Filipina Women's Network

Upcoming events

    • December 01, 2016
    • December 31, 2017
    • DISRUPT 2.0 released at the Filipina Summit 2016 @ Cebu, Philippines
    This is the order page to purchase FWN's book on Filipina women leadership - 

    DISRUPT 2.0. Filipina Women: Daring To Lead
      • DISRUPT 2.0. Filipina Women: Daring to Lead - Filipina Women's Network's 2nd book on Filipina women leadership was launched during the 13th Annual Filipina Leadership Global Summit in Cebu on August 22, 2016 sponsored by the University of Cebu and on August 26, 2016 in Manila sponsored by the Asian Institute of Management.
      • 37 select authors who are U.S. and Global 100 Most Influential Filipina Women awardees wrote about the following themes:
        •  Life disruptions;
        • Workplace disruptions initiated;
        • Leadership competencies developed for oneself, for leading others, for leading organizations, and
        • Legacy building for next generation leaders.

    Book cover designed by Lucille Tenazas.

    • February 26, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Palace Hotel, The Garden Court, 2 New Montgomery St @ Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105 · United States

    Lunch and Fellowship

    Undersecretary Nora Kakilala Terrado
    Philippines Department of Trade & Industry
    Global FWN100™ '14 and '16

    February 27, 2017 • 12:00 pm (PST)
    Palace Hotel, The Garden Court
    2 New Montgomery Street · San Francisco, CA 94105

    About USEC Nora Kakila Terrado

    Ms. Terrado entered the public service in July 2013 at the Department of Trade and Industry of the Philippines after over 30 years stint in the private sector where she had a progressive career as a finance executive, and blooming into a business executive and industry leader.

    She was one of the pioneers in the offshoring and outsourcing business in the Philippines focusing in the software services sector of the IT Business Processing Management (ITBPM) industry.

    Today, she is the supervising Undersecretary of DTI’s Industry Promotion Group (IPG). Her portfolio includes the following bureaus/attached agencies & government corporations.

    •  Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC)
    •  Export Marketing Bureau (EMB)
    •  Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotions (BDTP)
    •  Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)
    •  Philippine International Trade Corporation (PITC)
    •  Philippine Trade Training Center
    •  Design Center of the Philippines

    She serves as one of the Governors at the Board of Investments where she provides strategic direction on investment promotion and assistance.

    She is the DTI Champion for these key initiatives: Gender and Development (GAD), Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E).

    She joined DTI in July 2013 as the Undersecretary for the Management Services Group (MSG) and became the Chief-of-Staff (COS) for the Secretary of Trade and Industry in August 2013. She continues to play the COS role to this day.

    Her key accomplishments in DTI are considered breakthroughs and affirmed by independent third party organizations. Most significant are the full automation of the end-to-end business registration process and the Philippine Business Registry, the provision of a stable agency IT infrastructure for connectivity and office productivity, the roll-out of the Performance Governance System resulting in DTI attaining Level 4 (highest level) with the Gold Trailblazer Award and being recognized as among the 12 Islands of Good Governance conferred by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia. Moreover, she led the successful hosting of the APEC Women and the Economy Fora 2016 as the Overall Chair for this APEC segment.

    Before joining DTI, the Undersecretary was the President and Country Manager of Headstrong Philippines Inc., (a GENPACT Company) for over 10 years and the Site Leader for IT Services delivered offshore from the Philippines for global customers in Capital Markets/Financial Services, Healthcare and Technology. 

    The Undersecretary was the President of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) from 2011 to 2013. She served for many years as Director/Trustee of PSIA and the IT-Business Processing Association of the Philippines and was an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce. 

    FWN Members:

    If you're bringing a guest, make sure that she's someone who doesn't take herself seriously, laughs a lot, willing to share her expertise, pay forward and femtor next generation Filipina women and will join FWN. In other words, an awesome Filipina like YOU.

    Meet other like-minded, socially, economically and politically engaged Pinay sisters for lunch, networking and collaborating.

