaders: Pinay, pinay, saan ka pupunta? Nandita na ako!
      • Moderators: Lucille Lozada Tenazas (Henry Wolf Professor, Parsons The New School for Design) & Dr. Maria Beebe (Founding Partner, Global Networks)
      • Speakers:
        • Nina D. Aguas, President & COO, PBCOM
        • Eileen Aparis, Exec. Director, Apl.de.ap Foundation
        • Suzie Moya Benitez, Trustee & Exec. Director, Bayanihan Folk Arts Foundation; Associate VP, Campus Life Philippine Women's University
        • Dr. Annette David, Founder & Director of Consulting Services, Health Partners LLC
        • Rosemer Enverga, Founder, Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation
        • Patricia Gallardo, Group Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Shangri-La International Hotel Management
        • Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi, CEO, Geoscience Testing Laboratory
        • Isabelita Manalastas-Watanabe, President & Representative Director, Speed Money Transfer Japan Kabushiki Kaisha
        • Carmencita Padilla MD, Director, Newborn Screening Reference Center; Exec. Director, Philippine Genome Center
        • Michele Bumgarner, Indycar Race Driver, Bumgarner Racing
        • Imelda M. Nicolas, Cabinet Secretary, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Office of the President of the Philippines
        • Ambassador Patricia V. Paez, Ambassador to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia, Republic of the Philippines, Embassy of the Philippines, Poland
        • Evelia Religioso, Vice President - REVA Farms, President - Siniloan Feeds Corporation, Director - Rural Bank of Mabitac Inc., Chairman - Siniloan Water District
        • Patricia Riingen, Senior VP, East & South Asia, Western Union
        • Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering, Cabinet Secretary of Climate Change, Climate Change Commission, Republic of the Philippines
        • Astrid Tuminez, Ph.D., Regional Director, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Southeast Asia, Microsoft, Inc. Singapore
        • Marife Zamora, Managing Director, AsiaPac & EMEA, Converys Corporation
    • Pinay Talks: Extraordinary Voices - The Filipina Diaspora Part II
      • Co-Chairs: Sonia T. Delen (Senior VP, Banc of America Leasing) & Trisha Marco (Marketing Coordinator, Telamon Engineering Consultants, Inc.)
      • Speakers: Dr. Tess Mauricio, Gel Santos Relos, Maria Almia de los Santos, Bennie Burris, Imelda Cuyugan, Elizabeth Ann Quirino, Dr. Jasmine Therese Esguerra
    • Global100 Gala Awards Celebration @ the Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel





    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Message from Isidra Macaraeg from Pilipino Senior Resource Center:
    Help raise funds for PSRC's Filipina Breast Cancer Support Services Program. Visit http://www.gofundme.com/4oxbh4# to read more info and to donate.

    Read Leader Nancy Pelosi's "Get Covered California!" Newsletter: ACA Newletter _ English.pdf

    Washington Protest Letter from the Filipino Community of Seattle: October ltr to sec.doc

      PRESS RELEASES

    Cora Tellez Keynote Speech at the FWN Leadership Summit & Global100 Awards

    On Saturday, October 26, Sterling CEO Cora Tellez took the stage as keynote speaker for the 10th Filipina Women's Network (FWN) Leadership Summit and Global 100 Awards at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. Read full text.

    Convergys managing director hailed among 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the World

    Marife Zamora, Convergys Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, is one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award recipients (FWN Global100) in the Founders and Pioneers category. Read full text.

    Michele Bumgarner Named Filipina Women's Network Global 100

    Michele Bumgarner was recently honored at the 10th Annual Filipina Women's Network Leadership Summit as one of the FWN's Global100. Read full text.

    Ambassador Paez selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global100)

    Ambassador Patricia Ann V. Paez, the Philippine envoy to Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia has been selected. Read full text.

    Sec. Imelda Nicolas honored as FWN's Global 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World for 2013


    Sec. Mely will be honored under the FWN Global 100 "Builder" Category Award, which is conferred to outstanding Filipinas who "have demonstrated exceptional business impact at a large workplace environment."
    Read full text.

    Margaret Lapiz Honored as One of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World

    OAKLAND, Calif.--Kaiser Permanente's Margaret Lapiz received the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award at an event hosted by the Filipina Women's Network. Read full text.

