Spotlight On FWN Members: Analisa Balares, Global FWN100™ '14, and Consuelo League Lijuaco, Global FWN100™ '14

Analisa Balares

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Womensphere
Global FWN100™ '14

Growing up with strong grandmothers and a strong mother, in a country under the leadership of Philippine President Corazon Aquino, Analisa always had strong female role models. However, in her global journey, she realized that inequality deeply persists worldwide, that women are persistently held back from opportunities for education, careers, and leadership. Analisa made it her life's mission to address the gender inequality that women face globally.

At Womensphere, Analisa is dedicated to advancing women's leadership in business and markets; science and technology; education and academia; media, culture, and the arts; law, policy and government; sustainability and development; and entrepreneurship and social innovation. 

Analisa holds an MBA from Harvard Business School; a BA in Economics & Mathematics cum laude from Mount Holyoke College; and the International Baccalaureate Diploma from Lester Pearson United World College in Canada, as a Scholar of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Ayala Foundation. She was a silver medalist from the Manila Science High School.

Analisa was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of 30 Outstanding Women Leaders by the National Council for Research on Women, with the Madam C.J. Walker Leadership Award by the National Minority Business Council, Fearless Woman of the Year by The Fearless Factor and 40 Under 40 New Leaders in America by the New Leaders Council,


Consuelo League Lijauco

Managing Editor, The Philippine Tatler
Global FWN100™ '14

Chit is a self described humble writer and editor, true to the profession. She delights in teaching her craft to those who come under her tutelage. Chit was also a great mentor to a number of successful editors and columnist who have been, at one point in time in their rising career, were part of her staff. Chit is not only a good writer and editor but also a mom of two and a grandmother of five. 

She currently resides in San Juan, Manila, Philippines. A graduate of Communication Arts at Maryknoll College, before The Philippine Tatler, she worked as the Lifestyle Editor of The Manila Times, a consultant at  the Asian Development Bank, an editor at Savvy Magazine, an editor in Sunday Magazine, a deskperson in Philippine Star, the lifestyle editor of Evening Star, and of Philippine Daily Inquirer, a senior writer in Veritas News Magazine, an assistant editor in Parade Magazine; a writer in Observer Magazine, and a computer columnist in Times Journal. She is an advocate of the Rotary club and has been of services to the organization through her knowledge of public relations, branding, and public image, doing a lot of presentations all over the Philippines and Indonesia. Chit has written, edited, produced and published several books including Tahor, Aklan, Batanes and The Natural Dye Industry of Abra.