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Welcome to the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit and to beautiful Toronto, Canada!

PINAY POWER 2017 is finally here.  FWN envisioned the Pinay Power campaign - a dream with a meaningful purpose—to double the number of Filipina women leaders by 2020. The Filipina Leadership Global Summit is exclusively designed for the Global FWN100™ Awardees—Filipina women leaders creating change in the world of Filipinas in diaspora.

Join the conversation on social media. Use the hashtag #FWNSUMMIT2017 and tag @FILIPINAWOMEN.

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Saturday, October 28 • 9:50am - 10:35am
Run Filipina Run: Filipina Women for Political Equity

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Filipina women in public office is dismal. What can we do? How do we educate and encourage women to run for public office?  How do we build our talent pipeline? Can we make this a global campaign?

Meet the Filipina women who have run for office, as well as those who support or train women to run for office, and get all the information you need to decide whether you want to run.

ACTION: Group conversations on issues raised by the speakers. Strategies and actions? 2 minutes for each Group Report.

  • Who should I persuade to run for political office? How do I ask her?

  • Shouild I run for office?

  Business. Please wear your FWN name badge (at all times); required to board shuttle and entry to educational sessions and off-site special events.

Contribution:  Included in All-Access Summit Pass registration. 

avatar for Leah L. Laxamana

Leah L. Laxamana

Program Manager, Public Policy, Twitter, Inc.
Leah is dedicated to promoting equity and empowering global communities. She has over a decade of cross-sector, international experience working in community outreach and creating social impact.   | Leah is a Program Manager for Twitter where she piloted and oversees the compa... Read More →

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Hon. Cynthia Alcantara Barker

Town Councillor, Brookmeadow, Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council
In the UK, Cynthia Barker serves as town councillor for Elstree & Borehamwood and borough councillor for Potters Bar.  | | She is vice chair Borehamwood , Hertsmere Conservative Association, Elstree & Borehamwood Branch, and vice chair Political for Hertsmere Conservative Association. | | Outside politics, Cynthia is an immigration law practitioner and community leader... Read More →
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HON Thelma Boac

Board of Trustees, Berryessa Unified School District
Thelma Boac was born in the province of Bohol, Philippines and came to America at the age of ten. She became an English, Spanish, and Music teacher and taught for many years before becoming an administrator and high school principal, the only Filipina principal in twenty years in... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Rosalinda V. Canlas

Hon. Rosalinda V. Canlas

Board Trustee and President, New Haven Unified School District
Linda is an educator, elected public servant, and community volunteer who has devoted her career to promoting student success and to enhancing the quality of life in her community. Linda served as public school educator for over 35 years, as classroom teacher and administrator, focusing on student achievement. | | Linda serves as New Haven Unified School District Board Trustee, currently as Board President, successfully promoting a grass-roots community effort to rename a middle school in honor of Filipino-American farm labor leaders Larry Itliong and Phillip Vera Cruz, the first public school in the U.S. to be named for Filipino-Americans. | | Linda also serves as President of the Alameda County School Boards Association and in leadership roles in local civic organizations and within her parish. | | Nationally, Linda is supporting... Read More →
avatar for Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D.

Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D.

Professor and College Faculty Excellence Advocate, Michigan State University
Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D., a tenured Professor in Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, has seven best paper awards from international communication associations and 100+ honors and screenings for her documentary films and other creative scholarship that include the... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 9:50am - 10:35am
Ballroom A Intercontinental Toronto Centre

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