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  • July 31, 2014 5:31 PM | Anonymous

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    FWN Announcements
    In the News
    Press Releases

    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS
    FWN Member Spotlight: Edcelyn Pujol (Global FWN100 '12)

    Edcelyn Pujol (FWN's Vice President of Professional Development), is a Certified Financial Planner ®, and runs a financial advising practice, Frontier Wealth Strategies, at Walnut Creek, California. She provides comprehensive financial planning and investment advice.  

    Giving back to the community is important to Edcelyn. For over five years, she has been a part of the leadership team that puts together the “Best of the East Bay” Run for Education which attracted 9,000 runners last year and raises funds for the San Ramon Valley School District.  In the last two years, Edcelyn worked with the SF District Attorney’s office on an Anti-Bullying campaign to increase public awareness about bullying amongst students.

    She attributes her success to the fact that she truly makes a difference in the lives of the people she works with whether it is planning for retirement or investing their assets. An important part of her role is to be a trusted advisor to her clients and she takes the time to build that relationship. 

    ATTENTION: FWN Members! Have you had a recent promotion, appointment to a board or commission, launched or will announce a new product or service? Send FWN Member News via email to epahayagan@ffwn.org


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Help Identify Women Who Will Run For Office

    Emerge California is looking for the next group of bright, and self-motivated women who are committed to effective and ethical political leadership.  Applications are now open and deadline will be midnight October 4, 2014. Read More.


      PRESS RELEASES

    In search of FWN's Pinay "Rosa the Riveter"
    FWN is looking for our very own Pinay Power portrayal inspired by the female empowerment image of "Rosie the Riveter". Your photo entries require that you're wearing a Filipina outfit or inspired by the traditional Filipina attire. 
    Send your photos now for consideration; email tofilipina@ffwn.org, SUBJECT line "I want to be the face of "Pinay Power". Deadline: August 15, 2014. We will post the finalists on facebook.com/FilipinaWomensNetwork for vetting. 
    Look for our FWN booth at the Pistahan Festival Aug 9-10, 2014 at the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco wearing your outfit. We will take photos of your entry. Increase your chances for winning by joining the FWN parade contingent wearing your "Rosa, the FWN Pinay Power" entry outfit. We will take your "Pinay Power" photo at the FWN booth. 

    IN THE NEWS

    Filipina is new President of Largest 
    Asian American Lawyers Groups in New Jersey 

    hanice V. Domingo was sworn in as President of the American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ) June 27. APALA-NJ is the largest specialty bar association that represents Asian and Pacific American attorneys in New Jersey. Read more.

    Fil Am rides bamboo bike in US for climate change justice in Philippines 

    Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz, graduate student of University of Iowa, is riding her bamboo bike across Iowa state in the U.S to help raise money for climate change "justice" in the Philippines. She began the ride July 20 at the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa and will end July 26.  More FWN.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California


    Pistahan Festival & Parade,
    August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.
    SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, August 15, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Negotiation Workshop and Fundraiser, August 16, 2014, 8:30-5:00 pm, I-Hotel Manilatown Center in San Francisco. Click for more info.
    Oakland A's 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night, August 22, 2014, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    Class Action Litigation Training Institue  
    Impact Fund is hosting a three-day intensive Class Action Litigation Training Institute. It allows a small group of students to take a class action case from the initial client meeting to a mediated settlement, using a hypothetical class action case file and mock exercises. September 10-12, 2014 at James Irvine Foundation Conference Center at the East Bay Community Foundation, 353 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612,  Students must commit to attending all three days. Click for info

    Construction Trades Employment

    Graniterock is hiring job seekers interested in the Construction Trades: laborers, teamsters, heavy equipment operators, mechanics, carpenters and cement masons. Contact Barbara Kimball at (831) 768-2061 orbkimball@graniterock.com Click for info.

    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    Close Gender Gap in Politics by encouraging young girls to get involved

    Helpful and great ideas on how to encourage and motivate young girls to consider careers in public service. More FWN.

  • July 31, 2014 4:51 PM | Anonymous

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS
    FWN Member Spotlight: Maria Beebe (Global FWN100™ '12)

    Maria Beebe (FWN VP Special Interests Groups and Projects) has accomplishments all over the world. She has over twenty-five years experience in higher education and sustainable development. She recently returned from Afghanistan as a Sr. ICT Adviser in Education. She served as Washington State University Chief of Party for a USAID-funded $12 million Afghan eQuality Alliances that forged partnerships with U.S. universities and established computer centers at Afghan universities.

    She has a Master of Arts in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University.  Her research interests include critical discourse analysis, women’s leadership and information and communication technologies (ICT) for development. Her accomplishments include: Recommendations on the use of ICTs to expand the global outreach at Portland State University; development of an e-learning management system; curriculum on ICT policy and regulation in Africa and the Masters in public policy and administration in Afghanistan, a policy paper on E-education in Basic and Further Education in South Africa and a concept paper on ICTs for education in Ethiopia. Maria co-edited a book entitled AfricaDotEdu. 

