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Check out Henni Espinosa (FWN100 '11) in an article posted by the Visayan Daily Star and ABS-CBN News! http://www.visayandailystar.com/2013/July/15/topstory8.htm

FWN Roadshow

Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . . 

  • San Diego - July 31, Wednesday, 6pm hosted by Dr. Tess Mauricio of M Beauty by Dr. Tess (FWN100 '11) at 9999 Mira Mesa Blvd, Ste 103, San Diego. Click to RSVP.
  • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm hosted by Rachel Buenviaje of Nike, Inc. Click to RSVP.
  • Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 5:30 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07), and Liza Ochiai, Owner, Aloha Kitchen. Click to RSVP.
  • Walnut Creek, CA (East Bay) - August 22, Thursday, 6pm hosted by Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12) of CSAA Insurance Group. Click to RSVP.
  • Washington DC (date TBD)
    • If you want to host an event in your state, let us know so we can include you in the FWN Roadshow leading up to the FWN Filipina Summit on October 25-27, 2013 in San Francisco!
  • Visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.
For the first time, we are travelling to where the FWN Members are – catching up with YOU and especially learn about the many accomplishments of our FWN100 Awardees (where are you and what are you doing now?). 

Team FWN is preparing for the upcoming 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-127, 2013 in San Francisco. Many, many thanks to our EARLY sponsors and advertisers. 

We’re bringing FWN to you – so you know first hand the many exciting changes, alliances and innovative campaigns that we’ve been cooking up to advance Filipina women’s careers and status in the workplace. JOIN us!
Launch of the Global100 Search
Filipina Women's Network is going GLOBAL! We’re officially launching the worldwide search for distinguished and accomplished Filipina women leaders who ARE influencing change and making change happen in their communities, their industries, their professions, in the world.  Africa. North America. South America. Asia. Australia. Antartica. Europe.

Do you know a Filipina woman in any of these places? 
We’ve been told that Filipina women have migrated to many parts of the world
and we want to know who they are, what they’re doing and how they’re influencing their communities. 

We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the Filipina Summit on October 25th this year to San Francisco. 

Nominations now open. Go to 
NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Global100 is the next step to our Pinay Power 2012 vision which began in 2006 with a dream to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders. The FWN100 awardees provide a critical pathway for successful women who care about advancement, achievement, and significance; influencing the Filipino community’s future.

To register for the early bird pricing, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events. Nominations now open.

Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:

Deadline EXTENDED! Apply now.

FWN Internship Opportunity: The program is designed to provide students, recent graduates and motivated individuals seeking career development through involvement with the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as well as an opportunity for increased learning of the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers and status of Filipina women in the United States.
The Internship Program lasts from six months to one year (for the cycle 2013-2014). The FWN Board will screen interested applicants to determine academic or personal interest in Filipino culture and women's issues, relevant experience and career development goals.
If you or someone you know is interested in the internship opportunity, please send resume with cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org. 
Experience with social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preferred skill sets.

ETA News Release: US Labor Department awards more than $64 million to states to help expedite the re-employment of Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries
WASHINGTON undefined The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded approximately $64.3 million to 38 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to implement or continue re-employment and eligibility assessments for individuals who receive unemployment benefits. Read full text.

PH slaps China with 8 facts vs 'baseless' claim
Point by point, the Philippines rebuffed China on Monday, July 15, after the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lied in Belgium about the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute. - Rappler. Read more...
Google launches voice search in Filipino

Starting July 15, Pinoys Android users can now use Filipino search terms when using the built in Google search app. Google voice search now understands Filipino. - Rappler.

Pinay hackers bag int'l honors for mobile app
Filipinas ruled at the AngelHack mobile app development competition in Singapore yesterday, June 2, as two Filipina app developers and their Singaporean teammate bagged the grand prize for $hootN$ell, an app that allows users to buy and sell products via an Instagram-like interface. - GMA News. Read more...
Flexwork: What Female Professionals Want
Flexible working arrangements can boost the workforce at large, but women are particularly keen about it. - Diversity Executive. Read more...
DOMA Decision Will Transform Immigration Law
The times they are a-changin’ in immigration law, thanks to the Supreme Court’s June 26, 2013, decision striking down as unconstitutional traditional definitions of “marriage” and “spouse” in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). - Society for Human Resource Management. Read more...