    Pioneering Filipina Doctor in Guam Honored as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World

    The Philippine Consulate General congratulates Ms. Annette M. David , MD, MPH, FACODEM, for being selected. Read full text.

    Nevada District Judge Cheryl B. Moss receives a Lifetime Golden Pearl Award, Professional Achievement Category

    At the 6th Annual Gala Night of the Filipino American Heritage Foundation, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Treasure Island Hotel here, seven distinguished individuals, a newspaper publication and a non-profit organization were honored and recognized for their outstanding achievements. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Celebrating and challenging the Filipina

    "I had the privilege of meeting so many high achieving kababayan and kabaro in the Filipina Women's Network Gala honoring the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the World." - Asian Journal. Read more...

    Enrile named among world's most influential Filipina women

    Annalisa Enrile, clinical associate professor at the USC School of Social Work, has been selected as on the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World. - University of Southern California News. Read more...

    Bayanihan's Suzie Benitez cited as 'influential Filipina'

    Bayanihan executive director Suzie Moya Benitez joins the list of Filipinos to receive the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award (FWN Global100) - Inquirer. Read more...

    Filipina Makes it Big in the United Arab Emirates

    Geoscience Testing Laboratory Chief Executive Officer Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi made it big by being officially nominated and selected as the "Emirates Woman - Woman of the Year Award 2013" by Motivate Publishing. - Kabayan Weekly. Read more...

    Dubai mum named one of the most influential Filipinas in the world
    Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi is no stranger to awards. Over the years the mother of two has racked up a long list of trophies and accolades. - The National. Read more...
    FWN's Global Leaders' Panel: The creative genius of speaking expressively

    Ninety women gathered to listen to the 18-member FWN Global Leaders' Panel, which is made up of two Cabinet Secretaries to the Office of the President Noynoy Aquino, an Ambassador of the Philippines to Poland. - Asian Journal. Read more...

    Vice-Chancellor of AIUB selected 100 most influential Filipina Women in the World

    Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor of the American International University-Bangladesh has been selected as '100 most influential Filipina Women in the World.' - The Bangladesh Today. Read more...

    Profiles in Activism: Meet Loida Nicolas Lewis, One of the World's 100 Most Influential Filipina Women Leaders

    Loida Nicolas Lewis will stay on one message. As the lead producer of the New York premiere of NOLI ME TANGERE opera, Ms. Lewis will be hard at work. - Randy Gener Live. Read more...

    Why Board Diversity is Especially Important in Healthcare

    Twitter is under fire this week for lacking diversity on its board of directors as the company heads toward IPO. - EHR Bloggers. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    NAWBO SFBA Educational Speaker Series w/ Kate Purmal, November 14, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, SF. 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 tejal@fullcirclefund.org 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.


    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.

    New Jersey

    Classical Guitar Music of the Philippines, Spain and Latin America with Michael Dadap, November 17, 2013, Sunday at 1:45 PM - Leshowitz Recital Hall at Chapin Hall, Montclair State University, Montclair. RSVP by calling 973-655-6941.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    Idealist Grad Fair, November 6, 2013, Wednesday at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Golden Gate Park San Francisco County Fair Building. Click for more info.

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Asian Americans Comprise Half of All People with Hepatitis B in the U.S.
    While Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) account for less than 5 percent of the U.S. population, they comprise half of the estimated 1.2 million people living in the United States with the chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    It's a statistic that hits close to home for APIs living in Washington state. The Washington State Department of Health determined that there were 15,664 reported cases of chronic HBV from December 2000 through December 2011 statewide.
    - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Students in the state of California will now be learning about Fil-Am history. Earlier in October, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would include Filipino-American history in textbooks. Read more: http://asianjournal.com/news/fil-am-history-to-be-taught-statewide/
    Leave FWN some love by commenting! Email epahayagan@ffwn.org
    - Rebecca
  • October 02, 2013 1:16 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Woohoo! FWN Board Member Sonia Delen will be speaking at the Largest Bay Area Asian-American Leadership Conference - NAAAP San Francisco "Gateway to Leadership: 2013 NAAAPSF Regional Conference" this Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8AM - 6:30PM at Hotel Nikko Union Square, San Francisco. For more info or for tix, visit http://gtl2013.eventbrite.com/. Use code (SPEAKGUEST_30) to receive a 30% discount towards all general admission tickets.
    Congratulations to Marie Claire Lim Moore, daughter of Lenore Lim (FWN100 '09), on her book launch for Don't Forget the Soap at the Philippine Center in New York. Marie Claire's book is a memoir of advice given to her by her mother, Lenore. Check out the article about her book on The Filipino Express: mScene091613page03.pdf and The Filipino Express Issue 36.pdf

