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ePahayagan Issue 4 - 01.31.12

January 31, 2012 6:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

FWN Announcements
Press Releases
In the News
Jobs & Opportunities
Events & Meetings
Filipina Call to Action
Resources & Project Opportunities
Connecting with Your Pinay Roots


EmpowHER Media Names Dr. Connie Mariano Chief Clinical Officer and Chair of Medical Advisory Board
MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal
EmpowHER, an award-winning social health company for women, announced that former White House Physician Dr. Connie Mariano will serve as the company's Chief Clinical Officer and Chair of the Medical Advisory Board.

Dr. Mariano is a pioneer in her field and has accumulated a career of many firsts including: the first military woman to become a White House Doctor, the first woman to become a Director of the White House Medical Unit, and the first Filipino-American in United States history to become a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy. View full article.
Dr. Connie Mariano is FWN100 '07.

"Life Planning focus on your economic security: FWN Power Lunch" @ City Club, 155 Sansome St, 10th Floor on February 17, 12-2pm. Register at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship announced.  2012 sessions scheduled for May 4-6, July 27-29, October 12-14 and March 29-31, 2013.
V-Day 2012: The Vagina Monologues at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Friday, May 25, 2012, 7:30pm.  One-Night Show only. More info @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
9th Filipina Summit: Pinay Power 2012 Reunion at the Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco on August 30-September 1, 2012. Registrations now open @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events


2012 Joyce Award Winners Announced
The Joyce Foundation announced today four winners of the prestigious 2012 Joyce Awards to commission artists of color to create new works with cultural institutions. The Joyce Awards recognize innovative, thought-provoking projects and come with a $50,000 grant.

Winners include Luis Alfaro as lead artist, working with Enrique Adyanthaya and Marlina Gonzalez to write a season of plays based on the ideas behind Latino/Asian fusion in collaboration with two Twin City theater companies, Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea. View full article.

Submitted by Marlina Gonzalez, FWN100 '09.

Mariels Almeda Winhoffer, The first Pinay president of IBM Philippines
 Asian Journal
IBM announced Mariels Winhoffer’s appointment as president and the 14th country general manager for IBM Philippines. Winhoffer is the first female to hold the highest post in the Philippine office of the American giant technology firm. View full article.


Tani Cantil-Sakauye pleads her case, fights Calderon bill
The Sacramento Bee

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye urged the defeat of Assembly legislation that would undermine the authority of the Judicial Council, and give courts in as few as two counties authority to veto any statewide judicial project. View full article.

Chief Justice Tani is FWN100 '07.

Project PEARLS featured in National Geographic

Project PEARLS, a California-registered non-profit doing missionary work in the slum community of Ulingan in Tondo, Manila, was featured in National Geographic. View full article.

Submitted by FWN Member Melissa Villa.

National Guard hosts virtual conference on diversity
National Guard Bureau The chief of the National Guard Bureau, Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley, outlined his vision for diversity within the National Guard during the first National Guard Bureau Virtual Diversity Conference. The goal of the virtual conference was to present to all Citizen-Soldiers, Airmen and civilians the vision and strategy of Guard leadership in the area of diversity management. View full article
Video played by General McKinley in his opening remarks to the Joint Senior Leadership Conference in Washington DC.
Submitted by FWN Board Member Lt. Col. Shirley Raguindin, FWN100 '07.


The Pat Brown Institute
Policy Consultant Opportunity - San Joaquin Valley

The Pat Brown Institute received a grant to conduct a series of policy forums in the southern Fresno and northern KernCounty areas and is looking for a consultant who knows the San Joaquin Valley well, has a background and passion for public policy, and is able to coordinate large public events.

The consultant must be able to work independently and be bilingual Spanish/English.

If interested, contact Taffany Lim via email at tlim@cslanet.calstatela.edu or by phone at 626-485-9570

The PR News Job Center has 1,200 career opportunities in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs. View Jobs.


2012 Black History Month Kickoff Celebration
February 3, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (Friday)

The Rotunda - San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102

Mayor Edwin M. Lee together with the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society, Supervisor Malia Cohen and Acting City Administrator Naomi Kelly request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of 2012 Black History Month Kickoff.  RSVP to Kirsten.Macaulay@sfgov.org

Meet & Greet with US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas
February 4, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. (Saturday)
Intramuros Restaurant
101 Brentwood Drive South San Francisco, CA 94080

RSVP at 415.334.7800. View Invitation.

Lunar New Year 4710 Celebration
February 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (Monday)
The Rotunda - San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102

Mayor Edwin M. Lee together with President of the Board of Supervisors David Chiu, Supervisors Carmen Chu, Jane Kim & Eric Mar and Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of Lunar New Year 4710 Year of the Dragon. RSVP (415) 554-6683.

Help IGNITE to reach its goal to build political ambition in at least 250,000 girls in the next 10 years
February 9, 6 p.m. (Thursday)
Fort Mason

Join Dorka Keehn and host Chris Desser (founder of Women's Voices, Women's Vote). RSVP anne@igniteca.org or dorka@keehnonart.com

IGNITE is a young non-partisan organization that builds political ambition in high school and college young women, with an emphasis on low- income girls, currently with chapters in Northern California and Texas.


California Domestic Workers Coalition

Thousands of children families and domestic workers took to the streets of Sacramento for a historic Children’s March to support the passage of AB 889, the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. This bill will provide equal pay for equal work for thousands of Californians who have been excluded from basic labor protections for decades.

Sign the petition to tell CA's legislators the time is NOW to pass AB 889.

Urge Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act!
From API Institute on Domestic Violence Take Action Today!


California Women Lead Appointments Training Workshop for Women
February 1, 5:30 -7:00 p.m. (Wednesday)

Sempra Energy, 101 Ash Street, San Diego 92101.

View details

Standup Stiffies "Tight Five" Comedy Workshop
Between February 1-23

Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth Street (at Howard) San Francisco, CA 94103

Instructor:  Comic - Allan Manalo
Cost: $160 [Early Bird Special $99 by Feb 3rd]

All proceeds of the workshop will help cover Bindlestiff Studio's monthly operational cost. Contact: Allan S. Manalo at allan@bindlestiffstudio.org for enrollment confirmation.

View details & schedule.


Entry Deadline for New America Award:  February 9th

This award, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists, honors reporting on ethnic and immigrant communities living in the U.S.

The contest upholds an important value of SPJ: to promote diversity in journalism - in the newsroom and in the stories journalists report. View details

Filipino Film Producer Opportunity

Busong Executive Producer Jong De Castro is working on a new film project Tungkul (The Shaman King) which is the prequel to Busong.

If anyone is interested in producing or becoming an associate producer, view details.

FWN Board Member Dr. Bambi Lorica (FWN100 '07) is one of the Executive Producers of Busong.

Synapse Celebrates Thomas Edison

View Synapse School’s January-March 2012 Newsletter

Inspiration for “In Her Mother’s Image”

Author Cecilia Gaerlan blogs about her inspiration for her novel, “In Her Mother’s Image” the story of a mother and daughter set during World War II in the Philippines and thirty years later in 1971. View blog.


Filipina Women's Network Featured on Kababayan LA (produced by Janelle So, FWN100 '11)

Part 1 - Uplifting the Filipina Image

Part 2 - Inspiring Filipinas, Paying it Forward


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