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Toronto is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city and a gateway to a vast and diverse region including the awesome Niagara Falls. A city where all flavours are welcome, where beauty has many faces, where it's okay to let your guard down. Go ahead, let this city put its spell on you. From world-class dining and entertainment, to sports, culture, music and nightlife, come see what Canada's Downtown has in store.

All-day Niagara Falls tour: Oct 29 (Sunday)

 Aerial view of Niagara Falls (Photo: Tourism Toronto)

Aerial view of Niagara Falls (Photo: Tourism Toronto)

Take a day trip to the magnificent Niagara Falls. Sunday, Oct 29 All-day itinerary includes:

  • 9:25am — board bus at Intercontinental Toronto Centre. 
  • Depart Toronto at 10:00am
  • A stop at the Winery plus sampling.
  • Drive through Niagara on the Lake (town)
  • Lunch Buffet at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel (Fallsview Dining Room - with ceiling to floor windows out looking the falls)
  • Hornblower Boat Cruise (Journey behind the Falls is substituted if Hornblower does not operate)
  • A stop at the Whirlpool
  • Some free time near the Falls at the Table Rock Complex
  • Be back in Toronto approximately 8:00 pm. Drop off at Intercontinental Toronto Centre.

Arts, Theatre & Culture

 Gardiner Museum (Photo: Tourism Toronto  Instagram )

Gardiner Museum (Photo: Tourism Toronto Instagram)

 A unique creative spirit thrives in cosmopolitan Toronto. World-renowned festivals, events and spaces celebrate the arts, theatre and the city’s heritage. All set against a backdrop of stunning architecture and inspired by Toronto’s diversity.

Not your first time in Toronto?

Local writer, Arienne Parzei, tells you where to get a fresh dose of Toronto based on what you've seen and done before. Read about her tips.

  Photo by  Arienne Parzei


 CF Toronto Eaton Centre (Photo: Tourism Toronto  I nstagram)

CF Toronto Eaton Centre (Photo: Tourism Toronto Instagram)

Toronto has emerged as a major style destination. Stores abound with luxury designer items, unique vintage finds and top home décor, and high fashion can be found around every corner.



 Team Canada at Air Canada Centre (Photo: Tourism Toronto  Instagram )

Team Canada at Air Canada Centre (Photo: Tourism Toronto Instagram)

Fall in Toronto means more arts events than your imagination can capture, PLUS the return of the major league excitement of the NBA’s Raptors and NHL’s Maple Leafs.


FEMtorMatch: Pinay Speed FEMtoring Session

Global FWN100™ Awardees and FWN Board Members will facilitate this awesome and popular panel—one of the highlights of the Summit—femtoring next generation leaders. READY … SET … GO … AND FEMTOR ! ! ! 

Saturday, Oct 28 from 3pm to 5pm

Marking FWN's 8th year of building the pipeline of next generation of Pinay leaders, Pinay Speed Femtoring is a learning event at which femtees / protégés can ask the Global FWN100™ Awardees (aka Femtors) the "everything-you've-always-wanted-to-know-but-didn't-know-whom-to-ask" questions.

For Femtees

Femtees will have the opportunity to interact with Femtors during the course of the session by moving to different topic tables every 15 minutes.  

Femtees / protégées will have the opportunity to interact with up to 3-5 Femtors during the course of the event.

ADVANCE SIGN-UP is required for Femtees so you will be able to indicate, in advance, the areas in which you would most like to give receive advice.

DROP-IN participants will NOT be allowed.

Femtee application is FREE if you are invited by a Femtor who is a FWN100™ Awardee. Your application is subject to approval.

You will be notified once your application is approved.

Please complete the application form below. You will be asked:

  1. Name
  2. Contact Info
  3. Job Title & Organization
  4. One professional strength
  5. One professional challenge (or weakness you need help with) ***This information might be added to your name badge and help in conversation during the Pinay Speed Femtoring Session.***
  6. One or two questions on professional or career paths you would like to seek advice from a Femtor ***This information will be provided to the Femtors to provide them context on the areas needing advice or insight during the Pinay Speed Femtoring Session.***
  7. What you hope to get from participating in the Speed Femtoring session.  

