FWN’s 10th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit: "Global Filipina Women: Power & Influence" A Learning Journey To Filipina Global Power

The annual summit is more than a field trip, symposium or forum. It is a Learning Journey - which immerses us in the reality – and long-range implications – of the politics of developing our career portfolio. These experiences enable us to deepen, accelerate, and internalize our own learning about the business of how to get ahead, assess our current career situation or business, how to advocate for what we want, and understanding the issues that influence Filipina women globally.

Learning Journeys reflect our conviction that the most powerful learning occurs through interaction and sharing of experiences, not from books or speeches. 

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”  - John LeCarre

Friday, October 25 • 8:30am - 9:00am
Opening Remarks & Welcome Keynote LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

Mission of Filipino Googlers Network: 
Empower Filipino Googlers and Filipinos globally with education as the catalyst for action.

ERGs (or Employee Resource Groups) at Google exist to promote inclusion, social networking, development/advancement of its members, make meaningful connections to our business, and often focus on community outreach. The Filipino Googler Network was established in late 2011.

We intentionally chose "education" as a core driver to our projects because it keeps with Google's mission (to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible) and our group strongly believes that knowledge is sticky. Once you get a taste through any of our focus areas - then it's tough to shake, you can't help but want to do more!

To date members of the Filipino Googler Network have built connections here and beyond Google through social events, volunteerism, represented the unique Pinay "leaned in" perspective at leadership panels, contributed policy feedback, shared stories outside the G of "what it takes to be a Pinoy Googler" to encourage others to follow, mentored our own, pitched in when our Kababayans were in need and more. We're beyond excited about the possibilities for 2013.

We're committed to deepening the relationship with PhilDev to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation. We’re also working with the Apl.de.ap Foundation to further empower young Filipinos to recognize the reach an education can bring and how technology can play a tremendous part in accessibility and knowledge sharing. At the local outreach level, we're bringing  HS students to Google next year to help kids better understand how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are cool and what the possibilities are when you enter the tech workplace (limitless!). We're beyond lucky to work for a company that supports our interests, rallies together to help locals in times of need through efforts like the crisis maps and recognizes the unique value ERGs play in building community, leadership and innovation. 


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Filipino Googlers

Empowers Filipino Googlers and Filipinos globally with education as the catalyst for action.

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Jocelyn Ding

Jocelyn Ding is the VP of operations for Google Enterprise. Her responsibilities include deployment, support, and communication and training services for Enterprise customers across all products. Jocelyn also leads the operational teams that own the order management, product fulfillment... Read More →
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Margaret Lapiz

Vice President, Kaiser Permanente - The Permanente Medical Group
Vice President | Kaiser Permanente - The Permanente Medical Group | | As Vice President of Strategy and Integration, Margaret Lapiz is responsible for the development and execution of strategy for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). As the largest medical group in the United States... Read More →
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Regina Manzana-Sawhney

Senior Program Manager, Google, Co-Founder, Filipino Google Network
Regina Manzana-Sawhney is defining her own amazing success. She is a mother, technologist, businesswoman, and philanthropist  | | Manzana-Sawhney co-launched a new employee resource group, The Filipino Google Network. “Our mission is to empower Filipino Googlers and Filipinos... Read More →
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Hon. Marily Mondejar

Chair and Commissioner, Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure, the Successor Agency of the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission
Founder and CEO, Filipina Women’s NetworkChair, Commission on Community Investment and InfrastructureMarily Mondejar has parlayed her success as a business leader and image consultant into founding a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization with members in 28 countries that... Read More →
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Susie Quesada

President, Ramar Foods International
Susie Quesada is the President of Ramar Foods International, the leading manufacturer of premium Filipino and Asian Frozen Foods in the US including such brands as Magnolia, Orientex and Kusina. Growing up in the family business, she started working at the age of 8. After a embarking... Read More →

Session Chairs
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Edcelyn Pujol

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Investment Advisor at Frontier Wealth Strategies. Edcelyn specializes in empowering busy professional and entrepreneurial women in making smart financial decisions and build wealth.

Friday October 25, 2013 8:30am - 9:00am