GLOBAL FWN100™ Awards

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

NOMINATIONS FOR THE "100 MOST INFLUENTIAL FILIPINA WOMeN IN THE WORLD AWARD™" (GLOBAL FWN100™) CLOSE ON 15 AUGUST 2019, 23:59 pm PST (Hard Deadline)

 

The FWN Global100™ Award crystal trophy

What is the Global FWN100™ Award™?

The Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™) is a strategy to execute FWN’s Mission—a Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy by 2020.

It is a dream with a meaningful purpose. Build FWN's Filipina community talent pipeline—identify qualified leaders, to increase the odds that some Filipina women will rise to the "president, CEO, C-Suite" position in the private and public sectors worldwide. 

Every year, the Filipina Women's Network convenes a WORLDWIDE search for Filipina women accomplishing great work leaving a lasting Filipino global imprint through their work in communities, organizations and in their professional and industry sectors. 

The Global FWN100™ Award is a campaign to -

  • Inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders,

  • Position Filipina women as economic and social contributors to the global economy.

Do you qualify?

  • Has anyone ever told you, “You inspire me.”?

  • Does your body of work exemplify innovation, mentorship, professionalism and leadership?

  • Have you provided a career pathway so others in your network can succeed?

  • Are you a successful woman who cares about advancement, achievement, and significance?

  • Does your body of work influence the Filipino world community’s future?

  • Have you ever given back, paid forward to next generation Filipina women leaders through the tools and programs of the Filipina Women's Network?

If you’ve answered “yes” to at least 4 of the questions, we want you!

We gather the awardees at the annual Filipina Leadership Global Summit to thank them for their contributions to society and inspire them to join fwn in influencing the world.

Awards are given annually in 7 categories. A description of the award categories can be found in the Nomination and Award Categories pages.

Once selected, awardees are asked to sign a commitment pledge to FWN. FWN reserves the right to withdraw the Global FWN100™ Award designation if awardee has been deemed no longer in good standing with FWN and the community.

 

Who is eligible for nomination?

The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™) Award is a "working award" and selection is open to Filipina women around the world who are currently and actively engaged in their communities, professions, industries and the organizations they work for or are in a volunteer capacity.

We do not provide posthumous awards.

Retired persons with a demonstrated record supported by evidence of being actively engaged in influential activities that increase the power of Filipina women in the last three years are welcome to be nominated.

The Global FWN100™ Award recognizes leaders for actions, projects, campaigns, and/or policies that have a global impact and were conducted or championed within the immediate past 3-5 years of their nomination. It is important that these initiatives have demonstrable results and can be documented in the award nomination form submission. We are looking for nominee’s initiatives that benefit or have benefitted their immediate organizations, industries or local communities.

To preserve the integrity of the Global FWN100™ Award, the organizations, individuals or communities who benefited from the actions of the nominee must be named within the nomination form submission.

 

I know a qualified Filipina woman who was selected for The US FWN100™ and/or the Global FWN100™ award. Can I nominate her?

Yes. Previous US FWN100™ (2007-2012) and Global FWN100™ (2013 to current) awardees may be re-nominated every year if awardee is able to document her continuing influential work in her workplace AND local community. There are three award levels:

1) US FWN100™ awardees selected between 2007 thru 2012 and are in good standing* with the Filipina Women’s Network may be nominated for the Global FWN100™ Award.

2) Global FWN100™ awardees selected the between 2013 to the most current award year, are in good standing* with the Filipina Women’s Network and is a Lifetime Member on the year of nomination may be nominated a second time for the Continuing Influential Global FWN100™Award.  If Nominee is not a Lifetime Member, please have her upgrade her membership at https://www.ffwn.org/MembershipApplication/

3) Global FWN100™ awardees who have received the Global FWN100™ and the Continuing Influential Global FWN100™ awards between 2013 to the most current award year, are in good standing* with the Filipina Women’s Network and is a Lifetime Member on the nomination year may be nominated a third time for the Always Influential Global FWN100™ Award beginning in 2020. If selected, she will be inducted into the FWN Hall of Fame and thereafter will no longer qualify for further nominations. If Nominee is not a Lifetime Member, please have her upgrade her membership at https://www.ffwn.org/MembershipApplication/

Self nominations are not accepted for the last two award levels. 

