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Congrats Alicia Fortaleza (US FWN100 '12)!
FWN Board Member Alicia will be inducted as President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California on June 7th. Please join FWN in celebrating and supporting her at the PNAN Induction of Officers at Embassy Suites for dinner and dance. Click for info.

Shared by Sherri Burke (US FWN100 '09):
Sherri's daughter Cheryl with PhilDev will be holding a fundraiser in the Bay Area to help people in the Philippines. Come for an evening filled with music, dance, and entertainment on Friday, June 6 at the Cheryl Burke Dance in Mountain View, CA - http://abc7news.com/entertainment/cheryl-burke-to-hold-fundraiser-to-help-people-in-philippines/75853/. Click to download the flyer.

Join us in New York!
RSVP by clicking here.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (May 31 deadline)

The Filipina Women's Network invites nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™). The worldwide search builds on the energy and momentum that was created in 2006 recognizing Filipina women doing meaningful work in their communities and organizations.

If you belong on this prestigious list, of it you know of a Filipina woman who deserves to be named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™, submit your nominations before May 31. Online submissions only - go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate.

The FWN Global100™ awardees will be profiled in a special issue of the FWN Magazine, and they will be honored at a Gala Awards Celebration at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 5-8, 2014 to be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines. Register today for the Summit at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.


Get Ready to Vote (June 3)! Easy Voter Guide - For New Voters and Busy Voters

How will we choose our next Governor? What are the two state propositions? In the June 3, 2014 election, voters will decide on two proposed state laws (Propositions 41 and 42) and also choose which candidates get voted on in the November election.
About Prop 41: http://bit.ly/Prop41

About Prop 42: http://bit.ly/Prop42

Candidate Info: www.smartvoter.org

Nationwide Fil-Am candidates for the November election:


Comcast Redesigns Microsite for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

During the month of May, customers have free access to thousands of hours of Asian-Pacific movies, shows and music across all devices. Comcast also announced it has redesigned its Xfinity Asia website. Read full text.

Filipinos in US Urged: Help Sustain Economic Momentum of the Philippines By Registering for 2016 National Polls

The Philippine Embassy is urging Filipinos in the United States to help sustain the economic transformation taking place in the Philippines by registering as overseas voters and participating in the presidential elections in 2016. Read full text.

Notice of Registration and Election to all Filipino Citizens

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is pleased to announce that the Overseas Absentee Voting Registration for the 2016 Presidential Elections have started. Read full text.


Campus Killings Set Off Anguished Conversation About the Treatment of Women

The fatal rampage in Southern California on Friday night has set off an anguished conversation about sexual violence that has reverberated around the country. - New York Times. Read more.

Restaurant Owner's Epic Response to Sexism

When an online reviewer asked servers at a West Virginia restaurant to "show more skin" last week, owner Daniel McCawley found a clever and powerful way to respond: more skin. - Business Insider.  Read more.

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent. - CNN. Read more.

Asian Americans Shifted Most Strongly Toward Democrats Since 2000

Asian Americans have shifted most strongly toward the Democratic Party out of all racial or ethnic groups since 2000, according to a new report from Gallup. - New America Media. Read more.



Happyness Photo Exhibit, May 30, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter St, 6F, San Francisco. Click for info.

Free and Low Cost Resources for Your Business
, June 4, 2014, Wednesday from 9AM to 11AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, Francisco. Click for info.

Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon
, June 6, 2014, Friday at 12PM - City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco. RSVP to caitlin.jacobson@sfgov.org.

4th Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards
, June 6, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 1PM - The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St. Click for info.

Chapter 14B Community Meeting,
June 11, 2014, Wednesdsay from 6PM to 8PM - Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco. Click for info.

Women Serving on Non-Profit & Corporate Boards - How to Lead, Elevate Your Position,
June 12, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Women's Small Business Seminar,
June 13, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 11:30AM - Eventbrite Headquarters, 155 5th St, 7th Floor, 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

UniPro Summit 2014: Your Move
May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM - John Reeves Great Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St, New York City. Click for info.

Procurement Opportunities Conference for Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WMB
June 3, 2014, Tuesday from 8:30AM to 3PM - BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St, 10th Floor, New York City. Click for info.

National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) Presents: A Night of Learning & Networking with the CIA
June 12, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8:30PM - Duane Morris LLP, 1540 Broadway, New York City. Click for info.

Washington DC

Current Matters: Exploring the Lives of Water in Asia,
May 31, 201, Saturday at 2PM - Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, The Smithsonian. Click for info.

The Philippine Women Centre of BC - History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path
May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8AM to 5PM - YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby St, Welch 1 & 2, Vancouver, BC V6c 2E8. Click for info.

WEBINAR: Expanding Language Access in the Courts: Innovative Training Solutions from New Mexico
CCI - June 9th at 12PM PT / 3PM ET


Apply for the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program
When: July 24-27, 2014 in Manila, Philippines
FYLPro application form 2014.docx
FYLPro Sign Up Poster-2.pdf


UN Women of Achievement

This series of portraits spotlights women and girls who have made it in their respective fields--often in uncharted territories--by overcoming barriers and beating the odds to reach their goals. Although far from the limelight, their struggle, passion and work inspires all who know them and they are role models for many.  Read more.


Reviving the art of Filipino tribal tattoos

The Spanish conquistadors who landed in 1521 dubbed the Philippines the Islands of the Painted Ones after the heavily tattooed locals. Nearly 500 years on, tribal tattooing is almost extinct. For more than eight decades, Whang-Od has been inking the headhunting warriors and women of her Kalinga tribe. - BBC.
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