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 • 2:45pm - 4:30pm
Food, Politics, Labor, and Social Media LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

Food, Politics, Labor and Social Media - a provocative discussion on the four areas that can put the Filipina community on the mainstream business map:

  • Food, Labor and Social Media are the 3 areas that Filipinos are very engaged.  We love to eat and we do things together best when we are at the dining table.
  • The Food industry has a high employee population of Filipinos - who are underpaid and need to find ways to be recognized for their talent.  Ramar Foods is the leading manufacturer of Filipino food and a major vendor to the US military - gives Filipino cusine an opportunity to be mainstream
  • The politics of food - how and what we eat can influence the larger community and the food industry.
  • How social media transforms the way we live and do business - Filipinos are the largest community of Facebook users. Can you imagine the power we wield? 
  • Why Filipina women should be engaged in politics - be at the table when decisions/policies are made that affect our communities and how we live. 
  • What is trending in politics, labor, food and law... more women in law schools, pathways to civic engagement, public service and politics 
  • Labor is the politics of work

Attire: Business Casual; please wear your FWN name badge to board shuttle and enter Google
Contribution:  Included in All-Access Summit Pass registration

Transportation shuttle provided if you are registered for the full summit and staying at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental hotel

Directions to Google, 345 Spear St,  between Folsom & Harrison Sts, San Francisco

BART: exit Embarcadero, take stairs exit to Spear St., walk to 345 Spear corner Folsom
PARKING: http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/211_main_st_san_francisco/
DIRECTIONS: http://bit.ly/1c2DU5n

If you miss the shuttle, take Uber taxi $10-$15 approximately - go to logistics page to download Uber - http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/logistics

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Hydra Mendoza

Trustee, San Francisco School Board, Education and Family Services Advisor to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
FWN100 '09 | | Hydra Mendoza is a Trustee of the Board of Education.  In her first term as a school board member, Hydra has championed improving academic standards in our schools, and implemented policies that have increased parent engagement.  She has built necessary coalitions... Read More →


Jacki Bona

Global Product Marketing Manager, Twitter
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Gloria T. Caoile

National Political Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance- Nevada
Gloria Caoile is a recognized civic leader in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. She was a founding member of the Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute, the only national organization dedicated to nurturing and developing leadership skills among Asian American... Read More →
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Daz Lamparas

President, San Francisco Chapter, APA Labor Alliance
The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) which was founded in 1992 is the first national labor organization of Asian union members.  Its objectives are the following: Educate Asian Pacific American workers and their communities about labor unions and the rights of workers... Read More →
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Rozita Villanueva Lee

Commissioner, President Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Rozita Villanueva Lee is a Commissioner on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  She has the distinction of having been appointed by President Obama to his Advisory Commission in 2010 and continues to serve in this capacity.  The road... 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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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 →
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Kris Valderrama

Democrat, District 26, Prince George's County, Maryland, Member of House of Delegates since 2007
As a life-long resident of the 26th Legislative District and Prince George's County, Kris Valderrama knows how great our community is. Kris is a proud product of the Prince George's County public school system, where she graduated from Oxon Hill Senior High School. After high school... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2013 2:45pm - 4:30pm