Nominations vigorously vetted including references, evidence of influential activities and work and business history.

*An FWN Member in good standing means that nominee is 1) current in her dues, 2) has no lapsed dues record, 3) has no outstanding invoices, 4) her membership has not been revoked for non-payment of invoices or for fraud, and 5) no criminal record.

Previous awardees are encouraged to nominate their fellow awardees for either of the last two award levels. Selection will be based on how previous awardee has advanced the mission of the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) and supported its activities and programs worldwide.

Before submitting a 2nd or 3rd nomination for a previous Global FWN100™ Awardee, determine actions the nominee has taken to further FWN's Mission.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED. Describe impact of influence on individuals and organizations listed.

FOR the "Continuing Influential Global FWN100™Award"

  1. Nominee’s FWN Membership in good standing*

  2. FWN Lifetime Member on the year of nomination

  3. Since receiving the Global FWN100™ Award, document awardee’s actions to further FWN's Mission? FWN Mission: A Filipina woman leader in every economic sector of the global economy

  4. How has nominee re-invented herself based on the Global FWN100™ Awardee requirements?

  5. How has nominee’s influential activities impacted her profession, industry, economic sector and community?

  6. Describe organizational impact for each influential activity.

  7. On the nomination form, nominator will require nominee to provide answers to ALL of the following questions:

    1. Has nominee nominated Filipina women for the US or Global FWN100™ Award?

      • If yes, list names of nominees who have successfully received the FWN100™Award and award year.

      • Where are her nominated awardees now?

      • How has each awardee continued her influential activities?

      • Describe each awardee's progressive influence from award year to year-to-date.

    2. Has nominee signed up as an FWN Femtor via the FWN FemtorMatch?

      • If yes, how many femtoring relationships has nominee been engaged?

        • List each femtee’s name, femtoring dates and femtoring relationship outcomes.

      • If nominee, did not sign up with FWN's FemtorMatch, describe for each femtee, the femtoring relationship, femtoring relationship dates, and femtoring relationship outcomes.

      • We require one femtee a year starting from first award date or a minimum of three femtees.

    3. Has nominee recommended her Filipina women colleagues to join FWN?

      • List names to be verified with FWN Member Directory

    4. Has nominee been a speaker or facilitator for an FWN event or at the annual Filipina Leadership Global Summit?

      • If yes, indicate event dates and topics.

      • Describe each involvement.

    5. Has nominee attended the Filipina Leadership Global Summit annually since she received her first award?

      • If yes, please list the dates attended for verification.

      • A minimum of 3 summits since receiving the award.

    6. Has nominee volunteered her time and resources to FWN as a committee / task force chair/co-chair?

      • If yes, describe involvements and years.

    7. Has nominee hosted an event, become a donor, sponsor, advertiser, exhibitor for FWN?

      • List events and event dates, sponsorships, advertisements, exhibitor dates, and other relevant information.

    8. What other relevant and demonstrated actions has nominee taken to advance FWN's Mission since she received her first award?

      • Describe nominee's other influential activities in her profession, industry and economic sector since the year she received her award.

      • What organizations were impacted?

      • Please provide evidence to support these relevant actions.

FOR the "Hall of Fame global FWN100™ Always Influential Award"

The official launch of this most prestigious and highest award level given by the Filipina Women's Network will be presented at the "Pinay Power 2020 Reunion" at the Filipina Leadership Global Summit in San Francisco.

She will be inducted in a special ceremony into the FWN Hall of Fame and receive the "Always Influential Award Global FWN100™", This award signifies that she has reached the pinnacle her career and the FWN Recognition Awards Initiative and will no longer qualify for further nominations.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED to describe measurable impact of influence on individuals and organizations listed.

