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Issue 65 11.06.13

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Round of Applause! What an amazing experience at the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit: Global Filipina Women: Power & Influence on October 24-26 in San Francisco. The Filipina Women's Network marked a historic milestone, in celebration of our 10th year we launched Pinay Power 2020 - a global campaign to select the first Global100. Awardees selected were from Bangladesh, Canada, China, Guam, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Poland, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.

To view a list of the Global100 Awardees, visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/global100-13

For Summit photos, go to http://photos.filipinawomensnetwork.org.

Click here to check out the FWN Magazine 2013 Issue online, or go to http://www.scribd.com/doc/180812058/FWN-Magazine-2013-%E2%80%93-100-Most-Influential-Filipinas-in-the-World-FWN-Global100.

To view past issues of the FWN Magazine, visit www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/mags

**Day 1 of the Filipina Leadership Summit (Oct. 24) took place at Charles Schwab with the following sessions:

  • Opening Remarks: Nina D. Aguas (President & COO, Philippine Bank of Communications, Inc.). Read her speech here: http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nina_aguas_keynotespeech
  • Shaping the Filipina Pop Culture Image
    • Speakers: Cristina Luna (Principal, The Luna Company), Edwina Kluender (Director of Communications, Mandarin Oriental SF), Rebecca Delgado Rottman (VP, Community & Government Relations, Academy of Art University), Vivian Araullo (former Head of News Production, Executive Producer, ABS-CBN International/The FilipinoCHannel)
    • Moderator: Odette Keeley (News Anchor & Executive Producer, New America Media & COMCAST TV, Director, NAM National Network Building)
  • Managing Your Personal Brand: Branding in the Digital Age
    • Speakers: Cathy Campbell (Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Charles Schwab), Keesa Ocampo (Corporate Affairs, ABS-CBN International), Pati Navalta Poblete (Author, Director, Asian Region, Global Footprint Network), Col. Shirley Raguindin (Chief Diversity Officer, Air National Guard), Tessa Yutadco (Founder & CEO, My Prime Skin Care)
    • Moderator: Patricia Gallardo (Group Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Shangri-La International Hotel Management, Ltd.
  • Make Me A Filipina Millionaire
    • Speakers: Cora Tellez (CEO, Sterling HSA), Isabelita Manalastas-Watanabe (President & Representative Director, Speed Money Transfer Japan Kabushiki Kaisha), Evelia Religioso (Vice President, REVA Farms; President, Siniloan Feeds Corporation)
    • Moderator: Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson (Managing Director of IT, Strategic & Critical Engineering Technology, Charles Schwab)
  • Life Planning: What do you want to do with the rest of your life? (at Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel)
    • Speaker: Marily Mondejar (CEO & Founder, Filipina Women's Network, Executive Career Coach, Institute for Image Management)
  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's VIP Welcome Reception (at San Francisco City Hall, the People's House)
    • Speakers: SF Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Bay Area Filipino Mayors, elected and appointed officials, FWN Board of Directors.

**Day 2 of the Filipina Leadership Summit (Oct. 25) at Google

  • Opening Remarks & Welcome Keynote
    • Moderators: Filipino Googlers, Google
    • Opening Keynote: Margaret Lapiz (Vice President, Kaiser Permanente - The Permanente Medical Group)
    • Speakers: Jocelyn Ding (VP of Operationrs, Google Enterprise), Regina Manzana-Sawhney (Senior Program Manager, Google/Co-Founder, Filipino Google Network), Marily Mondejar (CEO & Founder, Filipina Women's Network), Susie Quesada (Executive VP, Ramar Foods International)
  • Filipina Women in STEM Careers
    • Moderator: Julie Soo, Esq. (Staff Counsel, California Dept. of Insurance; Past President, SF Commission on the Status of Women)
    • Speakers: Carmencita Padilla MD (Director, Newborn Screening Reference Center; Executive Director, Philippine Genome Center), Amelia Duran-Stanton (Deputy Chief of Inspections/Ortho Physician Assistant, U.S. Army), Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi (CEO, Geoscience Testing Laboratory
  • Make Me A Filipina CEO
    • Speakers: Marife Zamora (Managing Director, AsiaPac and EMEA, Convergys Corporation), Col. Shirley Raguindin, Margaret Lapiz, Jocelyn Ding, Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi
  • Pinay Speed Femtoring
    • Session Co-Chairs: Natalie Aliga (Grants Administrator & Community Relation Representative, CSAA Insurance Group) & Herna Cruz-Louie (Co-Founder of The American Center of Philippine Arts)
    • Global100 Speed Femtor 100 Young Pinay Femtees. Femtees had the opportunity to interact with Femtors by moving to different topic tables every 7 mins. Click here to register as a FEMtor or a FEMtee.
  • Food, Politics, Labor, and Social Media
    • Moderator: Hydra Mendoza (Senior Education and Family Services Advisor to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee; Trustee, San Francisco School Board)
    • Speakers: Kris Valderrama (Democrat, District 26, Prince George's County, Maryland, Member of House of Delegates since 2007), Rozita Villanueva Lee (Commissioner, President Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders), Daz Lamparas (President, SF Chapter, APA Labor Alliance), Regina Manzana-Sawhney (Senior Program Manager, Google), Susie Quesada ( Executive VP, Ramar Foods)
  • Closing Keynote & Remarks
    • Moderator: Edcelyn Pujol (Certified Financial Planner & Investment Advisor at Frontier Wealth Strategies)
    • Closing Keynote: Marife Zamora (Convergys Corporation)
    • Speakers: Regina Manzana-Sawhney (Google), Marily Mondejar (Filipina Women's Network), Susie Quesada (Ramar Foods)
  • Speed Kwentuhan: The Filipina Diaspora Part I (Pajama Party @ the Mark Hopkins)
    • Session Chair: Elena Mangahas (FWN Board Chair)
    • Speaker: Gloria T. Caoile (Labor Activist, FWN100 '07)