    Maria shares lessons learned through reflection on action and papers at international conferences. She participated in the Afghanistan Country Workshop and presented a paper on MOOCs and m-learning at the World Summit on Information Society 2013. She launched Global Networks to provide professional development services for global engagement. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the FWN Filipina Global Leadership book to be launched at the summit in October.
    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Young Filipina Humiliated by Priest at Baby's Baptism 

    Charly Young, director and co-founder of The Girls' Network explains why talking to a relatable role model can help improve young girls' self belief and career aspirations. Read more

    IN THE NEWS

    Filipina Domestic Helper Photography is Making Waves

    Xyza Cruz Bacani, a domestic helper in Hong Kong, has been featured for her photography in theNew York Times andVogue Itlalia. Her next project is to photograph abuse of domestic workers in Hong Kong.  Read more

    Healthy Babies Act Update

    The Healthy Babies Act (AB1579) is set for court ruling onAug 15. Help bring more attention the act by sharing this op-ed piece by the SF Examiner via social networks. Read more

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    FWN and Southland Macy's Fashion Show, July 19, 2014, Saturday at 2PM - 1 Southland Mall Drive, Hayward, CA. Click for info.
    CAAGE and APALA "Not Just an Idol Dream" July 24, 2014, Thursday, - SEIU 1021, 350 Kansas at 17th Street.
    Pistahan Festival & Parade, August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.
    SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, August 15, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Oakland A's 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night, August 22, 2014, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
    Advancing Justice Conference: New in 2014, September 25-26, 2014 - Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    Grant Proposal Writing Basics 
    Back by popular demand! Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. August 28, 2014 10 am- 12 pm at the Richard Community Foundation 1014 Florida Ave, Ste 200 Richmond, CA.  Click for info.

    Clinic Manager Releases

    Clinic by the Bay, a free volunteer-powered health care clinic in San Francisco, California, is hiring for a clinic manager position. Seeking a Nurse Practitioner or an RN and must speak some Spanish. Email eliza@clinicbythebay.orgwith resume and letter of interest.



    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    Julieta Gabiola (Global FWN100™ '13) book released in Philippines

    Patient Focused Assessment: The Art of Science and Clinical Data Gathering by Julieta Gabiola and Thom J Mansen launched in the Philippines July 9th. Congrats Julieta! Read More 

  • July 08, 2014 3:47 PM | Anonymous

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS
    FWN100™ Spotlight: Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson (Global FWN100 '13)

    Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson is the newest board member of FWN as the Vice President of Communications. She works an IT Managing Director at Charles Schwab and is responsible for Cost Basis and Portfolio Performance Platform applications.
    With 28 years of experience in the Technology field in financial, retail, health and insurance industries, she has been able to obtain high postions in various companies all the world. She has previous worked India, New Zealand, and in the Philippines.
    Gizelle is a strong advocate for the the woman of Schwab. She believes the best way to achieve gender equality is to start with girls while they are still young. She is a board member of GirlVentures, dedicated to empowering adolescent girls. 
    She supports several other non-profit organizations that focus on development for young women. She's recently named as one of the 10 2013 Professional Business Women of California Industry Leader Awards.
    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Young Filipina Humiliated by Priest at Baby's Baptism

    A video of a young mother being shamed and humiliated by a Cebu priest at her baby's baptism has been circulating online after the baby's grandmother posted it on Facebook on Sunday. The priest now has written an apology. See more.

      PRESS RELEASES
    Equal Pay for Asian-American Women
    Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have the highest earnings compared to other racial and ethnic groups. However, the pay gap between AAPI women and men is also high. The US Labor Department is taking action to close that pay gap. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    63 Nigerian girls escape from kidnapping

    Last April, over 200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped by militant Islamic group, Boko Haram. Luckily, 63 have escaped but others whereabouts are still unknown. #BringBackOurGirls Read more.

    First Filipina elected LA Superior Court Judge

    Teresa Magno, deputy district attorney who has been prosecuting the most dangerous gang related violence, has been elected as LA Superior Court Judge on Monday. She will begin her term January 2015 Read more.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    FWN and Southland Macy's Fashion Show, July 19, 2014, Saturday at 2PM - 1 Southland Mall Drive, Hayward, CA. Click for info.
    CAAGE and APALA "Not Just an Idol Dream" July 24, 2014, Thursday, - SEIU 1021, 350 Kansas at 17th Street.
    Pistahan Festival & Parade, August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.
    SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, August 15, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Oakland A's 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night, August 22, 2014, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    FWN Fellowship 2014-2015

    Have event planning experience, communications skills, a passion for social issues? Apply now to become our next FWN Fellow! Deadline to apply is July 14, 2014.
    Click for info.

    Marriot Santa Clara

    Marriot Santa Clara is requesting qualified veterans, minorities, individuals with disabilities and females for available positions. Click for info.

    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    Five Lessons in Leadership from Successful Women

    Helpful lessons and tips from UK's smartest women on how to get to the top.
     Read more.

  • July 02, 2014 1:42 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS
    FWN100™ Spotlight: Marife Zamora (Global FWN100 '13)
    Marife Zamora, recently named Chair of Convergys Corporation, Philippines, is one powerful Filipina. As the former managing director for Asia-Pacific and EMA, Marife was responsible for leading Convergys' largest region with almost 50,000 employees spanning across the Philippines, India, and the United Kingdom.

    Marife believes that women should "not be afraid to challenge roles and demand equal share" in the workplace. From this we can see why her favorite fiction shero is Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter book series. As a "muggle" in the wizarding world, Hermione challenges the norm and prejudice she receives by excelling her skills and pushing forward.

    Last year at the 10th Filipina Leadership Global Summit in San Francisco, Marife shared her insight as a speaker in the "Make Me A Filipina CEO" session. Meet Marife at the Summit this year in Manila (Oct 5-8) as she hosts us for one of our Learning Journeys to Convergys. More FWN.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Provocative new play calls for clearing of rape kit backlog

    Fiona Ma and Patricia Lurie invite you to "The Haze," a play that highlights the need to process rape kits so perpetrators are arrested and do not commit sexual crimes again. The play is written and performed by Heather Marlowe, and will show on Thursday, July 24. See more.

      PRESS RELEASES

    New Tool Makes it Easier to Identify and Assist Victims of Human Trafficking
    NEW YORK - The landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act made trafficking in persons a federal crime in 2000, but the greatest obstacle to assisting victims of human trafficking is identifying them. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Detained or Deported: What about my children?