Oakland Food Policy Council Dinner & Community Dialogue, July 18, 2013, Thursday at 5 PM - 1000 Broadway Blvd, 5th Floor, Room B, Oakland.
Tribute to Larry Itliong, July 21, 2013, Sunday at 2 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco. Click for info. 
Conversation with Sophia Ahmed Sattar - Muslim Artist From Pakistan, July 23, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - 2076 Grove Street, San Francisco. RSVP to win@WINaction.org.
Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entreprenuership (ACE) Community Reception, July 25, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - U.S. Small Business Administration, 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. RSVP to Bryant Lim at Bryant.Lim@iwgroupinc.com.

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. 2013 Annual Leadership Awards Gala,
July 25, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles. Click for info.
AT&T Retail San Francisco Open House, July 30, 2013, Tuesday at 10 AM - Career Link Civic Center, 801 Turk Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
The Asian Pacific Islander Committee of SEIU 1021 and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Workers Rights Hearing, August 3, 2013, Saturday at 12:30 PM - SEIU 1021 Union Hall. RSVP to ocampoblesilda@yahoo.com.
2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
How Women Lead, August 15, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Miller Starr Regalia, 1331 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek. Click for info.
Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night, August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
DESPEDIDA Dinner & Dance, August 17, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Burlingame, SF International Airport 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame. Click for info.

Melissa Morgan at Piedmont Piano, August 23, 2013, Friday at 8 PM - 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.
San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.
AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, Santa Clara. Click for info.
Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
Advancing Justice Conference 2013, November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
New York
GlobalSolutions.org 2013 Conference: Volunteers for a Global Future, July 27, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - Hofstra University, 200 Hofstra University, Library 246, Hempstead. Click for info.

2013 Women's Media Awards,
October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.

APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.
Learn How To Go International With Your Goods or Service, July 18, 2013, Thursday at 7:30 AM - Burke & Herbert Bank McLean Branch, 6705 Whittier Avenue, McLean. Click for info.

Job: Government Relations Director
Posted by: American Heart Association
Location: Oakland, CA.

Job: Finance Director - Technology Products & IT
Posted by: McKesson Corporation
Location: San Francisco, CA.

Job: Literacy Manager
Posted by: East West Players
Deadline: Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Job: Assistant Recreation Services Supervisors, Recreation Department
Posted by: The City of El Cajon
Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2013 by 5:00 PM.

2013 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) Nominations
Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013.

FREE National Training for Counselors & Mentors (NT4CM) Webinar
Date & Time: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT.

Be the Next Kulinarya Champion: Now accepting contestants for the 2013 KULINARYA Competition. You are invited to participate and showcase your talent in cooking. http://www.kulinaryashowdown.com/

FWN Internship Opportunity
Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

The air in Metro Manila could be cancerous
It has been reported that the Philippines has one of the highest incidences of breast cancer in Asia. - Read more...

 As a kid, I moved around quite a bit, but there's always at least one thing that always reminds me of each and every placed I have lived. When I was in kindergarten, I lived a cute neighborhood filled with young families with kids just like me who went to my elementary school. However, just a year shy of finishing my elementary school days, my family uprooted and moved to another city.

I'll always have those memories of living in that cute little neighborhood, but now in my twenties, I don't think of that time in my life too often. Recently, I was walking down the aisles of a home goods store, stopping frequently to gently sniff candles...and one candle in particular sparked my interest from its beautiful exterior
. I
removed the cap, and behold the beautiful smell of Jasmine flowers. The smell of the sweet flowers teleported me back to my jungle gym, swingin' sand box days, and right back to where my mom had planted the sampaguita by the front door of our old house in that cute neighborhood.

I remember my mom always picking the fallen Jasmine flowers on the cement floor just outside the front door of our house and placing them in a little glass dish on the table. I remember her sprinkling them on the counter in the bathroom, softly asking me, "Don't they smell good? These flowers are called sampaguita, or Jasmine."

If you didn't already know, the sampaguita is the national flower of the Philippines.
The white, tiny, sweet-smelling flower is found natively in Asia and are very tough plants that can grow through abuse. These flowers are said to symbolize strength, purity, and simplicity. There is also a legend about sampaguita in the Philippines.

If you would like to read The Legend of the Sampaguita, visit:

If you've got a green thumb, and want to add this lovely flower to your garden, but want to know more about how to care for them, visit: http://www.gardenguides.com/jasmine-flowers/

- Rebecca

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