2017 nominees for the "100 most influential filipina women in the world" (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 2017™ 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.

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

Since receiving the U.S. and/or Global FWN100 Award, what has nominee done for FWN and to further FWN's Mission? 


 1) Has nominee nominated Filipina women for the Global FWN100™  Award? 

2) Has nominee signed up as a FWN Femtor?; If so, how many has she femtored? - Indicate names.

3) Has nominee invited other Filipina women to join FWN? If so, indicate names.

4) Has nominee been a speaker or facilitator for a FWN event or at the annual Filipina Summit? - Indicate when (dates).

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

6) What other actions has nominee taken to advance FWN's Mission?

 

When selected, the nominees will be notified privately in advance of the Filipina Summit dates (Oct 25-29, 2017) 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 October 25-29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Go to http://www.ffwn.org/event-2323316 for Full-Access summit registration.

 

ECONOMIC SECTORS REPRESENTED BY THE NOMINEES

  • 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
 

COUNTRIES AND U.S. STATES REPRESENTED BY THE NOMINEES 

AUSTRALIA

  • South Australia

AUSTRIA

  • Vienna

CANADA

  • Richmond, British Columbia
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario

MOZAMBIQUE

  • Maputo

NETHERLANDS

  • Noord-Holland

 

     

    HUNGARY

    • Budapest

    SWITZERLAND

    • Berne

    UNITED STATES

    • California
    • Washington DC
    • Maryland
    • Michigan
    • New Jersey
    • Oregon
    • Virginia

    PHILIPPINES

    • Binondo, Manila
    • Davao City
    • Makati City
    • Manila City
    • Muntinlupa City
    • Pasig

    NORWAY

    • Oslo

    CZECH REPUBLIC

    • Prague

    ITALY

    • Bergamo
    • Rome

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    • Dubai

    UNITED KINGDOM

    • Hertfordshire
    • London

     

       

      Thank you Global FWN100™ Nominators!

      • Aimee Baria Alado, Attorney-at-law/ Executive Director, ASEAN UK Business Forum (AUBF)/ Government Legal Department/ ABA Absolute Solutions Ltd., London, United Kingdom (Global FWN100™ '15)
      • Amar S. Bornkamp, Charles Schwab (Ret.), California USA (Global FWN100™ '15)
      • Dr Annette Mascunana David, Senior Partner, Health Partners, LLC, Guam USA (Global FWN100™ '13)
      • Anny Misa Hefti, Migrant and Integration Center, Berne Switzerland, (Global FWN100™ '15)
      • Belen Mendoza Saramosing-Ramirez, President, TRAVELHOUSE, Silver Spring, Maryland USA (Global FWN100™ '16)
      • Cristina Bea Teh-Tan, Managing Director, Citibank, NA, Philippines (Global FWN100™ '16)
      • Eileen Fisler, CFO, Palmdale Regional Medical Center, Pasadena, California, USA
      • Elvie Abordo, Vice-President, Rockland Ambulette Service, Inc., New Jersey USA (Global FWN100™ '14)
      • Emma Marcha Imperial, President & Chief Executive Officer, Imperial Homes Corporation, Muntinlupa City, Philippines (Global FWN100™ '15)
      • Janette Nellie  Go Chiu, President, Zonta Club of Cebu 1, Cebu City, Philippines (Global FWN100™ '16)
      • Khadija Glba, Khadija Gbla Cultural Consultancy, Australia
      • Kristine Monette Custodio, Board Advisor & Immediate Past President, California Alliance of Paralegal Associations, San Diego, California, USA (US FWN100™ '12)
      • Leonor Vintervoll, Founder, Philippine Women's Organization Resource Center; Board Director & Country Representative, ENFiD, Norway (Global FWN100™ '15)
      • Hon. Mae Cendana Torlakson, University of California Office of the President-MESA, USA (U.S. FWN100™ '11) 
      • Maria Beebe PhD, President, Global Networks, Hawaii and Oregon, USA (U.S. FWN100™ '11, Global FWN100™ '13) 
      • Maria Cristina Layug Go, President, BPI Family Savings Bank, Philippines (Global FWN100™ '16)
      • Maria Cristina Bulong Calaguian, Managing Director, Dagaz HR Consultancy and Recruitment Company FZ LLC, Dubai, UAE
      • Maria Santos Greaves, President, Surrey Hearing Care Inc., Surrey, BC, Canada (Global FWN100™ '15)

       

       

