Most Influential Filipina Women in the World

2018 Nominees for the GLOBAL FWN100™ Award


The Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ recognizes women of Philippine ancestry who are influencing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective professions, industries and communities. They are recognized for their achievement and contributions to society, femtorship and legacy.  

The following are the approved nominees for the Global FWN100 2018™ Award Cohort. We process all nominations submitted. Partial submissions and frivolous nominations are removed.

This Nominee List is not the final awardee list.  We publish the nominations so that nominees, their nominators and references know that their entries have met our nomination standards.

When selected, the nominees will be notified privately in advance of the Filipina Leadership Global Summit dates (12-17 September 2018) 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 on 12-17 September 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Go to for Full-Access summit registration.

The Global FWN100™ Selection Committee ensures that nominations are reviewed fairly. Nominees are selected by a rigorous vetting process which includes a determination of nominee's global Filipina imprint, a personal interview, a review of the accurateness of the nomination submission, answers to the criteria questions, social media and internet vetting, and a chat with her references and / or nominator.

The scoring is set up for consistency across the award categories. The Selection Committee provides numerical scores for each of the following criteria described on the nomination form for activities and projects of the last three years that 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.

Award criteria:

  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 demonstrated global imprint  -  10 points

For 2nd or 3rd time award nominations, nominee is scored on activities she has undertaken to further FWN's Mission since receiving the U.S. and/or Global FWN100 Award in addition to the award criteria = 30 points total. Go to Awards FAQs for more info about the two award levels -




  • Primary Economic Sector = includes industries that produce or extract raw materials
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Farming, Hunting, Mining, Extraction
  • Secondary Economic Sector = includes the manufacturing of natural resources
    Construction, Processing, Auto Production, Textiles, Engineering, Energy Utilities
  • Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry
    Communication Services, Government (military, law enforcement, politics, public transit), Healthcare, Finance, Food Services, Education, Entertainment (special events, publishing, motion picture, video & TV, sound and music), Legal, Non-profit/non-governmental, Restaurants, Retail, Travel/Tourism, Transportation, Wholesale
  • Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information
    Consulting Services (interior design, architecture), Information Technology, Financial Planning, Media (journalism), Research & Development, Science


Canada Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia • Czech RepublicIreland • Italy Bergamo • Netherlands Holland • Norway Hordaland, Oslo • Philippines Cebu, Laguna, Makati, Metro Manila, Muntinlupa, Paranaque City, Pasig City, Quezon City, Taguig, Zamboanga Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Sur • QatarSweden • Switzerland Aargau, Geneve, Zurich • United Arab Emirates Dubai • United Kingdom Devon, Kent, London, Oxford, Surrey • USA California, Florida, New York


Thank you Global FWN100™ Nominators!

  • Annabelle Misa Hefti, Counseling Psychologist, Samahang Pilipina, Rüderswil, Rüderswil, Switzerland
  • Benel Se- Liban, President, JBC Group, Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Christine  Amour-Levar, Founder, Women On A Mission & HER Planet Earth, Singapore
  • Cristina Bulong Calaguian, Managing Director, Dagaz Group, Dubai, UAE
  • Cynthia  Barker, Councillor, Barker & Partners Consulting UK, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Daniel  Robbins, COO, OC Facial Care Center, Lake Forest, CA, USA
  • Dina Dela Paz Stalder, CEO / President, Philippine Franchise Association of the Philippines, Bristish Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology, International Medical Spa Association, Philippines
  • Emma Marcha Imperial, President & CEO, Imperial Homes Corporation, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Fidelina Adan Corcuera, Founder & Managing Director, Flip-It Management Consultancy, Philippines
  • Georgitta Pimentel Puyat, Chairman, Philippine Orchard Corporation, Makati City, NCR, Philippines
  • Gina Garcia Atienza, President, Sun Star Management Inc, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
  • Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson, Senior Managing Director, Schwab Technology Services, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Jan Peter Fossgard, Principal, Purley Language College, United Kingdom
  • Janette Nellie Go Chiu, President, GCH Holdings, Inc., Cebu, Philippines
  • Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, Project Director/Advisor, Georgetown University/Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Washington, DC, USA