    Please support Socorro de Castro! Socorro, pianist and composer, will be joining jazz vocalist Mon David for an evening of jazz classics mixed with heartfelt originals this weekend, Saturday, October 5 at 8pm at Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland. http://piedmontpiano.com/concerts/131005magicoftwo.html
    Are you up to date on who's been nominated for the Global100 Awards? Check out the list of awesome Filipinas by visiting - http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/global100_2013_nominees

    Become a Femtee!
    Global100 Speed Femtor 100 Young Pinay Femtees / Proteges


    This is FWN's 3rd year of femtoring the next generation of Pinay leaders. Pinay Speed Femtoring is a learning event at which femtees / proteges can ask the Global100 and U.S. FWN100 Awardees (AKA Femtors) the "everything-you've-always-wanted-to-know-but-didn't-know-whom-to-ask" questions. Femtees will have the opportunity to interact with Femtors during the course of the session by moving to different topic tables every 15 minutes.

    • Advanced sign-up is required for Femtees so you will be able to indicated the areas in which you would most like to receive advice.
    • No drop-in participants allowed.
    • FREE (invited by a Femtor Global100 or FWN100): To sign up as a FEMTEE to participate at the Speed Femtoring session, go to http://www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/femtee
    • If you do not know a Global100 or FWN100, contact us at filipina@ffwn.org and we can introduce you!
    • Attire: Business casual; please wear your FWN name badge.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:

    We want YOU! Volunteer for the FWN 10th Filipina Leadership Summit (October 24-26, 2013) and be a part of the historical gathering of the first 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World! 

    Check out the Summit schedule to see the many exciting programs and sessions - http://fwnsummitschedule.filipinawomensnetwork.org/

    Interested to see who's been nominated? Click here to view the list of the Global100 Nominees. Be a part of the action and and witness first-hand FWN's first Global100 by volunteering. Show your Pinay Power! Deadline is October 10. Sign up now by visiting: http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/volunteer


      PRESS RELEASES

    Marie Claire Lim Moore Becomes Author of Book About Advice from Filipina Mother, Lenore Lim

    NEW YORK, NY-- From someone who is probably among the highest-ranking Filipina Americans in global finance, comes a book - not about the steps to take at the corporate ladder, or the tips to note to get the corner office, or get admitted in Yale, but a memoir of how her mother, Lenore Lim, an early education teacher and artist, taught her the importance of balance. Read full text.

    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.

    IN THE NEWS

    SF City Hall Awash in Purple Light to Mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    San Francisco City Hall will be bathed in purple lights every night in October to mark Domestic Violence Awareness month. - KGO News. Read more...

    Sen. Cruz apologizes to Filvets

    After a 21-hour filibuster rant about President Barack Obama's Obamacare health program and after comparing his rant to the "Bataan Death March" on Friday, US Senator Ted Cruz met with Filipino World War II veterans earlier this week and apologized for his offensive comment. - Asian Journal. Read more...

    Asian shares mostly up on hopes US shutdown will be brief
    Asian markets mostly rose on Wednesday following a positive lead from Wall Street, with investors betting that US lawmakers will soon reach a deal to end the government shutdown - Inquirer. Read more...
    Asian Pacific Islander Population Surges in LA County
    According to a new report released on Wednesday by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Los Angeles County’s large Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities continued to grow dramatically over the past decade, fueling even greater diversity in a county whose overall population growth has slowed to a near standstill. - New America Media. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    The Magic of Two: Mon David & Socorro de Castro, October 5, 2013, Saturday at 8 PM - Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Ave, Oakland. Click for info.

