Federal Universal Service Fund is Integral to AAPI Communities

Federal Universal Service Fund is Integral to AAPI Communities

The Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Filipina Women’s Network and the Japanese American Citizens League have jointly sent an appeal to the Federal Communications Commission who are proposing to cap Universal Service Fund programs, including the federal Lifeline program.

Redefining Success with Filipina CEO Circle (FCC)

Redefining Success with Filipina CEO Circle (FCC)

Filipina CEO Circle (FCC) officially launched on September 15 with Inspired Conversations, a panel discussion on navigating career challenges and celebrating successes of Filipina corporate women at the new Shangri-La at the Fort. Many of the Filipina CEO Circle’s 42 members are Filipina Women’s Network’s Most Influential Filipina Women Awardees.

To name a few: Ace T. Itchon (Global FWN100™ ’15), President & CEO, Aspen Philippines, Inc., Agnes A. Gervacio - (Global FWN100™ '16), President, NEC Philippines, Inc., Ayhee Campos (Global FWN100™ '14), Country Head, Infosys BPO Ltd., Delia Albert (Global FWN100™ '14), Former Ambassador and Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Senior Adviser, SGV & Co., Philippines, Karen Batungbacal De Venecia (Global FWN100™ ’14, '16), Executive General Manager, QBE Insurance, Talino EV Management Systems Inc, Business Processing Assoc. of the Philippines, Maan Hontiveros (Global FWN100™ '14), Chair, AirAsia Philippines, Marife Zamora (Global FWN100™ ’13), Chair, Convergys Philippines, Marites Tejero Dagdag (Global FWN100™ '16), President, Clorox International Philippines, Inc., Marivic Anonuevo (Global FWN100™ '14), Managing Director and CEO, Millennium Challenge Philippines, Mona Lisa B. De La Cruz (Global FWN100™ 16), President & Chief Operating Officer, Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd., Nina Aguas (Global FWN100™ '13), Chief Executive Officer, Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd., Rosario Cajucom Bradbury (Global FWN100™ '16), Adviser to The Wallace Business Forum (WBF), Former Managing Director & CEO, SGS Philippines & SGS Gulf Ltd. ROHQ Former Chairwoman of Philippine Swiss Business Council.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Marife Zamora (Global FWN100™ '13) and Emma Imperial (Global FWN100™ '15)

Marife Zamora - Global FWN100 2014

Marife Zamora
Chairman at Convergys Philippines Services Corp., Convergys Philippines

The global impact of my influence is... helping the Philippines become the preferred contact center destination globally- the BPO industry is the only industry where the Philippines is the WORLD LEADER.

One person who has influenced my professional career is.... Andrea Ayers, President and CEO of Convergys Corporation. She believed in the Filipino talent and my Convergys, Philippines executive leadership team. She believed, and committed, that we would be the biggest and the best BPO company in the country. We made that a reality!

On the most difficult workplace challenge as a Filipina woman.... The number one thing that needs to change for women to succeed in the workplace are the expectations of who does what and how.  We must not be afraid to challenge roles and demand equal share and responsibility with our partners. If you have partners, get them to do half!

One thing you would not guess about me is.... I am down-to-earth and I love to interact with employees of all levels. I will go out of my way to visit sites at every opportunity so I can connect with them first-hand.


The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ honors Filipina women who are changing the face of leadership in their local communities and in their adopted countries they now call home. The Awards Ceremony is the highlight of the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on August 21-24 in Cebu, Philippines at the Shangri-La Mactan.
EmmaImperial- Global FWN100 2015

Emma Imperial
President & CEO, Imperial Homes Corporation
Muntinlupa, Philippines

My proudest professional accomplishment is.... Being globally recognized in September 2013 when I was invited by IFC/World Bank to talk and present my transformational business model to help climate change and alleviate poverty. I developed the Philippines’ first Solar Powered Low Cost Housing Communities equipped with solar system solutions.  When I started my real estate business, my aim was to provide quality yet affordable homes to my fellow countrymen.  I am now providing homes and communities with good quality structures and of global standard. These homes add value to their investment.

The global impact of my work is.... When I launched my solar powered housing project, I encouraged other developers to adopt this type of development which will help address climate change and the 3 million mass housing backlog of the Philippines, which when adopted will also result in the elimination of 1,882,000 tons of carbon dioxide and savings of US$2.768 billion in fossil consumption per year.

The best part of being a Filipina woman leader is.... our talent, ambition, and hard-working nature are qualities that are highly respected and admired in the global workplace.


Do you know a Filipina woman who is influential in your industry or profession? NOMINATE her for the 2016 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award™. Click here to submit your nomination. Nomination deadline: May 15, 2016.

OP ED: The Internet is Critical to Asian Women's Careers and Survival by Marily Mondejar, Founder & CEO of Filipina Women's Network

OP ED: The Internet is Critical to Asian Women's Careers and Survival by Marily Mondejar, Founder & CEO of Filipina Women's Network

Is the Internet slowing down for all of us? 

Eight months ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began an unprecedented effort to regulate the Internet with telephone rules from the 1930s. Since then, the private investment needed to create better Internet service has declined noticeably.  During the first half of 2015, Internet investment dropped 8%, according to figures released by major Internet providers. Excluding wireless providers, the fall was even greater – down 12%.

Title II's Negative Effects on Minority Populations and Small Businesses

Title II's Negative Effects on Minority Populations and Small Businesses

Recent Pew research shows that Asian Americans are enthusiastic users of the Internet and rely on broadband more so than other groups. When it comes to broadband adoption, 97 percent of English-speaking Asian Americans use the Internet compared to 78 percent of blacks, 81 percent of Hispanics, and 85 percent of Whites. Embracing policies like Title II will only lead to the deterioration of a resource that has become indispensable to so many people.

The Internet is an essential tool especially for those who live in remote areas where educational and professional opportunities may not be as widely available as in other parts of the country. Broadband is an important resource for people in rural areas to excel through online education and career development programs. When overbearing regulations threaten access to Internet innovations, those who rely on that access the most also stand to lose the most.

News story from AsianJournal