    • March 24, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    In partnership with Department of Trade and Industry and Philippine Consulate General of Toronto, Canada

             Official Kickoff of the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit and DISRUPTing Toronto, author reading and signing of FWN's 2nd book on Filipina leadership, Filipina Women: Daring to Lead

    Book cover designed by Lucille Tenazas
    • March 28, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Philippine Center • 556 5th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    In cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General

     DISRUPTing New York
    Book launch of FWN's 2nd book on Filipina Leadership

    Book cover designed by Lucille Tenazas

    • March 29, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Embassy of the Philippines, Washington D.C. • 1600 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

    In collaboration with the Philippine Embassy, Washington D.C.

     DISRUPTing Washington D.C.
    Author reading of FWN's 2nd book on Filipina Leadership
    in celebration of Women's History Month

    Book cover designed by Lucille Tenazas

    • October 26, 2017
    • (EDT)
    • October 29, 2017
    • (EDT)
    • Toronto, Canada


    • All educational sessions 
    • Roundtrip shuttle to off-site Learning Journeys
    • Meals as indicated on the day-to-day FLGS summit schedule
    • Welcome Salo Salo Soireé
    • Global FWN100™ Gala Awards Celebration and Dinner


      • Take your daughter (or a young Pinay) to the Filipina Summit and receive a 30% rebate on her registration.
      • Register as a GROUP (at the same time) and the 5th person's summit registration is complimentary.
      • Invite your 10 Filipina friends to join FWN and receive a complimentary summit registration.


        • All-Access Summit Passes
        • Complimentary Ad in the FWN Magazine
        • Social Media and Eblast Posts
        • Table for 8 guests at the Global FWN100 Gala Awards

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          • October 18, 2018
          • (UTC+01:00)
          • October 21, 2018
          • (UTC+01:00)
          • London, United Kingdom

          FWN Global100  

          or more information and updates, please visit the 15th Filipina Leadership Summit & Global100 Awards Celebration page at

          Questions? 415.935.4FWN

          • October 17, 2019
          • (HAST)
          • October 20, 2019
          • (HAST)
          • Hawaii, United States

          FWN Global100  

          or more information and updates, please visit the 16th Filipina Leadership Summit Celebration page at

          Questions? 415.935.4FWN

          • October 01, 2020
          • (EDT)
          • October 04, 2020
          • (EDT)
          • Washington, DC

          FWN Global100  

          Pinay Power 2020 Reunion
          or more information and updates, please visit the 17th Filipina Leadership Summit & Global100 Awards Celebration page at

