THE SEARCH IS ON! Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino North America 2016-2017

THE SEARCH IS ON! Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino North America 2016-2017

The search is on for The Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino North America 2016-2017. Open to all in the U.S. and Canada in two categories: Global Bayaning Pilipino (Organization) and Bayaning Pilipinong Kabataan sa America (Youth Heroes). Deadline: December 31, 2016.

Marily Mondejar: Power Moves for Filipina Women Professionals

Marily Mondejar: Power Moves for Filipina Women Professionals

FWN CEO and founder Marily Mondejar shares how Filipina women can exercise their power: Speak up. "My message to the Filipina women of the world: develop your voice. When you attend an event, raise your hand and ask a question. People will remember you spoke up. If something bothers you. Speak up. Your opinion is important. You are a contributor to the economy. So it's important that business hears your feedback." News story from ABS-CBN

Woo Hoo! Susan Afan (U.S. FWN100 '07, Global FWN100 '15) Appointed Managing Director of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation (Philippines)

Woo Hoo! Susan Afan (U.S. FWN100 '07, Global FWN100 '15) Appointed Managing Director of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation (Philippines)

FWN Members go out with a bang in 2015! Congratulations to Susan Afan (Global FWN100™ '07, Global FWN100™ '15) on her new appointment as the Managing Director at ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. She brings to the position over 30 years of leadership and mentorship experience. Susan previously served as Senior Regional VP at Robert Half International and Chief Fundraising Officer at ABS-CBN Kapamilya Foundation Inc. supporting the foundation's programs focused on education, child protection and environmental causes.

FWN Member Spotlight: Dr. Connie Mariano (U.S. FWN100™ '07) And Keesa Ocampo (U.S. FWN100™ '11)


Dr. Connie Mariano (U.S. FWN100™ '07) is the president and founder of the Center for Executive Medicine (CEM) in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dr. Mariano’s highest position in medicine was held as Physician to Bill Clinton, President of the United States, , from 1994-2001. She has also held the title of Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University School of Health Sciences and the Mayo School of Medicine.

An expert on the care of VIPs, celebrities, and world leaders, Dr. Mariano is a frequent guest speaker at international conferences as well as on media specials such as CNN’s “The Health of the President.”

Dr. Mariano graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, cum laude, June 1977 from Revelle College at the University of California in San Diego. She attended the nation’s military medical school, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine degree in May 1981.

Dr. Mariano completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Naval Hospital San Diego, CA in 1982 and 1986 respectively. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1987. She has been a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners since 1982. Dr. Mariano currently is licensed to perform medicine in three states: Arizona, California, and the District of Columbia.



Keesa Ocampo (U.S. FWN100™ '11) is the Corporate Affairs officer for the international media conglomerate, ABS-CBN International. Ocampo, a young philanthropist and community advocate, was born in California and raised in Manila.

Her community involvement and advocacy began as an active stakeholder of numerous organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area like the National Association for Asian American Professionals, Asian Heritage Month Committee for the City of San Francisco, Asian Pacific Fund, the Glide Legacy Committee and the San Francisco-Manila Sister City Committee. Her wide span of networks and persistent work to build bridges resulted in co-founding the progressive organization, Citizen Hope, which engages in community and civic service projects.

Ocampo's commitment was catapulted by the series of natural disasters in 2009 as she began galvanizing teams across organizations and communities to begin disaster relief - efforts that were recognized for their vast coverage, speed and success. This pushed her advocacy to span across the Pacific, through her organization, Bay Area Benefit, which serves the international community through "guerilla philanthropy," towards equality and justice. In 2010, she was honored for her humanitarian work with a Presidential Citation from Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Ocampo currently lives in the City of San Mateo and has been a member of the San Mateo Commission on the Status of Women since 2011.