Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo will formally open and keynote the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit scheduled for August 21-24, 2016 at the Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu, Philippines. She will speak on how the Filipina Summit's 2016 theme: INFLUENCE. ACCELERATE. ACTION. complements her lifelong advocacy in service of the most vulnerable communities of Philippine society, particularly women in oppressive circumstances and indigenous people.
Born without arms as the result of a severe birth defect, Jessica Cox (U.S. FWN100™ '09) never allowed herself to believe that she couldn’t accomplish her dreams. Jessica's new film Right Footed chronicles her amazing story of overcoming adversity and follows her over a period of two years as she becomes a mentor for children with disabilities and their families, and a disability rights advocate working in the U.S.A. and abroad. The film screens in San Francisco's Presentation Theater this August! For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org
"While Delle Sering did not stay long at her first job, it was there where, she confessed, she learned a lot about working in New York, negotiating with the toughest customers, being obstinately competitive, until she became the hard-nosed marketing representative in technology and chief executive officer at Seven Seven Corporate Group. The free-spirited good-time girl is now a CEO!"
In recognition of her achievements, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (U.S. FWN100™ '07) received the 2016 Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The honor has been given biennially since 2001 to “an outstanding United States federal or state judge who embodies the qualities of integrity, compassion, humanity, and judicial craftsmanship;” qualities which underscored Judge Brody’s life. Story from the Colby Echo News.
GABRIELA USA released a statement highlighting the key concerns of the women’s sector upon conclusion of its National Women’s Summit in Davao City, Mindanao. Attendees of the summit drew up a Women’s Agenda to reflect the calls that the women’s sector urges President Duterte to take up in his first 100 days of administration and beyond. The Women’s Agenda for CHANGE outlines six key points: C in CHANGE stands for [C] Comprehensive social services, [H] Human Rights and social justice, [A] Anti-discrimination and anti-violence on women and children, [N] National Sovereignty, [G] Genuine agrarian reform and national industrialization and [E] Environmental protection.
MILO marathon champion Cebuana Mary Joy Tabal is going to the Olympics! Tabal has earned a ticket to the prestigious Olympic Games in Rio de Jainero in August this year after beating the Olympic qualifying time in the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon in Canada earlier this May. News story from Manila Bulletin.
The United Nations USA - East Bay Chapter Global Citizen Awards is seeking nominations (self nominations welcome) for individuals, NGOs, organization/groups, private enterprises and faith based groups (based in the East Bay) whose humanitarian efforts displayed impact on displaced persons/refugees outside of the U.S. For information or questions, phone (510) 864-9005, or see www.UNAusaEastBay.org
Be part of our history! Join your Filipina Sisters for the official inauguration of the Face of Global Pinay Power. Inspired by the female empowerment image of “Rosie the Riveter” the Filipina Women’s Network is proud to announce the selection of Francine Maigue (Global FWN100™ ’15) of Chula Vista, California as the Face of Global Pinay Power! We’re taking Francine on a Roadshow - so join us in Los Angeles, our first stop. Meet our very own Filipina Rosa.
Catch us in Los Angeles for our official inauguration - LIMITED SEATING RSVP before June 14th: http://www.ffwn.org/event-2251509