The nationwide search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. is a campaign to advance Filipina women in the U. S. workplace called Pinay Power 2012. The Filipina Women’s Network is a private, non-profit organization founded and operated to raise funding and awareness of the activities, careers and status of women of Philippine ancestry living in the United States.
Amefil “Amy” Agbayani (ISI 64-69, PI 77, Assoc 06) has been nominated for the 2011s search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. She has been nominated a finalist in the category Policymakers & Visionaries, which recognizes Filipina women leaders who have made or are making a difference in U. S. government policies or laws that impact business, industry, and society and who enrich the lives and careers of others by sharing the benefits of their wealth, experience, and knowledge.
Amy has been honored nationally and statewide as a strong voice for women, civil rights, immigrant rights, workers rights, Filipinos and equity and diversity in higher education. Born in the Philippines, Amy received her degree in political science from the University of the Philippines and her PhD from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She currently works as the Director, Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
- Meet the finalists of the 2011s 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S.
- Learn more about the Filipina Women’s Network
I am proud (in the good sense of the word) that my younger sister was nominated.
Here’s an update:
Amy was recently informed that she has in fact been selected, and will receive her award in Oct.–in S.F.