  1. Nominee’s FWN Membership in good standing*

  2. FWN Lifetime Member on the year of nomination

  3. Since receiving the Global FWN100™ Award, document awardee’s actions to further FWN's Mission? FWN Mission: A Filipina woman leader in every economic sector of the global economy

  4. How has nominee re-invented herself based on the Global FWN100™ Awardee requirements?

  5. How has nominee’s influential activities impacted her profession, industry, economic sector and community?

  6. Describe organizational impact for each influential activity.

  7. On the nomination form, nominator will require nominee to provide answers to ALL of the following questions:

    1. Has nominee nominated Filipina women for the US or Global FWN100™ Award?

      • If yes, list names of nominees who have successfully received the FWN100™Award and award year.

      • Where are her nominated awardees now?

      • How has each awardee continued her influential activities?

      • Describe each awardee's progressive influence from award year to year-to-date.

    2. Has nominee signed up as an FWN Femtor via the FWN FemtorMatch?

      • If yes, how many femtoring relationships has nominee been engaged?

        • List each femtee’s name, femtoring dates and femtoring relationship outcomes.

      • If nominee, did not sign up with FWN's FemtorMatch, describe for each femtee, the femtoring relationship, femtoring relationship dates, and femtoring relationship outcomes.

      • We require one femtee a year starting from first award date or a minimum of three femtees.

    3. Has nominee recommended her Filipina women colleagues to join FWN?

      • List names to be verified with FWN Member Directory

    4. Has nominee been a speaker or facilitator for an FWN event or at the annual Filipina Leadership Global Summit?

      • If yes, indicate event dates and topics.

      • Describe each involvement.

    5. Has nominee attended the Filipina Leadership Global Summit annually since she received her first award?

      • If yes, please list the dates attended for verification.

      • A minimum of 3 summits since receiving the award.

    6. Has nominee volunteered her time and resources to FWN as a committee / task force chair/co-chair?

      • If yes, describe involvements and years.

    7. Has nominee hosted an event, become a donor, sponsor, advertiser, exhibitor for FWN?

      • List events and event dates, sponsorships, advertisements, exhibitor dates, and other relevant information.

    8. What other relevant and demonstrated actions has nominee taken to advance FWN's Mission since she first received her award?

      • Describe nominee's other influential activities in her profession, industry and economic sector since the year she received her award.

      • What organizations were impacted?

      • Please provide evidence to support these relevant actions.

 

How is the “Nicole” Award special?

The “Nicole” award is designed to recognize a body of work and influential activities rather than a few initiatives conducted in the immediate 3-5 years of nominee's history. This award honors a Filipina woman whose words, actions, and activism, inspire others to act and revolutionize society’s way of understanding traditional beliefs and customs thus leaving behind a Filipino global imprint.

 

Can I nominate more than one person on the same nomination form for a particular award category or multiple award categories?

No. All award categories are designed to recognize the individual leader with responsibility for the activities or projects described in the nomination for the award category.

Please complete a separate nomination form for each nominee.

 

Can I nominate several qualified individuals for more than one award category?

Yes you may. However, the Selection Committee with concurrence from the FWN Board has the final say on which award category best describes your nominee's body of work and influential activities.

Please complete a separate nomination form for each nominee.

You may submit multiple nominations for outstanding women of Philippine ancestry from Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, and Europe.

35% of Awardees will be selected from the United States, 35% from the Philippines, and 30% from other countries.

 

What is the nomination process?

ONLY online Nominations are accepted at the official FWN Nomination site - or go to http://www.filipinasummit.org/nominate/

Emailed nominations or sent via postal mail will be disqualified.

You need your nominee’s permission to nominate her for any of the award categories. It is your responsibility to explain to your nominee the award requirements and confirm her understanding.

You must answer all the questions to complete the nomination. Each nomination form will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. NOTE: the online nomination form does NOT allow you to save partial entries.

PARTIAL SUBMISSIONS will be disqualified so please be thoughtful and choose your words carefully, before submitting your nomination. Here's a process that has worked for others: prepare your nomination on a Word document then cut/paste on the online form's questions.

PLEASE take note—nomination information you submit may be used in FWN announcements and materials to publicize the nominee and the FWN Global100 Awards™ event at the annual Filipina Leadership Global Summit & Awards.

 

Can I mail or email my nominations to the FWN office?

No. You may upload the required documents and photo on the official nomination form. Mailing required supporting documents to FWN will disqualify your nomination. 

