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Issue 11 - 03.19.12

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FWN Announcements
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Press Releases
In the News
Events & Meetings
Townhall, Webinar and Summit
Job Opportunities
Recommended Reading
Connecting with Your Pinay Roots


Marily Mondejar selected Local Hero by KQED.

Sweet news to share.  Our very own, Marily Mondejar, was selected San Francisco Hero by KQED (PBS/NPR) to mark Women's History Month. Please join us to celebrate:

  • March 22 Thursday, 6-8:30pm
  • KQED, 2601 Mariposa St. @ Bryant, San Francisco
  • Awards ceremony begins with live entertainment, followed by a reception and a tour of KQED Studios.

KQED Women's History Month 2012

click on image to view. click to download invitation

INVITATION TO APPLY: Filipina Who Could Be President Fellowship- May 10 deadline

This is a Call to Action.  Nominate a high-potential Filipina woman to apply for FWN's leadership training - the Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship.  Self-nominations are also welcome.We launch this exciting pilot program to mark and celebrate Women's History Month.

The President Fellowship fulfills one of FWN's goals to support our mission  -

  • Build the Filipina community's pipeline of qualified leaders to increase the odds that some will rise to the "president" position in all sectors.

Read more about the FWN President Fellowship - click here to nominate or apply an outstanding Filipina woman. Deadline for nominations is May 10.

Come to an orientation lunch, meet the FWN board members, and learn more about the Fellowship on:

Asian American Action (AAA) Fund Annual Celebration
April 17th, 2012, Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Democratic National Committee Wasserman Room
430 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, D.C. 20003

AAA invites you to its annual celebration honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Democratic Victory in the Year of the Dragon.

FWN Board member Gloria Caoile will be receiving the “Trailblazer Award” and other honorees include Former Secretary Norm Mineta (“Lifetime Award”) and Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progreess (“Catalyst Award”). Download details.


Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship announced.  2012 sessions scheduled for July 27-29, Oct 12-14, Jan 25-27, 2013 and March 29-31, 2013. Applications open NOW. Click to apply.
V-Day 2012: The Vagina Monologues at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Friday, May 25, 2012, 7:30pm.  One-Night Show only. Interested to audition? Email vday@ffwn.org.  Sponsorships available + show tickets + ads in the V-Diaries: Anti-Violence Resource Guide @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
9th Filipina Summit: Pinay Power 2012 Reunion at the Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco on August 30-September 1, 2012. Register early to take advantage of early bird rates @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events


Report: 2011 National Census of Domestic Violence Services
API Institute on Domestic Violence

An annual survey conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) provides insight into domestic violence services in the United States. On September 15, 2011 – one 24-hour period – domestic violence victim advocates served more than 67,000 victims and answered more than 22,000 emergency hotline calls.

This annual snapshot shows that shelters and programs continue to find a way to help almost the same number of victims in one day as in past years – a staggering 67,399 adults and children. However across United States there were 1,040 more unmet requests reported in the same day than in September 2011. View article.


Domestic violence bill stokes social issues fight

Democrats in the U.S. Senate opened a new line of attack in their quest to win critical support from women voters in the Nov. 6 elections, calling for quick renewal of a program aimed at protecting women from domestic violence.

The call came from six female Democratic senators, accompanied by moderate Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski. The normally bipartisan issue has gotten entangled in election-year tensions that have Democrats and Republicans squaring off on nearly every piece of legislation.

The domestic violence bill, which could come up for Senate debate this month, is the latest in a series of fights that have erupted in recent weeks on social issues centered on women. View article.

6 Female Politicians Go After Male Masturbation, Viagra

Female politicians in four other states are joining Ohio and Georgia representatives in a bid to crack down on men's sexual and reproductive freedoms, including access to Viagra and vasectomies. It's their way of striking back against restrictive state abortion laws and attacks on health insurance coverage for birth control. View article.


"UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova" in conversation with Noosheen Hashemi, President and Co-Founder, The HAND Foundation

March 20, 2012, Tuesday, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
City Club, 10th Floor
155 Sansome St (between Bush & Pine Sts), San Francisco, California

The conversation will focus on girls' education and careers for women in science, technology, and engineering.  Despite some gaines in education, women's participation in these fields is stalled.  What can be done to promote gender equity in these important fields? Q&A will be moderated by Dr. Emily Murase. 

Limited seating. RSVP for tickets at www.friendscosw.org/events

Conversations with Exceptional Women

Report Release: The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California - March 29th
March 29, 2012, Thursday, 10 AM to 1 PM

Mount St. Mary’s College
Doheny Campus, The Rose Hills Auditorium - 10 Chester Place Los Angeles, CA 90007

Mount St. Mary's College, in partnership with the California Commission on the Status of Women, presents the public release of the groundbreaking The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California. View details.

A Joining of Rivers
March 29, 2012, Thursday, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

International Museum of Women 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) presents an innovative series of literary and performing arts events hosted by guest curators that feature Asian American women artists performing in a variety of media including film/video, music, spoken word, and multimedia collaboration. View details.