    NAAAP-SF Gateway to Leadership Conference,
    October 5, 2013, Saturday at 8AM - Hotel Nikko Union Square, San Francisco. Click for info. Use code (SPEAKGUEST_30) for a 30% discount on general admission tickets.
    PhilDev presents Lea Salonga, October 5, 2013, Saturday at 8 PM - Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes @ Franklin St, San Francisco. Click for info.

    NAWBO SF Bay Area Educational Speaker Series & Dinner,
    October 10, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Qualifying Round - Professional Division of 4th Kulinarya Cooking Competition,
    October 18, 2013, Friday at 6PM - Philippine Center Social Hall, 5th Floor of 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco. 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 tejal@fullcirclefund.org for more info.

    Advancing Justice Conference 2013,
    November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    San Francisco Bulls Filipino Heritage Celebration, November 17, 2013, Sunday at 2PM - The Cow Palace, Daly City. Contact Divina Videna for tix at (650) 550-4017.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.


    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York

    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.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.
    Virginia
    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.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job: Legal Clerk I - Napa County DCSS
    Posted by: CSDA
    Deadline: October 10, 2013, 5 PM.
    http://www.csdaca.org/resources/1/Recruitments/napa_92713a.pdf

    Job: Executive Director
    Posted by: Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
    Deadline: October 4, 2013.

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Plastic ban overlooks real problem
    Some people are complaining that the ban on the use of plastic bags, which many local governments have imposed, is very inconvenient, especially if they have to buy wet stuff like meat, poultry or seafood. Others worry that the increased use of paper bags, in lieu of plastic, will mean more trees will be cut. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Connect with your Pinay roots during the "Shaping the Filipina Pop Culture Image" session at the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit (Oct 24-26).

    This session will delve deep into the subject of the Filipina pop culture image which is heavily influenced by mass media. How has popular culture influenced the perception of Filipina women in the community, the workplace, our own home countries and throughout the world? What has popular culture done to define the 'culturedness' of the lower classes outside of the 'official culture' and education emanated by the dominant classes? What can be done to re-shape the assumptions and stereotypes that Filipinas encounter? Listen to this fascinating discussion by experts in advertising, marketing, media, and image management.


    Moderator and Speakers at this session include:
    • Odete Keeley, Director, National Network Building
    • Pati Navalta Poblete, Asia Regional Director, World Outreach and Media
    • Cristina Luna, The Luna Company
    • Edwina Kluender, Director of Communications, Mandarin Oriental San Francisco
    • Vivian Araullo, former Head of News Production, Executive Producer, ABS-CBN International/The Filipino Channel
    Excited?? Register for the FULL Filipina Summit to attend this session - http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/register.
    Leave FWN some love by commenting! Email epahayagan@ffwn.org
    - Rebecca
  • September 26, 2013 12:37 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Woohoo! Cora Tellez (FWN100 '09) will be a speaker at the "Make Me a Filipina Millionaire" session at the Filipina Leadership Summit this October! Cora will also keynote the summit.
    Are you up to date on who's been nominated for the Global100 Awards? Check out the list of awesome Filipinas by visiting - http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/global100_2013_nominees

    Become a Femtee!
    Global100 Speed Femtor 100 Young Pinay Femtees / Proteges
    • When: Friday, October 25, 2013, 3:30 - 5:30pm
    • Where: Google Campus
    • Co-Chairs: Herna Cruz-Louie (FWN100 '11) & Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12)
    • Register: www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/femtee
    This is FWN's 3rd year of femtoring the next generation of Pinay leaders. Pinay Speed Femtoring is a learning event at which femtees / proteges can ask the Global100 and U.S. FWN100 Awardees (AKA Femtors) the "everything-you've-always-wanted-to-know-but-didn't-know-whom-to-ask" questions. Femtees will have the opportunity to interact with Femtors during the course of the session by moving to different topic tables every 15 minutes.
    • Advanced sign-up is required for Femtees so you will be able to indicated the areas in which you would most like to receive advice.
    • No drop-in participants allowed.
    • FREE (invited by a Femtor Global100 or FWN100): To sign up as a FEMTEE to participate at the Speed Femtoring session, go to http://www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/femtee
    • If you do not know a Global100 or FWN100, contact us at filipina@ffwn.org and we can introduce you!
    • Attire: Business casual; please wear your FWN name badge.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:

    We want YOU! Volunteer for the FWN 10th Filipina Leadership Summit (October 24-26, 2013) and be a part of the historical gathering of the first 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World! 

