Over the weekend of April 6, 2018, FLOW had nine members attend the Pinay Powerhouse 2 Conference in Los Angeles, California. This gathering of Pinay lawyers, judges, and law students was focused on empowering Filipinas, celebrating their unique identities as Pinays in the law, and confronting issues impacting their social, political and economic progress. The conference featured distinguished Pinay judges and judicial officers, including Hon. Lorna Schofield, Hon. Lisa Chung, Hon. Teresa Magno and Hon. May Santos; a panel addressing the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements; and a panel addressing how to lead and create change through community activism and service, among other highlights.
This was only the second year of this amazing conference, and FLOW is extremely proud to have been in strong attendance from the beginning. The PPH2 event was hosted by the Philippine American Bar Association (PABA). FLOW will have a representative on the planning commission for Pinay Powerhouse 3, which will include providing input on selecting Filipino bar associations to host a future event in their city. We hope to have FLOW host a Pinay Powerhouse conference in Seattle sometime in the future. If you’re interested in learning more about FLOW or the Pinay Powerhouse conferences, please contact Jennifer Cruz, FLOW President-Elect and Co-Chair of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association’s (NFALA) Women Lawyers Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.