      • Marife B. Zamora, Chairman, Convergys Philippines (Global FWN100™ '13)
      • Maria Roseni "Nini" M. Alvero, Assistant Secretary, Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, Senior Commercial Counselor, Toronto, Canada (Global FWN100™ '16)
      • Marilyn F. Calangi-Mesina, Founding Chair / Program Director, The Ed Ladder, Chula Vista, California USA
      • Marylou Garcia Garcia, CFO, Expense Reduction, Santa Monica, California, USA (Global FWN100™ '16)
      • Marily Mondejar, President, Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure; Founder & CEO, Filipina Women's Network, San Francisco, California, USA
      • Marivic Eustaquio Anonuevo, Former Managing Director and CEO, Millennium Challenge Account-Philippines, Philippines (Global FWN100™ '14)
      • Mariya Tarasio, Mariya  Tarasio, The Micoli Group, Courtice, Ontario, Canada
      • Mary Jane Alvero, Chief Executive Officer, Prime UAE, Dubai, UAE (Global FWN100™ '13)
      • Myrna T. Yao, President, Richwell Prime, Philippines (Global FWN100™ '15)
      • Nina D. Aguas, President, Insular Life, Philippines (Global FWN100™ '13)
      • Ophelia Mananquil Bakker, Founder & President, Fostering Education & Environment for Development, Inc. (FEED), Makati, Philippines (Global FWN100™ '16) 
      • Rachel Los Banos Salinel, Managing Director, FEME Connect, Dubai, UAE
      • Rosario Cajucom-Bradbury, Country Manager of Authentix, Inc., former CEO of SGS Philippines, Adviser to The Wallace Business Forum, Philippines and USA (Global FWN100™ '16) 
      • Sandy Spadaro, Consultant, SS MarketingSolutions, Charlottesville, VA, USA
      • Sonia T. Delen, SVP, Banc of America Leasing, California, USA  (U.S. FWN100™ '07, Global FWN100™ '13) 
      • Susie Quesada, President, Ramar Foods, Pittsburg, USA (U.S. FWN100™ '07, Global FWN100™ '13) 
      • Thelma Boac, Trustee, Berryessa Union School, San Jose, California, USA (US FWN100 '07, Global FWN100™ '13)

      2017 nominees for the "100 most influential filipina women in the world" (GLOBAL FWN100™) award

       

      BEHIND THE SCENES LEADERS

      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. 
       

      Anne-Marie Mananquil Bakker, Director, Partnerships, WEnergy Power Pilipinas, Inc. (WPPI), Makati, Philippines [Primary Economic Sector = includes industries that produce or extract raw materials: Forestry and Secondary Economic Sector = includes the manufacturing of natural resources: Processing]

      Editha Tijamo Winterhalter, Ed.D., Director of Administrative Services, California State University, Northridge, California, USA [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Education].

      Lilian Maria Soriano Bautista, Senior Design and Application Engineer, Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Engineering].

      Mae Suzette Lim Banda, Administrative Assistant, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, Austria [Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Media - Journalism]

      Maria Onilla, President, The Micoli Groupi, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada [Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Consulting].

      Maria Cristina Estella Bulong Calaguian, Managing Director and Career Management Consultant, Dagaz HR Consultancy and Recruitment Company FZ LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates [Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Consulting].

      Marietta "Evelyn" Revilla, President Sodalis Association; Italo-Filipino community in Milan; Public Relations, Motorbike Italtrans, Bergamo, Italy  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Travel/Tourism].

      Mary Ann Bautista, Business Architect, Kaiser Permanente; Visiting Professor, DeVry University, Pleasanton, California, USA  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare and Education]

      Pia Eliza Angeles Gonzalez, Journalist, Stranieri in Italia Srl (Ako ay Pilipino); Adjunct Municipal Councilor, Rome, Italy; president and founding member of ENFID (European Network of Filipino Diaspora) ITALY; Founding member and officer of ASLI (Foreign Worker Association in Italy); Founding member of PIDA (Philippine Independence day Association), Rome, Italy [Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Media - Journalism].

      Rhea Carmela Torres, Customer Service Manager, Air Canada, Ontario, Canada  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Transportation].

      Rosavilla Langeveld Cumba, Founder, United Filipino Dutch Association, Noord-Holland, Netherlands [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Non-profit/non-governmental].

      Trinidad (Treenee) A. Lopez, RN, Founder, International Nursing Alliance (INA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Non-profit/non-governmental]

      Wilma Basan Villanueva, Realtor and Author, WBV Realty, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry]

       

       

      BUILDERS

      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; 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.

       

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

      Isabelita "Lita" M. Abele, President and CEO, US Lumber, Inc., Woodbury Heights, New Jersey, USA [Secondary Economic Sector = Construction].

