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Thriving in Turbulent Times

Filipina women are resilient.  They are constantly growing, transforming, innovating, and changing as we secure our place in the world.

The Filipina Summit’s theme for 2009 was deliberately chosen to signal the contributions that Filipina women can make to the world at a time when many institutions and social systems are broken. Our goal is to bring together a diversity of professionals who are committed to enhancing our bi-cultural strengths and to discuss groundbreaking solutions to the inherent intercultural issues that exist. We face many challenges at both the national and global level.

Many of the challenges are rooted in cultural values and beliefs that drive how we respond to issues, issues that need thoughtful solutions. We feel a sense of urgency to come together, explore how we can help move societies and organizations toward resolution and, where needed, reconciliation.

There are conflicts mired in years of cultural misunderstanding and mistrust.  There are long standing inequities that beg for attention.  There are political divisions and economic pressures that need resolution.

Filipina Action Now will move us closer to our Pinay Power 2012 goals. 


Whether you’re an entrepreneur, student, career changer, homemaker, new or re-entering the workplace, up-and-coming supervisor, seasoned manager, or top executive, the Filipina Summit has a place for you. FWN provides tools to improve life skills, career competencies, and capacities for leadership effectiveness – thinking strategically, acting decisively, and influencing others. Focusing on real life, business, and career advancement experiences from practitioners, corporate managers, and community leaders along with peer-to-peer networking are the distinguishing features of FWN meetings.

Want to be more involved?  Join the Summit's 2009 Steering Committee!

Step up to leadership!  Join FWN and be involved in looking to the future of Filipina Women in America and help us plan FWN's Filipina Leadership Summit.  To qualify and be part of an awesome group of leaders making the Sixth Filipina Leadership Summit happen, go to Expectations from Steering Committee Members and then contact Marily Mondejar (marilyM@ffwn.org) or Elena Mangahas (filipina@ffwn.org) or call 415.278.9410 to express your interest.

Filipina Summit Logistics

Summit Schedule
  • Oct 29, Thursday
  • Oct 30, Friday
  • Oct 31, Saturday
  • Nov 1, Sunday

Learning Tracks (Womentoring Circles)
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Coming Home: Doing Business in the Philippines
    • 4 Areas of Entrepreneuring
      • Starting a Business
      • Buying a Franchise
      • Buying an Existing Business
      • Starting a Practice
    • Make Me A Filipina Millionaire
    • Contracting with Government & Corporations
  • Management
    • Leading Others
    • Leading the Organization
    • CEO Panel: Developing Corporate Savvy
    • Filipinas in Motion Roundtables
    • Twitter, Facebook, iPhone, Manga, Second Life –  Are You Keeping Up With the Cultural Tools for the 21st Century?
    • Workplace Chronicles and Other Humorous Anecdotes
    • Career Fair @ the Filipina Summit
  • "My Life" - Coming Home
    • Drumming Your Spirit, Planning Your Life: the 12 Areas of Need
    • Owning Your Future: Strategic Mentoring
    • Filipina Image in America
    • 'Lost, Heroes, Fringe, Eleventh Hour': Popular Culture Stories To Be Mindful
    • Developing Personal Presence
    • Kwentuhan: Cultural Collisions
    • Retooling Your Career
    • Boosting Your Happiness Quotient
  • Public Service
    • Run, Filipina, Run
    • Getting Appointed to Boards & Commissions
    • Changing Paradigms: Change is Good
    • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Developing A Community of Influence
    • Recognition of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S.

Speaker / Leader Bios
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Workshop Facilitators
  • Panel Session Speakers
  • Filipinas in Motion Leaders
  • FWN 100
Sponsorship & Advertising

Filipina Summit Sponsorship Packet
  • Sponsor an Influential Filipina Woman
  • Sponsor a Learning Track
  • Sponsor a Special Event
  • Download a sponsor prospectus

Advertise in the FWN Magazine
  • Filipina Summit issue
  • Congratulatory Ad for an Influential Filipina
  • Download the advertising prospectus

FWN 100 Schedule of Festivities
  • Oct. 29, Thursday
    • FWN Members-ONLY Welcome Reception with the San Francisco Consul General and elected / appointed officials
  • Oct. 30, Friday
    • Awards Ceremony Rehearsal
    • Communications Workshop (to prep for interviews)
    • Media interviews (by appointment)
    • Gala Awards
  • Oct. 31, Saturday
    • FWN 100 Womentoring Circles - Strategies to build the Filipina community's pipeline of qualified leaders, to increase the odds that some will rise to the president position in all sectors
    • Coaching vs Mentoring - a skills workshop for effective womentoring in today's climate of competitive change
  • Nov. 1, Sunday
    • FWN 100's Next Steps - action planning for Pinay Power 2012
  • Time Capsule Project (by appointment only throughout the summit)
    • Video interviews
    •  Photo shoot (individual and group) and with VIP guests, elected/appointed officials

Summit Registration

Hotel & Travel
  • Claremont Resort & Spa
  • Shuttle / Limo service to Claremont
  • Airports

Upcoming events

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