What is Speed Femtoring?

SPEED FEMTORING is a networking event at which femtees / protégées can ask experienced professionals those "everything-you've-always-wanted-to-know-but-didn't-know-whom-to-ask" questions.

 FEMtorMatch™ is the Filipina Women's Network's strategy for developing the next generation of Filipina leaders through local and global partnerships between female mentors, FEMtors™, and female mentees, FEMtees™. FEMtorMatch™ provides structured one-on-one mentoring that harnesses the power of the Internet to broaden and deepen the reach of traditional mentoring. Thus, both FEMtors™ and FEMtees™ can reside anywhere in the world.

FEMtorMatch™ is the Filipina Women's Network's strategy for developing the next generation of Filipina leaders through local and global partnerships between female mentors, FEMtors™, and female mentees, FEMtees™. FEMtorMatch™ provides structured one-on-one mentoring that harnesses the power of the Internet to broaden and deepen the reach of traditional mentoring. Thus, both FEMtors™ and FEMtees™ can reside anywhere in the world.


Femtoring (aka mentoring) describes a developmental relationship between a femtor, who is a person with experience, skills and knowledge, and a protégée, who is less experienced or skilled in handling professional situations. This relationship may take the form of non-threatening training, coaching, modeling, supporting, discussing, and/or counseling, across time and work contexts.

Informal femtoring may emerge between professionals who spontaneously discover each other in unplanned and sometimes unexpected ways usually in casual settings.

Formal femtoring happens by design—an individual is assigned protégés or it is part of the supervisor/supervisee job responsibilities. Highly organized formal femtoring programs have program goals, schedules, training and evaluation.

There are obvious advantages and disadvantages to both informal and formal femtoring, such as the effectiveness of matching femtors and protégés, or in some cases in finding a sufficient number of femtors to match the number of protégés, and the success of being non-threatening within the context of the relationship.

Women, in particular, may experience difficulties with femtorship due to time constraints, finding an appropriate femtor in a male-dominated career field, and experiencing gender-based professional challenges due to sex role differences.

Modeled after speed dating, speed femtoring is a relatively new concept that focuses on quick-hit information, time-efficient networking and the methodical pursuit of a femtor. It addresses many of the disadvantages of both informal and formal mentoring for women. By simply providing a venue and structured method for participants to seek out their own femtoring relationships during a fast-paced event, speed femoring addresses [or solves] many disadvantages of formal femtoring programs.

For FWN with members nationwide, these disadvantages include high costs of program management and evaluation, and the potential lack of successfully matching femtor to protégée due to geographic location. A major advantage for this program is the natural affinity we all share -Filipina women in the global workplace.

Speed Femtoring also addresses a challenge for women to establish informal relationships by cutting through the initial stages of developing a professional relationship and jumping right into the crux of the issue at hand – is it a good match?

THANK YOU for your initiative in guiding your own professional development. PLEASE do not type all CAPS on the forms. Use upper/lower case as info is normally read. Thanks.


Robotics and Musical Coding Workshops


Dear Filipina Canadian Community,

We are excited to convene the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit in Toronto, Canada this year. We will be at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre on October 25-29, 2017.

The Summit’s theme this year is FILIPINAS IN MOTION: LEADING. ADVOCATING. IMPACTING. The theme speaks to the urgency of change especially as new paradigms are developing in Canada, the U. S. and the Philippines administrations. Repositioning FWN and its advocacy for social and economic issues is the prime topic for our upcoming summit. We look to engaging FWN members who are leaders in 20 countries to leverage their influence, share their insights and world views and enhance FWN’s global agenda.

Inspiring the Filipina Summit is the “FWN GivesBack”—our way of giving back to the host country of the summit. This program is integral to FWN’s FemtorMatch™, our campaign to increase FWN’s talent pipeline and the active development of next generation leaders.

These workshops would not have been possible without the support of the Anita Borg Institute, a a social enterprise founded on the belief that women are vital to building technology that the world needs.

“FWN GivesBack” is led by FWN Board Member, Elizabeth Bautista, Manager for the Operations Technology Group (OTG) at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center.

