"I am sad at the passing of Alice Bulos, our esteemed Filipino American leader. Alice, our community's Shero, an extraordinary citizen, led almost single-handedly the campaign to amplify the Filipino American voice encouraging more FilAms to run for elected office and hounding elected officials to appoint more FilAms to powerful boards and commissions..."
Elizabeth Bautista (Global FWN100™ '15) led the DISRUPTing Houston book reading at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston Conference this past Thursday.
Joining in on the DISRUPTing Houston author reading from San Francisco was Marily Mondejar, CEO & Founder, Filipina Women's Network, Melissa Orquiza (Global FWN100™ '15) from Los Angeles and DISRUPT editor Maria Beebe from Portland, Oregon via Zoom. At the Q&A Session, Melissa weighed in on career challenges she has faced in the entertainment industry as a Filipina-American composer in Los Angeles.
After the reading, Anita Borg Institute raffled 25 copies of DISRUPT 2.0: Filipina Women: Daring to Lead to an eager Filipino audience.
Filipina Women's Network members converge at NYC's Harvard Club on October 17 for an afternoon of shared discussions on the Philippine business and investments climate under President Duterte's administration.
WN members present include Marina Fe Durano (Global FWN100™ '16), Mutya San Agustin Shaw (U.S. FWN100™ '07, Global FWN100™ '13), Jopin Romero (Global FWN100™ '16), Judy-Arteche Carr (U.S. FWN100™ '09, Global FWN100™ '14), Jocelyn Bernal Ochoa (U.S. FWN100™ '07) Emma Imperial (Global FWN100™ '15, '16).
FWN recently wrapped up another successful book launch of DISRUPT 2.0: Filipina Women: Daring to Lead at DISRUPTing San Diego, the hometown of the Face of Global Pinay Power, Francine Maigue. Valerie Hong, Esq. gave a nod to fellow Filipina litigator Aurora Austriaco, Esq. (Global FWN100™ '15) as she read her chapter, "Being a Filipina Litigator in a Sea of Dark Blue Suits." Other #FilipinaDISRUPTERS present included Rocio Nuyda, Kristine Custodio, Elizabeth Bautista, Francine Maigue and Rosario Cajucom-Bradbury.
Ron Morrison, Mayor of National City issued a Proclamation declaring October 13, 2016 as Filipina Women's Network Day! Hooray!
As Filipinos in the United States, we are at a crossroads. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to nearly a quarter of the entire population of Filipino Americans in the United States. Unfortunately, according to FAJ's recent Filipino Electorate Project, it seems that only about 50% of the eligible voting population in the Bay Area's counties are registered to vote. What is interesting, however, is the high percentage of those registered to vote are naturalized citizens. Let's change that.
Filipina Women's Network joins the stand against domestic violence!
On Monday, October 17, California Board Of Equalization Chairwoman Fiona Ma announced a new option for California taxpayers to join in on the fight against domestic violence.
Starting next tax season, there will be an option to contribute your tax filing to a Domestic Violence fund which will go to support DV agencies and shelters.
“I am proud of my Filipino heritage. Resilience and creativity are Filipino traits that gave me the edge to succeed in an international environment. I am completely comfortable in being uncomfortable. I look at challenges and goals as a way to grow and be better both as a person and as a professional educator,” Bernadette Schlueter, Global FWN100™ '16.