GLOBAL FWN100™ awards


The Filipina Women's Network invites nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™). 

We are looking for fearless, passionate, purpose-driven, socially conscious Filipina women who are making an impressive impact in society - a forward looking leader championing a groundbreaking project that benefits the lives of others in the workplace and our society. #FilipinaDisrupter

After six years of recognizing the Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States, we have now expand our search worldwide to find Filipina women doing awesome work in their communities and organizations all over the world. The Global FWN100 Awards recognize women who have risen to the most influential and/or highest positions in corporations and non profit/government institutions in Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Antartica, Europe and USE their influence to better the lives of the communities where they live and work. 

Questions? Find answers in the Awards FAQs.

For a list of previous FWN100™awardees, visit the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women page.



The worldwide search is a key to FWN's strategy  to execute its mission — a Filipina woman leader in every sector of the economy by 2020

The economic sectors are:

  • Primary Economic Sector
    Industries that produce or extract raw materials (Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Farming, Hunting, Mining, Extraction)

  • Secondary Economic Sector
    Industries in the manufacturing of natural resources (Construction, Processing, AutoProduction, Textiles, Engineering, Energy Utilities)

  • Tertiary Economic Sector
    Service industry (Communication Services, Government Workers, Military, Healthcare, Finance, Education, Entertainment, Wholesale, Retail, Fashion, Architecture, Interior Design, Transportation, Restaurants, Travel and Tourism)

  • Quaternary Economic Sector
    Knowledge-based and production of information.  (Information Technology, Research & Development, Consulting Services, Financial Planning, Media and Journalism)

For more information on each economic sector, visit

The awardees will be profiled in a special issue of the FWN Magazine released at the Filipina Leadership Global Summit and will be honored at a gala awards celebration during the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 25–29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

NOMINATIONS deadline extended to august 30 

FWN  has extended the nomination deadline to 30 August 2017, 11:59 pm PST for accomplished Filipina women in the primary and secondary economic sectors on all award categories.  

Nominations for the NICOLE award category is also extended. Nominees for this category may belong to all the four economic sectors.

If you belong on this prestigious list, or if you know of a Filipina woman who deserves to be named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World, please submit your nominations before 30 August 2017, 11:59 pm PST. Online submissions only here. 

Qualified candidates will be evaluated based on the size and scope of their positions, influence in their industries and the community, board affiliations and other leadership roles. 30% of awardees will be selected each from the United States and the Philippines. Before you submit your nomination, please check the Global FWN100™ Awards™ FAQs here



The Filipina Women's Network invites nominations in the following seven categories:


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.


EMERGING LEADERS (below age 35)

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 a system. Emerging Leaders have powerful mindsets and skill sets that drive achievement for their organizations.



This award recognizes women who have broken new ground in the marketplace, 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, arts, or mathematics. This award category is also for someone who have either launched a new enterprise learning function or completely overhauled an existing development or community initiative.



This award recognizes Filipina women leaders who have demonstrated exceptional business 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 by sharing the benefits of their wealth, experience, and knowledge; actions that significantly change how we think and live.


Builders have demonstrated exceptional organizational impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause through collaborative initiatives or alliances with institutions, corporations or nonprofit organizations on behalf of her own company. Builders demonstrate 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 developing better organizations, leading broken organizations to adjust, repair, and re-align including journalistic views redefining traditional methods.



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 a significant business or organizational opportunity.



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.