    A groundbreaking new toolkit helps immigrant parents keep their families together. - API IDV. Read more.

    US Supreme Court Sets 2 New Rules of Engagement on Abortion

    The US Supreme Court struck down the Massachusetts "buffer zone" law, and now corporations like Hobby Lobby can't be forced to include contraception in their health benefits. Women's eNews.  Read more.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    FWN and Southland Macy's Fashion Show, July 19, 2014, Saturday at 2PM - 1 Southland Mall Drive, Hayward, CA. Click for info.

    Pistahan Festival & Parade,
    August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.
    SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, August 15, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Oakland A's 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night, August 22, 2014, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    FWN Fellowship 2014-2015

    Have event planning experience, communications skills, a passion for social issues? Apply now to become our next FWN Fellow! Deadline to apply is July 14, 2014.
    Click for info.

    Marriot Santa Clara

    Marriot Santa Clara is requesting qualified veterans, minorities, individuals with disabilities and females for available positions. Click for info.

    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    Sweetest Pineapples You've Ever Tasted

    If you want to taste the sweetest yellow fruit, you can supposedly find them only in the Philippines. - Inquirer.
    Read more.

  • June 25, 2014 2:18 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)


    IN THIS ISSUE:

    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS
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    Way to go Brenda Buenviaje (US FWN100 '09)!
    Brenda's French Soul Food restaurant has been named one of the "21 Best Southern Restaurants Outside the South"! Click to read the full article.

    In Memory of Edna Flores-Lagunte
    , valued long-time FWN Member.
     Edna passed away on June 8, 2014 after suffering a heart attack while participating in the AIDS/Lifecycle. Please help her family with funeral and hospital expenses by making a donation by visiting http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/in-memory-of-edna-flores-lagunte/190241.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Hurry! Send in your  Global FWN100™ 2014 Nominations!

    EXTENDED until July 1st (hard deadline)

    Nominate an influential Filipina woman for the prestigious Global FWN100™ Awards to be honored at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit (Oct. 5-8) at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in the Philippines.

    For more information go to
    summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/awardsFAQ

    To nominate now, visit summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate


      PRESS RELEASES

    New Tool Makes It Easier to Identify and Assist Victims of Human Trafficking
    NEW YORK - The landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act made trafficking in persons a federal crime in 2000, but the greatest obstacle to assisting victims of human trafficking is identifying them. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Filipina Ex-Sex Slaves Demand Justice From Japan

    Filipina women forced into prostitution by the Japanese military during World War II marched Wednesday to the Japanese Embassy to demand justice and to criticize Philippine President Benigno Aquino III's silence on the issue during his visit to Japan. - ABC News. Read more.

    UFW honors Filipino leadership in the Delano Grape Strike

    UFW honored Filipino leaders in the Delano Grape Strike in remembrance of the 40th anniversary of Agbayani Village. - Inquirer.  Read more.

    'Racist' Insurance Commercial featuring a 'Filipina maid' Draws Outrage in Hong Kong
    An insurance commercial in Hong Kong has been deemed as racist by advocates of domestic workers and prompted outrage on social media. - TIME. Read more.



    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Dr. Jose Rizal's 153rd Birthday, June 26, 2014, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Philippine Consulate, 447 Sutter Street, 5th Floor Social Hall, 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.

    FWN and Southland Macy's Fashion Show,
    July 19, 2014, Saturday at 2PM - 1 Southland Mall Drive, Hayward, CA. Click for info.

    Pistahan Festival & Parade,
    August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.
    SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, August 15, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Oakland A's 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night, August 22, 2014, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.

    New York


    A Picture of You, a film by J.P. Chan,
    Screenings from June 20-June 26, 2014 - 3rd Avenue @ 11th Street, Manhattan, New York.
    Click for info.

    Born to Lead: Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling,
    June 30, 2014, Monday from 6PM to 9PM - McGraw Hill Financial, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Job: Senior Program Manager
    Posted by: Women's Policy Institute (WPI)
    Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA
    Deadline: July 7, 2014
    http://www.womensfoundca.org/senior-program-manager-womens-policy-institute

    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    Filipina's critically acclaimed movie wins award in San Francisco

    Nora Aunor's critically acclaimed movie "Thy Womb" had its official U.S. premiere in San Francisco and won the audience favorite film award at the New Filipino Cinema Festival. - ABS-CBN News.
    Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    Tico designer founds furniture company to aid Filipino typhoon victims
    Industrial designer sells furniture created with debris from Typhoon Haiyan, with the proceeds benefiting Filipino typhoon survivors in the Philippines. Read more.


  • June 18, 2014 1:22 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

    In Memory of Edna Flores-Lagunte, valued long-time FWN Member. Edna passed away on June 8, 2014 after suffering a heart attack while participating in the AIDS/Lifecycle. Please help her family with funeral and hospital expenses by making a donation by visiting http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/in-memory-of-edna-flores-lagunte/190241.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    There's still time! - Global FWN100™ 2014 Nominations EXTENDED until July 1st (hard deadline)

    Nominate an influential Filipina woman for the prestigious Global FWN100™ Awards to be honored at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit (Oct. 5-8) at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in the Philippines.

    For more information go to
    summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/awardsFAQ

    To nominate now, visit summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate


    Project *Star*: Celebrating Women (June 11 - July 16, Wednesdays)

    Project *Star* is a workshop series designed to address the silencing and censoring of the Woman's voice by providing opportunities for women to use their voices, share their stories, nurture a positive self-relationship, and celebrate who they are and their lives.

    Each workshop (for a total of 6) is 2 hours long from 7pm to 9pm, beginning on Wednesday, June 11th and continuing every Wednesday night until July 16th free of charge.

