California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and FWN Founder Marily Mondejar are among inspiring Filipino Americans who “excite and incite, rouse the beholder to reflect, [and] consider their own capacity to bolt their comfort zones to chase their dreams.”
From Cherie Querol Moreno for Philippine News:
2. Ray Buenaventura, San Mateo County private defender, Mayor of Daly City;
“California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye . She’s proven to be an excellent justice and community member. I was particularly moved when she made a court order that immigration officials will not be allowed in the courthouses. I also admired her for moving away from the Republican Party because of her beliefs. She is a principled judge and is independent. I’ve asked her to help speak on diversity issues in San Mateo County and she did not hesitate to help. She provided a truly inspirational talk and motivated many others to be sensitive to diversity issues.”
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6. Nerissa Fernandez, global head of corporate and PR, ABS-CBN Global:
“Filipina Women’s Network Founder and CEO Marily Mondejar and Silicon Valley visionary Dado Banatao. For their massive impact in Filipina empowerment and tech and social philanthropy, respectively. They are engaging present leaders and developing new ones, all towards achieving uplift of the Filipino and Filipina in the global landscape while revolutionizing the way we live. They’re both talk (inspiration and direction) and action (execution). Their records of achievement speak for themselves.”