For FWN100™ Awardees Only: Call for Abstracts: DISRUPT 2.0

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And the people who talk about us
Are going off, one by one,
They leave us
To worry about the shoes
The stories, the work
They leave us
To take up the weaving

From “The Old People Talking (in memoriam, NVM Gonzalez)” by Nadine L. Sarreal, 2000



This is a call for abstracts for the next book on Filipina Global Leadership. The book builds on the FWN’s first leadership book titled “DISRUPT. Filipina Women: Proud. Loud. Leading without a Doubt.” launched in October 2014. Go to  for more info.  Key themes for individual chapters include disruptions in your life that you have overcome and disruptions that you have initiated; leadership competencies you developed for yourself, for leading others, and your organization; and, legacy building for the next generation.  A synthesis chapter will pull together key themes and make recommendations for aspiring leaders and thought leaders in the sectors represented.  

SEND AN ABSTRACT  before January 15, 2016

Your chapter is a memoir, a story from your life; it is not your autobiography which is the story of a life. A memoir is just a slice of your life. For the purpose of this 2nd FWN leadership book, your memoir is how you remember your personal and professional lives as a Filipina woman leader, an expatriate or migrant, whether first or second generation who is exercising leadership in the diaspora. The theme or themes that will bind your chapter together are: being a Filipina woman leader in the Philippines, in your new home country overseas, your experience in migration, personal and professional development, diaspora, and leadership challenges and successes. The essence of your memoir is to write about your own trajectory to becoming who you are now – a global Filipina woman leader demonstrating leadership in your host country as well as in your home country.

This book is intended to be a book on Filipina women leadership. How we manage our personal lives and careers based on our experiences. 

The purpose of the book is to examine the leadership philosophy, styles and traits of Filipina women leaders in a complex diaspora environment through individual life stories. With your stories, we hope to find common themes that answer any of the following:

  1. What are the dominant leadership traits of Filipina women?

  2. How does a Filipina woman leader manages herself?

  3. How does a Filipina woman leader manage a team?

  4. How does a Filipina woman leader manage / lead a department, a division or an organization?

  5. What factors influence a Filipina woman's leadership philosophy?

Write a concise summary of the key points of your chapter. Your abstract should be a single paragraph double-spaced; about 150- 500 words. Please include the following in your abstract:

  • Proposed chapter title

  • Author(s) name, title, full contact information, and institutional affiliation (if any)

  • Description of the chapter including purpose, content, key features, and how it adds to the main purpose of the book.


During the celebration of the centennial of Filipino migration to the United States in 2006, the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) noted that the focus was largely on Filipino men who came to America as migrant farm workers and Filipina women who came as war brides. To ensure that the role of Filipina women in the building of America is never forgotten, the FWN launched Pinay Power 2012 to inspire and advance Filipina women leaders who influence the Filipino American community's future through their work in communities and organizations.  In 2013, FWN went global and selected leaders in countries other than the United States.

From 2007-2015, the FWN has recognized hundreds of Filipina women as Founders and Pioneers, Innovators and Thought Leaders, Policymakers and Visionaries, Behind the Scenes Leaders, Builders and Emerging Leaders.  At one of the FWN100™ recognition awards, you were honored as one of the FWN100™ Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. or the World.   This award comes with the privilege to develop and inspire next generation of Filipina women leaders and to achieve the FWN mission:  A Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy.

Contact For Questions

Submit Your Abstract before January 15th, 2016
If you have any questions, please email Maria Beebe at

You can also read more about the 2nd FWN Global Leadership Book, including information about Illustrative Themes, Chapter Guidelines, Format and more here.