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Issue 94 06.10.14

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Woohoo Michele Bumgarner (Global FWN100 '13)!
Michele is a special guest at Asia Texas Society Center's and Filipino Young Professionals of Houston's Grand Prix Kick-Off Party on June 25th at the OKRA Charity Saloon in Houston, Texas. Click for more info.

Way to go Commissioner Jocelyn Geaga-Rosenthal (Global FWN100 '13)!
Jocelyn was recently appointed to the City of Los Angeles Commission on Building and Public Safety. Click to see the announcement from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.


There's still time! - Global FWN100™ 2014 Nominations EXTENDED until July 1st (hard deadline)

Nominate an influential Filipina woman for the prestigious Global FWN100™ Awards to be honored at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit (Oct. 5-8) at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in the Philippines.

For more information go to

To nominate now, visit summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate

Project *Star*: Celebrating Women (June 11 - July 16, Wednesdays)

Project *Star* is a workshop series designed to address the silencing and censoring of the Woman's voice by providing opportunities for women to use their voices, share their stories, nurture a positive self-relationship, and celebrate who they are and their lives.

Each workshop (for a total of 6) is 2 hours long from 7pm to 9pm, beginning on Wednesday, June 11th and continuing every Wednesday night until July 16th free of charge.

  • Where: The Women's Building Room B, 13545 18th St. #8, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • When: Wednesdays, June 11-July 16, 7pm-9pm
  • Workshops: 
    • 6/11: Once Upon a Time: Creating Storybooks of Our Lives
    • 6/18: Shamelessly Me: Exploring the Individual and Interpersonal Self
    • 6/25: The "Priceless" Rule: Treating Yourself the Way You Want to Be Treated
    • 7/2: A Sorta Fairytale: Making Our Dreams HAPPEN
    • 7/9: Proud and Proud to Say It: No Apologies Accepted!
    • 7/16: Expressing Gratitude for None Other than Ourselves
  • Contact or RSVP: Angela Han at project8star8@gmail.com.


Meeting the Needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander Businesses and Entrepreneurs

More than 1.5 billion businesses in the United States are owned by Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Read full text.


Supreme Court: Children Over 21 Go to Back of Visa Line

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that immigrant children whose parents' visa applications are still pending have to go the back of the line when they turn 21. - New America Media. Read more.

Slain Filipino journalist honored by Newseum

The Newseum on Monday honored the 77 journalists killed around the world in 2013 by adding 10 names--including that of a Filipino--to its towering memorial. - Inquirer.  Read more.

Filipina authors sweep top prizes at the 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Awards

Filipinas Sophia Maria Lee and Catherine Torres respectively bagged the Grand Prize and Second Prize at the 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Awards. - GMA News. Read more.



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.

Philippine Independence Day with State Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett
, June 16, 2014, Monday at 11AM - California State Capitol Building, Sacramento. RSVP to Meriam.Reynosa@sen.ca.gov. 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.

Pistahan Festival & Parade,
August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.

New York

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.

A Picture of You, a film by J.P. Chan,
Screenings from June 20-June 26, 2014 - 3rd Avenue @ 11th Street, Manhattan, New York.
Click for info.

Born to Lead: Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling,
June 30, 2014, Monday from 6PM to 9PM - McGraw Hill Financial, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. Click for info.

Job: Senior Program Manager
Posted by: Women's Policy Institute (WPI)
Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: July 7, 2014

The Untold Story of Sugar Pie DeSanto

A Fil-Am blues singer whose explosive performances shocked and mesmerized audiences many years before Madonna. - Positively Filipino. Read more.

NBA Star Andray Blatche is a proud Filipino

Brooklyn Nets' Andray Blatche is still waiting to officially become a naturalized Filipino. - ESPN.
Read more.


7 Insightful Things to Do in Metro Manila, Philippines

It is the obscurity of his father's grave, not far from the once-tumultuous grape fields where farmworker history was made, that most troubles Johnny Itliong, a chef from Los Angeles. - New York Times.
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