May 23: Supporting My Sister's House 15th Anniversary Gala: Making Dreams Come True

May 23: Supporting My Sister's House 15th Anniversary Gala: Making Dreams Come True

Come and celebrate 15 years of My Sister’s House serving the Sacramento area. Enjoy an evening of dance, music and comedy by local artists and celebrities. My Sister's House seeks to eliminate domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in the API community.

Seats are limited so purchase your tickets today!

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Marife Zamora (Global FWN100™ '13) and Emma Imperial (Global FWN100™ '15)

Marife Zamora - Global FWN100 2014

Marife Zamora
Chairman at Convergys Philippines Services Corp., Convergys Philippines

The global impact of my influence is... helping the Philippines become the preferred contact center destination globally- the BPO industry is the only industry where the Philippines is the WORLD LEADER.

One person who has influenced my professional career is.... Andrea Ayers, President and CEO of Convergys Corporation. She believed in the Filipino talent and my Convergys, Philippines executive leadership team. She believed, and committed, that we would be the biggest and the best BPO company in the country. We made that a reality!

On the most difficult workplace challenge as a Filipina woman.... The number one thing that needs to change for women to succeed in the workplace are the expectations of who does what and how.  We must not be afraid to challenge roles and demand equal share and responsibility with our partners. If you have partners, get them to do half!

One thing you would not guess about me is.... I am down-to-earth and I love to interact with employees of all levels. I will go out of my way to visit sites at every opportunity so I can connect with them first-hand.

 

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 Awards Ceremony is the highlight of the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on August 21-24 in Cebu, Philippines at the Shangri-La Mactan.
EmmaImperial- Global FWN100 2015

Emma Imperial
President & CEO, Imperial Homes Corporation
Muntinlupa, Philippines

My proudest professional accomplishment is.... Being globally recognized in September 2013 when I was invited by IFC/World Bank to talk and present my transformational business model to help climate change and alleviate poverty. I developed the Philippines’ first Solar Powered Low Cost Housing Communities equipped with solar system solutions.  When I started my real estate business, my aim was to provide quality yet affordable homes to my fellow countrymen.  I am now providing homes and communities with good quality structures and of global standard. These homes add value to their investment.

The global impact of my work is.... When I launched my solar powered housing project, I encouraged other developers to adopt this type of development which will help address climate change and the 3 million mass housing backlog of the Philippines, which when adopted will also result in the elimination of 1,882,000 tons of carbon dioxide and savings of US$2.768 billion in fossil consumption per year.

The best part of being a Filipina woman leader is.... our talent, ambition, and hard-working nature are qualities that are highly respected and admired in the global workplace.

 

Do you know a Filipina woman who is influential in your industry or profession? NOMINATE her for the 2016 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award™. Click here to submit your nomination. Nomination deadline: May 15, 2016.

Imelda Cuyugan (Global FWN100™ '13) Files Civil Rights Suit Against Pima Community College

Imelda Cuyugan (Global FWN100™ '13) Files Civil Rights Suit Against Pima Community College

Imelda Cuyugan (Global FWN100™ '13) is filing a Civil Rights Suit against her former employer Pima Community College following a sexual harassment suit against ex-Pima Community College Chancellor Roy Flores. News story from Tucson.com.

Filipino-Australian Pro Golfer Jason Day: Life Lessons From His Mom, A Pen Pal Bride Success Story

Filipino-Australian Pro Golfer Jason Day: Life Lessons From His Mom, A Pen Pal Bride Success Story

Pro-golfer Jason Day’s rise to No. 1 in the world began with a rusted golf club retrieved from a Queensland junkyard. His Filipina mother worried that if not for golf, Day would end up like his father, Alvyn, whose potential was corroded by alcohol. At 28 years old, Day boasts the current World Number 1 standing in the World Golf Ranking. He won his first major tournament at the 2015 PGA Championship. Story from The New York Times.

Why Oh Why? Peaceful Farmers' Protests Met With Lethal Police Violence in Kidapawan

Why Oh Why? Peaceful Farmers' Protests Met With Lethal Police Violence in Kidapawan

A peaceful farmer protest demanding the Philippine government for food aid and other assistance turned violent and deadly in Kidapawan on April 1st. The Philippine public is now demanding a transparent inquiry into the matter as well as accountability on part of the national government. News story from Human Rights Watch.

Take a Stand Against Child Trafficking: SOLD Now Out in Theaters in California!

Based on true stories, SOLD, is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. This poignant film is an urgent call to halt child trafficking and empower survivors of trafficking all over the world.

Telling Our Stories: A Profile on Filipina Women Filmmakers

Telling Our Stories: A Profile on Filipina Women Filmmakers

"Women are largely underrepresented in the film industry, particularly as writers, producers, and directors. Three independent local female filmmakers are carrying out all three roles, driven by determination and a story to tell." News story from The Source.

INVITATION: March 31 in San Francisco Take Action on Women's History Month FWN100™ Panel on Women in Public Service & Government

INVITATION: March 31 in San Francisco Take Action on Women's History Month FWN100™ Panel on Women in Public Service & Government

Filipina Women’s Network Members: Join us in celebration of Women's History Month on Thursday, March 31st in San Francisco. We will honor this year's theme Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government with a dynamic FWN100™ speaker panel moderated by Denise Miles, U.S. FWN100™ '09, Senior VP/Manager, Strategic Partnerships Government and Community Relations, Wells Fargo. This event is FREE for FWN Members. RSVP Required. No registrations at-the-door. Limited Seating Available. RSVP NOW!