          Questions? 415.935.4FWN

        Past events

        January 28, 2017 San Francisco: No-Host Lunch and Museum Visit @ SF Legion of Honor: Madeleine Albright's "Read My Pins" Exhibit
        January 07, 2017 DISRUPTing San Jose-Silicon Valley
        December 10, 2016 DISRUPTing Beverly Hills
        November 15, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO: MeetUp and Fellowship with Maan Hontiveros
        October 30, 2016 LOS ANGELES: Meet Stella Bernabe @ FWN Sunday Tea Hosted by Rocio Nuyda at her home
        October 27, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO: Breakfast with Jopin Romero and Amazing Filipina Influentials
        October 22, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO: FilAm History Month Lunch & Fellowship with Dr. Mutya San Agustin Shaw
        October 21, 2016 NEW YORK: Ambassador Albert & Jopin Romero FilAm History Month Luncheon
        October 17, 2016 NEW YORK: Emma Imperial & Jopin Romero FilAm History Month Luncheon @ Harvard Club
        October 13, 2016 DISRUPTing San Diego
        October 06, 2016 DISRUPTing San Francisco
        August 26, 2016 DISRUPTing MANILA
        August 22, 2016 DISRUPTing CEBU
        August 21, 2016 #FWNSummit2016 (Registration & Sponsorship)
        June 17, 2016 SOLD OUT: Global Pinay Power Launch & DISRUPTing Los Angeles
        June 13, 2016 (Advertising) 2016 FWN Magazine Global FWN100™ Issue
        May 13, 2016 V-Day FWN: The V Monologues & V-Diaries (Sponsor/Ad)
        March 31, 2016 Women's History Month Forum: Celebrating Filipina Women
        March 08, 2016 Taking Action on International Women's Day: March 8th in Manila
        October 29, 2015 #FWNSummit2015 (Registration & Sponsorship)
        September 21, 2015 Awesome FWN Women Who Lunch (in Manila) with Marily Mondejar
        September 05, 2015 (Advertising) 2015 FWN Magazine Global FWN100™ Issue
        June 26, 2015 DISRUPTing WASHINGTON DC
        June 12, 2015 KalayaanSF Philippine Independence Day Gala
        June 03, 2015 Filipinos in America: using data for community analysis
        May 09, 2015 FWN Pinay Power Tea: Circles of Influence in HONOR of Mother's Day
        December 31, 2014 FEMtorMatch™ Support
        December 14, 2014 **SOLD OUT** DISRUPTing HOLLYWOOD
        November 03, 2014 FEMtorMatch and U.S. launch of "DISRUPT" FWN's first book on Filipina Leadership
        October 14, 2014 Awesomeness: Awesome FWN Women Who Breakfast
        October 06, 2014 (Advertising) FWN Magazine 2014 Global100 Issue
        October 05, 2014 (Registration & Sponsorship) 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit & Global FWN100 Awards
        August 09, 2014 21st Pistahan Parade & Festival
        July 19, 2014 FWN & Macy's Southland Presents "A New YOU through Power Dressing"
        June 02, 2014 FWN Roadshow in New York: FEMtorMatch™, Call for Global FWN100™ Nominations and Summit
        May 19, 2014 Breakfast meeting with Rafael "Rapa" Lopa, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) & Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF)
        May 10, 2014 FWN Roadshow (Hawaii): Filipina Women Who Picnic
        April 30, 2014 Pinay Power 2.0: Getting Appointed to Boards & Commissions
        December 17, 2013 "Awesomeness" FWN Women Who Lunch (Manila) with Marily Mondejar
        October 24, 2013 10th Filipina Leadership Summit & Global100 Awards
        October 24, 2013 SPONSORSHIP: 10th Filipina Leadership Summit, Global100 Awards & FEMtorMatch
        September 24, 2013 FWN Roadshow #7: WASHINGTON, DC
        August 22, 2013 FWN Roadshow #6: WALNUT CREEK
        August 15, 2013 FWN Roadshow #5: LAS VEGAS
        August 10, 2013 Pistahan Parade & Festival
        August 01, 2013 FWN Roadshow #4: LOS ANGELES
        July 31, 2013 FWN Roadshow #3: SAN DIEGO
        July 14, 2013 FWN Roadshow #2: SAN FRANCISCO
        June 29, 2013 FWN Roadshow: NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY (1st stop)
        June 04, 2013 FWN Private Meeting with Judge Lorna Schofield
        May 28, 2013 FWN Professional Tuesdays: Taking Charge of your financial future: an honest discussion
        May 26, 2013 Usaping Puki (The Vagina Monologues)
        April 05, 2013 The Vagina Monologues & V-Diaries (Sponsor/Ad)
        March 18, 2013 Celebrating Women's History Month with Mona Pasquil @ the State Capitol (Sacramento)
        February 02, 2013 FWN's Flash Mob Rehearsals & "I am rising..." videotaping for One Billion Rising San Francisco City Hall
