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FWN100™ Spotlight: Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson (Global FWN100 '13)
Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson is the newest board member of FWN as the Vice President of Communications. She works an IT Managing Director at Charles Schwab and is responsible for Cost Basis and Portfolio Performance Platform applications.
With 28 years of experience in the Technology field in financial, retail, health and insurance industries, she has been able to obtain high postions in various companies all the world. She has previous worked India, New Zealand, and in the Philippines.
Gizelle is a strong advocate for the the woman of Schwab. She believes the best way to achieve gender equality is to start with girls while they are still young. She is a board member of GirlVentures, dedicated to empowering adolescent girls.
She supports several other non-profit organizations that focus on development for young women. She's recently named as one of the 10 2013 Professional Business Women of California Industry Leader Awards.
Young Filipina Humiliated by Priest at Baby's Baptism
A video of a young mother being shamed and humiliated by a Cebu priest at her baby's baptism has been circulating online after the baby's grandmother posted it on Facebook on Sunday. The priest now has written an apology. See more.
Equal Pay for Asian-American Women
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have the highest earnings compared to other racial and ethnic groups. However, the pay gap between AAPI women and men is also high. The US Labor Department is taking action to close that pay gap. Read full text.
63 Nigerian girls escape from kidnapping
Last April, over 200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped by militant Islamic group, Boko Haram. Luckily, 63 have escaped but others whereabouts are still unknown. #BringBackOurGirls Read more.
First Filipina elected LA Superior Court Judge
Teresa Magno, deputy district attorney who has been prosecuting the most dangerous gang related violence, has been elected as LA Superior Court Judge on Monday. She will begin her term January 2015 Read more.
CaliforniaFWN and Southland Macy's Fashion Show, July 19, 2014, Saturday at 2PM - 1 Southland Mall Drive, Hayward, CA. Click for info.
CAAGE and APALA "Not Just an Idol Dream" July 24, 2014, Thursday, - SEIU 1021, 350 Kansas at 17th Street.
Pistahan Festival & Parade, August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.
SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, August 15, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. Click for info.
Oakland A's 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night, August 22, 2014, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
FWN Fellowship 2014-2015
Have event planning experience, communications skills, a passion for social issues? Apply now to become our next FWN Fellow! Deadline to apply is July 14, 2014. Click for info.
Marriot Santa Clara
Marriot Santa Clara is requesting qualified veterans, minorities, individuals with disabilities and females for available positions. Click for info.
Five Lessons in Leadership from Successful Women
Helpful lessons and tips from UK's smartest women on how to get to the top. Read more.