Filipina Women's Network launches first book on Filipina leadership

From left: Susie Quesada, FWN President and President of Ramar Foods International; Maya Escudero, “DISRUPT” managing editor and FWN board member; Cris Comerford, Executive Chef of The White House; and Maria Beebe, “DISRUPT” chief editor and FWN board member. At the book launch and press conference for “DISRUPT. Filipina Women. Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt.” on October 6, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Largadas)

From left: Susie Quesada, FWN President and President of Ramar Foods International; Maya Escudero, “DISRUPT” managing editor and FWN board member; Cris Comerford, Executive Chef of The White House; and Maria Beebe, “DISRUPT” chief editor and FWN board member. At the book launch and press conference for “DISRUPT. Filipina Women. Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt.” on October 6, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Largadas)

The Filipina Women's Network officially launched “DISRUPT. Filipina Women. Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt.” at a press conference held on October 6, 2014 during its 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit in Manila.

Held at A_Space Manila in Makati City, the launch featured book signings and readings by the authors.

This is the first of a series of leadership books … everything that we do [at FWN] is to advance the Filipina women in the global workplace. There’s is no research that we know of about leadership competencies of Filipina women and so [this book] is the first attempt to document the leadership competencies of all of the Filipina women in the diaspora.
— Marily Mondejar, CEO and founder of the Filipina Women’s Network
From left: Elena Mangahas, FWN Board Chair; Maya Ong Escudero, Managing Editor, DIS-RUPT; Maria Beebe, Chief Editor, DIS-RUPT; Marily Mondejar, FWN CEO and Founder; Gloria T. Caoile, National Political Director of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and FWN Advisory Board Chair; and Delle Sering-Fojas, CEO, 77 Corporate Group (Photo by Jonathan Largadas)

From left: Elena Mangahas, FWN Board Chair; Maya Ong Escudero, Managing Editor, DIS-RUPT; Maria Beebe, Chief Editor, DIS-RUPT; Marily Mondejar, FWN CEO and Founder; Gloria T. Caoile, National Political Director of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and FWN Advisory Board Chair; and Delle Sering-Fojas, CEO, 77 Corporate Group (Photo by Jonathan Largadas)

“DISRUPT. Filipina Women. Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt.” is the first in a series of leadership books by the Filipina Women's Network. The book highlights Filipina women as global leaders.

We’re hoping that the the younger Filipinas in their professions will learn from the leadership tips from [these] certified professionals, and we’re hoping that our next set of awardees will come out with their own leadership tips so that we will have a big archive of tips that we can share to the younger Filipinas everywhere.
— Maya Ong Escudero, “DISRUPT” managing editor and FWN board member
From left: Sec. Imelda Nicolas, Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas and Cabinet-level Secretary, Office of the President of the Philippines; Carmencita M. David-Padilla, Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines (UP) Manila; philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis; Cris Comerford, The White House Executive Chef; Marife Zamora, Senior Vice President and Chairperson, Convergys Philippines; Susie Quesada, President, FWN and, Ramar Foods International; and Patricia Ann V. Paez, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Poland and Non-resident Ambassador to Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia (Photo by Jonathan Largadas)

From left: Sec. Imelda Nicolas, Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas and Cabinet-level Secretary, Office of the President of the Philippines; Carmencita M. David-Padilla, Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines (UP) Manila; philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis; Cris Comerford, The White House Executive Chef; Marife Zamora, Senior Vice President and Chairperson, Convergys Philippines; Susie Quesada, President, FWN and, Ramar Foods International; and Patricia Ann V. Paez, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Poland and Non-resident Ambassador to Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia (Photo by Jonathan Largadas)

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. 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.
— Susie Quesada, president of the Filipina Women's Network
From left: Marily Mondejar, FWN CEO & Founder; Gloria T. Caoile, Political Consultant Extraordinaire; Delle Sering-Fojas, CEO, 77 Corporate Group; Sonia T. Delen-Fitzsimmons, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and FWN board member; Ruth Asmundson Uy, Ambassador, City of Davis Sister Cities, Special Assistant to University of California Davis Vice Provost on University Outreach and International Programs and Former Mayor of City of Davis, California; Brazil's Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya, President of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology and Senior Visiting Professor, Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul; Canada's Lenore RS Lim, President and Founder, Lenore RS Lim Foundation for the Arts (Photo by Jonathan Largadas)

From left: Marily Mondejar, FWN CEO & Founder; Gloria T. Caoile, Political Consultant Extraordinaire; Delle Sering-Fojas, CEO, 77 Corporate Group; Sonia T. Delen-Fitzsimmons, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and FWN board member; Ruth Asmundson Uy, Ambassador, City of Davis Sister Cities, Special Assistant to University of California Davis Vice Provost on University Outreach and International Programs and Former Mayor of City of Davis, California; Brazil's Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya, President of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology and Senior Visiting Professor, Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul; Canada's Lenore RS Lim, President and Founder, Lenore RS Lim Foundation for the Arts (Photo by Jonathan Largadas)