Congrats! Juslyn Manalo (Global FWN100™ '15) Appointed Commissioner of Daly City's Personnel Board

Congrats! Juslyn Manalo (Global FWN100™ '15) Appointed Commissioner of Daly City's Personnel Board


Juslyn Manalo (Global FWN100™ '15) was formally inducted as a Commissioner for the City of Daly City's Personnel Board on February 11, 2016. Juslyn was appointed by the Daly City Council and will serve until February 8th, 2022. She previously was Program Coordinator of the Bill Sorro Housing Program with the Veterans Equity Center.

Way to go, Juslyn!

Member Spotlight: Trina Villanueva (Global FWN100™ '15) and Elizabeth J. Bautista (Global FWN100™ '15)

Trina VIllanueva

Trina Villanueva
Community Outreach and Foundation Officer, MUFG Union Bank
Oakland, California, USA

If there is one professional accomplishment and/or influential action that makes you very proud from your body of work, what would that be? As a board member of Filipino Advocates for Justice, I'm proud that I have helped the organization grow and helped them accomplish their mission of serving the Filipino community specifically, our youth, recent immigrants and low-wage workers for the past 12 years.

Workplace challenge as a Filipina woman and why: I always get mistaken for being a lot younger than I really am.  So many times I feel I have to prove myself to my colleagues because they don't realize how long I have been doing this work and the different experiences I have had in my career.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that faces the next generation of Filipina women? I think as with other generations, the next generation of Filipina women will take care of a lot of people including their parents, partners and children while juggling their own personal goals and aspirations.  They need to have a solid group of friends, mentors and colleagues to support them and help them pursue their dreams.

 

elizabeth bautista

Elizabeth J. Bautista
Operations Technology Group Leader, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Daly City, California, USA

If there is one professional accomplishment and/or influential action that makes you very proud from your body of work, what would that be? I continue to create opportunities for women to consider a career in the Computing Sciences area.

What is the global impact of your work? By creating opportunities for women in Computing Sciences, I give them a tangible inroad into this area. They can experience the work they can potentially take part in and demonstrate the impact of what they do to further scientific research.
What's the best part of being a Filipina woman leader? I'd like to provide insight and opportunities to young women.

Workplace challenge as a Filipina woman and why: My industry is still very male-oriented and as a woman in a technical area, my co-workers and even management team, assume that I do not understand the technical aspects of our work. I am more known for my soft skills and not my technical skills. The challenge for me is to continue reminding management, that I cannot do my job well if I did NOT have a technical understanding.

New book by Marie Claire Lim Moore (Global FWN100™ '14)

New book by Marie Claire Lim Moore (Global FWN100™ '14)

Catch Marie Claire Lim Moore's (Global FWN100™ '14) new book "Don't Forget the Parsley", a continuation of her acclaimed memoir "Don't Forget the Soap and Other Reminders from my Fabulous Filipina Mother." The digital edition is now available on Amazon.

Ramar Foods Innovate and Re-Brand Filipino Food to Reach Broader Markets

Ramar Foods Innovate and Re-Brand Filipino Food to Reach Broader Markets

Ramar Foods enters mainstream U.S. supermarkets by continually re-inventing and re-branding unique Filipino ingredients and flavors. You will soon find Magnolia ice cream at Whole Foods, Ralph’s (Kroger’s division in California) and H-E-B stores in Texas. Story from Dairy Foods.

Philippines Sees Rise in HIV/AIDS Infection

Philippines Sees Rise in HIV/AIDS Infection

The Philippines is currently facing a rise in HIV and AIDS after years of low infection rates, with Cebu City hit particularly hard. Many public health advocates in the Philippines are now putting pressure on the government to face the crisis head on. Some are hitting the streets to take matters into their own hands. Story from LA Times.

It Runs in the Family: New Documentary on the Filipino Modern Queer Experience

It Runs in the Family: New Documentary on the Filipino Modern Queer Experience

Filipina-Canadian filmmaker Joella Cabalu chronicles the modern Filipino queer experience in a new documentary called "It Runs in the Family." Cabalu interviewed members of her family in Oakland, California and Manila to spark intimate conversations about love, acceptance and the coming out process in the Filipino diaspora. Story from Asian Journal.

One Billion Rising Pressures Aquino Administration to Address Increased Poverty and Escalation of Violence Against Women

One Billion Rising Pressures Aquino Administration to Address Increased Poverty and Escalation of Violence Against Women

Eve Ensler joins Monique Wilson (Global FWN100™ '14) and Joms Salvador in the Philippines for One Billion Rising's Rise 4 Revolution campaign.

This year's OBR Philippine campaign calls attention to factors that make women vulnerable to sexual violence including increased poverty, a lack of state accountability and a culture of impunity. News story from Bulatlat.com