  • Joselyn  Geaga-Rosenthal, Licensed Psychotherapist, Los Angeles Historic Filipinotown Improvement Association, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Kristine  Custodio, Director of Business Development, Butterfield Schechter LLP, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Leonor S Vintervoll, Board Director,  European Network of Fillipino Diaspora - ENFID EU; Board Director/VP Recruitment - Filipina Women's Network; Manager, NCF- Norwegian; CIO Forum A/S, Oslo, Norway
  • Lita  Abele, President/CEO, U.S. Lumber Inc., Woodbury Heights, NJ, USA
  • Magnolia Misolas Uy, Magnolia Misolas Uy, Philippine Mission to the World Trade Organisation, Grand SaconnexSwitzerland
  • Maria Africa Beebe, President, Global Networks, Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
  • Maria Roseni M Alvero, Senior Trade Commissioner, Philippine Consulate General, Toronto, Canada
  • Marily  Mondejar, CEO, Filipina Women's Network, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Mary Jane  Almahdi, Group CEO, Prime Certification and Inspection Asia Pacific; Prime Certification and Inspection India; Prime Innova Training Center; Prime Alpha; Geoscience Testing Laboratory, Sharjah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Myrna P. Young, Nursing Education Specialist, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, North Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
  • Myrna Tang Yao, President and CEO, Richprime Global Inc / Richwell Trading Corporation, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines
  • Rosary  Escano, Marketing and Community Relations Head, ABS-CBN Canada
  • Rowena Patricia Romulo, Owner of Romulo Cafe London, Romulo Cafe London, London, United Kingdom
  • Sonia T Delen, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, San Francisco, CA USA



This award category recognizes Filipina women who may not have the big title or corner office, but is a driving force behind the success of a social cause or life issue, a community organization's project or initiative; or her employer's organizational business unit or department. Someone who has gone beyond the call of duty to devote time, energy, and resources to advocate for those who need a voice, or support the organization she represents or works for. 


Adelina Duenas, Community Leader, UNITED KINGDOM [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].

Amy Atienza Sundberg, Community Leader, British Columbia, CANADA [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental]

Elizabeth Regacho Eustaquio-Domondon DDSRDH, Coordinator, Internationally Educated Nurses, ISANS; Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, CANADA [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental]

Elizabeth von Atzigen, Primary, Secondary Educator; Cambridge English Exams Prep Trainer, KiTs Bilingual Dayschool, Wil Switzerland, SWITZERLAND [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education]].

Ellanie Villena Gutierrez , Office Manager, Pakistan Business Council Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].

Heidelynn M. Briffa, Volunteer, New York, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental]

Lolita Johansson, Quality Coach, Aleris AS Health, Djursholm, SWEDEN [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare]. 

Maria Trinidad Manalo Maramba, Manual Data Entry Keyer, Royal Mail Group of Companies, Devon, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].

Marietta Palacio Revilla, Public Relations, Italtrans Racing Team, Bergamo, ITALY [Tertiary Economic Sector: Travel/Tourism].

Michelle Dela Cruz Marquez, Procurement Associate, ExxonMobil, CZECH REPUBLIC [Secondary Economic Sector: Energy Utilities].

Novabel Teves Fossgard, Director, Purley Language College Ltd & Director, Hazel Residences Ltd, Purley Language College, Hazel Residence, Surrey, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education].

Rayla Melchor Santos, President and CEO, Proactive Resources, Inc., Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES[Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].

Rosavilla Cumba Langeveld, Board member of the Sisterhood City Organization, Noord-Holland, NETHERLANDS [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Zenaida  Del Mundo, Community Leader, Filipino Women's Association UK, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].

Zarah Jane De Jesus Juan, President and CEO, Green Life Ecobags, Inc., NCR, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Retail]




Builders have demonstrated exceptional organizational impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause or a business idea through collaborative initiatives or alliances with institutions, corporations or nonprofit organizations on behalf of her own company; demonstrates high potential and skill with measurable results at a government agency, higher education institution, nonprofit or an organization in the public and private sectors. “Buildership” is about building better organizations, leading broken organizations to adjust, repair, and re-align including redefining traditional methods.


Agnes Pasaporte Miranda, Executive Vice Chairman, World Financial Group, Concord, CANADA [Quaternary Economic Sector: Services: Financial Planning].

