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Economic Sectors Represented

  • Agriculture
  • Consulting Services
  • Design Industries
  • Education
  • Energy Production
  • Entertainment
  • Finance, Financial Planning
  • Government (Fire, Law Enforcement, Military, Police, Politics, Public Transit)
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Non-profit / non-governmental organizations (NGO)
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Transportation

Countries and U.S. States Represented by the Nominees 








  • Calamba City, Laguna
  • Makati City
  • Manila City
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Marikina City
  • Muntinlupa City
  • Paranaque
  • Quezon City
  • Taguig City
  • Talisay City, Negros Occidental
  • Tanauan, Leyte

People's Republic of China


South Korea


United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

United States

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
  • Florida
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Virginia



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.

Consuelo "Chit" Lijauco, Managing Editor, Philippine Tatler, Philippines.

Elvie Abordo, Vice President, Rockland Ambulette Service, Inc., New York, USA.

Fritzie Igno MD, Associate Medical Director, The Queen's Medical Center, Hawaii.

M. Evelina Galang, Director of Creative Writing, University of Miami, Florida, USA.



Builders have demonstrated exceptional business impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause through collaborative initiatives or alliances with nonprofit organizations on behalf of her own organization; demonstrates high potential and skill with measurable results at a government agency, or organization in the public and private sectors. “Buildership” is about building better organizations, leading broken organizations to adjust, repair, and re-align. 

Aida Garcia, Esq., Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent, Filipino Communities Council of Australia Inc., Australia.

Carmen Lamagna Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, International American University - Bangladesh; International Association of University Presidents.

Filomenita Mongaya-Hoegsholm, M.Sc./Diplomate, Founding Chair and International Liaison & Coordinator, BABAYLAN, the Philippine Women's Network, Denmark.

Ivic Mueco, Senior Vice President and Country Manager, Convergys Philippines Services Corporation, Philippines

Judy Arteche-Carr, Chair Emeritus, Society for Information Management, New York, USA.

Ma. Rhodora "Ayhee" L. Campos, Country Head-Philippines, Infosys BPO Ltd., Philippines.

Marianne Hontiveros, Chair and CEO, AirAsia Zest and AirAsia, Inc., Philippines.

Marie Claire Lim Moore, Asia Pacific Regional Director of Global Client Banking, Citi, Singapore.

Marilyn "Wafa" Roscales-Kasimieh, Senior Advisor, Islamic Affairs Charitable Activities Department, Government of Dubai, UAE.

Mary Ann Covarrubias Ph.D., Vice President of Academics, St. Mary of the Woods and School of Mount St. Mary, Bulacan, Philippines. 

Milagros Sering, COO / Senior Managing Director for APAC Sales & Marketing, Seven Seven Global Services, Inc., USA and the Philippines.

Myrna Obligacion Carreon, Founder, Asian/Pacific Employee Resource Group-American Airlines, Texas, USA.

Nora Kakilala-Terrado, Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of the Philippines.

Olivia Valera Palala, Philippine Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Sarah Songalia, Founder, Burublig Para Ha Tanauan, Philippines.

Zenei Triunfo-Cortez RN, Member of the Council of Presidents, CNA/NNOC; Vice President, National Nurses United; Founding Leader, Global Nurses United; California Nurses Association, National Nurses United, Global Nurses United, Staff Nurse IV, Kaiser Permanente, USA.


Emerging Leaders

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 a system. Emerging Leaders have powerful mindsets and skill sets that drive achievement for their organizations.

Janice Lao-Noche, Sustainability Manager, MTR (Mass Transit Railway) Corporation, Hong Kong, China.

Melissa Ramoso, Deputy District Director, CA State Senator Ted W. Lieu, California State Legislature, USA.


Founders & Pioneers

This award honors Filipina women in their capacities as the chief executive, president, executive director or founder of a company, community organization, non-profit, or business venture that they helped start, build or significantly grow. This award category is for the trailblazers who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity.

Analisa Balares, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Womensphere; Womensphere Foundation, New York, USA.

Angelica Berrie, President, Russell Berrie Foundation (RBF); CEO, Kate's Paperie; CEO Angelica Berrie Foundation; former CEO, Russ Berrie and Co., New Jersey, USA.

Catherine Feliciano-Chon, Managing Director & Founder, CatchOn & Company Ltd., Hong Kong, China.

Conchita "Chit" Bathan, CEO, Core Tech International Corporation; Member, Guam Land Use Commission and Guam Seashore Protection Commission, Guam.