There are two workshops we are convening pre-Summit on Wednesday, October 25, 2017:

  • Musical Coding: “Turn Up For STEAM” workshop presented by Musical Notes. This is for 9-12 year old Filipina Canadian girls who are interested in a one-of-a-kind STEAM Workshop called Turn Up for STEAM with culturally relevant examples where they can seamlessly integrate; for instance, Hip-Hop, music, science, and math. There will be a short graduation/presentation after the workshop. Each girl should be able to bring their own laptop and headphones to class.
  • Robotics “Wonder-Full Adventures with Robots: Dash and Dot” for high school Filipina Canadian girls. We are looking for 10 teams. Each team consists of 1 adult/teacher preferred and 4 team members. Each team will get to bring the robot they worked on back to their high school. See equipment requirements to bring to the workshop below.

Participation in both Pre-Summit workshops is COMPLIMENTARY.

DEADLINE to sign-up ** October 15, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 8:00am to 6:00pm (Concurrent Sessions)

8:00AM - 8:30AM - Registration (pick up your name badge)
9:00AM - 9:30AM - Open Remarks
9:30AM - 12:00PM - Session 1
12:00PM - 12:30PM - LUNCH
12:30PM - 4:15PM - Session 2
4:15PM - 5:00PM - Wrap-Up and Student Presentations
5:00PM - 5:30PM - Final Remarks and Graduation


Pre-Summit #1: Musical Coding: Turn Up for STEAM (Wednesday, Oct 25, 8-6pm)

Program is designed to introduce Tween students to STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. The will include a workshop of STEAM introduction to learn about STEM careers (or disciplines) and computer programming.

One of a kind STEAM Workshop called Turn Up for STEAM empowers youth with culturally relevant examples where STEM seamlessly integrate; for instance, Hip-Hop, music, science, and math. Our Digital Design component of this program introduces youth to music composition as we walk the youth through the creation process where they are given the tools for transforming their ideas into reality.

The program will involve youths ages 9-12 to participate in an idea creation and introduction to critical thinking and programming. Our STEAM interventions integrate the collective principles applied in STEM with a focus on computer science and technology as its cornerstone for expressing science, math, and engineering or information technology processes.

The workshop will include the following topics:

  • Bridging Algebra to Hip-Hop mini-concert and hands-on interactive activities Mini-Coding Hackathon where the students will be introduced to computer science principles using a digital design tool; music composition for learning the Python programming language using the EarSketch Platform. Intended Outcomes
  • When it comes to helping our youth to achieve in school and beyond, exposure, situating tools in the culture (i. e., making skills relevant to the real-world), and motivation is crucial. Youth are more likely to engage with programs that they perceive as having clear value, provide earning potential, or advance them toward personal goals. Such learning experiences can boost outcomes for all children by providing personally meaningful and tangible pathways to advance their knowledge and skills.
  • Introduce students to STEM disciplines and careers for the purpose of broadening participation. Our use of culturally relevant tools, particularly Hip-Hop, situates STEM learning, such as math and science, in a way where the student can conceptualize the content. This provides a two-prong benefit, in that students learn with ease the core subject (reading, math, science) concepts and gain reinforcement of this learning through the use of computing and digital design.

Workshop Requirements: Windows 8 or 10 laptop Headphones


Pre-Summit #2: Wonder-Full Adventures with Robots: Dash and Dot (Wednesday, Oct 25, 8-6pm)

Working in tandem with a tablet or smart phone and a growing suite of free apps compatible with more than 20 iOS and Android devices, Dash and Dot make difficult computer science concepts as easy as finger painting. Discover a world of learning and fun with the lovable robots that bring imaginations to life and encourage problem solving by exploring the possibilities that programming their own robots create.

Dash and Dot have already been adopted in more than 10,000 elementary classrooms worldwide with educators applauding their ease of use and the collaboration they inspire, while introducing coding to kids.

A team of 4 high school Filipina-Canadian students and 1 adult are invited to spend a day learning the comprehensive curricular resources to enable a team practice computational thinking and 21st – century skills with Dash and Dot robots. No coding experience necessary! Up to 10 teams will be chosen for this workshop. Each team gets to bring back the robot.

