A Most Influential Filipina Woman

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Spokane, WA Octobert 5, 2011: The Filipina Women’s Network has selected MARIA AFRICA BEEBE, President, Global Networks as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States. As a Builder and Emerging Leader, Dr. Beebe is being honored for her work with Washington State University in Afghanistan, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and the Philippines. To continue the work of shaping local and global interconnections though technology and education, Dr. Beebe formed Global Networks, a nonprofit corporation.The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States Award™ is a celebration of leadership, inspiration and achievement. It honors Filipina women who are changing the face of power in American communities, organizations and the workplace. “These influential Filipina American women are dynamic entrepreneurs, rising stars under 40, emerging builders and executives who have moved through the ranks in large organizations, nonprofits and government agencies. They are powerful examples of women doing extraordinary work who will motivate our youth and future leaders,” said Gloria T. Caoile, political director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and co-chair of the FWN 100 Nationwide Search and Selection Committee. “They were selected from nominations submitted from 19 states.” The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. Award™ is a working recognition award, a dream with a meaningful purpose: double the number of Filipina women leaders by 2012. The awardees are asked to femtor a protégée and return with her to the Pinay Power reunion on August 30,2012 in San Francisco. “Pinay Power 2012 began in 2006 with a dream to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders who would influence the Filipino American community’s future. It provides a critical pathway for successful women who care about

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