3 ways to support FWN on 27 November #GivingTuesday
Buy 1, Give 1 DISRUPT Books
This year, Filipina Women’s Network celebrates the holiday gift-giving season through a special promotion of the DISRUPT Filipina Leadership Book series.
How does it work? It’s very simple!
When you buy one of the DISRUPT books, why not gift another to a young Filipina you know who would be inspired one day to influence the world? Or choose to donate the book to a library of your choice.
Benevity will give $10 to FWN for each retweet with comment, up to $100,000!
The world could use a lot more good right about now. It’s time to #BeTheGood we want to see in the world, and what better time to start than #GivingTuesday, the global day of Goodness?
On November 27,
(1) Go to https://twitter.com/benevity and find the video pinned to their Twitter timeline.
(2) Select “retweet with comment” and mention @filipinawomen in your (re)tweet.
(3) Add the hashtag #BeTheGood.
The FWN Filipina Leadership Book Series fills the gap in the leadership literature that has missed the opportunity to survey the leadership competencies of the women of Philippine ancestry. A ground-breaking book series that documents the leadership stories about victories over poverty, domestic violence, incarceration, discrimination and harassment which shaped their world view, leader identity, life purpose, power and influence. The book series is key to FWN’s strategy in building its pipeline of qualified leaders that some will rise to the leadership position in all sectors of the economy. The authors and contributors are recipients of the Filipina Women's Network's 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™ Award™.
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
At FWN we thrive because of our organizational purpose and meaning. We exist to amplify Filipina women's voices worldwide. The DISRUPT Filipina Leadership Books aim to do that by filling the gap in leadership literature of the women of Philippine ancestry.
In 1962 President Kennedy ran into a janitor during a visit to NASA. The President asked the guy what he was doing. The janitor replied, “Helping put a man on the moon.” That’s purpose. The janitor didn’t say “emptying trash cans”. He said, "Helping put a man on the moon”.
"As a volunteer in a political campaign, I was unwittingly participating in derailing a rising Filipina executive's career to get to her boss, the incumbent elected official. I watched her career decline, and soon she resigned. Where was the Filipino American community? Where were the Filipina women? Who was advising her? Why was she not responding to the media frenzy?
This was a learning moment. It firmed up for me the need for having a network of support. Your own advisory board. A sisterhood. The men have known this for years: the old boys network is there for the bro."