    • Where: The Women's Building Room B, 13545 18th St. #8, San Francisco, CA 94110
    • When: Wednesdays, June 11-July 16, 7pm-9pm
    • Workshops: 
      • 6/11: Once Upon a Time: Creating Storybooks of Our Lives
      • 6/18: Shamelessly Me: Exploring the Individual and Interpersonal Self
      • 6/25: The "Priceless" Rule: Treating Yourself the Way You Want to Be Treated
      • 7/2: A Sorta Fairytale: Making Our Dreams HAPPEN
      • 7/9: Proud and Proud to Say It: No Apologies Accepted!
      • 7/16: Expressing Gratitude for None Other than Ourselves
    • Contact or RSVP: Angela Han at project8star8@gmail.com.

      PRESS RELEASES

    New Tool Makes It Easier to Identify and Assist Victims of Human Trafficking
    NEW YORK - The landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act made trafficking in persons a federal crime in 2000, but the greatest obstacle to assisting victims of human trafficking is identifying them. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS


    Mexican school gets Filipino books

    In a school in Mexico, Grade 4 pupils study in a room called Republica de Filipinas. Now they will be able to read tales from the country too. - Rappler. Read more.

    Fight for Filipino in college may reach Supreme Court

    The fight to retain Filipino in classes in college and universities may reach the Supreme Court. - ABS-CBN.  Read more.

    'Racist' Insurance Commercial featuring a 'Filipina maid' Draws Outrage in Hong Kong
    An insurance commercial in Hong Kong has been deemed as racist by advocates of domestic workers and prompted outrage on social media. - TIME. Read more.



    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Latitude Longitude Business Conference (a Kalayaan 2014 event), June 20, 2014, Friday from 9AM to 8PM - Philippine Center, Gallery Level, 447 Sutter St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Kalayaan SF 2014: Celebrating the Filipino Spirit, June 21, 2014, Saturday from 12PM to 7:30 PM - Union Square, San Francisco. Click for info.
    40th Anniversary of Agbayani Village, June 21, 2014, Saturday from 11AM to 4PM - 40 Acres/Agbayani Village, 30168 Garces Hwy, Delano, CA. Click for info.

    Connecting With Your Roots: A Healthy Cooking Worship Series, June 23, 2014, Monday from 7PM to 8:30PM - El Centro Lorreto Apartments, 1021 N Hoover St, Los Angeles. RSVP to Kyle at ktsukahira@apiopa.org.
    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.

    Pistahan Festival & Parade,
    August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.
    SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, August 15, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Oakland A's 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night, August 22, 2014, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.

    New York


    A Picture of You, a film by J.P. Chan,
    Screenings from June 20-June 26, 2014 - 3rd Avenue @ 11th Street, Manhattan, New York.
    Click for info.

    Born to Lead: Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling,
    June 30, 2014, Monday from 6PM to 9PM - McGraw Hill Financial, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Job: Senior Program Manager
    Posted by: Women's Policy Institute (WPI)
    Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA
    Deadline: July 7, 2014
    http://www.womensfoundca.org/senior-program-manager-womens-policy-institute

    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    Young Filipina--one of Vogue's '11 Designers You Need to Know'--reinvents T-shirt

    Pushing 25, T-shirt designer Betina Ocampo is already on the American fashion radar. - Inquirer.
    Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    15th Anniversary of Executive Order 13125
    On June 7, 1999, President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 13125 to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through increased participation in federal programs where they are underserved. - White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. Read more.


  • June 10, 2014 11:54 AM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Woohoo Michele Bumgarner (Global FWN100 '13)!
    Michele is a special guest at Asia Texas Society Center's and Filipino Young Professionals of Houston's Grand Prix Kick-Off Party on June 25th at the OKRA Charity Saloon in Houston, Texas. Click for more info.

    Way to go Commissioner Jocelyn Geaga-Rosenthal (Global FWN100 '13)!
    Jocelyn was recently appointed to the City of Los Angeles Commission on Building and Public Safety. Click to see the announcement from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.




    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    There's still time! - Global FWN100™ 2014 Nominations EXTENDED until July 1st (hard deadline)

    Nominate an influential Filipina woman for the prestigious Global FWN100™ Awards to be honored at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit (Oct. 5-8) at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in the Philippines.

    For more information go to
    summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/awardsFAQ

    To nominate now, visit summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate


    Project *Star*: Celebrating Women (June 11 - July 16, Wednesdays)

    Project *Star* is a workshop series designed to address the silencing and censoring of the Woman's voice by providing opportunities for women to use their voices, share their stories, nurture a positive self-relationship, and celebrate who they are and their lives.

    Each workshop (for a total of 6) is 2 hours long from 7pm to 9pm, beginning on Wednesday, June 11th and continuing every Wednesday night until July 16th free of charge.

    • Where: The Women's Building Room B, 13545 18th St. #8, San Francisco, CA 94110
    • When: Wednesdays, June 11-July 16, 7pm-9pm
    • Workshops: 
      • 6/11: Once Upon a Time: Creating Storybooks of Our Lives
      • 6/18: Shamelessly Me: Exploring the Individual and Interpersonal Self
      • 6/25: The "Priceless" Rule: Treating Yourself the Way You Want to Be Treated
      • 7/2: A Sorta Fairytale: Making Our Dreams HAPPEN
      • 7/9: Proud and Proud to Say It: No Apologies Accepted!
      • 7/16: Expressing Gratitude for None Other than Ourselves
    • Contact or RSVP: Angela Han at project8star8@gmail.com.

      PRESS RELEASES

    Meeting the Needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander Businesses and Entrepreneurs

    More than 1.5 billion businesses in the United States are owned by Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS


    Supreme Court: Children Over 21 Go to Back of Visa Line

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that immigrant children whose parents' visa applications are still pending have to go the back of the line when they turn 21. - New America Media. Read more.

