Meet Bay Area #FilipinaDISRUPTERS at DISRUPTing San Jose-Silicon Valley on January 7. Event program includes keynote by Dr. Maria Beebe, Editor, Filipina Women Leadership Book Series, plus readings and author signing of DISRUPT 2.0: Filipina Women: Daring to Lead at San Jose's Berryessa Community Center.
Join FWN this Filipino American History Month for the launch of DISRUPT 2.0: Filipina Women: Daring to Lead and Pinay Speed FEMtoring in San Francisco and San Diego.
Jocelyn Ding, SVP, Operations, Omada Health will keynote DISRUPTing San Francisco on October 6th. Meet the Face of Global Pinay Power Francine Maigue (Global FWN100™ '15) in San Diego for DISRUPTing San Diego on October 13th. Register now!
Learn to build a core foundation in business from which you can diversify. When you start a business, master the foundations of the corporate world including process, finance, innovation, culture, and communication. This will become a valuable foundation from which you can launch a series of complementary businesses and a whole conglomerate of companies. From starting and leading a single organization, Doctor's Pharmaceuticals in the Philippines, Mommyla diversified into restaurants, motels, Ramar Foods, and other businesses in the U.S.
- Susie Quesada, President, Ramar Foods International, U.S. FWN100™ '07
Cultivate the knowledge and skills that will allow you to be an expert in your field. This expertise can be one vital source of confidence. People trust you when you are competent and are more likely to continue seeking your expertise.
- Janet Mendoza Stickmon, Professor of Humanities at Napa Valley College, Global FWN100™ '13
Persistence, resilence and passion are key for long term success. You may not be the smartest or most qualified for every job you want. However, by being persistent in identifying your shortcomings and being passionate in taking action to address them, you will succeed. Resilience is important in overcoming obstacles. There will always be someone who will make negative comments or will not be supportive of the goals that you have for yourself. Being resilient will enable you to ignore the negativity, enable you to pick yourself up quickly when you fall or get pushed down, and to brush yourself off and get back on track.
- MAJ Amelia Duran-Stanton Ph.D., DSc, Deputy Chief of Inspections/Ortho Physician Assistant, U.S. Army
Don't be afraid to break barriers. Though tolerance and progress on the gender front seem to be picking up in many areas, there are still new frontiers and domains where barriers to women and Filipinos exist. Don't be afraid to be the first to venture out into new territory. There may be no peers and mentors where you venture, but don't hold back from carving out your turf.
- Isabelita T. Manalastas-Watanabe, Speed Money Transfer Japan Kabushiki Kaisha President & Representative Director Japan
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 http://www.filipinaleadership.org/ 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.
This CALL for Abstracts is for U.S. and Global FWN100™ Awardees (2007-2015) and are in good membership standing with the Filipina Women's Network.
To join or renew your FWN member dues, please go to http://ffwn.org/MembershipApplication before you submit an abstract: http://www.filipinaleadership.org/call-for-abstracts-disrupt2/
The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN), represented by Dolly Pangan-Specht (US FWN100™'09 ) and Maria Beebe (US FWN100™'11 and Global FWN100™ '13, board member, and book co-editor) organized a book reading in collaboration with Portland State University’s Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Anthropology, and Center for Women and Leadership. The Asian Pacific American network of Oregon (APANO) and the Council of Filipino American Associations (CFAA) also participated. Global Networks, Janet Labar, and Cynthia Reidy donated books as gifts to the readers. Tambayan and Columbia Distributing provided food and drinks.
Marily Mondejar, FWN founder and CEO, joined the participants via video conferencing to share the three events that shaped the direction of the Filipina Women’s Network.
Image credit: Jon Oribello