Wonder-Full Adventures with Robots: Dash and Dot will include the following:

  • The programmable ‘bots that enable every child at heart to explore STEM principles and gain access to vital 21st century skills in a language they can understand. The workshop provides hands-on experiences with STEM principles like conditionals, variables and sequences through coding languages that program the way a kid thinks. Each attendee will work with a sophisticated, responsive real pair of robots, packed with learning designed to delight Intended Outcomes
  • Introduce attendees to STEM disciplines for the purpose of broadening participation. Our use of culturally relevant tools, particularly a pair of robots that the participants program, situates STEM learning, such as math and science, in a way where the student can conceptualize the content. Provide a two-prong benefit, in that students learn with ease the core concepts and gain reinforcement of this learning through the use of computing and digital design.

Workshop requirements:

Each team member will have to bring a tablet and a smartphone (any of the following) :

  • iPad 9.7
  • iPad 3, 4
  • iPad Air 1, 2
  • iPad Mini 1, 2, 3, 4
  • iPad Pro 9.7, 10.5, 12.9*
  • Nexus 7 (2013) **
  • Nexus 9
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)
  • Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
  • Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 7.0 Nook, 8.0, 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
  • Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 10.5
  • Galaxy Tab E 8.0, 9.6
  • Galaxy Tab E Lite 7.0
  • Kids Tab E Lite 7.0
  • Galaxy Tab A 8.0, 9.7, 10.1
  • Nabi 2S
  • Nabi DreamTab
  • iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus
  • iPod Touch 5G, 6G
  • Galaxy S4, S5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, S7, S7 Edge
  • Nexus 5, 5X, 6, 6P
  • LG G4, G5

Power Meetup with Amazing Filipina and Canadian Women

Get a head start with social networking with FWN Alliance Partners: Philippine Trade and Investment Centre in Canada, OWIT (Organization of Women in International Trade), Founder Institute Canada, local Canadian women and Fil-Canadian professionals and entrepreneurs in a Power MeetUp = Power.Discussion. 

Fast track your networking experience. We will form groups of 5 each for a more intimate gathering. Meet up with other local Canadian women professionals and entrepreneurs. Your group networking host will be a local Canadian professional or entrepreneur. Find out more about what they're up to. Find out what issues they care about and what life in Canada is like for career women and entrepreneurs!


October 25, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marché Movenpick Brookfield Place

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V-Day Filipina Women's Network TORONTO 2017

The cast includes community leaders, elected and appointed officials, actors, students, business women, professionals, activists and homemakers.

FWN's souvenir program (Playbill) for the show is the V-Diaries, an anti-violence resource guide.  The magazine highlights the cast and crew bios, the Vagina Warriors, and articles/resources on domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking and stories written by or about domestic violence and human trafficking survivors


Since 2003, FWN has collaborated with V-DAY, empowering and celebrating women and their sexuality with a festival of theatre, comedy, and the spoken word, highlighted at benefit performances in San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Washington, DC., and now, Toronto.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00pm)

Intercontinental Toronto Centre


  • $38 - $100 (VIP seating)
  • 10% discount for 10 tickets or more
  • $5 off for FWN members. 
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Thank you for your interest in contributing your time, energy, and passion into making FWN’s 14th Annual Filipina Summit: Filipinas in Motion: Advocating. Impacting. Leading. a success! We are excited to learn more about Toronto's lifestyle, businesses and the many new trends in The 6. By joining the first FWN Summit in Canada, you are helping create a meaningful and memorable Filipina Summit for yourself and for all Summit attendees. 

We are hoping you, the volunteer will represent Toronto at its finest!

We are expecting over 300 people during the course of the Summit with events occurring at various locations around Toronto, Canada. In order to coordinate workflow and staffing schedules, please review the volunteer guidelines and expectations below. 

The Summit Volunteer Coordinator with contact you about your interest and availability shortly after you submit the volunteer form below. Questions? Email ffwn.fellow9 [at] ffwn [dot] org.

Volunteer Guidelines & Expectations


We prefer full-time volunteers who can commit to at least one continuous 8-10 hour volunteer shift. You can volunteer for as many 8-10 hour shifts as you can manage.

In addition to volunteer shifts during the Summit, volunteers shifts are also available in the weeks prior in order to prepare for the Summit.


