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April 30, 2014 5:30 PM (PDT) • The Theatre, Academy of Art University, 79 Montgomery St., San Francisco
October 05, 2014 (UTC+08:00) • Manila, Philippines
October 06, 2014 (UTC+08:00) • Will be released at the Filipina Summit 2014 in Manila, Philippines
October 06, 2014 (UTC+08:00) • Released at the Filipina Summit 2014 @ Manila, Philippines
December 31, 2014 (PST) • http://www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/FEMtorMatch

ePahayagan – In the News

April 15, 2014 12:39 PM • Rebecca Corteza
April 08, 2014 3:12 PM • Rebecca Corteza
April 01, 2014 12:18 PM • Rebecca Corteza
March 26, 2014 11:50 AM • Rebecca Corteza
March 18, 2014 4:06 PM • Rebecca Corteza
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11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit & FWN Global100 Awards™, October 5–8, 2014, Manila, Philippines
Have you registered yet? If you still need a reason, check out last year's amazing Filipina Global Leadership Summit in San Francisco at http://photos.filipinawomensnetwork.org. 
Over at the the Summit Blog, Janet Mendoza Stickmon (FWN Global100™ '13) writes about her transformative experience at last year's Filipina Global Leadership Summit. 
For a list of the Global100 Awardees, visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/global100-13

REBUILD Tacloban: the work begins after typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda - Take a tax deduction on your 2013 taxes now for donations made on or before April 15.

In the aftermath of Typhoon HAIYAN/YOLANDA women and girls have been displaced - let's help them put their lives together.

Rebuild their homes, their schools, their hospitals, their lives. Families are now living in shelters as their homes have been destroyed and are on reclaimed land.

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 ground when Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda swopped in at 200mph, surging the waves as high as 16ft. All the men died trying to save their homes.

Update from Marily Mondejar (March 14, 2014) –

I'm back from joining Mayor Ed Lee for his first Trade Mission to the Philippines and my 2nd trip to Tacloban City - this time very inspiring. I share my update on the projects we've embarked to help to in the Rebuild efforts after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

  • Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund (economic livelihood program) in collaboration with PBSP and CARD-MRI
    • launched February 28, 2014
  • Solar Project - a 2-day ob skills technical training for women
    • first training launched February 28, 2014
  • Build a Women's Training Center (with a day care facility)
    • ongoing fundraising
  • Women Survival Kit -
    • We need used cell phones (any phone you no longer use) and mail to FWN, POB 192143, SF 94119. Indicate your email address so we can include you in our updates. NOTE: to determine if your phone can be unlocked or usable: Dial *#06#, check IMEI number - if first numbers how 00, 01 or 02 - your phone can not be used.
I met with the Women in the "United Nations Tent City" and kick started an economic livelihood program. For $200, you can seed a small business for one of the women still living in the UN Tent City. Please do not forget your Filipina Sisters as 2014 rolls in.

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 on-the-ground doing rebuilding work, organizing the community, creating cooperatives and jobs.

If you prefer to write a check, please mail your contributions payable to:

Feed the Hungry Philippines
 c/o FWN
PO Box 192143
San Francisco, CA 94119
Memo: FWN/Tacloban

Thanks for your continued support! We need to keep the fundraising going.

Marily Mondejar on behalf of the HOST Committee
Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls

Filipina Women's Network • Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women • V-Day • Credo • Department on the Status of Women • Women's Intercultural Network • Emerge California • San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium • American Association of University Women (AAUW-SF) • American Center of Philippine Arts • AsianWeek Foundation

PS - if your organization wants to join the Host Committee, please email filipina@ffwn.org with your logo. We ask that you forward this information to your friends and e-lists.

FEMtorMatch™ launched!  Sign up now!

FEMtorMatch™ is FWN's strategy for development of the next generation Filipina leaders through local and global partnerships between female mentors–FEMtors™ and female mentees–FEMtees™. FEMtorMatch™ is only available to members of FWN. For membership information, visit the "Why Join the Filipina Women's Network" page.
FEMtorMatch™ provides structured one-on-one mentoring that harnesses the power of the Internet to broaden and deepen the reach of traditional mentoring. Thus, both FEMtors™ and FEMtees™ can reside anywhere in the world.
FEMtors™ are the FWN’s 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States (FWN100) awardees from 2007 thru 2012 and the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global100) who have offered to share their competencies and skills with selected FEMtees™. 
FWN100 and Global100 awardees are senior and executive leaders, managers, professionals, elected and appointed officials, subject matter experts, and entrepreneurs in the public, private, non-profit, and military sectors. Awardees also include self-employed business owners/sole proprietors, an independent contractor, members of partnerships, or members of limited liability companies.
FEMtees™ are professional Filipina women requesting femtoring who apply and are approved through an application process.

To find out more and to participate, visit the FEMtorMATCH™ page.

One Billion Rising for Justice - San Francisco City Hall

On February 14, 2013, San Francisco – along with people in over 201 countries – danced and rocked the world to demand the END of violence against women and girls. 

Watch the streaming video from the February 14, 2013 San Francisco City Hall Rising with Mayor Ed Lee, city officials, community leaders and organizations and thousands of San Franciscans:

Check out photos from the awesome rising at San Francsico City Hall – https://www.facebook.com/OneBillionRisingSF/photos_albums

Watch the GABRIELA USA flash mob rising on February 14, 2013:

Filipina Action NOW

Nominate high-potential Filipina women to apply for FWN's leadership training the Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship

The President Fellowship attempts to fulfill one of FWN's goals - Build the Filipina community's pipeline of qualified leaders to increase the odds that some will rise to the "president" position in the public service, government, corporate and nonprofit sectors.  Click to apply. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nomination deadline is May 10.

Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship

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