This year we honored Global FWN100™ awardees representing over 13 economic sectors at our most international Global FWN100™ Awards Ceremony yet! Global FWN100™ 2015 awardees convened at the Marines' Memorial Club Hotel in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. from such diverse regions as Canada, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The awardees joined in on three jam-packed Summit days (October 29-31st, 2015) full of Learning Journeys, sessions, workshops, Gala celebrations and FWN festivities. View a full list of the 2015 Global FWN100 Awardees and view photos of the Filipina Summit 2015 after the jump.
The Legacy My Lolo Gave Me
By Stephanie Lomibao (Global FWN100™ '15)
"My Lolo has given me a legacy that forms the foundation for who I am as a professional. I’m first generation Filipino-American. My mom came to the U.S. with her family of 11 when she was very young after my grandfather (pictured) served in WWII. It is my mother’s father that I pay tribute to through this article. The stories he told, the life he lived, and the traditions he passed down stay vivid with me to this day. Here are his top ten lessons."
The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ honors Filipina Women who are changing the face of leadership in their local communities and in their adopted countries they now call home.
The Global FWN100™ recognizes Filipina women who have reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their leadership and achievements in the global workplace and their local communities.
The FWN100 Award™ was conceived in the United States at the 2006 Filipina Leadership Summit as a result of its Future Search and the launch of the Pinay Power 2012 Campaign.
The first U.S. FWN100™ awards were given at the 2007 Filipina Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.
This year, the Global FWN100™ 2015 awardees will be representing Canada, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, U.K., and U.S.A.
Economic sectors represented include consulting services, healthcare, financial services, legal services, media, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, government and policy, retail, film, publishing.
The FINAL Awardee List will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony at the Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 30, 2015. Register for the summit today at www.FilipinaSummit.org.
Why should you come to the Summit?
Raison d'être #1: The Learning Journeys @ the Filipina Leadership Summit
The summit is not just a gathering of awesome Filipina women but what they do at the summit! The summit is more than a field trip or a fact-finding mission on what other Filipina women are doing, what works, what doesn't and how we can be allies for life.
It's the Learning Journeys - they immerse us in the reality--and long-range implications--of the knowledge economy. These experiences enable us to deepen, accelerate, and internalize our own learning about profound changes in the business environment and, at the same time, share experiences and perspectives with FWN members from different companies, industries, and countries.