Almira Astudillo Gilles PhD, Scientific Affiliate, Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental]

Anna Carmella Tria de Leon, Brazilian Jiujitsu Practitioner; CEO, Woman By Anna, Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Sports, Retail]

Cristina Manahan Liamzon PhD, Coordinator, Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Program for Overseas Filipinos and their Families; Core Faculty, Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education].

Elena Francisco Samson, Maths and Science Teacher, Maths Coordinator for Whole School, Featherstone High School, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education].

Jorhie Liabres Alban, Director and Head of Communications for Gulf Countries, Sanofi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Joy  Murao, CEO, Practice Aligned Resources LLC, Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Legal].

Joyce Rivera Javier, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, CA, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Kate  Hancock, CEO, OC Facial Care Center, CA, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Retail]

Maria Martina Geraldine Dimalibot, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, St. Luke's Medical Center, Global City and Quezon City, Philippines, Pasig City, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare]

Maria Victoria M. Acosta, Senior Vice President – International Marketing, Megaworld Corporation, PHILIPPINES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate].

Marlyn Nadala Revelo, Founder/Co-Owner, ESR Construction and Development Corporation, Mardale Hotel and Convention Center, ESR Realty and Land Development,  Cocoprime Activated Carbon Corporation; Board Member, 1st District, Zamboanga del Sur, PHILIPPINES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate]

Mary Cheryl Bravo Gloner MPH, MBA, Executive Director, Project Safety Net UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].

Rowena San Pedro Sanchez, Regional HR & Managing Director, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate].

Ruby Canteras Pacis, President and CEO, Faith in GOD RPM Professional and Technical Services Corporation, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education].

Stella Bernabe, Business Partner, Head, Stella Region, Manulife Philippines PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Services: Insurance]

Vanda Brady, Marketing Executive, Ultan Technologies; Philippine Honorary Consulate Dublin & Philippine Embassy London; Member, Cavan Multicultural Network, a project of Breffni Integrated CLG & Cavan County Council  IRELAND [Quartenary Economic Sector: Technology]




This award category recognizes Filipina women below age 35 who are making their mark in a leadership role, are on the pathway to principalship and building capacity across an organizational system in the public and private sectors. Emerging Leaders have powerful mindsets and skill sets that drive achievement for their organizations.


Ann Michelle Bagayna Mondragon, Global Communications Specialist, Givaudan, Zurich, SWITZERLAND [Primary Economic Sector: includes industries that produce or extract raw materials: flavours and fragrances].

Catherine Sy Luib, D.C., Owner/Physician, Luib Health Center, San Diego, California, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Christen-Leonor Santos Montero, Chief Markeing Officer, Blue, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Technology].

Danabelle Hazel Ramirez Gutierrez, Spoken Word Artist, Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Entertainment].

Ireene Cancio Leoncio, Assistant Lecturer, PhD Research Student, University of Kent, Canterbury Kent UK, Kent, UNITED KINGDOM [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education]

Isabela Santos Acenas, Student, Intern for Philippine Rice Research Institute, CA, UNITED STATES [Primary Economic Sector: Agriculture]

Jeniffer Marie Serrano Tungol, Founder & CEO, Ateliers Sayl WLL-Qatar, Ateliers Artea Worldwide Inc-Manila, Ateliers Artea Worldwide FZ LLC Dubai and Amesiella, QATAR [Quartenary Economic Sector: Consulting Services: interior design]

Kirsten Michelle Villanueva Zuluaga, Senior HR Generalist, Gap Inc., CA, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Retail]

Loizza Aquino, Founder, Founder, Peace of Mind CANADA [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental]

Sonnie Jay Depalubos Valderrama, President, Hawak Kamay Bergen, Hordaland, NORWAY [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental]

Trish Marie Edar Marco, Marketing Coordinator Mark Thomas Walnut Creek, CA UNITED STATES [Quartenary Economic Sector: interior design, architecture, management].




This award honors Filipina women in their capacities as the chief executive, president, executive director or founder of a company, community organization, non-profit, or business venture that they helped start, build or significantly grow. This award category is for the trailblazers who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address significant business or organizational opportunity. 


Angela Katrina Adams, Founder, Question Everything, UNITED KINGDOM  [Secondary Economic Sector: Textiles].

Carolina Ocampo Mercado, CEO & Owner,Mercado Builders & Development Corporation, Pasig, PHILIPPINES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate].