        January 22, 2013 FWN Professional Tuesdays: What do you want to do with the rest of your life?
        January 20, 2013 President Obama's Inauguration & the 2013 Presidential Pearl Gala
        December 14, 2012 Shero & Legend: A Tribute to Vangie Buell
        September 01, 2012 FWN100 Photo Albums, FWN Magazine Souvenir Issues
        August 30, 2012 9th Filipina Leadership Summit
        August 30, 2012 FWN Magazine/Souvenir 2012 Issue: Pinay Power
        May 25, 2012 "The Vagina Monologues" & "V-Diaries: Anti-Violence Resource Guide" (Sponsor/Ad)
        May 19, 2012 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
        March 30, 2012 ORIENTATION: Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship
        February 04, 2012 US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Welcome Dinner
        January 25, 2012 FWN Salo Salo @ the Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles
        December 17, 2011 How do you say goodbye to a Remarkable Filipina: Jopin Romero?
        October 14, 2011 Pinay Speed Femtoring @ the Filipina Summit
        October 14, 2011 FWN Magazine/Souvenir Issue 2011(100 MIFW)
        October 13, 2011 8th Filipina Leadership Summit & Awards "100 Most Influential Filipina American Women in the United States for 2011"
        September 27, 2011 EVE AT GRACE
        September 19, 2011 It's Marily's Big "Oh..." Birthday! Again? Version 2.0
        August 19, 2011 Power Lunch Series: Filipina Voices "The Art & Soul of the Filipina: Sharing our Roots"
        August 13, 2011 "SHEroes Monologues: Women of the Philippine Revolution" Honoring Philippine Independence Day @ the FWN Salo Salo
        August 13, 2011 FWN Salo Salo sa Pistahan
        August 13, 2011 18th Annual Parade & Pistahan Festival
        August 05, 2011 FWN Happy Hour
        July 29, 2011 Power Lunch Series: Filipina Voices "Getting to Know Each Other: Members Who Lunch"
        July 22, 2011 Power Lunch Series: Filipina Voices "Filipinas in Non-Traditional Professions"
        July 15, 2011 Power Lunch Series: Filipina Voices "Young Filipina Entrepreneur"
        July 08, 2011 Power Lunch Series: Filipina Voices "What are the issues important to Filipina Women?"
        June 24, 2011 Power Lunch Series: Filipina Voices "Boards & Commissions Strategy Meeting" (Part 2)
        June 17, 2011 Power Lunch Series: Filipina Voices "Getting Appointed to Boards & Commissions" (Part 1)
        June 12, 2011 Philippine Independence Anniversary Gala
        May 13, 2011 "The Vagina Monologues" & "V-Diaries" (Sponsor/Ad)
        March 17, 2011 When She Speaks: Women in Leadership Series "You've Come A Long Way, Baby - Women Making History in 2011"
        February 27, 2011 83rd Annual Academy Awards Party
        January 22, 2011 "Pinay Women of Spirit: Feng Shui, Filipino Cuisine & Wine"
        December 29, 2010 FWN Holiday Gathering and "Life Planning Session: What do you want to do with the rest of your life?" @ the FWN Salo Salo
        December 03, 2010 Bus Ride to the Chief Justice-Elect Tani Cantil Sakauye Swearing-In Ceremony
        November 17, 2010 Filipino Thanksgiving: Victory Party & California Women's State Appointment Project
        November 09, 2010 Pinay Power 2012: Time Capsule Project
        November 06, 2010 FWN Logo Brand Items
        October 29, 2010 Claire Joyce Memorial Mass & Recommitting to Domestic Violence Awareness in Octoboer
        October 18, 2010 CEDAW Women's Human Rights Awards Luncheon with Sherri Burke
        October 09, 2010 The Vagina Monologues Benefit Performance
        October 08, 2010 SHEroes Monologues Benefit Performance & Dr. Rena Nora (Posthumous Recognition)
        October 07, 2010 7th Filipina Leadership Summit
        September 19, 2010 Marily's Big "Oh..." Birthday!
        August 25, 2010 Justice Tani Confirmation Hearing for Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court
        August 14, 2010 17th Annual Parade & Pistahan Festival
        July 25, 2010 "Holistic Wellness" @ the FWN Salo Salo
        June 27, 2010 "SHEroes Monologues: Women of the Philippine Revolution" Honoring Philippine Independence Day @ the FWN Salo Salo
        May 16, 2010 FWN Salo Salo: A Midsummer Magical Afternoon
        May 15, 2010 Asian Heritage Street Fair and Celebration
        May 10, 2010 Awards Ceremony for Marily Mondejar, API Heritage Awardee for "Excellence in Civil Rights"
