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Join the Filipina Women’s Network as we celebrate

International Women's Day 2019 at



March 8, Friday • 6:30PM–8:30PM

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women — while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance. Celebrate Filipina women's achievements with inspiring and remarkable #FilipinaDISRUPTers.
  • Meet the remarkable Filipina authors of the DISRUPT Filipina Leadership Book Series at this inspiring book reading and leadership discussion in celebration of International Women's Day!
  • Let's build a gender-balanced world. Collectively we can all play a part. Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive. #BalanceforBetter

Keynote and Guest Of Honor


Founder and CEO
Sterling Health Services Administration
US FWN100™ 2009 • Global FWN100™ 2013

Google Community Space

188 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Featuring remarkable and influential Filipina women authors of the DISRUPT Book Series:

Elena Buensalido Mangahas
Division Manager
San Joaquin Employment and Economic Development
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2013

Elizabeth Bautista
Operations Technology Group Leader
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Global FWN100™ 2015

Evelyn Dilsaver
Chair of the Board
Commonwealth Club of California
US FWN100™ 2011

Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson
Senior Managing Director-IT
Charles Schwab
Global FWN100™ 2017

Janet C. Mendoza Stickmon
Professor of Humanities
Napa Valley College
Global FWN100™ 2013

Julieta Gabiola, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Educator for CARE Faculty
Stanford University
Global FWN100™ 2013

Juslyn Cabrera Manalo
Community Engagement Associate
Forest City
Former Mayor of Daly City
Global FWN100™ 2015
Continuing Global Influential 2017

Leah L. Laxamana
Program Associate
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Global FWN100™ 2017

Lily Torres-Samoranos, Esq.
Immigration Attorney
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO)
Global FWN100™ 2017

Mira Soriano Gillet
Founder and Chief Director
Peace Game Online
Global FWN100™ 2013

Marily Mondejar
Founder and CEO
Filipina Women’s Network
President, CCII
The Successor Agency to the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission

Michelle Florendo
Founder & Principal
What if You Could, LLC
Global FWN100™ 2015

Nimfa Y. Gamez
President and CEO
Mission-Hope Development Services
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2015

Penelope V. Flores, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
San Francisco State University
US FWN100™ 2012

Ruth Uy Asmundson, Ph.D.
Ambassador, Davis Sister Cities
Former Mayor of Davis
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2014

Sonia T. Delen-Fitzsimmons
Senior Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2013

Susie Quesada
President, Filipina Women’s Network
President, Ramar Foods International
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2013

Thelma B. Boac
Trustee, Berryessa Union School District, San Jose, CA
US FWN100™ 2007
Global FWN100™ 2013

Vivian Zalvidea Araullo
Executive Director
WestBay Pilipino Center
US FWN100™ 2012


Mark your calendar for these upcoming FWN events

  • 4 February 2019 
    DISRUPTing Davao: 
    Meet the Authors, Book Reading 
    RSVP via email to Joji Ilagan Bian -
    10am–11:30am @ Joji Ilagan International Schools, The Odeum
    1:00pm–2:30pm @ University of the Immaculate Conception
    3:00pm–4:30pm @ Ateneo de Davao University, 2nd Floor, Miguel Pro
  • Thursday, 7 February 2019 @ 5pm
    DISRUPTing AIM Dev@Work
    Be inspired with their personal leadership journeys! Scheduled one-on-one engagements and learn how their stories will change your life.
    AIM FPH Case Room, Asian Institute for Image Management, Makati, Philippines
    RSVP: Tricia Abrigo – or call 02. 892 4011 ext 1851
  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 @ 2:30–4:30PM
    Afternoon Tea With Madame Vangie Buell
    Piedmont Gardens, 110 41st Street in Oakland
    RSVP @
  • Monday, 4 March 2019 @ 6:30PM
    DISRUPTing New York
    Book Reading, Leadership Discussion, Author Signing in celebration of International Women's Day. Guest of Honor - Hydra Mendoza, Deputy Chancellor for Community Empowerment, Partnerships and Communications, New York Department of Education.
    Kalayaan Hall, The Philippine Consulate General, 556 5th Ave, New York, NY 10036
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The Filipina Women's Network (FWN) is a San Francisco based non-profit international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power of Filipina women as leaders and policy makers at all levels in corporate, government, institutions and community organizations to achieve economic and social justice and women’s rights. To join FWN as a member:

About the Global FWN100™ Awards Global FWN100™ Awards

The Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ recognizes Filipina women who are influencing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their leadership, achievement and contributions to society, femtorship and legacy. The awardees are asked to femtor a young Pinay through the FemtorMatch initiative and bring her to the Filipina Summit. More at

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The Summit brings together Filipina women global leaders, influencers, thinkers and public figures for discussions, learning journeys, “kwentuhan strategies” on how to succeed as multi-cultural professionals and private chats to ignite cooperation through public and private partnerships. The high-powered gathering is a vital part of FWN’s Pinay Power 2020 Mission: A Filipina leader in every sector of the economy. It is the leading forum of its kind in the Filipina global community, which inspires a renewed understanding of the Filipino culture’s emerging influence as a community. The summit raises funds for FWN’s programs that foster the Filipina women’s socio-economic, political and educational advancement in addition to raising awareness of FWN’s pipeline development of qualified next generation leaders to increase the odds that some will rise to the “C-suite” position. More at


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