In celebration of National Women’s Month in the Philippines and International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020, the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago is proud to chronicle the accomplishments and advocacies of key Filipina-Americans in the Midwest.
The celebration’s theme in the Philippines, “We Make Change Work for Women,” highlights the empowerment of women as active contributors to and claimholders of development. It endeavors to bring together women and girl leaders from various generations towards a collective agenda of empowering all women and girls.
Today, we feature Ms. Rita Sanders, former Mayor of Bellevue, Nebraska. #WomenMakeChange
Today, we feature Ms. Jennie Palacol Bagaconza, a multi-awarded registered nurse who has actively participated in medical missions to remote areas with severe needs around the world, including the Philippines.
Today, we feature Dr. Stella Evangelista, the first woman President of the Association of Philippine Physicians in America.
Today, we feature Dr. Lourdes Floro, President of the Philipine Medical Association in Chicago (PMAC). PMAC, PMAC Foundation and Auxiliary have initiated a drive for Coronavirus Relief Funds. Chicago-based physicians, nurses and community friends have stepped up to help our kababayans affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
PMAC is still appealing for more donations so they can continue with their humanitarian relief work. According to Dr. Floro,
To contribute to PMAC's humanitarian efforts, please email Dr. Flor at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or Dr. Anita Avila, overall coordinator of the PMAC Relief Funds, at firstname.lastname@example.org. #WomenMakeChange
Today, we feature Dr. Connie Tingson Gatuz, Vice President for Student Affairs and Mission Integration at Madonna University. #WomenMakeChange
Today, we feature Ms. Adeline Fajardo, President of the Philippine American Cultural Foundation. #WomenMakeChange
Today, we feature Ms. Estrella Alamar, teacher and historian. #WomenMakeChange
Today, we feature Ms. Venus Veronica Bacatan Leighton, an award-winning journalist and community leader. #WomenMakeChange
Today, we feature Ms. Mae Flores, an award-winning actress, advocate and speaker. #WomenMakeChange
Today, we feature Atty. Aurora N. Abella-Austriaco, an award-winning lawyer, public servant and community leader. #WomenMakeChange
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