ABS-CBN Canada Marketing Head Rosary Escaño has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World (Global FWN100™) by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN).
The Global FWN100 Award™ recognizes 100 women of Philippine ancestry who are changing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their achievement and contributions to society, femtorship (female mentorship) and legacy. Escaño was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world.
Escaño won under the category of 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.
“The Global FWN100™ women are either dynamic entrepreneurs, rising stars under age 35, practitioners, behind-the-scene leaders, community, government and corporate managers and executives who have moved through the ranks in large organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies. They are inspiring examples of women doing extraordinary work who will motivate our youth and future leaders,” said Marily Mondejar, Founder and CEO of the Filipina Women’s Network. “They were selected based on the size and scope of their positions, influence in their industries and their communities, board affiliations and other leadership roles.”
The Global FWN100 Award™ is a working recognition award with a meaningful purpose: FWN’s 2020 Vision: a Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy. The awardees were asked to re-invent herself by femtoring (female mentoring) a young Filipina woman and bring her to the Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 25-29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre.
“Rosary Escaño is now a valued partner in helping FWN develop the Filipina community’s pipeline of qualified leaders to increase the odds that some will rise to the “president” position in all sectors of the global economy, ” added Dr. Maria Beebe, FWN’s Board Chair. “We gather all these amazing women at the Filipina Summit to inspire each other and create synergy. We interview each awardee so that their collective stories of how they disrupted their professional and personal lives will be part of the largest recorded diaspora in modern times.”
“The summit’s theme this year is Filipina Women: Leading. Advocating. Impacting. Seeing all the Awardees on stage during the gala awards ceremony assures me that the future of our young Filipina sisters is solid,” said Susie Quesada, President of Ramar Foods and FWN President. “Awardees often share this inspiring evening with their mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sons, spouses, partners, young women and men, mentors and bosses from their organizations. They all come on stage to celebrate her.”
“It is such an honor to receive this award and stand beside amazing Filipina leaders from nine countries. I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting former mentors, university batchmates and fellow Filipina-Canadians among this group of inspiring and uplifting women. I thank FWN for bringing the Filipina women of the world together to plan the future for our next generation leaders in business and industry,” says Escaño.