Volunteers may be asked to fulfill one or more of the following roles during their volunteer shift:

Registration Staffing Coordinator (2):

  • Setting up or break-down of registration tables with appropriate materials
  • Hanging displays, banners and/or signs
  • Greeting and checking in summit attendees
  • Answering inquiries
  • Making sure attendees receive all pertinent registration materials, tote bags, FWN Magazines, V-Diaries, and meal tickets
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Pre-Summit Preparation Coordinator:

  • Preparing handouts and materials
  • Stuffing name badges, totebags, giveaways
  • Carrying and transporting boxes (up to 50 lbs.) (e.g., hand-outs, magazines, supplies, etc.)
  • Running short errands
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Secretariat Coordinator:

  • Opens and closes Secretariat
  • Ensures that the Secretariat is neat, clean and organized daily
  • Responsible for receiving deliveries for FWN
  • Responsible for ensuring that equipment and materials are organized and are inventoried daily
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Learning Journey Coordinator: 

  • Monitoring shuttle bus for off-site events
  • Making sure shuttle buses are clean and equipped with waste bin
  • Handing out bottled water to attendees and microphones between speakers
  • Coordinating stops, routes and schedule with bus driver and Programs Coordinator
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Pinay Speed Femtoring Coordinator:

  • Helping with room set up (ensuring that hotel's water pitchers/ glasses, writing pads and pencils/ pens are on table)
  • Room set up: Setting up tables with award categories table tents
  • Assisting speakers during sessions
  • Directing attendees to open seats
  • Directing awardees to their award category tables
  • Collecting session evaluation forms
  • Directing traffic flow between sessions
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

A/V Coordinator:

  • Prepare presentations' cue sheets
  • Ensure that FWN PPT is looped at the pre-session and during breaks
  • Ensure speakers' PowerPoints are loaded into laptop
  • Ensure that awardee PPT
  • Ensure that speaker's microphones work
  • Ensure that music is cued when to play
  • Coordinate and schedule tech rehearsals
  • Coordinate stage lighting set ups for sessions, Gala and TVM
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Speaker and Session Coordinators (2):

    • Ensure that all speakers know their speaking schedules
    • Collect speakers' PPT presentations and turn over to A/V Coordinator
    • Stage set-up: Ensure that backdrop, microphones, speaker seats are strategically placed and that water glasses are set on small coffee/ side tables
    • Welcome and assist speakers before, during, and after sessions
    • Collect copy of keynote speeches
    • Timer: Ensure speakers begin and end on time by flashing time signs (2, 1, STOP)
    • Manage speaker gifts to be given to CEO and President for gifting
    • Helping with room set up (ensuring that hotel's water pitchers/ glasses, writing pads and pencils/ pens are on table)
    • Directing attendees to open seats
    • Directing awardees to their award category tables
    • Collecting session evaluation forms
    • Directing traffic flow between sessions
    • Ensure bathrooms close to session rooms are clean
    • Coordinate with the hotel staff
    • Announce before session fire exit locations and bathrooms
    • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Global FWN100™ Awardee and VIP Guest Coordinators (2): 

  • Supporting VIP guests and Global100 awardees
  • Informing CEO, staff and board members when VIP guests arrive
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Sponsor Coordinator: 

  • Assisting sponsors with exhibit displays
  • Ensuring that marketing banners for sponsors are on display
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

FWN Magazine Coordinator:

  • Assist FWN Magazine Editor with design and editing tasks (must have relevant skillset)
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

FWN100™ Awards Ceremony Gala and Dinner Coordinators (2):