      Jacqueline D. Yu, Esq., Estate Attorney, Valensi Rose PLC, Los Angeles, California USA  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Legal].

      Leah L. Laxamana, Program Manager, Public Policy, Twitter, Inc., California USA [Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Media - Journalism].

      Linda Floirendo Lagdameo, Executive Vice President, Anflo Management and Investment Corporation (ANFLOCOR), Davao, Mindanao, Philippines and London, United Kingdom [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Finance]

      Mary Ann Gamboa, Director of Sales & Marketing, InterContinental Toronto Centre, Toronto, Canada [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Communication Services, Travel/Tourism].

      Mary Cheryl Bravo Gloner MPH, MBA, Executive Director, Project Safety Net, Palo Alto, California USA [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare].

      Myrna P. Young, Nursing Education Specialist, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey USA [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare].

      Rebecca Santos Murry, Math Coach, Manhattan & Queens Campuses, United Nations International School, New York USA [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Education].

      Rowena Romulo, Owner, Romulo Restaurant Group UK Limited, London, United Kingdom [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Restaurants].

      Varinia "Bayen" Elero-Tinga, Director, External Relations; Member, Board of Directors, Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation (PMFTC) Inc., Makati, Philippines [Primary Economic Sector = includes industries that produce or extract raw materials: Agriculture;  Secondary Economic Sector = includes the manufacturing of natural resources: Processing]

      Wilma (Amy) T. Eisma, Esq., Administrator & CEO, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Subic Bay Freeport, Olongapo, Philippines [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Government.

       

       

      EMERGING LEADERS

      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.

       

      Angelica Marie Cortez, Senior Associate, Membership & Statewide Coalitions, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, San Jose, California USA  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Non-profit/non-governmental].

      Claire Aquino Quito, Sponsorship Director, HRN Europe Ltd., Budapest, Hungary [Quaternary Economic Sector = Information Technology].

      Frances Salayo MBA, Marketing Manager, Canada [Quarternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Consulting].

      Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, Advisor, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare].

      Kristina Laranjo Alabado, President, Partners Group Prime Services Solutions (Phils.), Inc., Global City, Taguig, Philippines  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Finance].

      Liezl Macquiling Quiliza Cruz, Senior Executive Financial Consultant, Nexus Insurance Brokers LLC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates [Quarternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Financial Planning]

      Rebecca A. Garcia, Project Manager, Havas Worldwide Prague, Prague, Czech Republic [Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Media, Research & Development]

      Rosemarie Paz Dauz, Communications Specialist, Golden 1 Credit Union, Sacramento, California USA [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Non-profit/non-governmental]


       

       

      FOUNDERS & PIONEERS

      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. 

      Annette Que, 17 Star Diamond Director, USANA Health Sciences, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare and Retail]

      Carolina Esperanza Ocampo Mercado, CEO & Owner, Mercado Builders & Development Corporation, Pasig, Philippines [Secondary Economic Sector = includes the manufacturing of natural resources: Construction].

      Cherry Pua Africa, Managing Director, World Stage International Network, Makati, Philippines [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Education].

      Claire Navarro Espina, President and CEO, Edelberg & Espina, APLC, Tarzana, California, USA  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Legal].

      Dina Dela Paz Stalder, President and CEO, BCP Dermatological Corp., Dermaline Inc., Stalder Laboratories Inc., Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare].

      Elaine Roa Serina, PhD, P.E., Principal & Co-Founder, Talas Engineering, Inc., Hayward, California, USA [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Engineering]

      Joji Ilagan Bian, Chairman, Joji Ilagan International Schools, Joji Ilagan Career Center Foundation, Inc., Davao City, Philippines  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Education].

      Kalika Nacion Yap, Founder and CEO, Citrus Studios Inc., Luxe Link LLC, The Waxing Co. and Orange and Bergamot, Santa Monica, California, USA [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Retail, Wholesale].

      Lenny Kaye Bugayong, MA, Linguistic consultant, Swiss State Secretariat for Migration, Berne, Switzerland  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Government]

      Mary Cheryl Bravo Gloner, Executive Director, Project Safety Net, Palo Alto, California USA  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare].

      Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Prime Group UAE (Geoscience Testing Laboratory, Prime Certification and Inspection LLC, Prime Alpha Consultancy, Prime Innova Training Center), Dubai, United Arab Emirates [Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Research and Development].

      Mercedes Muldong Calderon, Founder / Owner, Managing Director of Xavier International School, Maputo City, Mozambique [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Education].