**Day 3 of the Filipina Leadership Summit (Oct. 26 at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel)

  • Make Me A Political Insider
    • Moderator: Gloria T. Caoile (National Political Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance)
    • Speakers: Carmela Clendening (Senior Manager, State & Local Government Affairs/PAC, Salesforce.com), Genevieve Jopanda (Executive Director, SF Hep B Free Campaign), Dr. Jennifer Ong (Jennifer Ong OD, Candidate for California Assembly), Meriam Reynosa (Senior District Representative, The Office of State Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett)
  • Filipina GLOBAL Leaders: Pinay, pinay, saan ka pupunta? Nandita na ako!
    • Moderators: Lucille Lozada Tenazas (Henry Wolf Professor, Parsons The New School for Design) & Dr. Maria Beebe (Founding Partner, Global Networks)
    • Speakers:
      • Nina D. Aguas, President & COO, PBCOM
      • Eileen Aparis, Exec. Director, Apl.de.ap Foundation
      • Suzie Moya Benitez, Trustee & Exec. Director, Bayanihan Folk Arts Foundation; Associate VP, Campus Life Philippine Women's University
      • Dr. Annette David, Founder & Director of Consulting Services, Health Partners LLC
      • Rosemer Enverga, Founder, Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation
      • Patricia Gallardo, Group Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Shangri-La International Hotel Management
      • Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi, CEO, Geoscience Testing Laboratory
      • Isabelita Manalastas-Watanabe, President & Representative Director, Speed Money Transfer Japan Kabushiki Kaisha
      • Carmencita Padilla MD, Director, Newborn Screening Reference Center; Exec. Director, Philippine Genome Center
      • Michele Bumgarner, Indycar Race Driver, Bumgarner Racing
      • Imelda M. Nicolas, Cabinet Secretary, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Office of the President of the Philippines
      • Ambassador Patricia V. Paez, Ambassador to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia, Republic of the Philippines, Embassy of the Philippines, Poland
      • Evelia Religioso, Vice President - REVA Farms, President - Siniloan Feeds Corporation, Director - Rural Bank of Mabitac Inc., Chairman - Siniloan Water District
      • Patricia Riingen, Senior VP, East & South Asia, Western Union
      • Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering, Cabinet Secretary of Climate Change, Climate Change Commission, Republic of the Philippines
      • Astrid Tuminez, Ph.D., Regional Director, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Southeast Asia, Microsoft, Inc. Singapore
      • Marife Zamora, Managing Director, AsiaPac & EMEA, Converys Corporation
  • Pinay Talks: Extraordinary Voices - The Filipina Diaspora Part II
    • Co-Chairs: Sonia T. Delen (Senior VP, Banc of America Leasing) & Trisha Marco (Marketing Coordinator, Telamon Engineering Consultants, Inc.)
    • Speakers: Dr. Tess Mauricio, Gel Santos Relos, Maria Almia de los Santos, Bennie Burris, Imelda Cuyugan, Elizabeth Ann Quirino, Dr. Jasmine Therese Esguerra
  • Global100 Gala Awards Celebration @ the Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel

Message from Isidra Macaraeg from Pilipino Senior Resource Center:
Help raise funds for PSRC's Filipina Breast Cancer Support Services Program. Visit http://www.gofundme.com/4oxbh4# to read more info and to donate.

Read Leader Nancy Pelosi's "Get Covered California!" Newsletter: ACA Newletter _ English.pdf

Washington Protest Letter from the Filipino Community of Seattle: October ltr to sec.doc


Cora Tellez Keynote Speech at the FWN Leadership Summit & Global100 Awards

On Saturday, October 26, Sterling CEO Cora Tellez took the stage as keynote speaker for the 10th Filipina Women's Network (FWN) Leadership Summit and Global 100 Awards at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. Read full text.