Darlene Marie Berberabe, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer, Pag-IBIG Fund, Philippines.

Delia Domingo-Albert, former Ambassador and Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Senior Adviser, SGV & Co., Philippines

Edith Villanueva, President and COO, Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. (SIFI), Philippines.

Karen Batungbacal, Executive General Manager, QBE Group Shared Services Centre, Philippines.

Ma. Victoria Añonuevo, Managing Director and CEO, Millenium Challenge Account - Philippines.


Innovators & Thought Leaders

This award recognizes women who have broken new ground in the global workplace, have delivered new and unique applications of emerging technology transforming the way people think, in the fields of sports, literature, the arts and pop culture, or have improved the lives of others by helping develop a product or service in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics. This award category is also for someone who have either launched a new enterprise, a learning function, or completely overhauled an existing development or community initiative that has sparked a following.

Boots Anson Roa-Rodrigo, President and Trustee, MOWELFUND, Inc., Philippines.

Cris Comerford, Executive Chef, The White House, Washington DC, USA.

Grace Princesa, Philippine Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

Ida Ramos-Henares, CEO, Primeline Management & Production, Philippines.

Jennifer Lopez Fernan, President, Pangea Green Energy Philippines, Inc., New York, USA.

Josefina "Chef Jessie" Sincioco, President / CEO, Chef Jessie Restaurants, Philippines

Maria Lourdes (Marides) Fernando, MPS, President, River Star Food Group & Affiliates; Chair, Galing Pook Foundation; Director, BF Corp; President, College of Arts & Science of Asia and the Pacific, Inc.; former Mayor of Marikina City, Philippines.

Maria Ressa, CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines.

Patricia Espiritu-Halagao PhD, Hawaii State Board of Education, Hawaii.

Teresita Pullin (Tessie Tomas), Actor, Comedienne, GMA Broadcasting Corporation (GMA 7), Philippines.



This award honors Filipina women whose words, actions, and activism, inspire others to act and revolutionize society’s way of understanding traditional beliefs and customs thus leaving behind a Filipino global imprint. “Nicole,” who sparked an international dialogue about women’s rights, national sovereignty, and international law, as she steadfastly pursued justice against her rapists, inspires this category.

Monique Wilson, Theatre & Film Actor; One Billion Rising Director, V-Day; Director of International Affairs of the Gabriela Women’s Party, Singapore


Policymakers & Visionaries

This award recognizes Filipina women leaders who have demonstrated exceptional acumen combined with a forward-looking vision in the development or influencing of policies, campaigns or laws that impact business, industry, and society. Leaders who enrich the lives, careers and businesses of others; someone who shares the benefits of their wealth, experience, and knowledge; actions that significantly change how we think and live.

Delia Rodriguez-Amaya,  Ph.D., Professor, Universiy of Campinas, Brazil, President, Int'l Academy of Food Science and Teachnology, Brazil.

Maria Castañeda, Secretary-Treasurer, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, New York, USA.

Maria Teresa Bonifacio Cenzon, Superior Court Judge, Guam.

Rida Cabanilla, State Representative, Majority Floor Leader, House of Representatives, Hawaii, USA.

Ruth Uy Asmundson, Ph.D., Ambassador to Davis Sister Cities, City of Davis, California; Special Assistant to Vice Provost of Outreach and International Programs, University of California, Davis, USA.

Thetis Mangahas, Deputy Regional Director, Policy and Programmes for International Labor Organization Asia Pacific, Thailand.



Sustaining Pinay Power 2020 is quite daunting. As the excitement dies down and the reality of executing FWN's 2020 game plan sets in, many will drop out and others will pick up the torch. The Keepers of the Flame are the caretakers to ensure that the Vision 2020 is kept alive: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the global economy.

Alicia Fortaleza, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Institute of Northern California; President, Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California

Bambi Lorica, MD, FAAP, holistic pediatrician

Delle Sering, CEO, Seven Seven Corporate Group

Elena Mangahas, Co-Chair, Little Manila Foundation

Gloria T. Caoile, National Political Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

Maria Beebe, Ph.D., President, Global Networks

Marily Mondejar, Founder & CEO, Filipina Women's Network

Maya Ong Escudero, Co-Founder, Literacy Initiatives International Foundation

Sonia T. Delen, Senior Vice President, Banc of America Leasing, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Susie Quesada, President, Ramar Foods International