DISRUPT 3.0. Filipina Women: Rising celebrates Filipina women who have emerged as global leaders despite challenges, failures, and setbacks. In this book a significant number of Filipina women discuss their actions that led to success, the significance of their success, and the implications of their leadership for their kapwa tao [fellow humans]. The book is the third in a series on leadership by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN). As part of the strategy of FWN to recognize Filipina woman leaders in every sector of the global environment, FWN established the annual Global FWN100™ and U.S. FWN100™ awards. A select group of awardees have shared their leadership stories in the three DISRUPT books published by FWN. The books celebrate, affirm, and challenge Filipina women leaders whose vision and impact go beyond the boundaries of the Philippines. The FWN books make the stories of the women leaders accessible to next-generation leaders and to researchers who are interested in women and leadership.
The purpose of DISRUPT 3.0 is similar to the purpose of DISRUPT 1.0 and DISRUPT 2.0, is to inspire, motivate, and nurture not only Filipina women but also non-Filipina women worldwide whose success has been limited. These are women who have leadership responsibilities in cross-cultural and global situations and leadership positions in the diaspora. The explicit goal of the book is to teach leadership not only to inform but also to transform.
The introduction provides the context for the book, especially the information on the variety of global leadership demonstrated by Filipina women, the themes in DISRUPT 1.0 and DISRUPT 2.0 on the leadership repertoire of Filipina women, and the implications of history, culture, and migration on Filipina women’s leadership. Disrupt 3.0. Filipina Women Rising has thirty-seven first person narratives organized into five sections:
The Filipina Women’s Network Rising. This section discusses the leadership role played by FWN in networking Filipina women leaders from around the world, the rationale for the leadership summits, and the history of the FWN100™ Global leadership awards.
Developing Leadership. The chapters in this section share common themes of how the Filipina Women Leaders have developed their leadership expertise and how these women have femtored, coached, and developed leadership of their kapwa.
Building Leadership Legacy. Select Filipina Women Leaders discuss leadership values and qualities that have transferred from one generation to the next generation and their hope that the next generation will surpass their legacy.
Leadership and Entrepreneurship. The chapters in this section discuss how the Filipina Women Leaders became entrepreneurs, the link between being entrepreneurial and being a leader, and the impact of social advocacies being intertwined with their enterprises.
First and Foremost. In this section, Filipina Women Leaders discuss their journey of exceeding expectations, disrupting the status quo, and breaking the glass ceiling in order to become first and foremost in their fields.
Leading for Impact. The chapters in this section discuss the leadership reach of Filipina Women Leaders not only in their professional fields but also in their advocacies. The chapters end with a summary of their leadership impact.
Finally, a Synthesis provides the leadership themes articulated by the chapter authors who are Filipina Women Rising. The themes include recognition of Philippine values such as malasakit and delikadesa, of rising from failures, rising to face challenges, and rising to celebrate success.
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