Launch of the Face of Global Pinay Power

I’m humbled to represent Filipina women everywhere and hope to inspire them to stand tall, speak up and rise to meet their biggest dreams and fullest potential. As Filipinas, talent, tenacity and innovation are in our blood. The opportunity to succeed is a birthright. Let’s help each other claim it! Kaya natin ‘to!
— The face of Global Pinay Power, Francine Maigue (Global FWN100™ '15)

Be part of our history! Join your Filipina Sisters for the official inauguration of the Face of Global Pinay Power.  We conducted a worldwide search for the Filipina Rosa the Riveter - the face of Global Pinay Power.

Inspired by the female empowerment image of “Rosie the Riveter” the Filipina Women’s Network is proud to announce the selection of Francine Maigue (Global FWN100™ ’15) of Chula Vista, California as the Face of Global Pinay Power!

As an emerging influential leader, Francine is passionate about engaging and empowering underrepresented communities, especially her fellow Filipina sisters. She is committed to encouraging Filipina women explore their leadership potential and pursue their professional goals with the respect and equitable opportunities they deserve, locally and globally. 


Francine graduated with a Master’s Degree in Management from Harvard University, where she received the prestigious Harvard Commencement Speaker Prize. She hosted the Philippine Presidential Debate at Harvard Law School and founded and served as the Executive Director and Director of Strategic Partnerships for Harvard’s Women’s Empowerment Convention and Network (WECAN), the first of its kind to be produced at Harvard. She currently serves as District Director for California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez.

“Los Angeles is the inaugural city of choice for Global Pinay Power. An empowering representation of the Filipina in mainstream America it comes to life in the face of Francine Maigue aptly presented in Hollywood.”
— L.A. Host Committee Chair Rocio Nuyda (U.S. FWN100™ '12)
Pinay Power – two words. Strong statement. It’s assuring me that because tomorrow is promised to no one,  I will make today count. I say – DIFFERENT, yes;   INDIFERRENT, no…. These words tell me we have leadership and it resonates. And most of all, we stand second to no one!
— Gloria T. Caoile (U.S. FWN100™ '07, Global FWN100™ '13)

The FINALISTS OF THE SEARCH for the face of


 Mayor's Salo-Salo Soirée, 12th Filipina Leadership Global Summit, San Francisco City Hall, October 29th, 2015.

Mayor's Salo-Salo Soirée, 12th Filipina Leadership Global Summit, San Francisco City Hall, October 29th, 2015.


Order the first book on Filipina women leadership: DISRUPT. Filipina Women: Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt. — download Kindle edition — Amazon print edition

37 authors are FWN's 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World awardees from the U.S., Philippines, Singapore, Brazil, Japan, U.A.E., Canada, Poland. Moving stories about:

  • Leader Identity, Power and Influence
  • Cultural Adjustments to Success
  • Victories over domestic violence, incarceration, poverty, discrimination and harassment

Filipina Women's Network's second book on Filipina leadership examines: 

  • Life disruptions
  • Workplace disruptions initiated
  • Leadership competencies developed for oneself, for leading others, for leading organizations
  • Legacy building for next generation leaders

    The 37 authors are Filipina Women's Network's U.S. and Global FWN100™ Awardees (2007-2016) representing the following countries:
  • Canada
  • China (Hong Kong)
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Supporters of the Global Pinay Power Program

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