 

Will nominator and nominee receive a copy of the nomination submitted?

Yes. Both Nominee and Nominator will automatically receive a copy of the online nomination entry. This is the confirmation that the nomination went through successfully.

When you hit “submit” at the end of the online nomination form, make sure you receive an acknowledgment message. 

Upon receipt of a copy of your nomination, please review your submission for accuracy. The Nominee will need to acknowledge the nomination submitted within five business days. Failure to acknowledge will disqualify the nomination submitted.

 

Is there a cost to submit a nomination?

There is no fee to submit a nomination.

We ask that you give care and full attention before you fill out the nomination form. The nomination host site records every submission.

FWN is a nonprofit volunteer organization and pays a fee to maintain the nomination site. Many hours are donated to process all online nominations to ensure that your nominee is given the due respect and consideration to prepare her for the Global FWN100™ award vetting process and selection.

Frivolous nominations will be deleted and this requires many volunteer hours for review. We appreciate your cooperation.

 

Are the List of Nominees published?

We process all nominations submitted and approved for the award vetting and selection process. Nominees are published on the Global FWN100™ Summit webpage as soon as complete nominations are received. The Nominee List is not the final awardee list.  We publish the nominations so that nominees and their nominators know that their entries have met our nomination standards and the public is aware of who have been nominated for transparency. This gives the FWN Selection Committee time to receive nominee disputes for review and vetting.

 

When is the Global FWN100™ winner list announced? 

When selected, the nominees will be notified privately so they can be profiled in the publication of the FWN Magazine Global FWN100™ Souvenir Issue, allow for travel arrangements, time off from work to attend the Filipina Leadership Global Summit so they can participate in the summit activities, sessions, and media events and fulfill all the requirements to complete the Global FWN100™ awarding process.

The FINAL Awardee complete list will be announced at the Filipina Leadership Global Summit’s Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony at the 15th Filipina Leadership Global Summit & Awards.

Keep checking the FWN Summit pages for FWN summit registration, hotel special rates, airline discounts, visa requirements, optional pre-summit workshops and tours, and other logistical details. We update weekly and often times on a daily basis please go to https://www.filipinasummit.org

You can also sign up to receive Summit updates via email by joining FWN as a member at http://www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/membershipApplication

 

Is there an awards ceremony and is there a cost to attend?

Yes, there's a gala awards ceremony dinner and is the highlight of the annual Filipina Leadership Global Summit. There is a cost to attend the Filipina Leadership Global Summit and the awards ceremony is part of the summit registration fee. The ceremony activities typically begins with group photo opportunities, meet FWN board members and the Executive Advisory Council, sponsors and VIPS at a networking gathering at the Green Room. Awardees will then be presented at a red carpet processional walk on stage followed by the gala dinner, awards ceremony, and keynote address. We plan for entertainment / dancing after the gala awards.

We require awardees to attend the Filipina Leadership Global Summit, the annual gathering of Filipina women in diaspora. The summit is the ultimate opportunity to meet fellow awardees from 2007 thru 2020. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet their FWN Sisters from many countries to exchange ideas, develop business collaborations, deepen relationships, and create possible futures for our Filipina global community in diaspora.

Registrations are available at the Filipina Summit event registration page at https://www.ffwn.org/events. Register early to confirm your spot and take advantage of early bird discounts. FWN members receive a discount as a benefit of membership. Lifetime FWN Members receive a super 30% discount to all FWN events.

ALL-ACCESS SUMMIT REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

All-Access Summit Fee includes all educational sessions, Learning Journeys and most meals.

The ALL-Access Summit Pass is discounted for FWN Members. Summit fees are higher if you do not utilize the FWN hotel room block negotiated by FWN at discounted rates.

Tickets to the Global FWN100™ Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony can only be purchased by awardees for their family and colleagues. Tickets will be available for sale after we've determined that all awardees, FWN members, sponsors and VIP guests have been accommodated first. VIP tables are available for sale now.

We do not guarantee that individual tickets purchased will be seated together. Securing a paid table is your best guarantee of seating together.

