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FWN Member Spotlight: Maria Beebe (Global FWN100™ '12)

Maria Beebe (FWN VP Special Interests Groups and Projects) has accomplishments all over the world. She has over twenty-five years experience in higher education and sustainable development. She recently returned from Afghanistan as a Sr. ICT Adviser in Education. She served as Washington State University Chief of Party for a USAID-funded $12 million Afghan eQuality Alliances that forged partnerships with U.S. universities and established computer centers at Afghan universities.

She has a Master of Arts in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University.  Her research interests include critical discourse analysis, women’s leadership and information and communication technologies (ICT) for development. Her accomplishments include: Recommendations on the use of ICTs to expand the global outreach at Portland State University; development of an e-learning management system; curriculum on ICT policy and regulation in Africa and the Masters in public policy and administration in Afghanistan, a policy paper on E-education in Basic and Further Education in South Africa and a concept paper on ICTs for education in Ethiopia. Maria co-edited a book entitled AfricaDotEdu. 

Maria shares lessons learned through reflection on action and papers at international conferences. She participated in the Afghanistan Country Workshop and presented a paper on MOOCs and m-learning at the World Summit on Information Society 2013. She launched Global Networks to provide professional development services for global engagement. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the FWN Filipina Global Leadership book to be launched at the summit in October.

Young Filipina Humiliated by Priest at Baby's Baptism 

Charly Young, director and co-founder of The Girls' Network explains why talking to a relatable role model can help improve young girls' self belief and career aspirations. Read more


Filipina Domestic Helper Photography is Making Waves

Xyza Cruz Bacani, a domestic helper in Hong Kong, has been featured for her photography in theNew York Times andVogue Itlalia. Her next project is to photograph abuse of domestic workers in Hong Kong.  Read more

Healthy Babies Act Update

The Healthy Babies Act (AB1579) is set for court ruling onAug 15. Help bring more attention the act by sharing this op-ed piece by the SF Examiner via social networks. Read more



FWN 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.
Advancing Justice Conference: New in 2014, September 25-26, 2014 - Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC. Click for info.

Grant Proposal Writing Basics 
Back by popular demand! Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. August 28, 2014 10 am- 12 pm at the Richard Community Foundation 1014 Florida Ave, Ste 200 Richmond, CA.  Click for info.

Clinic Manager Releases

Clinic by the Bay, a free volunteer-powered health care clinic in San Francisco, California, is hiring for a clinic manager position. Seeking a Nurse Practitioner or an RN and must speak some Spanish. Email eliza@clinicbythebay.orgwith resume and letter of interest.


Julieta Gabiola (Global FWN100™ '13) book released in Philippines

Patient Focused Assessment: The Art of Science and Clinical Data Gathering by Julieta Gabiola and Thom J Mansen launched in the Philippines July 9th. Congrats Julieta! Read More 

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