Conversations with Exceptional Women featuring

Filipino American Democratic Club of San Mateo County Political Forum and “Candidates’ Night”
March 30, 2012, Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PBRC Center 2121 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City

Meet candidates for State Legislative Offices and County Board of Supervisor and join them in a Q&A. Download details.

RSVP by March 29: felamistad@gmail.com

Future Search Network - 'What Would You Do If...?'
A Master Class for Professionals in Community, Organization, and Personal Development
April 2 - 3, 2012 and June 11 - 12, 2012
Philadelphia, PA

Join Marv Weisbord and Sandra Janoff in a unique seminar celebrating the release of the 25th Anniversary (3rd) edition of the classic Productive Workplaces. View details.

Filipino-American Law Enforcement Officers Association (FALEO) 2nd Annual Scholarship / Awards Dinner Fundraiser
April 7, 2012, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Greenhills Country Club – 500 Ludeman Lane Millbrae, CA 94030

The event will honor Fil-Am Officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, along with Humanitarian and Promotional Awards. Download details.

Celebrate The Impact Fund's 19th Anniversary
May 9, Wednesday, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Alexandra's, Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Join the Impact Fund in a very special event to celebrate 19 years of social justice work and honor heroes among us. View details.


Virtual Town Hall with Secretary Solis

March 19th, Monday, 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM CT/12:00 PM PT

The United States Department of Labor invites you to join Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis

for a special Virtual Town Hall on The Department of Labor's Commitment to Women and Women's Programs. Join women leaders from across the country as Secretary Solis and key Department staff will share DOL's accomplishments for working women.


Registration is required to ensure we have enough lines for those who wish to participate. Please RSVP at http://webapps.dol.gov/DOLEvents/Event/View/61/Womens-Virtual-Town-Hall-with-Secretary-Solis.


Conference Call Number: 888-989-4619
Passcode (please give to the operator): Women


Please contact A'shanti Gholar, Special Assistant to the Secretary in the Office of Public Engagement, at Gholar.Ashanti.F@dol.gov with any questions or concerns. This call is off the record and not for press purposes.

The 2012 Project: A Year of Opportunity for Women (Webinar)
March 27, 2012, Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

The 2012 Project, a national, non-partisan campaign aims to increase the number of women in Congress and state legislatures by leveraging the once-in-a-decade opportunities of 2012. In collaboration with  co-sponsors, the 2012 Project will explain why it is essential for women to throw their hats in the ring in 2012. This webinar will highlight the experiences and insights of two 2012 Project faculty members who have served in public office and will share what it takes to be a candidate, the difference women make in government, and why it is important for more women (like you!) to run. Filing deadlines have not yet passed in many states, so it’s not too late! View details.

Reminder: California Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit 2012 - iAdvocate
April 30 – May 1, 2012
Sacramento Convention Center - Sacramento, California

Everyone is invited to the 9th Annual California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Policy Summit, a project of the Asian & Pacific Islanders California Action Network, the Asian American Education Institute, the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, and the California Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs. This year, our theme of iAdvocate recognizes the empowered individuals who make up over 5.5 million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in California. View details.

For more information regarding program content, please contact
Andrew T. Medina at (916) 319-3686 or andrew.medina@asm.ca.gov.

For more information regarding payment and registration, please contact
Wendy Chiu at (213)553-1810 or wchiu@ssgmain.org.


Human Resource Junior for NeuroLeadership Group
Job Location: New York
View posting

Management Assistant/Administrative Intern I for The County of Los Angeles
Job Location: Los Angeles
Application filing: March 19-23, 2012 and via online filing only.
View posting


Are Women Better Leaders than Men?
Harvard Business Review Blog Network

Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman of Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy, discuss the latest survey data about the ways leadership styles vary between women and men. The survey of 7,280 leaders, evaluated in 2011, confirms some seemingly eternal truths about men and women leaders in the workplace but also holds some surprises. View blog. Download report.

Lewd, Hateful Language Should Have No Place in Campus Debate
Women’s Media Center

An anticipated commencement address set off a rhetorical firestorm that sickened the author, a Barnard undergrad who calls for action by her campus community. View article.

Learning The Softer Side Of Leadership
Fast Company

Leaders' primary objective is to empower others to make decisions and take actions that are aligned with the organization’s vision, purpose, and strategy. These nuances are the softer side of leadership, beyond the technical skills that you have already mastered. View article.

Are You Stuck in a Girls' Club?
Harvard Business Review Blog Network

Whitney Johnson writes about the value of creating connections with both men and women in advancing a woman’s career. View blog.


New Filipino Food Recipe Site: Foodipino.com

This brand new site's aim is to become a public repository of traditional Filipino food recipes, and other recipes with an added Filipino twist, to share and to promote with other Filipinos, as well as with people from other cultures. Initial entries feature recipes by Kitchen Kitchie Koo.

View site.

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