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Saturday, September 15 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Run Filipina Run: The Elusive Seat At The Table

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Run Filipina Run: The Elusive Seat At The Table

Filipina women in public office is dismal. What can we do? How do we educate and encourage women to run for public office?  How do we build our talent pipeline? Can we make this a global campaign?

Meet the Filipina women who have run for office, as well as those who support or train women to run for office, and get all the information you need to decide whether you want to run.

Genevieve Jopanda, Chief of Staff, Office of Fiona Ma- Chair Emeritus- CA State Board of Equalization; State Chair- Filipino American Caucus of the California Democratic Party; Founding member and National Co Chair of KAYA (formerly known as Filipinos for Obama), California UNITED STATES

  • Hon. Cynthia Alcantara Barker, Town Councillor, Brookmeadow, Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council; Borough Councillor, Hertsmere Borough Council UNITED KINGDOM
  • Hon. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia, Deputy Speaker, 17th Congress of the Philippines, 17th Philippine Congress, Cebu, PHILIPPINES
  • Hon. Juslyn Manalo, Mayor of Daly City, California USA
  • Hon. Rachelle Sumagaysay Pastor Arizmendi, Former Mayor and City Council Member, City of Sierra Madre, California; Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE), Los Angeles, California UNITED STATES
  • Hon. Thelma Boac, Trustee, Berryessa Union School, San Jose, California USA
  • Hon. Wendy Lee Ho, Board Trustee, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board; Senior Policy Director, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, San Jose, California UNITED STATES

ACTION: Group conversations on issues raised by the speakers. Strategies and actions? 2 minutes for each Group Report.
  • Who should I persuade to run for political office? How do I ask her?
  • Should I run for office?
  • If I do not wish to run for political office, how can I be civically engaged?

  Business Casual. Please wear your FWN name badge (at all times); required to board shuttle and entry to educational sessions and off-site special events.

Contribution:  Included in All-Access Summit Pass registration. 

avatar for Hon. Rachelle Sumagaysay Pastor Arizmendi

Hon. Rachelle Sumagaysay Pastor Arizmendi

Councilmember, City of Sierra Madre
avatar for Hon. Cynthia Barker

Hon. Cynthia Barker

Councillor, Barker & Partners Consulting (UK)
Cynthia Barker is best known as the first Filipina-British to get elected as Councillor in the UK and Deputy Mayor for Hertsmere this year. Her role is pivotal in developing the empowerment and political awareness of her community to make them better engaged and integrated into the... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Thelma Boac

Hon. Thelma Boac

Board of Trustees, Berryessa Unified School District
Thelma Boac was born in the province of Bohol, Philippines and came to America at the age of ten. She became an English, Spanish, and Music teacher and taught for many years before becoming an administrator and high school principal, the only Filipina principal in twenty years in... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia

Hon. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia

Deputy Speaker, 17th Congress of the Philippines, 17th Philippine Congress
avatar for Hon. Wendy Lee Ho

Hon. Wendy Lee Ho

Board Trustee; Senior Policy Director, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board; Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
avatar for Genevieve Jopanda

Genevieve Jopanda

Office of Fiona Ma- Chair Emeritus - CA State Board of Equalization, Chief of Staff
avatar for Hon. Juslyn Cabrera Manalo

Hon. Juslyn Cabrera Manalo

Mayor and City Council Member City of Daly City, California; Community Engagement Associate, Forest City, Forest City

Saturday September 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm BST
Hansom Hall