PhilStar's Joanne Rae M. Ramirez pays congratulations to filmmaker Ramona Diaz on her Global FWN™ '15 award. "It is a much deserved accolade for Diaz, whose film Imelda, a full-length documentary about the former First Lady of the Philippines, garnered the Excellence in Cinematography Award for documentary at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and the ABCNews VideoSource Award from the IDA. In an interview with FWN, Diaz said she makes films about “the Filipino experience for a global audience. We are often represented as minor characters, even in our own narratives. We seldom see ourselves represented on the screen in a lead role." News story from PhilStar.
The Asian American Psychological Association's Division on Filipino Americans is gearing up for Filipino American Psychology Conference in Berkeley, California this January. Amazing opportunity to learn about psychological issues important for the Filipino American community, and toconnect with other professionals in a supportive, familial environment. Prominent Filipino American psychologists will conduct presentations, including Dr. E. J. R. David and Dr. Kevin Nadal. Topics include Working with Filipino American Clients, Activism, Community Organizing & Mental Health and Intersectional Identities.
Filipina Electrochemist Aisa Mijeno, inventor of SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) an LED lamp that runs on seawater, recently met with President Obama for an opportunity of a lifetime at APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). Mijeno shared a stage with Obama and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Jack Ma where she introduced her unique lamp concept which avoids the hazards of a combustible fuel and can last up to six months. The platform shone a spotlight on various Filipino start-ups and will undoubtedly bring in funding and collaborative opportunities for Mijeno.
News story from Bloomberg Business.
Each spring, the Anita Borg Institute hosts an awards banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of women in computing for leadership, entrepreneurship and inspiring others. Do you know a woman at your organization or in your life who deserves to be honored for her career achievements in a tech-related field? Nominate her for an award – nominations for the 2016 Women of Vision are open October 12-December 14, 2015.
Arizza Nocum, daughter of a Muslim mother and a Christian father, knows a thing or two about bridging the gap between faiths for mutual respect and peace-building. She and her family have built six libraries around the Philippines since 2008, many of which are in child soldier recruitment camps. Nocum shared her unique perspective during her One Young World Summit speech last week in Bangkok. She called on the international community to understand how conflict is often driven by poverty, injustice and history. She believes empathy through cultural exchanges and inter-faith dialogue, like her Kris Library venture, is but one way to curb radicalization on the individual-level. News story from The Philippine Inquirer.
Is the Internet slowing down for all of us?
Eight months ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began an unprecedented effort to regulate the Internet with telephone rules from the 1930s. Since then, the private investment needed to create better Internet service has declined noticeably. During the first half of 2015, Internet investment dropped 8%, according to figures released by major Internet providers. Excluding wireless providers, the fall was even greater – down 12%.
This year we honored Global FWN100™ awardees representing over 13 economic sectors at our most international Global FWN100™ Awards Ceremony yet! Global FWN100™ 2015 awardees convened at the Marines' Memorial Club Hotel in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. from such diverse regions as Canada, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The awardees joined in on three jam-packed Summit days (October 29-31st, 2015) full of Learning Journeys, sessions, workshops, Gala celebrations and FWN festivities. View a full list of the 2015 Global FWN100 Awardees and view photos of the Filipina Summit 2015 after the jump.
FWN's 12th Filipina Leadership Global Summit goes out with a bang! 47 Global FWN100™ awardees, and over 100 Global Summit attendees convened in San Francisco last week for three days of memorable Learning Journeys, sessions, workshops, Gala celebrations and FWN festivities. Highlights of the Summit include an exclusive tour of supercomputers at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab led by Elizabeth Bautista (Global FWN100™ '15), an impressive vision of mixed-income housing at The Shipyard in Hunter's Point and a day full of sessions at Charles Schwab.
The last day of Sessions on October 31st culminated in a number of valuable messages from Summit participants and Global FWN100™ '15 Awardees. Senior VP of Philanthropy at Bank of America Stephanie Lomibao (Global FWN100™ '15) shared the value of honesty in becoming the better version of yourself during the Make Me a Filipina Millionaire: Reinvention, Disruption, Legacy. Brand panel. Lomibao remarked, "In order to grow, you need to have people who give you honest feedback." Insights from the Run Filipina Run: Filipinas For Political Equity panel urged Filipinas not to be complacent and highlighted the collective need for Filipina women to do their individual parts in getting involved in politics. Information Risk Management & Chief Information Risk Officer, Tess Martillano-Manjares (Global FWN100™ '15) of BNY Mellon imparted wisdom of the 3 Cs: Cooperate, Communicate, Collaborate during the Make me Filipina CEO: Women at the Top: Are we Achieving Gender Equality and Pay Equity? panel.
More memorable quotes and takeaways from 12th Filipina Leadership Global Summit Attendees after the jump.