WASHINGTON DC, SEP 12, 2017: Georgetown alumni Miss Joanne Michelle F Ocampo, Advisor for the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Project Director at Georgetown University has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World (Global FWN100™) by the San Francisco-based Filipina Women's Network.
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 and legacy. Miss Ocampo was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world and is receiving the 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™) for 2017 under the Emerging Leader award category.
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.
The Global FWN100™ women are 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.”
Miss Ocampo will along with her peers receive the award during the Network’s Global Summit taking place October 25-29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre.
“When you grow up as a global citizen, in a world where many are trying to put you into (conceptual) boxes that you simply do not fit into, it can be hard to find your true identity. However, once you do find and realize what and who you are, the global opportunities seem endless. It is absolutely a dream come true to be connected to my heritage from the Philippines through this award. With that said, I must admit that in my life though, the number one most influential Filipina woman is my mom. She has taught and showed me that brains is beauty.
I am very honored and humbled to receive this award and thank the Filipina Women’s Network for selecting me.
About Joanne Michelle F Ocampo
Miss Ocampo holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, magna cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University, and a Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, she has a certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. Miss Ocampo has published articles and reports in both English and Norwegian, has worked in government and academic laboratories, with public health institutions in both the United States and Europe, and has volunteering experience from West Africa. Miss Ocampo grew up right outside of Oslo, Norway, and her Filipina heritage stems from Manila and Pampanga. Her motto is: “Live fully. Beautifully.”