FWN Members can only attend the Awards Gala by registering for the FULL Summit-Access.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EXCITING PROMOS - VALID UNTIL 30 JULY, 23:59 PST

  • Take your daughter, a femtee (or a young Pinay age 22 years and below) to the Filipina Summit and receive a 20% rebate on her registration. Rebate applied to credit card used during registration.

  • Invite 10 Filipina women friends to join FWN and receive one complimentary summit registration.

  • Early bird fees valid until 30 July, 23:59 PST

 

Are Global100 Awards™ winners required to attend the annual Filipina Leadership Global Summit?

Yes. Global FWN100™ Awardees are required to attend the Filipina Leadership Global Summit to complete the awarding process in inducting the awardees into the FWN Global100™ Honor Roll.

If awardee is unable to attend for any reason (no exceptions) the Filipina Summit on the year she is selected, their Award Notification Letter is revoked. A new nomination is required two years after her first nomination and selection. A new nominee vetting process is then activated.

Awardees who do not complete the awarding process are not allowed to:

  • Use the Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award™ or the Global FWN100™ Award designation in their portfolio and marketing materials including social media

  • the FWN and Global FWN00 logos

We ask the awardees to pay for their way to attend the summit. They are welcome to find a sponsor for their travel, hotel and summit registration expenses. FWN requires awardees to officially alert FWN know their sponsor solicitations so FWN can appropriately acknowledge their sponsors and that the awardee's sponsors meet FWN's 501(c)(3) guidelines for sponsorship so they can take advantage of tax write-off allowed by law. Summit sponsors can earmark certain amounts to designate awardee beneficiaries, if they choose.  Go to the Filipina Summit website for sponsorship levels - https://www.filipinasummit.org

IMPORTANT:

The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards™ is a recognition working award, an important initiative of the Filipina Women’s Network. Attendance at the Filipina Leadership Summit is important because the Summit is the only place where all influential Filipina leaders can meet each other annually, to network, collaborate, build and expand the pipeline of future Filipina leaders through femtoring and business projects.

Imagine what the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World can do when they are all in one place working toward a shared vision. Many public and private partnerships have been developed, activated and collaborated through attendance at the Filipina Leadership Global Summit through the years.

 

How do I become a member of the Filipina Women's Network?

To join FWN online, go to http://www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/membershipApplication.

FWN Membership is renewed annually for members to maintain good standing. Awardees who do not renew their dues may be removed from the FWN100™Honor Roll. 

We encourage Global FWN100™ Awardees to join the special group of FWN Lifetime Members - Lifetime Member (individual) - $3,500.00 (USD): Never pay annual dues again. Enjoy a 30% lifetime discount to all FWN member events. Here's the link to this esteemed group - https://filipinawomensnetwork.org/lifetime-members/

Membership is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Members are able to access the online Member Directory 365 days, 24/7 from anywhere in the world as long as there’s internet access. They are able to look up fellow awardees and members for effective networking and collaboration by logging in to their account with their unique password. 

 

What do award winners receive?

FWN officers will present the award during the ceremony at the Filipina Leadership Global Summit. Award winners will -

  • Receive a specially designed crystal trophy personalized with their name engraved on the award.

  • Be recognized in a special souvenir issue of the FWN Magazine, distributed at the Summit and published online in perpetuity.

In order to be published in the FWN Magazine souvenir issue, awardees have to answer the Time Capsule Questionnaire so FWN can accurately capture their correct information for publication. In addition, the Time Capsule is also the form for awardees to be included in the photo and video sessions and to sign up for speaking / facilitation opportunities at the Filipina Summit.

All the above information is indicated on the congratulatory letter sent to each selected awardee to be returned before the required deadline dates.

 

What are the Global FWN100™ Awardee requirements?

Being selected for Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World, FWN's recognition working award, comes with accountability and responsibility. Awardees sign the Award Terms of Agreement.

Awardees are included in the FWN Honor Roll and are able to use the award designation including the FWN and Global FWN100™ logos on their letterhead, business card, website and in their career portfolio and bios as long as they are in good standing with FWN.

FWN reserves the right to withdraw the Global FWN100™ Award designation if awardee has been deemed no longer in good standing with FWN and the global business and Filipino community.

