3rd Annual Fly Pinays

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Mission College

3000 Mission College Blvd

Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Calling all our Fly Pinays -- register for our 3rd Annual today!

LEAD Filipino's Fly Pinays mentorship program pairs Filipina professionals and students from across the Northern California region in shared interests, professions/fields, and areas of study. Since 2017, we have engaged over 200 Pinay women and girls through our Fly Pinays program.

Held in March, during Women's Herstory Month, the Fly Pinays mentorship program produces two events to celebrate sisterhood, leadership, and Pinay experiences throughout our neighborhoods and communities -- and most importantly, bring our mentor-mentee network together!

We present our 3rd Annual Fly Pinays this coming Women's Herstory Month:

Fly Pinays Pre-Session Mentors & Mentees Day
Saturday, March 2nd
San Jose State University

Part of your participation in the 3rd Annual Fly Pinays will include attending a Pre-Session where you'll meet other mentees, mentors, and of course -- your mentor or mentee!

The Pre-Session will include:

  • Group activities

  • Mentor and Mentee coaching sessions -- "Making the most out of your Fly Pinays mentor-mentee friendship!"

  • Leadership development exercises

  • Preparation for the 3rd Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit (see below)

3rd Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit
featuring DJ Noodles, Chef Chel Gilla, Row, Momo and more...
Saturday, March 23rd
Mission College

The Fly Pinays Leadership Summit is a day conference for our mentors and mentees. The Leadership Summit features leading Pinays in the arts, community, and industry. Mentors and mentees will hear from guests throughout the day, attend workshop sessions, and engage with other mentors and mentees from across the Northern California region.

Check out some of our guests lined up for the 3rd Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit:

Deadline to sign up is February 23rd!


  1. Can previous mentors and mentees participate in our 3rd Annual Fly Pinays?

    Absolutely! Fly Pinays is about bringing a community that holds common cause, together. If you've participated in previous years, we would love and welcome you back.

  2. Who are the guest speakers and what will the workshops be about?

    Our team is working hard to build a program that responds to and reflects what we've heard through our Fly Pinays focus groups. Stay tuned on exciting updates.

  3. Do I have to be a currently enrolled student to participate as a mentee?

    No, you don't have to be a current student. If you are junior in your career and are exploring options, please sign up to be a mentee. If you're pivoting in your career and considering other opportunities, sign up to be a mentee.

  4. How does LEAD Filipino pair mentors and mentees?

    We base our pairing entirely on your application responses. We rely on the descriptive information you provide to make the best and informed decision - we can - on mentor and mentee pairings. From shared career interests, areas of study, geographic region, and hobbies - we do the best we can.

  5. What is the commitment level for mentors and mentees?

    We're all adults! LEAD Filipino organizes two distinct events (Pre-Session for Mentors & Mentees, 3/2 and the Leadership Summit, 3/23) to facilitate interactions and the beginnings of a friendship. Past mentors and mentees meet up for quarterly lunches, have attended other conferences together, go on group hikes, celebrate what works for you!

  6. What is the March 2nd Pre-Session?

    The Pre-Session will be a half-day event that first, reveals this year's mentor and mentee pairings. The event will feature interactive activities, leadership exercises, and coaching workshops to help break the ice for our mentors and mentees.

  7. What is the Leadership Summit?

    The Leadership Summit is a day conference that celebrates Fly Pinays' core themes: Filipina identity, sisterhood, and mentorship. The event will have guest speakers, panel sessions, and workshops on topics related to Mental Health, Cultural History, Women's Rights, and more for our mentors and mentees to engage in.

  8. Is Fly Pinays only for Filipinas?

    No! LEAD Filipino does not exclude or preclude any community member from participating in Fly Pinays. If you know any female-identifying community member that could benefit from mentorship, please, encourage them to sign up.

  9. What if I can't attend the Pre-Session? How will I meet my mentor/mentee?

    The week leading up to the Pre-Session (3/2) LEAD Filipino will send emails, connecting both of you. The Pre-Session is intentionally held a few weeks before the Summit to allow mentors and mentees to meet before the Summit. If you cannot attend the Pre-Session we ask both the mentors and mentees to make a real attempt at meeting for coffee, etc., before.

  10. Is there a cost to participate in Fly Pinays?

    No, through our gracious sponsors and donors, we're able to offer the program at no cost.

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