        May 03, 2010 Leadership California - Legacy of Leadership Awards
        April 10, 2010 "The Vagina Monologues" & "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer" Tickets and V-Diaries Sponsorship— San Francisco
        April 08, 2010 Report from Washington, DC on Issues Facing Asian Americans with Karen Narasaki
        March 31, 2010 Open Mic with the Cast & Crew of V-Day FWN 2010
        March 17, 2010 Ladies Who Lunch with Dr. Cora Claudio, producer and anchor, "Kalikasan, Kaunlaran", DZRH-TV
        March 08, 2010 International Women's Day Breakfast Honors Six Phenomenal Bay Area Women
        February 28, 2010 "Managing Your Career and/or Business During Difficult Economic Times"
        February 15, 2010 Kapihan with the TOWNS Foundation and Women's Business Council
        January 31, 2010 "Brunch with the PROs" @ FWN's Salo Salo @ Intramuros
        December 17, 2009 CELEBRATING Mona Pasquil, acting Lieutenant Governor of California @ the FWN Salo Salo & Holiday Party
        December 10, 2009 1st New York "Kwentuhan" & Salo Salo
        November 22, 2009 "Kwentuhan" @ the FWN November Salo Salo
        October 30, 2009 Gala Awards - 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S.
        October 29, 2009 Mayor Gavin Newsom's VIP Welcome Reception Honoring the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S.
        October 29, 2009 2009 FWN Magazine / Souvenir Program - 6th Filipina Leadership Summit 2009 & "100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. (2009)" Issue
        October 29, 2009 6th Filipina Leadership Summit "Filipina Action Now!"
        September 27, 2009 Filipina Caucus @ the FWN Salo Salo
        September 13, 2009 JOIN the Steering Committee (planning for the 6th Filipina Leadership Summit)
        September 12, 2009 Watch the Ana Julaton Boxing Fight In Style - Presidential Suite @ HP Pavilion (San Jose, California)
        August 23, 2009 "Life Planning Workshop: What do you want to do with the rest of your life?" @ the FWN Salo Salo
        August 08, 2009 16th Annual Parade & Pistahan
        July 30, 2009 Nominate an influential Filipina woman in your organization
        July 26, 2009 "Filipina Women Who Could Be President" @ the FWN Salo Salo
        July 17, 2009 FWN's Pinay WomenGathering in San Diego Area hosted by Susan Afan
        June 28, 2009 "SHEroes Monologues: Women of the Philippine Revolution" Honoring Philippine Independence Day @ the FWN Salo Salo
        June 01, 2009 2009 FWN Magazine / Souvenir Program: 6th Filipina Leadership Summit 2009 & "100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. (2009)" Issue
        May 31, 2009 FWN Salo Salo: Nationwide Search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. - News Conference & Meeting
        May 16, 2009 NEW YORK: Nationwide Search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. - News Conference & Meeting (after FWN's Time Capsule Film Shoot)
        May 16, 2009 NEW YORK (for FWN 100 of 2007 only): Pinay Power 2012: Time Capsule Project
        May 09, 2009 V-Day FWN 2009 "The Vagina Monologues" - San Francisco/The Intramuros
        May 02, 2009 "The Vagina Monologues" - all-Asian American Women Cast - San Francisco/Herbst Theatre
        April 25, 2009 FWN's Salo Salo: "Vagina Warriors: The Filipino Community's Advocates Against Domestic Violence"
        April 11, 2009 V-Day Filipina Women's Network 2009 - Washington DC
        April 05, 2009 FWN's Pinay WomenTea / Announcement of the Next 100 @ Dr. Mutya's Home (New York)
        March 29, 2009 "Filipinas in Motion Celebrating Women's History Month in March" @ FWN's Salo Salo @ Red Lantern
        February 19, 2009 "Despedida/Farewell Tribute for Nini Alvero" @ FWN's Filipina Salo Salo @ Alimango
        February 05, 2009 FWN Magazine featuring the 2007 "100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S." Special Issue
        January 24, 2009 Filipina Salo Salo: "Tell Me Something I Should Know: Perspectives 2009" @ The Intramuros
        December 19, 2008 Thanksgiving Mass for the Tempongko Case Dec 19 (Fri, 7pm) - San Francisco members
        December 11, 2008 The 4th Annual San Francisco Women's Holiday Party
        November 30, 2008 100 Most Influential Filipina Women 2009 Photo Album, Photo DVD, FWN Magazine @ the Claremont Hotel
        November 18, 2008 100 Most Influential Filipina Women Photo Album @ 2007 Gala Awards in Washington DC

        Upcoming events

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