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Congratulations Agnes Briones Ubalde (FWN100 '09)! Agnes is 1 of the 12 women to be inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame for the category of Business and Professions on March 29th at the Greek Orthodox Church in Oakland. Visit https://www.acgov.org/cao/halloffame/ for more info.

Check out "Meet Fil-Indian woman behind 'The Killing'" - an article by Yong Chavez (FWN100 '12).
"The Killing" is a thriller drama about the death of a young girl and the lives of the detectives involved with the investigation. To read more, visit http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/02/03/14/meet-fil-indian-woman-behind-killing

SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
*** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
This new mission will drive the nominations of the 2014 search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™ - our goal is to identify a Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy especially in non-traditional industries like oil & gas, mining, aviation, aerospace, building & construction, auto, forestry & paper, utilities - we just know that behind those successful organizations are Filipina women.
First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
  • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
  • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
  • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
  • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
  • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.
Next week, nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ 2014, begins.

Co-Convenor of the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit is the COMMISSION ON FILIPINOS OVERSEAS with the Office of the President of the Philippines, through the personal support of our very own esteemed FWN Member, Cabinet Secretary Mely Nicolas, Global FWN100 '13.


FREE close the gap CA Webinar

As an ally of close the gap CA, FWN's members can view the first of four free quarterly webinars to recruit progressive candidates to run for office.

RSVP for the first webinar, "How to Be An Ace Recruiter" on February 18, Tuesday from 12PM - 1PM PT.

For more info, visit

RISE with FWN at 1 BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE on February 14, 4-6pm at San Francisco City Hall!

Check out Master of Public Health (MPH) student Jennifer Celio's public health blog for resources and her insight on different public health issues and policies.
Visit http://masterofpublichealth.org/blog/

Call for Support: RecCheck App

RecCheck is a mobile application being developed by Draper University graduate and Filipino American Kevin Hernandez. The innovative app allows users to easily set up pick-up games with friends and other players nearby. The campaign is the first to be supported by the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce. Check out the campaign by clicking here. Right now, RecCheck needs your support. To help Kevin, you can help bring a fellow Fil-Am's vision to life by donating at https://www.crowdismo.com/project/reccheckapp. For more info, visit http://www.reccheckapp.com/.


BAYAN USA Queer Caucus & GABRIELA-USA Stands in Solidarity with Gay Filipino Journalist Randy Gener and the LGBTQ Community

The BAYAN USA Queer Caucus (QC), a committee of LGBTQ-identified members of BAYAN USA, and GABRIELA NY - USA, an alliance of organizations representing Filipina women across the United States, stand in solidarity with the friends and family of openly out gay journalist, Randy Gener, who was brutally attacked walking home from a party on January 17th.
Read full text.

Philippine Consulate General - Passports FAQ

To better serve kababayans, this year our Facebook page will feature frequently asked questions about our services. Read full text.

Mayor Lee's Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

Mayor Edwin M. Le
e today issued the following statement on President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address where Mayor Lee sat with First Lady Michelle Obama in the viewing box of the U.S. Capitol. Read full text.


Wall Street Journal: Filipino American CEO breaks the glass ceiling

When Care.com made its initial public offering on Friday, its CEO became a member of a very small club. - AsAm News. Read more....

Fear, Language and Money -- San Jose Ethnic Media Tackle Barriers to Citizenship
More than 8 million immigrants in the U.S. have green cards and are eligible for U.S. citizenship. Yet only 8% become citizens each year. -  New America Media. Read more...
Philippines GDP growth seen at 6.2 pct in 2014 - UN report

East Asia is expected to remain the fastest-growing region in the world, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 (WESP) report. - SF GateRead more...
Mayor Ed Lee guest of First Lady for State of the Union
When President Obama addresses the nation Tuesday, Mayor Ed Lee won't have to strain to hear
. - ABS-CBN.

Filipina-owned skincare company named one of "The Best New Natural Skincare Brands of 2013"
2013 was an exciting year for natural anti-aging skincare. - Truth In Aging. Read more...