      Nikki Zano Tang, Chief Executive Officer, DMARK Corporation and Derm Asia Corporation, Binondo, Metro Manila, Philippines [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare].

      R. Edna Consing Concepcion, Owner and Certified Financial Advisor, Heritage Investments & Retirement Planning, Inc., San Diego, California USA [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Finance].

      Rachel Los Banos Salinel, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, FEME Connect;  Senior Correspondent, TFC ABS-CBN Middle East; Senior News Presenter, TAG 91.1 FM ARN Radio, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, [Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Media - Journalism]

       

      INNOVATORS & THOUGHT LEADERS

      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.

       

      Anna-Karina Tabunar, Director, Communications Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Sodexo, Ontario, Canada [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Food Services, Facilities Management].

      Carmen Garcia, Managing Director, Community Corporate Pty Ltd, Mylor, South Australia, Australia  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Non-profit/non-governmental]

      Catherine Sia Cheng Teh MD, Chief, Section, Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Makati Medical Center, Makati, Philippines [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare],

      Fidelina Adan Corcuera, Executive Director, BPI Foundation; Chief Sustainability Officer, BPI, Makati, Philippines  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Non-profit/non-governmental].

      Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Journalism Graduate Studies, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA [Tertiary Economic Sector = Education; Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Media - Journalism].

      Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson, IT Managing Director, Schwab Technology Services, San Francisco, California USA [Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Information Technology].

      Jennifer Bernardo Jose MD, Urogynecologist and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Gynecologic Surgeon, Aesthetic Gynecologist, Makati Medical Center and St . Luke's Medical Center, Global City, Metro Manila, Philippines [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare].

      Susan Pineda Mercado MD, Director, Noncommunicable Disease and Health through the Life-course, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila, Philippines [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Healthcare].

       

      “NICOLE”

      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.

       

      POLICYMAKERS & VISIONARIES

      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 Cynthia Alcantara Barker, Town Councillor, Brookmeadow, Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council; Borough Councillor, Hertsmere Borough Council; Immigration Law Practitioner, Alcantara Consultancy Services, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Government - Politics].

      Jerrilyn Malana, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Human Resources, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, San Diego, California USA [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Legal].

      HE Junever Melchor Mahilum-West, Philippine Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan with concurrent jurisdiction in Palestine, Philippine Embassy in Jordan and Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, Jordan  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Government.

      Lily Torres-Samoranos, Immigration Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO), San Francisco, California, USA  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Legal].

      MLA Mable Tabotabo Elmore, Member, Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Vancouver-Kensington, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Government-Politics].

      Ma. Nieves R. Confesor, Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Management, Leadership and People Management, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector = Education; Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information: Research and Development].

      Justice Milagros Eustaquio Syme, Her Worship Justice of the Peace, Ontario Court of Justice, Canada  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Government].

      HE Petronila P. Garcia, Philippine Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Canada, Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada and Philippines  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Government].

      HON Rosalinda V. Canlas, Board Trustee and President, New Haven Unified School District, Union City, California, USA  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Government - Politics].

      HON Wendy Lee Ho, Board Trustee and former President, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board; Senior Policy Director, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, San Jose, California, USA  [Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry: Government - Politics].

       

       

      KEEPERS OF THE FLAME

      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, Charles Schwab (Ret.), San Francisco, California, USA (Global FWN100™ '15)

      Elizabeth Bautista, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory California USA (Global FWN100™ '15)

      Gloria T. Caoile, National Political Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Henderson, Nevada, USA (US FWN100 '07 and Global FWN100™ '13)

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

      Maan Hontiveros, Chair, Air Asia Inc.; Chair Philippines AirAsia Philippines (Global FWN100™ '14, Global FWN100 '16: Continuing Influence)

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

      Maria Roseni "Nini" M. Alvero, Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of the Philippines; Senior Trade Representative, Toronto, Canada (Global FWN100™ '16)

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

      Marily Mondejar, Founder & CEO, Filipina Women's Network, San Francisco, California; Chair and President, Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure, the Successor Agency of the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission, San Francisco, California USA 

      Rosario Cajucom-Bradbury, Country Manager, Authentix, Inc.; former CEO of SGS Philippines; Adviser, The Wallace Business Forum, Philippines and USA (Global FWN100™ '16)

      Colonel Shirley S. Raguindin, Chief Diversity Officer, Air National Guard; Chief of Diversity, National Guard Bureau, Washington DC, USA (US FWN100 '07, Global FWN100™ '13)

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

      Thelma Boac, Trustee, Berryessa Union School, San Jose, California, USA (US FWN100 '07, Global FWN100™ '13)