    Slain Filipino journalist honored by Newseum

    The Newseum on Monday honored the 77 journalists killed around the world in 2013 by adding 10 names--including that of a Filipino--to its towering memorial. - Inquirer.  Read more.

    Filipina authors sweep top prizes at the 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Awards

    Filipinas Sophia Maria Lee and Catherine Torres respectively bagged the Grand Prize and Second Prize at the 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Awards. - GMA News. Read more.




    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Women Serving on Non-Profit & Corporate Boards - How to Lead, Elevate Your Position, June 12, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Women's Small Business Seminar,
    June 13, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 11:30AM - Eventbrite Headquarters, 155 5th St, 7th Floor, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Philippine Independence Day with State Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett
    , June 16, 2014, Monday at 11AM - California State Capitol Building, Sacramento. RSVP to Meriam.Reynosa@sen.ca.gov. 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.

    Pistahan Festival & Parade,
    August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.

    New York


    National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) Presents: A Night of Learning & Networking with the CIA
    ,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8:30PM - Duane Morris LLP, 1540 Broadway, New York City. Click for info.

    A Picture of You, a film by J.P. Chan,
    Screenings from June 20-June 26, 2014 - 3rd Avenue @ 11th Street, Manhattan, New York.
    Click for info.

    Born to Lead: Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling,
    June 30, 2014, Monday from 6PM to 9PM - McGraw Hill Financial, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Job: Senior Program Manager
    Posted by: Women's Policy Institute (WPI)
    Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA
    Deadline: July 7, 2014
    http://www.womensfoundca.org/senior-program-manager-womens-policy-institute

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    The Untold Story of Sugar Pie DeSanto

    A Fil-Am blues singer whose explosive performances shocked and mesmerized audiences many years before Madonna. - Positively Filipino. Read more.

    NBA Star Andray Blatche is a proud Filipino

    Brooklyn Nets' Andray Blatche is still waiting to officially become a naturalized Filipino. - ESPN.
    Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    7 Insightful Things to Do in Metro Manila, Philippines

    It is the obscurity of his father's grave, not far from the once-tumultuous grape fields where farmworker history was made, that most troubles Johnny Itliong, a chef from Los Angeles. - New York Times.
    Read more.


  • June 03, 2014 12:17 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Way to go Commissioner Jocelyn Geaga-Rosenthal (Global FWN100 '13)!
    Jocelyn was recently appointed to the City of Los Angeles Commission on Building and Public Safety. Click to see the announcement from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

    Woohoo! Ana Julaton (US FWN100 '07)
    has a boxing record of 13-4-1 with 2 knockouts, and could be looking at another boxing match in July. Click here to read the full article SFBay.ca. Watch Ana's match vs Aya Saeid Saber on YouTube.

    Congrats Alicia Fortaleza (US FWN100 '12)!
    FWN Board Member Alicia will be inducted as President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California on June 7th. Please join FWN in celebrating and supporting her at the PNAN Induction of Officers at Embassy Suites for dinner and dance. Click for info.

    Shared by Sherri Burke (US FWN100 '09):
    Sherri's daughter Cheryl with PhilDev will be holding a fundraiser in the Bay Area to help people in the Philippines. Come for an evening filled with music, dance, and entertainment on Friday, June 6 at the Cheryl Burke Dance in Mountain View, CA - http://abc7news.com/entertainment/cheryl-burke-to-hold-fundraiser-to-help-people-in-philippines/75853/. Click to download the flyer.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    There's still time! - Global FWN100™ 2014 Nominations EXTENDED

    Nominate an influential Filipina woman for the prestigious Global FWN100™ Awards to be honored at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit (Oct. 5-8) at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in the Philippines.

    For more information go to
    summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/awardsFAQ

    To nominate now, visit summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate


      PRESS RELEASES

    2014 Presidential Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

    The Philippine Consulate General is pleased to announce that the Commission on Filipinos Overseas has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS


    12,000 Filipino nurses go overseas every year

    Latest statistics from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration show the country is now deploying about 12,000 nurses overseas every year. - Filipino Times. Read more.

    Tessie Sy-Coson: Stepping toward a successful ASEAN

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia is held in the Philippines with the theme "Leveraging Growth for Equitable Progress." - Rappler.  Read more.

    The surprising racial bias against Asians

    A new study suggests that women and minorities are less likely to receive early support from potential academic mentors. - CNN. Read more.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Pistahan Open House: Call for Volunteers, June 5, 2014, Thursday at 6:30PM - Capital One 360, San Francisco Cafe, 101 Post Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon
    , June 6, 2014, Friday at 12PM - City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco. RSVP to caitlin.jacobson@sfgov.org.

    4th Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards
    , June 6, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 1PM - The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St. Click for info.

    HHS Open House / Grants Workshop with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi,
    June 10, 2014, Tuesday from 12:30PM to 4PM - San Francisco Federal Building, 90 7th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Chapter 14B Community Meeting,
    June 11, 2014, Wednesdsay from 6PM to 8PM - Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Women Serving on Non-Profit & Corporate Boards - How to Lead, Elevate Your Position,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Women's Small Business Seminar,
    June 13, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 11:30AM - Eventbrite Headquarters, 155 5th St, 7th Floor, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Philippine Independence Day with State Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett
    , June 16, 2014, Monday at 11AM - California State Capitol Building, Sacramento. RSVP to Meriam.Reynosa@sen.ca.gov. 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


    National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) Presents: A Night of Learning & Networking with the CIA
    ,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8:30PM - Duane Morris LLP, 1540 Broadway, New York City. Click for info.