Mobile Asia holds key to Facebook's future growth

As Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday, one of its biggest challenges is to tap the mobile market in emerging Asian economies, where it can drive expansion after growth in the West tapers off. - Inquirer. Read more...



2014 Book of Lists Party, February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

APEX Orange County Kick Off Mixer,
February 6, 2014, Thursday from 6:30PM to 9:30PM - Orrick Law Firm, Orange County Office. Click for info.

Healthcare 411 Workshop with Congresswoman Jackie Speier
, February 7th, 2014, Friday from 9AM to 2PM - San Francisco State University, Jack Adams Hall, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info. Click to sign-up.

Center for Asian Pacific American Women's Building Strength Within - West Coast Workshop,
February 10, 2014, Monday from 9AM to 4PM - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Avenue, Suite 290, Oakland. Click for info.

NAWBO-SFBA Educational Speaker Series & Dinner,
February 13, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Union Square, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

American Center of Philippine Art's 5th Anniversary Dinner & Show Gala,
February 15, 2014, Saturday from 6PM to 10PM - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, 2nd Floor of Pacific Renaissance Plaza, Oakland. Click for info.

Learn Healthy Finances with Om Sukheenai & 30 days to Feeling Fit with Vida Ice,
February 18, 2014, Tuesday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM - Umpqua Bank, 1448 NE Weidler Street, Portland. Click for info.

Free Bi-Monthly Immigration Clinic,
February 21, 2014, Friday from 2PM to 6PM - 310 8th Street #101, Oakland. To schedule an appointment, call 510-465-9876 and speak to Judith. Click for info.

1st Annual Filipino Heritage Night at Cal Basketball,
February 23, 2014, Sunday at 5PM vs USC with Pregrame Food Truck Festival & Beer Garden outside Haas Pavilion, cultural dance, special national anthem performance and halftime performance, post-game celebrity basketball game w/ the SF Filipino Consulate. $25 per person includes ticket + Filipino Heritage Night T-Shirts, and a portion of the ticket will be donated to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Email David Kao at dkao@berkely.edu or (510)-642-2679 for more info. Click for flyer.

APEX Volunteer for Chinatown Firecracker Run 5K/10K: Hit the Ground Running this Lunar New Year,
February 23, 2014, Sunday from 7AM to 12PM - Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles. Click for info.

AT&T Retail Open House & Interview Event,
February 26, 2014, Wednesday at 10AM - Marin Employment Connection, 3rd Floor, 120 N. Redwood Drive, San Rafael. Click for info.

Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards
, June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.

New York
Speak Up and Speak Out: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking,
February 20, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM at Microsoft Eleven Times Square, 8th venue between 41st and 42nd St, 6th Floor, Radio City Room, NYC. Click for info.


Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, May 5, 2014, Sunday from 11:45AM to 5PM at the Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle. Admission is free. Click for info.


Job Title: HR Professional Development Specialist
Posted by: Coast Community College District
Deadline: February 7, 2014
Job Summary 1.29.14.pdf

Job Title: Child Support Specialist I/II
Posted by: Tehama County DCSS
Deadline: February 7, 2014 at 5PM.

Job Title: 2014 Senior Enrollment Coordinator
Posted by: Rockwood Leadership Institute
2014 Senior Enrollment Coordinator (2).pdf

ProMed Medical Staffing Agency now hiring:
PAID Summer Internship for Youth
Posted by: City and County of San Francisco
Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014

Apply for College Scholarships for Asian Students
Posted by: The Asian Pacific Fund
Deadline: February 20, 2014

Job Title: Assistant Director
Posted by: Sacramento County DCSS
Deadline to Apply: February 21, 2014

Fil-Am composer could join elite awards circle with an Oscar win
If Disney's Frozen wins an Academy Award in March, Filipino-American songwriter Robert Lopez could join the elite EGOT winners' circle. Read more.

Bruno Marks Breaks Super Bowl Halftime Show Ratings With 115.3 Million Viewers

Be proud! Filipino American Bruno Mars attracted the largest audience in the history of the Super Bowl with his 14-minute halftime show performance, beating Madonna and Beyoncé. Click to read more.

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