  • Unpack crystal awards and check names engraved
  • Bring crystal awards and boxes to ballroom 2-3 hours before Gala dinner set up.
  • Set up FWN banners and sponsor banners next to registration desk and near the entrance doors to the ballroom
  • Coordinate with banquet staff set up media backdrop and red carpet outside of ballroom.
  • Make sure the entrance doors to the ballroom are closed. Wait for signal to open.
  • Set up crystal awards table (stage left), grouped into award categories; group awards alphabetical by first name per award category
  • Set up crystal awards boxes (stage right), grouped into award categories; group awards alphabetical by first name per award category
  • Set up dinner tables with table numbers, name cards, Sponsor table tents, Special table tents. Refer to Gala seating chart as your guide.
  • Assisting with centerpieces and set-up with Decoration Coordinator
  • Country flags set up (flag stands) on stage: priority United States, Canada, and Philippines. Make sure to check protocol for flag set up.
  • Coordinate set up of country flags (flag stands) alphatically stage left and stage right represented by awardees, if available.
  • 2 podiums to be set up at both ends of the stage: if only one podium available, set podium stage right
  • Cover front of podium with FWN logo sign
  • Standing microphone to be set up in the middle of the stage
  • Coordinate with banquet manager to make sure meal tickets are collected by wait staff during Gala Awards Dinner
  • Coordinate awardee photo-op and video-op with Photographer & Videographer Coordinator
  • Manage gala giveaways (gift, FWN Magazine, and V-Diaries)
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Photographer & Videographer Coordinators (3):

    • Point of Contact for photographer and videographer during Time Capsule Photo and Video Sessions
    • Manage photo and video schedules
    • Coordinating group photo coverage of VIPs, speakers, and BOD at Summit general sessions
    • Coordinating photo/ video coverage
  • GALA
    • Coordinating red carpet and media backdrop photo-ops during pre- and post-Gala
    • Coordinating pre-Gala group photo of awardees (Green Room and VIP Reception)
    • Coordinating Award Category group photo during the pre-Gala (Green Room)
    • Coordinating photo coverage during Award presentations of each awardee
    • Coordinating photo coverage of ballroom, pre-, during, and post-Gala
    • Coordinating post-Gala group photo of awardees (Chairs readily available to be set up on and below the stage)
    • Coordinating photo coverage pre-, during, and post- of The Vagina Monologues
    • Coordinating pre- and post- group photo of TVM cast and crew
    • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Social Media Coordinator:

  • Highlight and document all summit sessions, learning journey, activities and special events on FWN's social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram using appropriate hashtags: #FWNSummit2017, #GlobalPinayPower, #FilipinaDISRUPTER, #VWarrior
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

Press Coordinator:

  • Identify and welcome accredited media
  • Manage FWN Media Kit
  • Manage authorized Awardees/ BOD for interviews
  • Manage images for media download
  • Assist accredited media on-site
  • Provide media with social media platforms and hastags: #FWNSummit2017, #GlobalPinayPower, #FilipinaDISRUPTER, #VWarrior
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

DISRUPT Books Set Up and FWN Posters Coordinator (2):

  • Set-up book signing tables, banners, posters
  • Staff book sales table
  • Collect book orders
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

The Vagina Monologues Project Crew (4: 2 backstage, 2 front-of-house):

  • Set-up banners, posters, and V-Diaries magazine
  • Sale of FWN V-Day brand items
  • Usher VIPs to VIP seating
  • Usher attendees to empty seats
  • Assists with cast's needs backstage
  • Miscellaneous tasks as necessary

The above is not an exhaustive list. In a large conference like the Summit, certain tasks may come up that need to be addressed quickly. We ask volunteers to be flexible and open with the kinds of tasks they are assigned.

Volunteers are asked to notify Summit staff if they are unable to complete specific tasks due to certain limitations. For example, we ask that volunteers indicate whether they are unable to lift items heavier than 20-50 lbs. or whether they are unable to sit (or stand) for long periods of time.


Volunteers should wear business casual attire with comfortable shoes. Volunteers may be standing and/or walking during a volunteer shift so dress comfortably but professionally.

Wear your name badge at all times. Wear a small cross-body shoulder bag to fit your cell phone and other items such as your ID, Summit schedule, business cards, a pen, post-it notes, small and thin notebook, etc.

No jeans, t-shirts, tank tops, sneakers, or flip-flops, please.


Volunteers should demonstrate experience with MS Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and GoogleDocs. Preferred knowledge and experience in social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.

Volunteers are asked to familiarize themselves about the 14th Annual Filipina Leadership Global Summit: Filipinas in Motion: Advocating. Impacting. Leading. and the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN). Please visit the FWN website at and the Filipina Summit website at for an overview about FWN and the Summit. Be sure to read over FWN's mandates and programs here:, especially the Pinay Speed Femtoring.

