Is learning languages the new brain superfood? Christine Amour-Levar weighs up the pros and cons of growing up multilingual.
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 Global FWN100™ recognizes Filipina women who have reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their leadership and achievements in the global workplace and their local communities.
The FWN100 Award™ was conceived in the United States at the 2006 Filipina Leadership Summit as a result of its Future Search and the launch of the Pinay Power 2012 Campaign.
The first U.S. FWN100™ awards were given at the 2007 Filipina Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.
This year, the Global FWN100™ 2015 awardees will be representing Canada, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, U.K., and U.S.A.
Economic sectors represented include consulting services, healthcare, financial services, legal services, media, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, government and policy, retail, film, publishing.
The FINAL Awardee List will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony at the Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 30, 2015. Register for the summit today at www.FilipinaSummit.org.
Watch the live stream of the White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month via whitehouse.gov/live today Friday, October 2, 2015 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM ET. The Celebration will kick off Filipino American History Month in October and will feature discussions with Administration officials and prominent Filipino Americans, as well as performances by distinguished Filipino American artists. Please join the conversation online and Tweet questions using #WhiteHouseFAHM #FAHM2015.
FWN Members present for today's White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month include: CEO & Founder Marily Mondejar, Sonia Delen (board member), Bambi Lorica (board member), plus members Genevieve Jopanda (Global FWN100™ '13), Vangie Buell (U.S. FWN100™ '07) and White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford (Global FWN100™ '13), among others.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution calling for a memorial to "comfort women" abused by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
Introduced by Supervisor Eric Mar (D1), the resolution is aimed at honoring some “200,000 women who were kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery the Imperial Japanese Army during its colonial and wartime occupation” of Asia and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War.
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Do not be afraid to delegate work to others. Delegate even if you know you can do the job better and more efficiently. By getting more people involved, you will be getting more people to take ownership of the work at hand. That can only be beneficial in team-building, training of new leaders, and the accomplishment of objectives.
- Lenore R.S. Lim
M. Evelina Galang is the author of HER WILD AMERICAN SELF (Coffee House Press, ’96); the novel ONE TRIBE (New Issues Press, ’06); and ANGEL DE LA LUNA AND THE 5TH GLORIOUS MYSTERY (Coffee House Press 2013). She has edited the anthology, SCREAMING MONKEYS: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, ‘03). She is currently writing LOLAS’ HOUSE: WOMEN LIVING WITH WAR, stories of surviving Filipina WWII “Comfort Women” and is at work on a new novel, BEAUTIFUL SORROW, BEAUTIFUL SKY. Galang teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami, is core faculty for VONA/Voices: Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation and has been named one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in the United States by Filipina Women’s Network.
Galang is the recipient of numerous awards, among them, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, the 2004 AWP Prize in the Novel and the 2007 Global Filipino Award in Literature for ONE TRIBE.
Vangie Buell is a living historical gem: She's the granddaughter of a Buffalo Soldier—the nickname given by American Indians in the 19th century to black American soldiers. Even rarer: Her grandfather Ernest Stokes was one of the 6,000 Buffalo Soldiers sent to the Philippines to fight during the Spanish-American War during the 1890s. He was one of the few who stayed, married a Filipina (Buell's grandmother) and had children.
In her memoir "Twenty-Five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride: Growing Up in a Filipino Immigrant Family" (T'Boli Publishing, 2006), Buell recounts her grandfather's experience, and her own, as one of the few Filipinos growing up in West Oakland during the 1930s and '40s.
She remembers seeing "No Filipinos or dogs allowed" signs posted at restaurants and having to wear a button that said "I am a loyal Filipino" during World War II, because even though she didn't look Japanese, she was still Asian -- and vulnerable to harassment. " —Michelle Devera Louie, SF Chronicle
A Filipino-American activist, Vangie was born in San Pedro, California, grew up in West Oakland and devoted her life to social justice, human dignity, multicultural understanding and equality.
Dr. Lirio Covey (US Global100 2013), professor of clinical psychology in Columbia’s Department of Psychiatry and former director of the Smoking Cessation Clinic at Columbia University Medical Center recently published new research on the relationship between ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and smoking cessation.