FILIPINA WOMEN’S NETWORK LAUNCHES 2017 SUMMIT IN TORONTO
By Fe Padaca Taduran
Photo credits: Joey Baking, Fe Taduran & Ariel Ramos
April 3, 2017
Toronto-March 26: The Filipina Women's Network led by Marily Mondejar its CEO and Founder, in collaboration with the Toronto Philippine Consul General Rosalita Prospero and the Philippine Department of Trade and Industries' Senior Trade Commissioner Nini Alvero, launched the Filipina Leadership Global Summit Kickoff and DISRUPTing Toronto book launch on March 26th, at the Philippine Consulate in Toronto. Keynote Speaker was Hon. Petronila P. Garcia, Philippine Ambassador to Canada.
The FWN Summit in Toronto will be held from October 25-29, 2017.
Also launched was the Global Search of Filipina-Canadian influentials for nomination to the "100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award." The award recognizes women of Philippine ancestry who are influencing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached the status for their outstanding work in their respective positions, industries and communities.
They are recognized for their achievements and contributions to society, femtorship and legacy. This award was first conferred to Filipina-Canadian community leader Rosemer Enverga in 2013 in San Francisco, California. The second Filipina-Canadian awardee was Maria Greaves of Surrey, British Columbia in 2015.
Filipina Women's Network is an international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power of Filipina women worldwide as leaders and policymakers at all levels in corporate, government, institutions and community organizations to achieve economic and social justice and women's rights. FWN provides the content, credibility and community to support the success of Filipina women in their businesses and careers. FWN provides knowledge, products, research and a worldwide network for Filipina professionals.
PARTNERS FOR CHANGE. Undersecretary Joel B.Maglunsod and OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac, together International Labor Affairs Bureau OIC Director Mary Sol D. Dela Cruz, meet with the group of repatriated workers from Saudi Arabia who sought assistance in claiming their unpaid wages and benefits from their employers.
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