March 8—Sterling HSA CEO Cora Tellez keynotes FWN’s International Women’s Day DISRUPTing San Francisco

Join the Filipina Women’s Network as we celebrate

International Women's Day 2019 at


March 8, Friday • 6:30PM–8:30PM

  • International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women — while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.

  • Meet the remarkable Filipina authors of the DISRUPT Filipina Leadership Book Series at this inspiring book reading and leadership discussion in celebration of International Women's Day!

  • Let's build a gender-balanced world. Collectively we can all play a part. Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive. #BalanceforBetter

Keynote and Guest Of Honor

Founder and CEO
Sterling Health Services Administration
US FWN100™ 2009 • Global FWN100™ 2013

Featuring remarkable and influential Filipina women authors of the DISRUPT Book Series:

Elena Buensalido Mangahas
Division Manager
San Joaquin Employment and Economic Development
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2013

Elizabeth Bautista
Operations Technology Group Leader
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Global FWN100™ 2015

Evelyn Dilsaver
Chair of the Board
Commonwealth Club of California
US FWN100™ 2011

Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson
Senior Managing Director-IT
Charles Schwab
Global FWN100™ 2017

Janet C. Mendoza Stickmon
Professor of Humanities
Napa Valley College
Global FWN100™ 2013

Julieta Gabiola, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Educator for CARE Faculty
Stanford University
Global FWN100™ 2013

Juslyn Cabrera Manalo
Community Engagement Associate
Forest City
Former Mayor of Daly City
Global FWN100™ 2015
Continuing Global Influential 2017

Leah L. Laxamana
Program Associate
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Global FWN100™ 2017

Lily Torres-Samoranos, Esq.
Immigration Attorney
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO)
Global FWN100™ 2017

Mira Soriano Gillet
Founder and Chief Director
Peace Game Online
Global FWN100™ 2013

Marily Mondejar
Founder and CEO
Filipina Women’s Network
President, CCII, The Successor Agency to the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission

Michelle Florendo
Founder & Principal
What if You Could, LLC
Global FWN100™ 2015

Nimfa Y. Gamez
President and CEO
Mission-Hope Development Services
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2015

Penelope V. Flores, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
San Francisco State University
US FWN100™ 2012

Ruth Uy Asmundson, Ph.D.
Ambassador, Davis Sister Cities
Former Mayor of Davis
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2014

Sonia T. Delen-Fitzsimmons
Senior Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2013

Susie Quesada
President, Filipina Women’s Network
President, Ramar Foods International
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2013

Thelma B. Boac
Trustee, Berryessa Union School District, San Jose, CA
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2013

Vivian Zalvidea Araullo
Executive Director
WestBay Pilipino Center
US FWN100™ 2012