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(updated 10 / 10 / 11, schedule subject to change)

Stanford Court Renaissance (except as noted below)
905 California Street (Nob Hill), San Francisco

8:30 am – 4:00 pm  Pick up Filipina Leadership Summit Credentials

Where:  Stanford Foyer (lower level), Stanford Court Hotel
Attire:  Professional Business; please wear your FWN name badge
Contribution:  Included in full summit registration or Thursday-Only day registration

9:30 am – 11:30 am  CONCURRENT SESSIONS # A

1.  Time Capsule Project (FWN100 Awardees ONLY)

  • Individual Photo Sessions # 1 @ Nob Hill Room (ground level), Stanford Court Hotel
  • Individual Video Sessions # 2 @ Russian Hill Room (ground level), Stanford Court Hotel
  • Individual Video Sessions # 3 @ Rincon Hill Room (ground level), Stanford Court Hotel

2.   Make Me A Filipina CEO

How do Filipina American Women reach the top jobs?  Examining the obstacles in greater depth, taking charge, managing upward, finding a sponsor vs a mentor, networking the corporate hierarchy - these are the many pieces of the puzzle we need to be mindful from reaching our full potential.  Developing strategies to navigate the corporate minefield.

Moderator:  Laura Izon Powell, Esq., Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard (FWN100 2007)

Invited Speakers are all FWN100 2011 Awardees:
  • Judge Rosa Moran, recently appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. Administrative Director, Division of Workers' Compensation, State of California  
  • Minerva Malabrigo Tantoco, Executive Director, UBS Financial Services (New York) invited
  • Katherine Eldemar, Esq., Special Assistant to the President and CEO, Sealaska Corporation's Haa Aani (Alaska) invited
  • Leah Beth Naholowaa, Director, Guam Department of Labor
  • Agnes Briones Ubalde, Vice President, Community Development Officer-Social Responsibility Group, Wells Fargo

This is an informal but provocative Kwentuhan session (a la "The View") among kindred spirits of how being bicultural is both a challenge and an advantage.

Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil Sakauye

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  KEYNOTE LUNCHEON with

Where:  Stanford Ballroom (lower level), Stanford Court Hotel

11:30 am Meet & Greet with VIP Guests and Sponsors (by invitation only)

12:00 pm Lunch Service, Program & Keynote

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm  CONCURRENT SESSIONS # B 
(take note of new time)

1.  Time Capsule Project (FWN100 Awardees ONLY)

  • Individual Photo Sessions # 4 @ Nob Hill Room (ground level), Stanford Court Hotel
  • Individual Video Sessions # 5 @ Russian Hill Room (ground level), Stanford Court Hotel
  • Individual Video Sessions #6 @ Rincon Hill Room (ground level), Stanford Court Hotel

2.   Kwentuhan: Pinay Circles

Where:  California Blue & Gold (lower level), Stanford Court Hotel

Gender Equality Principles Initiative
Dr. Emily Murase
Roundtable discussions on FWN’s Response and Recommendations to the White House Council on Women and Girls Report. Roundtables facilitated by:
  • Dr. Maria Beebe
  • Elena Mangahas
  • Sol Manaay
  • Maya Ong Escudero
  • Susie Quesada

Kwentuhan: Pinay Talks (a la Ted Talks) 

Where:  California Blue & Gold (lower level), Stanford Court Hotel
  • Run, Filipina, Run (14 minutes (court video demo))
    Judge Cheryl Moss
  • Kansas Pioneers Its Filipino Cultural Center (8 minutes (PPT))
    Lilian Pardo, M.D.
  • Being FilAm: Our Issues, Our Lives: Spoken Words From the Heart (8 minutes)
    Cynthia Rapaido
  • Being Strategic in Cross–Racial Alliances and Partnerships (14 minutes (video presentation, song, acoustic guitar))
    Gemma Nadal Bulos
  • Writing and Advocacy for our Sisters, for our Community, Our Nation (14 minutes)
    Melissa Roxas
  • Expanding Our Pipeline of Trailblazers (14 minutes)
    Dr. Maria Beebe
  • Eliminating Hurdles to Success: Believing in Yourself and Your Capabilities (4 minutes)
    Marjan Philhour
  • Pop Culture: How to Reframe the Filipina Images in America (8 minutes)
    Perla Daly
  • Effective Solutions to Being Heard (14 minutes (poetry))
    Maria Benel Se-­‐Liban
  • The Way to BE: Be True, Be Prayerful, Be Smart, Be Grateful, Be Humble (14 minutes (presentation and play banduria))
    Emmie Ortega Anderson
  • My Life in the Spirits (8 minutes)
    Julie Hudson
  • Empowering Myself (8 minutes)
    Cherina Tinio

City Hall of San Francisco


Where:  South Light Court, (ground level) at San Francisco City Hall, One Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Attire:  Professional Business; Filipiniana optional; please wear your FWN name badge
Included in full summit registration or Thursday-Only day registration; meal tickets collected

Transportation shuttle provided if you are registered for the full summit and staying at the hotel
Meet at the hotel lobby. 
Shuttle leaves at 5:15 pm promptly.  If you miss shuttle, take taxi to City Hall.

exit Civic Center and walk a couple of blocks to City Hall
if you’re driving, the closest parking is Civic Center Garage, enter on McAllister
DIRECTIONS to City Hall:

Sumptuous Filipino food by Susie Quesada (’07 FWN 100), Executive Vice President, Ramar Foods International

VIPs Attending:

  • Hon. Mayor Ed Lee, Mayor, City of San Francisco
  • Hon. Anita Lee , First Lady of San Francisco
  • Hon. Myrna de Vera (FWN100 ’09), Mayor, City of Hercules
  • Hon. Joanne del Rosario (FWN100 ‘09), former Mayor, Town of Colma
  • Hon. Ruth Uy Asmundson (FWN100 ‘07), former Mayor, City of Davis
  • Hon. Hydra Mendoza (FWN100 ’09), President, San Francisco School Board; Education Advisor to Mayor Lee
  • Hon. Emily Murase , PhD, Trustee, San Francisco School Board
  • FWN100 Awardees
  • Filipino elected and appointed officials, local elected and appointed officials (included district supervisors), boards and commissioners, selected women organizations’ officers and board members, FWN Board, summit sponsors, guests

EVENING KEYNOTE by Rear Admiral Eleanor Valentin (FWN100 '11)


Where:  Stanford Ballroom (lower level), Stanford Court Hotel

Shuttle leaves City Hall at 7:45 pm promptly. If you miss the shuttle, please take a taxi to Stanford Court.

FWN100 - Immediately after the conclusion of the SF Mayor’s VIP Reception, please proceed to the steps of City Hall facing Polk St.

This activity is a MUST ATTEND – we would like to go over with each and everyone of you how the Awards Gala night will unfold.  We want the awards ceremony to be a meaningful occasion and the awards presentation flow perfectly for you.  
  • Red Carpet Entrance
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Q&A
You will each have a very specific role that you need to be aware of.  This would also be the time you will get to meet your circle of Awardees and know who walks before you and after you.   We are going to ask you to ‘buddy up’ and look out for each other. A detailed handout to be provided at the Rehearsal.

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