Many attendees are funded by their employers to cover the costs of registration, housing and travel. If you work at a non-profit, university, company or organization that funds professional development, the information below might help you make your case to attend.


At #FWNSummit2019, you’ll have a chance to make strategic connections that will help you with your work, learn new skills and improve existing ones, and increase the visibility of your organization’s work and mission.

Connect with others

At #FWNSummit2019, you’ll have an opportunity to connect with some of the brightest minds in the global Filipina women community, build relationships with others in your field and network with those who can help move your mission forward.

Just a few ways you can make lasting connections at #FWNSummit2019:

  • Meet up with delegates from your state or country

  • Attend Learning Journeys

  • Brainstorm ideas or collaborate with like-minded Filipina women

Promote your work

Share and showcase your work to fellow awardees. Consider participating in PinayTalks: Extraordinary Voices—short, powerful stories about our professional lives.


Need help drafting a request letter to your employer? Use our sample letter as a starting point.


Dear ______________,

I would like to attend the 16th Filipina Leadership Global Summi (#FWNSummit2019), an annual conference for Filipina women professionals with a heavy focus on networking and collaboration. This year’s conference is 28 October to 02 November 2019 in Paris, France.

#FWNSummit2019 features sessions covering a breadth of topics, from entrepreneurship, running for public office, international trade as well as topics like leadership, communications and organizing. Plus there are keynotes, caucuses, Learning Journeys and networking events throughout the weekend.

Attendees are able to make strategic connections that help them with their work and increase the visibility of their organization’s work. Delegates from around the world attend each year.

Below is the estimated cost to attend #FWNSummit:
Registration rates:
Hotel costs:
Transportation costs:

Thank you for considering this great learning and networking opportunity.


Are there multiple people from your organization interested in attending? We’re happy to chat with you about group rates.

“Convince Your Boss” was adapted from Netroots Nation.