    Check out the Summit schedule to see the many exciting programs and sessions - http://fwnsummitschedule.filipinawomensnetwork.org/

    Interested to see who's been nominated? Click here to view the list of the Global100 Nominees. Be a part of the action and and witness first-hand FWN's first Global100 by volunteering. Show your Pinay Power! Sign up now by visiting: http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/volunteer


    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.
     
     
    Already like us? Become a member and register for a chance to win too - www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/membershipapplication


      PRESS RELEASES

    Marie Claire Lim Moore Becomes Author of Book About Advice from Filipina Mother, Lenore Lim

    NEW YORK, NY-- From someone who is probably among the highest-ranking Filipina Americans in global finance, comes a book - not about the steps to take at the corporate ladder, or the tips to note to get the corner office, or get admitted in Yale, but a memoir of how her mother, Lenore Lim, an early education teacher and artist, taught her the importance of balance. Read full text.

    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.

    IN THE NEWS

    Stench of death blankets 3 Zamboanga villages

    The smell of decomposing bodies in Barangay Santa Catalina, scene of heavy fighting in Zamboanga City between government forces and members of the Moro National Liberation Front, overpowers residents who have refused to leave their homes. - Inquirer. Read more...

    AADP calls for great need for ethnic/multiracial bone marrow donors
    Not all people know that race and ethnicity is a major factor in finding a match for someone who badly needs it. - Asian Journal. Read more...
    Women in California Wrote the Book on 'Leaning In'
    California women have been leaning in long before Sandberg arrived in 2001. - WOMENSENEWS. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Writer's Digest Conference West, September 27-29, 2013 - Los Angeles. Click for info.
    Qualifying Round - Professional Division of 4th Kulinarya Cooking Competition, October 18, 2013, Friday at 6PM - Philippine Center Social Hall, 5th Floor of 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco. 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 tejal@fullcirclefund.org for more info.

    Advancing Justice Conference 2013,
    November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    San Francisco Bulls Filipino Heritage Celebration, November 17, 2013, Sunday at 2PM - The Cow Palace, Daly City. Contact Divina Videna for tix at (650) 550-4017.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.


    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York

    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.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.
    Philippines
    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.
    Virginia
    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.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Job: Accounting Technician - San Benito County DCSS
    Posted by: CSDA
    Deadline: September 27, 2013 5:00 PM.
    http://www.csdaca.org/resources/1/Recruitments/2013/San_benito_092313.pdf

    Job: 1402-Junior Clerk
    Posted by: SG Gov
    Deadline: September 27, 2013 11:59 PM.
    http://www.jobaps.com/sf/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=1402&R3=060641

    Job: Child Support Court Commissioner / Court Research Attorney - Amador County
    Posted by: CSDA
    Deadline: September 27, 2013.

    Job: Child Support Program Manager - El Dorado County DCSS
    Posted by: CSDA
    Deadline: October 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

    Job: Executive Director
    Posted by: Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
    Deadline: October 4, 2013.

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    'Harry Potter' now in Filipino
    Year 2013 has proven a magical one for J.K. Rowling's phenomenal book "Harry Potter." Fans worldwide celebrated the 15th anniversary of the first publication of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," know here and in the United States as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    What better way to connect with your Pinay roots than by listening to touching stories from extraordinary women? Attend PINAY TALKS: Extraordinary Voices - The Filipina Diaspora Part II at the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit (Oct 24-26).

    This meaningful session speaks to the core of who we are, who we have become. Hear the personal testimonials about standing on the shoulders of those who have come before us and presentations that exam our unique cultural traits we ought to embrace.

    Speakers at this session include Dr. Tess Mauricio (FWN100 '11), Founder of M Beauty by Dr. Tess and Gel Santos Relos (FWN100 '09), TV News Anchor, Balitang America, ABS-CBN.

    Those who attend Pinay Talks will leave with a deeper understanding of the struggles and triumphs of Filipina immigrants all over the world and gain a profound appreciation of the foundation laid for us by those who have come before us.

    Excited?? Register for the FULL Filipina Summit to attend this session - http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/register.
    Leave FWN some love by commenting! Email epahayagan@ffwn.org
    - Rebecca


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