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Irene Natividad

Irene Natividad

1st Filipina-American, 1st Asian American woman to be elected president of America's National Women's Political Caucus (1985)
Executive Editor of the 1st Asian American Almanac published by Gale Research (1995)

"As I travel through Asia one of the first things people notice about me is that I look Filipina, of which I am very proud."

September 14, 1948

Manila, Philippines

HUSBAND: Andreas Cortese
SON: Carlo


"Irene Natividad." Biographies. Answers Corporation, 2006. Answers.com 20 Nov. 2007.
Ms. Irene Natividad, Founder and President, GlobeWomen, Inc.
2004 Enterprising Women of the Year Issue
100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the US
Asian Americans Urged to Get Involved, Seek Office, Cause Change
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Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?