Filipina Women's Network Announces First Book on Leadership Series

The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) is thrilled to announce its first of a series of leadership books.

“DISRUPT: Proud. Loud. Leading Without a Doubt” is a collective synthesis on the meaning of Filipina women’s leadership experiences as they navigated the corporate cultures in the global workplace.

The book will be launched at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel on October 5-8, 2014. The selected authors are recipients of FWN’s 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™.

“This book project is a deep examination of how Filipina women in diaspora thrived in the challenges of living in the modern multi-cultural global economy,” explained Susie Quesada, president of FWN. “This is the definitive book that will change the public’s perceptions of Filipina women’s capacities to lead, FWN’s Pinay Power 2020 mission.

“I congratulate the FWN editorial board for their labor of love, guiding the authors’ writings and in the daunting task of pulling all the details of the publishing process. KUDOS for the elegant book cover design goes to multi-awarded Lucille Lozada Tenazas, Global FWN100 ‘13 and Henry Wolf Professor of Communication Design & Associate Dean of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design.”

FWN Founder & CEO Marily Mondejar aptly encapsulates the leadership journeys of Filipina women which inspired the book’s title, DISRUPT: Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt.

“Filipina women are the ultimate global disrupters. They disrupted their lives, families and careers when they left their home country to immigrate to foreign lands and re-invent their lives.

They disrupted their organizations as they became achievers in their professional fields and broke glass ceilings. They disrupted the business landscape when they innovated products, improved or created services that impacted the lives of women and the citizenry.

They disrupted their communities as they became strong advocates for social issues that affected their families especially their children.

They disrupted the political world when they ran for elected office representing causes benefiting local communities or became political insiders as valued advisors of the elected officials they worked for.

Second generation leaders who were raised in bi-cultural or multi-cultural families are the true disrupters. Growing up confused, they learned to embrace eastern and western values and traditions. They challenged themselves by defining their new identities as they navigated their way in their schools and the workplace. They developed new paradigms to managing conflict and broke antiquated rules to spark thoughtful conversations that the 21st century is about embracing all things multi-cultural.

Filipina women do not back down—once they make up their minds that they will get behind a cause or an issue that will change how we live or aim for that promotion or leadership position—they don’t stop. They’re tenacious. They’re firm. They’re forceful. And they don’t give up.

I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with these amazing women. Indeed, I can loudly say, I am a Filipina Disrupter, leading my community without any doubt of my capacity to achieve results. ”

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