April 17 in Singapore: DISRUPT Book Launch at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

CALLING Filipinos in Singapore!

The Filipina Women’s Network is thrilled to announce the much-awaited book launch in Singapore of FWN’s first book on Filipina women leadership DISRUPT. Filipina Women: Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt.

Special Guest of Honor

His Excellency Mr Antonio A. Morales, Ambassador of the Philippines to Singapore


Dr Astrid S. Tuminez, Regional Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs (Southeast Asia), Microsoft; Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; FWN Global100™ ‘13 and one of DISRUPT’s authors  

  • Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:15pm-1:30pm (Singapore time)
  • WHERE: Seminar Room 3-5, Manasseh Meyer Building, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 469E Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259774 View on Google Maps: http://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/mm-3-5
  • RSVP: Admission is complimentary. Please register to reserve your spot at

Many women from the Philippines work as domestic helpers in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Middle East and other countries, creating an often disturbing stereotype of Filipina women as maids. The new book, DISRUPT. Filipina Women: Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt., seizes the challenge of redefining Filipina women. It is the first book on leadership written by Filipino women leaders from around the world.

Published by the Filipina Women’s Network, the book examines how Filipina women in diaspora tackle and prosper in the challenges of living in the modern, multi-cultural and global environment. Containing personal essays by 37 Filipino women leaders in diaspora, the book aims to change public perception of Filipino women and showcase their capacity to leader. These leaders share their career journeys, sacrifices they endured to seek better lives for themselves and their families, and successes enjoyed in many countries. The stories provide insights into shaping leaders’ identities, cultural adjustments, and victories over poverty, discrimination and harassment.

Students from the LKY School will read excerpts from the book. Implications for women as agents, decision-makers and leaders will be discussed.