Conchita Labao Manabat, PhD Independent Director, The Philippine Dealing System Group of Companies, Makati City, PHILIPPINES[Tertiary Economic Sector: Finance].

Crystal Dias LLB, Partner, Dias Solicitors, Kent, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Legal].

Evelyn Tang Uy, Managing Director, Isaias Uy & Sons Development Corporation, Zamboanga Del Norte, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Travel and Tourism].

Irene Mora, CEO, Manila Aero Club Flying Academy Inc., Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Transportation]

Josephine Victoria Tanada Yam, JD, LLM, CEO & Co-Founder, B3 Canada, Building Breakthrough Boards (B3) Canada (, Ontario, CANADA [Tertiary Economic Sector: Service Industry - recruiting talent].

Maria Majella Tumangan Villaroman, Co-Founder and President, my-CORD Corporation, NCR, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Marie Jeanne Esteban Javelosa, Co-Founder, ECHOstore; President, Great Women Philippines Corporation, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Manufacturing, Retail]

Mildred Christine Flores Piad Ph.D, Former President & Chairman of the Board; now Consultant, F. F. Flores Enterprises, Inc., NCR, PHILIPPINES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate].

Myrna Tam Natividad, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Grow Your Business Pinoy, Inc., PHILIPPINES [Quaternary Economic Sector: Consulting Services].

Myrna Tang Yao, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Richprime Global Inc, Taguig, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Wholesale]

Sharon Cattleya Ofilanda Romero-Faude, Founder and Business Development Manager, Sagana Association, Geneve, SWITZERLAND [Tertiary Economic Sector: Wholesale]




This award recognizes women who have broken new ground in the global workplace, have delivered new and unique applications of emerging technology transforming the way people think, in the fields of sports, literature, the arts and pop culture; or have improved the lives of others by helping develop a product or service in the fields of science, technology, engineering, sports, arts, or mathematics. This award category is also for someone who has either launched a new enterprise, a learning function, or completely overhauled an existing process, a development of new procedures or a community initiative that has sparked a following.


Alexandra Noelle Cuerdo, Director, Producer and Writer -- ULAM: Main Dish, Kidlat Entertainment, New York, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Entertainment].

Angie Go Flaminiano, President & Chief Operating Officer, NutriAsia, Inc. PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Wholesale].

Baby Ruth Villarama, Film Director,  Voyage Film Studios;  Member, Philippines National Commission for Culture and the Arts; Visiting Faculty, University of the Philippines Film Institute; Founder, Film Producers Society, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Entertainment]

Danica  Salazar PhD, World English Editor, Oxford University Press, UNITED KINGDOM  [Quaternary Economic Sector: Research & Development]

Janice Crisostomo Villanueva, Founder and CEO, Mommy Mundo Inc., Pasig City, Metro Manila PHILIPPINES  [Quaternary Economic Sector: knowledge-based and production of information].

Lolita Valderrama Savage, International Fine Artist, Connecticut, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental]

Maria Lydia "Marily" Ysip Orosa, President and CEO, Studio 5 Designs, NCR, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Communication Services (marketing, public relations, branding].

Maria Rosa "Bing" Nieva Carrion, Co-Founder and CEO, my-CORD, Paranaque City, PHILIPPINES [Quaternary Economic Sector: Consulting Services (management)]

Marissa Estiva Magsino MD, FAARFM, MM Marissa Magsino, Florida, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Nicole Laurel Asensio, Artist, Singer, Composer, Metro Manila PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Entertainment, TV and Video]

Nina  Aguas, Executive Chairman of the Board, Insular Life, Muntinlupa, PHILIPPINES [Quaternary Economic Sector: Financial Planning]

Pamela Gotangco, Visual Artist, Motivational Speaker, Gotangco Art, Aargau, SWITZERLAND [Tertiary Economic Sector: Communication Services].

Rhodora Romero Aldemita PhD, Director, Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, Laguna, PHILIPPINES [Primary Economic Sector: Agriculture]

Sherill Ramos Quintana, Founding  President / Chief Executive Officer, Oryspa Spa Solutions Inc., Laguna, PHILIPPINES [Secondary Economic Sector: Manufacturing].

Hon. Susan Pineda Mercado MD, MPH, Special Envoy of the President for Global Health Initiatives, Republic of the Philippines; Nominee for WHO Regional Director of the Western Pacific, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].





