Arizza Nocum, daughter of a Muslim mother and a Christian father, knows a thing or two about bridging the gap between faiths for mutual respect and peace-building. She and her family have built six libraries around the Philippines since 2008, many of which are in child soldier recruitment camps. Nocum shared her unique perspective during her One Young World Summit speech last week in Bangkok. She called on the international community to understand how conflict is often driven by poverty, injustice and history. She believes empathy through cultural exchanges and inter-faith dialogue, like her Kris Library venture, is but one way to curb radicalization on the individual-level. News story from The Philippine Inquirer.
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%.
This year we honored Global FWN100™ awardees representing over 13 economic sectors at our most international Global FWN100™ Awards Ceremony yet! Global FWN100™ 2015 awardees convened at the Marines' Memorial Club Hotel in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. from such diverse regions as Canada, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The awardees joined in on three jam-packed Summit days (October 29-31st, 2015) full of Learning Journeys, sessions, workshops, Gala celebrations and FWN festivities. View a full list of the 2015 Global FWN100 Awardees and view photos of the Filipina Summit 2015 after the jump.
FWN's 12th Filipina Leadership Global Summit goes out with a bang! 47 Global FWN100™ awardees, and over 100 Global Summit attendees convened in San Francisco last week for three days of memorable Learning Journeys, sessions, workshops, Gala celebrations and FWN festivities. Highlights of the Summit include an exclusive tour of supercomputers at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab led by Elizabeth Bautista (Global FWN100™ '15), an impressive vision of mixed-income housing at The Shipyard in Hunter's Point and a day full of sessions at Charles Schwab.
The last day of Sessions on October 31st culminated in a number of valuable messages from Summit participants and Global FWN100™ '15 Awardees. Senior VP of Philanthropy at Bank of America Stephanie Lomibao (Global FWN100™ '15) shared the value of honesty in becoming the better version of yourself during the Make Me a Filipina Millionaire: Reinvention, Disruption, Legacy. Brand panel. Lomibao remarked, "In order to grow, you need to have people who give you honest feedback." Insights from the Run Filipina Run: Filipinas For Political Equity panel urged Filipinas not to be complacent and highlighted the collective need for Filipina women to do their individual parts in getting involved in politics. Information Risk Management & Chief Information Risk Officer, Tess Martillano-Manjares (Global FWN100™ '15) of BNY Mellon imparted wisdom of the 3 Cs: Cooperate, Communicate, Collaborate during the Make me Filipina CEO: Women at the Top: Are we Achieving Gender Equality and Pay Equity? panel.
More memorable quotes and takeaways from 12th Filipina Leadership Global Summit Attendees after the jump.
Join us in congratulating Sonia T. Delen (U.S. FWN100™ '07 and FWN Board Member) of San Francisco. Sonia was recently appointed to the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees by California State Governor Edmund G. Brown. HPEF provides scholarships and loan repayments to health professionals who serve in underserved areas for a specified period. Sonia has been a senior vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 1994. Congratulations, Sonia! We are so proud of you.
The Diversity and Inclusion (DANDI) Awards Honors Organizations for their Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
Filipina Women’s Network was nominated in the Non-Profit category for demonstrating outstanding commitment towards creating a more diverse and inclusive world. Filipina Women's Network was nominated by the U.S. Philippine Society. The Geena Davis Institute and the Dignity Respect Campaign complete the Non-Profit Category nominations. Celebrated for their contributions in diversity and inclusion across all industries, 40 companies were nominated in 14 categories at the annual DANDI Awards ceremony on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the New York Times Center.
Marily Mondejar, CEO & Founder with Edcelyn Pujol, Board Member of the Filipina Women's Network attended the Award Ceremonies.
The Legacy My Lolo Gave Me
By Stephanie Lomibao (Global FWN100™ '15)
"My Lolo has given me a legacy that forms the foundation for who I am as a professional. I’m first generation Filipino-American. My mom came to the U.S. with her family of 11 when she was very young after my grandfather (pictured) served in WWII. It is my mother’s father that I pay tribute to through this article. The stories he told, the life he lived, and the traditions he passed down stay vivid with me to this day. Here are his top ten lessons."
When Eril Andrade left this small village, he was healthy and hoping to earn enough on a fishing boat on the high seas to replace his mother’s leaky roof.
Seven months later, his body was sent home in a wooden coffin: jet black from having been kept in a fish freezer aboard a ship for more than a month, missing an eye and his pancreas, and covered in cuts and bruises, which an autopsy report later concluded had been inflicted before death.
Story from Ian Urbina, New York Times.