    A Picture of You, a film by J.P. Chan,
    Screenings from June 20-June 26, 2014 - 3rd Avenue @ 11th Street, Manhattan, New York.
    Click for info.

    Born to Lead: Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling,
    June 30, 2014, Monday from 6PM to 9PM - McGraw Hill Financial, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Top Companies in Dubai now hiring!
    http://www.careerdp.com/uae/uae-top-companies-hiring.htm


    Job: Executive Director
    Posted by: ArtSpan

    http://artspan.org/artspan/careers


    WEBINAR: Expanding Language Access in the Courts: Innovative Training Solutions from New Mexico
    CCI - June 9th at 12PM PT / 3PM ET

    https://courtinnovation.ilinc.com/register/pcmchxz

    Apply for the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program
    When: July 24-27, 2014 in Manila, Philippines
    FYLPro application form 2014.docx
    FYLPro Sign Up Poster-2.pdf


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    'Kalayaan SF 2014' to celebrate 'Filipino Spirit' with businesses, heroes, top entertainers

    Filipino-American community leaders and the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco are gearing up once again for a day-long celebration of the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. - Inquirer. Read more.

    Rico's Filipino Tradition: Lechon

    Ask people in the Philippines where to find the best lechon--the traditional spit-roasted suckling pig with juicy meat and a crackling crust--and they'll send you to Cebu, one of the country's island regions and its lechon capital. - New York Times.
    Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    Forgotten Hero of His Labor Fight: His Son's Lonely Quest

    It is the obscurity of his father's grave, not far from the once-tumultuous grape fields where farmworker history was made, that most troubles Johnny Itliong, a chef from Los Angeles. - New York Times.
    Read more.


  • May 27, 2014 2:24 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Congrats Alicia Fortaleza (US FWN100 '12)!
    FWN Board Member Alicia will be inducted as President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California on June 7th. Please join FWN in celebrating and supporting her at the PNAN Induction of Officers at Embassy Suites for dinner and dance. Click for info.

    Shared by Sherri Burke (US FWN100 '09):
    Sherri's daughter Cheryl with PhilDev will be holding a fundraiser in the Bay Area to help people in the Philippines. Come for an evening filled with music, dance, and entertainment on Friday, June 6 at the Cheryl Burke Dance in Mountain View, CA - http://abc7news.com/entertainment/cheryl-burke-to-hold-fundraiser-to-help-people-in-philippines/75853/. Click to download the flyer.

    Join us in New York!
    RSVP by clicking here.



    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (May 31 deadline)


    The Filipina Women's Network invites nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™). The worldwide search builds on the energy and momentum that was created in 2006 recognizing Filipina women doing meaningful work in their communities and organizations.


    If you belong on this prestigious list, of it you know of a Filipina woman who deserves to be named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™, submit your nominations before May 31. Online submissions only - go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate.



    The FWN Global100™ awardees will be profiled in a special issue of the FWN Magazine, and they will be honored at a Gala Awards Celebration at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 5-8, 2014 to be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines. Register today for the Summit at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Get Ready to Vote (June 3)! Easy Voter Guide - For New Voters and Busy Voters


    Stay INFORMED:
    How will we choose our next Governor? What are the two state propositions? In the June 3, 2014 election, voters will decide on two proposed state laws (Propositions 41 and 42) and also choose which candidates get voted on in the November election.
    About Prop 41: http://bit.ly/Prop41

    About Prop 42: http://bit.ly/Prop42

    Candidate Info: www.smartvoter.org

    Nationwide Fil-Am candidates for the November election:

      PRESS RELEASES

    Comcast Redesigns Microsite for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    During the month of May, customers have free access to thousands of hours of Asian-Pacific movies, shows and music across all devices. Comcast also announced it has redesigned its Xfinity Asia website. Read full text.

    Filipinos in US Urged: Help Sustain Economic Momentum of the Philippines By Registering for 2016 National Polls

    The Philippine Embassy is urging Filipinos in the United States to help sustain the economic transformation taking place in the Philippines by registering as overseas voters and participating in the presidential elections in 2016. Read full text.

    Notice of Registration and Election to all Filipino Citizens

    The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is pleased to announce that the Overseas Absentee Voting Registration for the 2016 Presidential Elections have started. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Campus Killings Set Off Anguished Conversation About the Treatment of Women

    The fatal rampage in Southern California on Friday night has set off an anguished conversation about sexual violence that has reverberated around the country. - New York Times. Read more.

    Restaurant Owner's Epic Response to Sexism

    When an online reviewer asked servers at a West Virginia restaurant to "show more skin" last week, owner Daniel McCawley found a clever and powerful way to respond: more skin. - Business Insider.  Read more.

    Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

    A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent. - CNN. Read more.

    Asian Americans Shifted Most Strongly Toward Democrats Since 2000

    Asian Americans have shifted most strongly toward the Democratic Party out of all racial or ethnic groups since 2000, according to a new report from Gallup. - New America Media. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Happyness Photo Exhibit, May 30, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter St, 6F, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Free and Low Cost Resources for Your Business
    , June 4, 2014, Wednesday from 9AM to 11AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, Francisco. Click for info.

    Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon
    , June 6, 2014, Friday at 12PM - City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco. RSVP to caitlin.jacobson@sfgov.org.

    4th Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards
    , June 6, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 1PM - The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St. Click for info.

    Chapter 14B Community Meeting,
    June 11, 2014, Wednesdsay from 6PM to 8PM - Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Women Serving on Non-Profit & Corporate Boards - How to Lead, Elevate Your Position,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Women's Small Business Seminar,
    June 13, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 11:30AM - Eventbrite Headquarters, 155 5th St, 7th Floor, 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


    UniPro Summit 2014: Your Move
    ,
    May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM - John Reeves Great Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St, New York City. Click for info.