This award honors Filipina women 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. “Nicole,” who sparked an international dialogue about women’s rights, national sovereignty, and international law, as she steadfastly pursued justice against her rapists, inspires this category.

Hon. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia, Deputy Speaker, 17th Congress of the Philippines, 17th Philippine Congress, Cebu, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Government].




This award recognizes Filipina women leaders who have demonstrated exceptional acumen combined with a forward-looking vision in the development or influencing of policies, campaigns or laws that impact business, industry, and society. Leaders who enrich the lives, careers and businesses of others; someone who shares the benefits of their wealth, experience, and knowledge; actions that significantly change how we think and live.

Hon. Bernadette Romulo Puyat, Secretary of Department of Tourism, Republic of the Philippines, Manila, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Government, Travel/Tourism]

Hon. Rachelle Sumagaysay Pastor Arizmendi, Former Mayor and City Council Member, City of Sierra Madre, California; Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE), Los Angeles, California UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Government, Non-Profit].

Hon. Ranibai Dacula Dilangalen, Esq., Undersecretary of Department of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines, PHILIPPINES [Primary Economic Sector: Agriculture; Tertiary Economic Sector: Government]

Hon. Wendy Lee Ho, Board Trustee, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board; Senior Policy Director, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, San Jose, California UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Government, Non-Profit].




The Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award may be received up to three times. Remarkable women are selected for the second time for continuing to be influential in their field, workplace and community. The third time an awardee is selected, she will be inducted into the FWN Hall of Fame and receive the "Global FWN100™ Always Influential Award" which signifies that she has reached the pinnacle of the FWN Recognition Awards Initiative and will no longer qualify for further nominations.


Hon. Juslyn Cabrera Manalo, Mayor and City Council Member, City of Daly City, California; Community Engagement Associate, Forest City, Daly City, UNITED STATES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate; Tertiary Economic Sector: Government].


Sustaining Pinay Power 2020 is quite daunting. As the excitement dies down and the reality of executing FWN's 2020 game plan sets in, many will drop out and others will pick up the torch. The Keepers of the Flame are the caretakers to ensure that the Vision 2020 is kept alive: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the global economy.


Amar Bornkamp, Union Bank, Oakland, California, UNITED STATES (Global FWN100™ '15)

Bambi Lorica MD, CEO, AuraStrat PA, LLC, Potomac, Maryland, UNITED STATES (US FWN100 '07, Global FWN100™ '13)

Caroline Marian Enriquez, MD, President and CEO of Our Lady Fatima University, Valenzuela City, PHILIPPINES (Global FWN100™ '16).

Georgitta "Beng" Pimentel Puyat, Chairman, Philippine Orchard Corporation, Makati, PHILIPPINES  (Global FWN100™ '17)

Isabelita “Lita” Marcelo Abele, President and CEO of U.S. Lumber, Inc., Woodbury Heights, New Jersey, UNITED STATES (US FWN100™ '09; Global FWN100™ '17)

Leonor Vintervoll, Founder, Philippine Women's Organization (PWO) Resource Center. Board Director & Country Representative for Norway, European Network of Filipino Diaspora (ENFiD), Oslo, NORWAY(Global FWN100™ '15)

Maria Beebe, Ph.D., President, Global Networks, Hawaii, UNITED STATES(US FWN100 '11 and Global FWN100™ '13)

Maria Roseni "Nini" M. Alvero, Department of Trade and Industry; Senior Trade Representative, Toronto, CANADA (Global FWN100™ '16)

Maria Santos Greaves, President, Surrey Hearing Care Inc., Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA (Global FWN100™ '15)

Hon. Marily Mondejar, Founder & CEO, Filipina Women's Network, San Francisco, California; Chair and Commissioner, Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure, the Successor Agency of the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission, San Francisco, California UNITED STATES

Colonel Shirley S. Raguindin, Pentagon, Washington DC, UNITED STATES (US FWN100 '07, Global FWN100™ '13)

Susie Quesada, President, Ramar Foods International, Pittsburg, California, UNITED STATES (US FWN100 '07, Global FWN100™ '13)

Hon. Thelma Boac, Trustee, Berryessa Union School District, San Jose, California, UNITED STATES (US FWN100 '07, Global FWN100™ '13)