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).
"I am sad at the passing of Alice Bulos, our esteemed Filipino American leader. Alice, our community's Shero, an extraordinary citizen, led almost single-handedly the campaign to amplify the Filipino American voice encouraging more FilAms to run for elected office and hounding elected officials to appoint more FilAms to powerful boards and commissions..."
"FILIPINA WOMEN ARE CHANGING the world! These outstanding Filipinas took center stage at the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit held recently at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu. The 100 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 such status for outstanding work in their respective professions, industries and communities. Congratulations to all the awardees!" News story from The Philippine Star Business Chic
Photos from the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit are now available for download and purchase at photos.filipinawomensnetwork.org. Hurry! Purchase your photos and relive all your memorable and exciting moments from #FWNSummit2016 before the discount offer expires on October 2!
Chairman at Convergys Philippines Services Corp., Convergys Philippines
The global impact of my influence is... helping the Philippines become the preferred contact center destination globally- the BPO industry is the only industry where the Philippines is the WORLD LEADER.
One person who has influenced my professional career is.... Andrea Ayers, President and CEO of Convergys Corporation. She believed in the Filipino talent and my Convergys, Philippines executive leadership team. She believed, and committed, that we would be the biggest and the best BPO company in the country. We made that a reality!
On the most difficult workplace challenge as a Filipina woman.... The number one thing that needs to change for women to succeed in the workplace are the expectations of who does what and how. We must not be afraid to challenge roles and demand equal share and responsibility with our partners. If you have partners, get them to do half!
One thing you would not guess about me is.... I am down-to-earth and I love to interact with employees of all levels. I will go out of my way to visit sites at every opportunity so I can connect with them first-hand.
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 Awards Ceremony is the highlight of the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on August 21-24 in Cebu, Philippines at the Shangri-La Mactan.
President & CEO, Imperial Homes Corporation
My proudest professional accomplishment is.... Being globally recognized in September 2013 when I was invited by IFC/World Bank to talk and present my transformational business model to help climate change and alleviate poverty. I developed the Philippines’ first Solar Powered Low Cost Housing Communities equipped with solar system solutions. When I started my real estate business, my aim was to provide quality yet affordable homes to my fellow countrymen. I am now providing homes and communities with good quality structures and of global standard. These homes add value to their investment.
The global impact of my work is.... When I launched my solar powered housing project, I encouraged other developers to adopt this type of development which will help address climate change and the 3 million mass housing backlog of the Philippines, which when adopted will also result in the elimination of 1,882,000 tons of carbon dioxide and savings of US$2.768 billion in fossil consumption per year.
The best part of being a Filipina woman leader is.... our talent, ambition, and hard-working nature are qualities that are highly respected and admired in the global workplace.
FWN Members go out with a bang in 2015! Congratulations to Susan Afan (Global FWN100™ '07, Global FWN100™ '15) on her new appointment as the Managing Director at ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. She brings to the position over 30 years of leadership and mentorship experience. Susan previously served as Senior Regional VP at Robert Half International and Chief Fundraising Officer at ABS-CBN Kapamilya Foundation Inc. supporting the foundation's programs focused on education, child protection and environmental causes.
Congratulations Nina Aguas (Global FWN100™ '13) on your new appointment as Chief Executive Officer at Insular Life Philippines. Nina brings into the position over 30 years of experience with major financial institutions primarily Citibank and Australia New Zealand Bank. More recently, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCOM). She has a proven track record of building new businesses as well as growing large existing businesses in highly competitive and challenging environments, and through difficult economic cycles ranging from the Asian crisis to the recent global financial crisis. News story from Business World Online.