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.
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,
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.
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 (email@example.com) or call
415.278.9410 to express your interest.