  1. Commit to becoming a FWN Member in good standing

  2. Attend the Filipina Summit to complete the awarding process

  3. Nominate a fellow influential Filipina woman in their geographic area every year after their award year

  4. Sign up as a Femtor and be part of developing FWN's talent pipeline of next generation leaders. To sign up as a femtor, go to http://www.femtormatch.org/femtor-application/. More info about FemtorMatch, go to http://www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/FEMtorMatch. Awardee can also sign up as a Femtee to enhance her skill sets in areas she feels she needs improvement. Sign up as Femtee at http://www.femtormatch.org/femtee-application/

View previous issues of the FWN Magazine.

 

What is the selection process and criteria?

The FWN100™ Award Selection Committee is established to ensure that nominations can be reviewed consistently and fairly.

The FWN Mission is to identify a Filipina women leader in every sector of the economy through the Global FWN100 Awards™. Awardees are selected to ensure that under-represented economic sectors are included. 30% of Awardees will be selected from the United States, 30% from the Philippines, and 40% from other countries. These percentages are based on the membership reach of the Filipina Women's Network currently.

A Global FWN100™ Selection Committee is established to ensure that nominations are reviewed fairly. Nominees are selected by a rigorous process which includes:

  1. The nominee's global Filipina imprint

  2. A personal and/or panel interview

  3. A review of the accurateness of the nomination submission

  4. Accurateness of the answers to the nomination criteria questions

  5. Social media and internet vetting,

  6. A chat with her references and / or nominator

  7. Nominee has no criminal record; has not been indicted or convicted of a felony.

The scoring has been set up to be consistent across the award categories. The Selection Committee will provide numerical scores for each of the following criteria described on the nomination form for activities and projects nominee initiated or have been involved in her country of residence around three factors:

Leadership: The degree to which the nominee led the initiative, project or activity, demonstrated by behaviors such as setting clear goals, providing guidance, coaching and support, working through obstacles and/or celebrating success.

Challenge: The scope, difficulty and size of the initiative, project or activity.

Ownership: The degree to which the nominee took ownership of the challenges she faced for the initiative, project or activity, demonstrated by behaviors such as helping define outcomes, setting clear goals, providing guidance, working through obstacles and communicating challenges and successes.

Awardees are selected and determined by averaging scores assigned by members of the Award Selection Committee to the following award criteria as described on the nomination form for activities and projects nominee have accomplished in her country of residence. 

  1. Impact - 15 points

  2. Innovation - 15 points

  3. Involvement - 15 points

  4. Femtorship (mentorship) - 15 points

  5. Professionalism - 15 points

  6. Sustainability (of activity or project she may have started or have been involved) - 15 points

  7. Bonus points for outstanding global impact - 10 points

When selected, the nominees will be notified privately in advance of the Filipina Summit dates so they can be profiled in the publication of the FWN Magazine Global FWN100™ Souvenir Issue, allow for travel arrangements, time off from work, Filipina Leadership Global Summit registration, FWN membership and participation in the summit activities, sessions, photo / video interview sessions and media conferences.

The FINAL Awardee complete list will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony at the Filipina Leadership Global Summit & Awards on 27 October thru 02 November 2019 in Paris, France. Go to https://www.ffwn.org/events to register.

 

I was selected to receive the award and will not be able to attend the Filipina Summit, a requirement in the awarding process. May I defer receiving my award?

No, you may not defer your award. You will have to be re-nominated again and go through the vetting process to determine your “influential” status. You will qualify for nomination two years after your first nomination, e.g. if nominated and/or approved in 2018, you qualify for re-nomination in 2020.

 

Who are the members of the AWARD Selection Committee?

The Global FWN100™ Award Selection Committee includes senior community leaders, strategists, thought leaders, and previous FWN100™ Awardees. Committee members recuse themselves if they have a relationship with a nominee.

 
 

When is the deadline to submit nominations?

31 August 2019, 23:59 pm PST (Hard Deadline)

 

More questions?

Email fwn100 [at] ffwn.org or leave a voicemail at 1.415.935.4FWN (4396) with the best time and phone number to reach you.