FWN CEO and founder Marily Mondejar shares how Filipina women can exercise their power: Speak up. "My message to the Filipina women of the world: develop your voice. When you attend an event, raise your hand and ask a question. People will remember you spoke up. If something bothers you. Speak up. Your opinion is important. You are a contributor to the economy. So it's important that business hears your feedback." News story from ABS-CBN
"FILIPINA WOMEN ARE CHANGING the world! These outstanding Filipinas took center stage at the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit held recently at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu. The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award recognizes women of Philippine ancestry who are influencing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached such status for outstanding work in their respective professions, industries and communities. Congratulations to all the awardees!" News story from The Philippine Star Business Chic
Join FWN this Filipino American History Month for the launch of DISRUPT 2.0: Filipina Women: Daring to Lead and Pinay Speed FEMtoring in San Francisco and San Diego.
Jocelyn Ding, SVP, Operations, Omada Health will keynote DISRUPTing San Francisco on October 6th. Meet the Face of Global Pinay Power Francine Maigue (Global FWN100™ '15) in San Diego for DISRUPTing San Diego on October 13th. Register now!
Filipina CEO Circle (FCC) officially launched on September 15 with Inspired Conversations, a panel discussion on navigating career challenges and celebrating successes of Filipina corporate women at the new Shangri-La at the Fort. Many of the Filipina CEO Circle’s 42 members are Filipina Women’s Network’s Most Influential Filipina Women Awardees.
To name a few: Ace T. Itchon (Global FWN100™ ’15), President & CEO, Aspen Philippines, Inc., Agnes A. Gervacio - (Global FWN100™ '16), President, NEC Philippines, Inc., Ayhee Campos (Global FWN100™ '14), Country Head, Infosys BPO Ltd., Delia Albert (Global FWN100™ '14), Former Ambassador and Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Senior Adviser, SGV & Co., Philippines, Karen Batungbacal De Venecia (Global FWN100™ ’14, '16), Executive General Manager, QBE Insurance, Talino EV Management Systems Inc, Business Processing Assoc. of the Philippines, Maan Hontiveros (Global FWN100™ '14), Chair, AirAsia Philippines, Marife Zamora (Global FWN100™ ’13), Chair, Convergys Philippines, Marites Tejero Dagdag (Global FWN100™ '16), President, Clorox International Philippines, Inc., Marivic Anonuevo (Global FWN100™ '14), Managing Director and CEO, Millennium Challenge Philippines, Mona Lisa B. De La Cruz (Global FWN100™ 16), President & Chief Operating Officer, Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd., Nina Aguas (Global FWN100™ '13), Chief Executive Officer, Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd., Rosario Cajucom Bradbury (Global FWN100™ '16), Adviser to The Wallace Business Forum (WBF), Former Managing Director & CEO, SGS Philippines & SGS Gulf Ltd. ROHQ Former Chairwoman of Philippine Swiss Business Council.
In 2011, a Filipina woman was struck and killed by a vehicle as she crossed the street in a marked crosswalk in National City, CA. Valerie Hong of Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz represented the decedent’s family and brought suit against the driver of the vehicle and a property owner. After a five-year legal battle, the case went to trial in September 2016, and lasted ten days. The jury returned a verdict of $1,034,344 in favor of the decedent’s family after one day of deliberation.
The Office of the Vice President invites members of the Filipina Women's Network to the Partnerships Against Poverty Summit scheduled on 10 October 2016 (Monday) from 8:00AM to 5:00PM at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Pasay City. Register now! www.bit.ly/OVPSummitRegistration
FASTERCON is the inaugural annual conference hosted at UC Berkeley by FASTER (Filipino Americans in Silicon Valley Tech) which aims to create, connect, and cultivate a valuable movement of Filipino Americans in the technology industry.
This year's conference is focused on highlighting and strengthening the network of Filipino American technology professionals in the Bay Area. Register for the conference or become a mentor!