    Procurement Opportunities Conference for Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WMB
    ),
    June 3, 2014, Tuesday from 8:30AM to 3PM - BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St, 10th Floor, New York City. Click for info.

    National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) Presents: A Night of Learning & Networking with the CIA
    ,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8:30PM - Duane Morris LLP, 1540 Broadway, New York City. Click for info.

    Washington DC

    Current Matters: Exploring the Lives of Water in Asia,
    May 31, 201, Saturday at 2PM - Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, The Smithsonian. Click for info.
    Canada

    The Philippine Women Centre of BC - History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path
    ,
    May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8AM to 5PM - YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby St, Welch 1 & 2, Vancouver, BC V6c 2E8. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    WEBINAR: Expanding Language Access in the Courts: Innovative Training Solutions from New Mexico
    CCI - June 9th at 12PM PT / 3PM ET

    https://courtinnovation.ilinc.com/register/pcmchxz

    Apply for the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program
    When: July 24-27, 2014 in Manila, Philippines
    FYLPro application form 2014.docx
    FYLPro Sign Up Poster-2.pdf

    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    UN Women of Achievement

    This series of portraits spotlights women and girls who have made it in their respective fields--often in uncharted territories--by overcoming barriers and beating the odds to reach their goals. Although far from the limelight, their struggle, passion and work inspires all who know them and they are role models for many.  Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    Reviving the art of Filipino tribal tattoos

    The Spanish conquistadors who landed in 1521 dubbed the Philippines the Islands of the Painted Ones after the heavily tattooed locals. Nearly 500 years on, tribal tattooing is almost extinct. For more than eight decades, Whang-Od has been inking the headhunting warriors and women of her Kalinga tribe. - BBC.
    Read more.


  • May 20, 2014 2:17 PM | Rebecca Corteza (Administrator)
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Way to go FWN Board Member, Alicia Fortaleza (US FWN100 '12)!
    Alicia will be inducted as President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California on June 7th. Please join FWN in celebrating and supporting her at the PNAN Induction of Officers at Embassy Suites for dinner and dance. Click for info.

    Pinay Power!
    So proud of Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales (Global FWN100 '13) who will be honored at FAJ's 41st Annual 'Flashback Friday' in San Leandro on May 30! Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon (Global FWN100 '13) will be the emcee this year! For more info, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/638931.

    Woohoo, Marily
    ! Our awesome CEO, Marily Mondejar will be one of the panelists at the Bay Area Women Leaders Network "Global Women Taking Charge in Business and Philanthropy" Dinner. Join Marily and other awesome women leaders for an informational panel at Orrick Auditorium in San Francisco. Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/1v6hCtE.


    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (May 31 deadline)


    The Filipina Women's Network invites nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™). The worldwide search builds on the energy and momentum that was created in 2006 recognizing Filipina women doing meaningful work in their communities and organizations.


    If you belong on this prestigious list, of it you know of a Filipina woman who deserves to be named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™, submit your nominations before May 31. Online submissions only - go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate.



    The FWN Global100™ awardees will be profiled in a special issue of the FWN Magazine, and they will be honored at a Gala Awards Celebration at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 5-8, 2014 to be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines. Register today for the Summit at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    URGENT ACTION: Oppose Recent Release of Isidro Rodriguez & Demand Justice for Filipino Trafficked Teachers on May 21 - WANTEDIsidro.pdf

    Since 2003, batches of teachers have been illegally recruited and trafficked to the U.S by Philippines-based recruitment agency owner Isidro Rodriguez. Case complaints have been reported to Philippine Embassy officials in the past as well as to the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA). However, the response from the Philippine government has been inadequate and unsatisfactory.
    1. Prosecute Isidro Rodriguez and Investigate Philippine Government Institutions NOW
    2. Just reparations for trafficked victims! Cancel teachers' high interest loans NOW
    3. Hold accountable loan sharks in cahoots with Isidro Rodriguez
    4. Immigration Relief for trafficked victims in the U.S.

    Phone and fax barrage to the Office of Ambassador Jose Cuisia and the consulate/embassy responsible for you area of residence.

    Office of the Ambassador (ambassador@philippineusa.org)
    H.E. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
    Tel: 202-467-9366
    Fax: 202-467-9417


    The Representation Project: Why We Need More Diversity in Newsrooms


    On Wednesday, Natalie Nougayrède, the first female editor-in-chief of the prestigious French newspaper Le Monde, stepped down, citing "personal and direct attacks." Later that same day, Jill Abramson, the first woman to be executive editor of the The New York Times, also left her position after management deemed her too "pushy" - which some suggested was a result of her request to be paid equally with her male predecessor.[1] When women are given the chance to lead, they're more likely to make equality a priority. Yet too often, when powerful women do speak out, they're criticized and punished for using their voice. Furthermore, though less than 25% of worldwide news stories are about women, studies have found that when more women are present in the newsroom, more of their stories are told.[2] And though Abramson was replaced by Dean Baquet, the first African-American to hold the top position, the Times and most major newsrooms worldwide remain lacking in diversity across the board. 

    The desire and need to hear a wider spectrum of stories is what drives our work here at The Representation Project. From the documentaries we create, to the campaigns we lead, it's all with the intention of amplifying marginalized voices and illuminating our common humanity. You can see some of the recent highlights of that work below. Yet, as this week's stories remind us, when even the most powerful women in the media must deal with blatant sexism at work, there is clearly much more work to be done. 

    Pitch in $10 today
     
    to help us continue that work.Thank you for your ongoing support and help in building a culture where all of of our stories are heard, and all of our voices - regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation or circumstance - are equally respected and represented.