Summit guests will expect volunteers to know about Summit events and sessions and about FWN. Instead of “I don’t know”, a better response is “Let me get you the answer”. Print the latest Summit schedule, and carry with you at all times during a volunteer shift for reference as needed.

The Summit schedule will also be available via smartphone or tablet at


While we do need volunteers to bring their best skills to our team, we know that some also use the FWN Leadership Summit volunteer experience to explore, network, learn, and/or develop certain skills. We call these volunteers "FWN Interns".

We have a limited number of slots that allow FWN Interns to attend portions of the Summit in exchange for volunteering.

In exchange for attending one full day of the Summit, we ask FWN Interns to commit to a total of 16 hours.

There is no limit to how much of the Summit a scholar-volunteer can attend as long as she volunteers for the equivalent number of volunteer shifts. For example, to attend 2 full days of the Summit, the volunteer time commitment is 32 hours.

Requirements & Limitations

  • FWN Interns must complete their volunteer time commitment prior to attending any Summit sessions. For example, to attend Summit sessions on Thursday, FWN Interns must complete their time commitment by Wednesday.
  • Attendance is limited to full Summit days. No per-session or per-event attendance on different days is allowed. 


Be sure to get connected with us on social media:


  • Follow FWN, share and like Summit-related posts: @filipinawomen
  • Use #FWNSummit2017 #GlobalPinayPower #FilipinaDISRUPTER #VWarrior



  • Post about FWN's Filipina Summit on your LinkedIn page at least 3x before October 20.



By completing the Volunteer form, you agree to the following:

  • Arrive at your designated volunteer location(s) 45 minutes before your volunteer shift and check-in with the volunteer coordinator, pick up your name badge, understand your volunteer tasks, check for any updates to the Summit schedule and for any other critical information you need to know.
  • Serve out your volunteer shift time commitment in its entirety.
  • Abide by the Volunteer Guidelines as outlined above.
  • Uphold the values, philosophy, and purposes of the Filipina Women’s Network and the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit: Filipinas in Motion: Leading. Advocating. Impacting.
  • If applicable, reimburse FWN for the cost of your Summit attendance if you attended Summit sessions/events but you were a no-show to your volunteer shift, cancelled your volunteer time commitment or failed to complete any part of your volunteer time commitment. You will be billed and an invoice will be sent to you. See for associated fees.
  • Attend the one-time mandatory volunteer orientation session at 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 19. Email ffwn.fellow9 [at] ffwn [dot] org to find the meeting location.

If you understand and agree to the above Volunteer Guidelines & Expectations, please complete the online Volunteer Form provided below.



Thank you for your interest in partnering with Filipina Women's Network's 14th Filipina Leadership Summit.

** DEADLINE ** October 10, 2017

Here are the expectations from FWN's Community Partners:

  1. Forward FWN's eblast announcements and press releases to your members, e-list network, family and friends at least 3x before October 10, 2017
  2. Social Media:
  • Twitter:
    • Follow FWN @filipinawomen #FilipinaSummit2017
    • Re-tweet and 'Favorite' FWN's tweets about the Filipina Summit at least 3x before October 10
    • Post tweets about FWN 
  • Facebook:
  • LinkedIn:
    • Post about FWN's Filipina Summit on your LinkedIn page at least 3x before October 15

In recognition of your support, FWN will:

  1. List your business or organization and/or your logo as Community Partner in the 2017 FWN Magazine, which will be distributed to our attendees
  2. List your business or organization on the Filipina Summit website as Community Partner, with a link to your website
  3. List your organization in the PPT shown at the Filipina Summit
  4. Give social media shout-outs recognizing your business or organization as a Community Partner
  5. Offer an opportunity to refer young Filipina professionals in your organization to participate in the Pinay Speed Femtoring session during the Summit - see Summit  Schedule for more info -
  6. Offer discounted summit registrations for at least 2 of your esteemed board officers or members. Email us at to provide you the registration code to take advantage of this special offer.

    Tell us more about your organization and what your organization does!

    Fill out this form to be considered as FWN's Community Partner of the Filipina Leadership Global Summit.

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