Convergys managing director hailed among 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the World

Marife Zamora, Convergys Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, is one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award recipients (FWN Global100) in the Founders and Pioneers category. Read full text.

Michele Bumgarner Named Filipina Women's Network Global 100

Michele Bumgarner was recently honored at the 10th Annual Filipina Women's Network Leadership Summit as one of the FWN's Global100. Read full text.

Ambassador Paez selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global100)

Ambassador Patricia Ann V. Paez, the Philippine envoy to Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia has been selected. Read full text.

Sec. Imelda Nicolas honored as FWN's Global 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World for 2013

Sec. Mely will be honored under the FWN Global 100 "Builder" Category Award, which is conferred to outstanding Filipinas who "have demonstrated exceptional business impact at a large workplace environment."
Read full text.

Margaret Lapiz Honored as One of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World

OAKLAND, Calif.--Kaiser Permanente's Margaret Lapiz received the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award at an event hosted by the Filipina Women's Network. Read full text.

Pioneering Filipina Doctor in Guam Honored as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World

The Philippine Consulate General congratulates Ms. Annette M. David , MD, MPH, FACODEM, for being selected. Read full text.

Nevada District Judge Cheryl B. Moss receives a Lifetime Golden Pearl Award, Professional Achievement Category

At the 6th Annual Gala Night of the Filipino American Heritage Foundation, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Treasure Island Hotel here, seven distinguished individuals, a newspaper publication and a non-profit organization were honored and recognized for their outstanding achievements. Read full text.


Celebrating and challenging the Filipina

"I had the privilege of meeting so many high achieving kababayan and kabaro in the Filipina Women's Network Gala honoring the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the World." - Asian Journal. Read more...

Enrile named among world's most influential Filipina women

Annalisa Enrile, clinical associate professor at the USC School of Social Work, has been selected as on the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World. - University of Southern California News. Read more...

Bayanihan's Suzie Benitez cited as 'influential Filipina'

Bayanihan executive director Suzie Moya Benitez joins the list of Filipinos to receive the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award (FWN Global100) - Inquirer. Read more...

Filipina Makes it Big in the United Arab Emirates

Geoscience Testing Laboratory Chief Executive Officer Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi made it big by being officially nominated and selected as the "Emirates Woman - Woman of the Year Award 2013" by Motivate Publishing. - Kabayan Weekly. Read more...

Dubai mum named one of the most influential Filipinas in the world
Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi is no stranger to awards. Over the years the mother of two has racked up a long list of trophies and accolades. - The National. Read more...
FWN's Global Leaders' Panel: The creative genius of speaking expressively

Ninety women gathered to listen to the 18-member FWN Global Leaders' Panel, which is made up of two Cabinet Secretaries to the Office of the President Noynoy Aquino, an Ambassador of the Philippines to Poland. - Asian Journal. Read more...

Vice-Chancellor of AIUB selected 100 most influential Filipina Women in the World

Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor of the American International University-Bangladesh has been selected as '100 most influential Filipina Women in the World.' - The Bangladesh Today. Read more...

Profiles in Activism: Meet Loida Nicolas Lewis, One of the World's 100 Most Influential Filipina Women Leaders

Loida Nicolas Lewis will stay on one message. As the lead producer of the New York premiere of NOLI ME TANGERE opera, Ms. Lewis will be hard at work. - Randy Gener Live. Read more...

Why Board Diversity is Especially Important in Healthcare

Twitter is under fire this week for lacking diversity on its board of directors as the company heads toward IPO. - EHR Bloggers. Read more...



NAWBO SFBA Educational Speaker Series w/ Kate Purmal, November 14, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, SF. Click for info.
Full Circle Fund Presents igNITE 3rdAnnual Benefit, November 14, 2013, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco. Contact Tejal at tejal@fullcirclefund.org for more 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 Jersey

Classical Guitar Music of the Philippines, Spain and Latin America with Michael Dadap, November 17, 2013, Sunday at 1:45 PM - Leshowitz Recital Hall at Chapin Hall, Montclair State University, Montclair. RSVP by calling 973-655-6941.


Idealist Grad Fair, November 6, 2013, Wednesday at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Golden Gate Park San Francisco County Fair Building. Click for more info.

Asian Americans Comprise Half of All People with Hepatitis B in the U.S.
While Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) account for less than 5 percent of the U.S. population, they comprise half of the estimated 1.2 million people living in the United States with the chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It's a statistic that hits close to home for APIs living in Washington state. The Washington State Department of Health determined that there were 15,664 reported cases of chronic HBV from December 2000 through December 2011 statewide.
- Read more.

Students in the state of California will now be learning about Fil-Am history. Earlier in October, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would include Filipino-American history in textbooks. Read more: http://asianjournal.com/news/fil-am-history-to-be-taught-statewide/
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