    Onwards,
    Jennifer Siebel Newsom



    Get Ready to Vote (June 3)! Easy Voter Guide - For New Voters and Busy Voters


    Stay INFORMED:
    How will we choose our next Governor? What are the two state propositions? In the June 3, 2014 election, voters will decide on two proposed state laws (Propositions 41 and 42) and also choose which candidates get voted on in the November election.
    About Prop 41: http://bit.ly/Prop41

    About Prop 42: http://bit.ly/Prop42

    Candidate Info: www.smartvoter.org

    Nationwide Fil-Am candidates for the November election:

      PRESS RELEASES

    Comcast Redesigns Microsite for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    During the month of May, customers have free access to thousands of hours of Asian-Pacific movies, shows and music across all devices. Comcast also announced it has redesigned its Xfinity Asia website. Read full text.

    Filipinos in US Urged: Help Sustain Economic Momentum of the Philippines By Registering for 2016 National Polls

    The Philippine Embassy is urging Filipinos in the United States to help sustain the economic transformation taking place in the Philippines by registering as overseas voters and participating in the presidential elections in 2016. Read full text.

    Violence Through the Lens of Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Trans (LBT) individuals in Asia

    The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) have just released a study on violence against lesbians, bisexual women, and trans people in Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Read full text.

    Notice of Registration and Election to all Filipino Citizens

    The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is pleased to announce that the Overseas Absentee Voting Registration for the 2016 Presidential Elections have started. Read full text.

    2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas - Deadline for Submission of Nominations: May 31

    The Commission on Filipinos Overseas respectfully reminds the public that the deadline for submission of the nominations for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas is on May 31, 2014. Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    Asian Dem solons press GOP to bring immigration bill to floor

    Asian American lawmakers in the US House of Representatives appealed to House Republicans on April 29 to "stop kicking the can down the road" and to join them in enacting comprehensive immigration reform into law. - Inquirer. Read more.

    Rob Bonta, first Fil-Am California state solon running for a second term

    Rob Bonta is the first Filipino to be elected to the California Legislature and has thrown his hat in the ring for a second run at the California Assembly from District 18 in the East Bay. - The Inquirer. Read more.

    Ethnic Voters Want Environmental Protections, But Do Their Lawmakers?

    Ethnic minorities in California strongly favor environmental protections, yet their elected representatives -- for the most part -- don't share the same values. - New America Media. Read more.

    Report shows San Francisco's AAPI residents experience high poverty, chronic disease rates

    Contrary to stereotypes, the Asian Pacific Islander Council's report reveals that in San Francisco, 14% of Asian Americans live in poverty, lower than other racial groups. - Reappropriate. Read more.

    Language Diversity: Slate, You're Doing it Wrong


    There's a map that Slate made recently that shows the top language in each state other than English or Spanish, and AAPI Voices found a few problems. - AAPI Voices. Read more.



    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business Program Certifications, May 22, 2014, Thursday from 9AM to 10AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94105. Click for info.

    Asian Women's
    Shelter 26th Annual Gala Event "Rebuilding Dreams",
    May 23, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    DOL's Women's Bureau Regional Forum
    , May 27, 2014, Tuesday from 1PM to 4PM - Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Happyness Photo Exhibit,
    May 30, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter St, 6F, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Free and Low Cost Resources for Your Business
    , June 4, 2014, Wednesday from 9AM to 11AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, Francisco. Click for info.

    Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon
    , June 6, 2014, Friday at 12PM - City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco. RSVP to caitlin.jacobson@sfgov.org.

    4th Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards
    , June 6, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 1PM - The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St. Click for info.

    Women Serving on Non-Profit & Corporate Boards - How to Lead, Elevate Your Position,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell 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


    6th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration,
    May 24, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - Vajiradhammapadip Buddhist Temple and Thai Cultural Center, 110 Rustic Road, Centereach, New York. Click for info.

    UniPro Summit 2014: Your Move
    ,
    May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM - John Reeves Great Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St, New York City. Click for info.

    Procurement Opportunities Conference for Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WMB
    ),
    June 3, 2014, Tuesday from 8:30AM to 3PM - BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St, 10th Floor, New York City. Click for info.

    National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) Presents: A Night of Learning & Networking with the CIA
    ,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8:30PM - Duane Morris LLP, 1540 Broadway, New York City. Click for info.

    Washington DC

    Current Matters: Exploring the Lives of Water in Asia,
    May 31, 201, Saturday at 2PM - Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, The Smithsonian. Click for info.
    Canada

    The Philippine Women Centre of BC - History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path
    ,
    May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8AM to 5PM - YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby St, Welch 1 & 2, Vancouver, BC V6c 2E8. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    WEBINAR: Expanding Language Access in the Courts: Innovative Training Solutions from New Mexico
    CCI - June 9th at 12PM PT / 3PM ET

    https://courtinnovation.ilinc.com/register/pcmchxz

    Apply for the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program
    When: July 24-27, 2014 in Manila, Philippines
    FYLPro application form 2014.docx
    FYLPro Sign Up Poster-2.pdf
    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    ABC's New Sitcom Wants to Challenge One of TV's Biggest Stereotypes

    The last time an Asian-American family had their own Amercan sitcom was in 1994. Next season, an Asian-American TV family will make television history by helming the first Asian-American-focused sitcom since Margaret Cho's All-American Girl. - PolicyMic.  Read more.


    What "Fresh off the Boat" means to Asian-Americans

    The term "Fresh off the Boat" is usually used to describe immigrants who haven't yet grasped the customs, the language, or culture of the county they're immigrating to. Is it offensive? Racist? - Vox. Read more.
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    Who Says There Are No AAPI Civil Rights Heroes?

    In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus is releasing a 16-part series of short videos profiling AAPI civil rights heroes, from Wong Kim Ark to Larry Itliong to Japanese American internment dissenters. - Angry Asian Man.
    Read more.


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