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Wednesday, November 2 • 9:35am - 10:30am
SUMMIT Day 4: State of the World: Politics and Civil Rights

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State of the World: Politics and Civil Rights

Moderator: Lorna Kapunan, Esq.

How do Filipina Women use their Pinay Power? What did it take for Filipina Women to decide to run for office? Examining the obstacles and successes in greater depth about winning, taking charge, finding a sponsor vs a mentor, creating and nurturing your political network, being political savvy, networking the political hierarchy, managing the campaign and dealing with women's and civil rights issues in your respective geographic areas. A discussion of the many pieces of the puzzle to be mindful of how to reach your full potential as elected officials.

This is an informal Kwentuhan session (a la "The View'') among kindred spirits of how being bi-cultural (for those who live outside of the Philippines) and being a woman in a male-dominated political field.

  • Juslyn Manalo, Councilmember and former Mayor, Daly City, California. UNITED STATES
  • Dr. Maria Sheila Honrado Lacuna-Pangan, Mayor, City Government of Manila. PHILIPPINES [Economic Sector: Government, Public Service, the Military]. Nominated by Dr. Bambi Lorica.
  • Myla Dela Vega Arceno, Deputy Mayor and Councillor, Stevenage. UNITED KINGDOM [Economic Sector: Government, Public Service, the Military and Healthcare]. Nominated by Leonor Vintervoll.
  • Rechie Valdez, Member of Parliament, House of Commons, Canada. CANADA [Economic Sector: Government, Public Service, the Military]. Nominated by Rosary Saldaña Escaño.
  • Sofia Asuncion Anis Aragon, Mayor, City of Burien, Washington; Executive Director, Washington Center for Nursing. UNITED STATES [Economic Sector: Government, Public Service, the Military and Healthcare]. Nominated by Teresita Ignacio Batayola.

Dress Code: Business San Francisco

Official FWN All-Access Name Badge:
Please wear your FWN name badge (at all times). Required to board shuttle at Learning Journeys and entry to educational sessions and off-site special events.

Contribution: Included in All-Access Summit Pass registration.

FWN's Photographer/Videographer Policy:
FWN has an official photographer and videographer on-site at all summit events. You are NOT allowed to bring your own photographer/videographer (even as a paid guest) to any of the events without media credentialing approval from FWN. You may use your mobile phones.

*Questions? Email filipina@ffwn.org, 1.415.610.6637 (Viber/WhatsApp FWN on-site)

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Juslyn Manalo

Councilmember and former Mayor, City of Daly City
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Lorna Kapunan

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Myla Arceno

Councillor, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, NHS / SBC
I’m from Stevenage, Hertfordshire UK and the current Deputy Mayor of our town .I am a physiotherapist and specialist in cardiac rehab . 
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HON. Sofia Aragon

Executive Director, Washington Center for Nursing
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Rechie Valdez

Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Streetsville, House of Commons, Canada
Rechie Valdez is a Member of Parliament for the riding of Mississauga—Streetsville. She was elected to office in the 2021 federal election. Rechie currently serves on the Standing Committee for Agriculture and Agri-Food as well as the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs. She... Read More →

Wednesday November 2, 2022 9:35am - 10:30am WET
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