Global FWN100 2016 Awardee Collage

Awardees are selected and determined by averaging scores assigned by the Selection Committee on the criteria described on the nomination form for activities and projects nominee may have initiated or have been involved in her country of residence:

  1. Impact
  2. Innovation
  3. Involvement
  4. Femtorship (mentorship)
  5. Professionalism
  6. Sustainability (of activity or project she may have started or have been involved)

The following scoring has been set up to be consistent across the award categories and the Selection Committee will provide numerical scores for each of the following final selection scoring:


The degree to which the nominee led the initiative, project or activity, demonstrated by behaviors such as setting clear goals, providing guidance, coaching and support, working through obstacles and/or celebrating success.


The scope, difficulty and size of the initiative, project or activity.


The degree to which the nominee took ownership of the challenges she faced for the initiative, project or activity, demonstrated by behaviors such as helping define outcomes, setting clear goals, providing guidance, working through obstacles and communicating challenges and successes.


  • Primary Economic Sector = includes industries that produce or extract raw materials
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Farming, Hunting, Mining, Extraction


  • Secondary Economic Sector = includes the manufacturing of natural resources
    Construction, Processing, Auto Production, Textiles, Engineering, Energy Utilities


  • Tertiary Economic Sector = service industry
    Communication Services, Government Workers (military, law enforcement, politics, public transit), Healthcare, Finance, Education, Entertainment (special events, publishing, motion picture, video & TV, sound & music), Legal, Non-profit/non-governmental, Restaurants, Retail, Travel/Tourism, Transportation, Wholesale


  • Quaternary Economic Sector = knowledge-based and production of information
    Consulting Services (interior design), Information Technology, Financial Planning, Media (journalism), Research & Development



  • Batangas
  • Cebu
  • Paranaque City
  • Pasig City
  • Makati City
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Manila
  • Muntinlupa 
  • Negros Oriental
  • Quezon City
  • Taguig
  • Valenzuela City

South Korea

  • Geneva
  • Vaud

United States

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Oregon
  • Virginia
  • Nevada

United Arab Emirates

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai


Global FWN100™ 2016 Awardees at Mactan Shangri-La, August 23, 2016

Global FWN100™ 2016 Awardees at Mactan Shangri-La, August 23, 2016



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. 

Behind the Scenes Leader 1
Behind the Scenes Leaders 2
Behind the Scenes 3

Ana Bel Mayo, President, I Colori del Mondo Adda Onlus, Associaziona Citta’Mondo Milano, Milan, Italy.

Belen M. Saramosing- Ramirez, President, TravelHouse, Inc., Program Director, Books of Feed the Hungry, USA.

Carlota Hufana Ader, President & Owner, CHA Services, Hawaii, USA.

Carmen Garcia, Managing Director, Community Corporate Pty Ltd, Mylor, Australia.

Elena “Jingjing” Villanueva Romero, Founder & CEO, Stratos Public Relations Consultancy, Quezon City, Philippines.

Imelda Martin Hum, President, Brighton Sleep Diagnostic, Chief Operative Officer, IM System Group, IAWS Integrated Aviation Weather Solution, Michigan, USA.

Maria Victoria Jose Cuisia, President, Asean Women’s Circle, Washington D.C., USA.

Melanie C. Ng, Executive Vice President, Ng Khai Development Corp and President, Cebu, Philippines.

Rachel Salinel, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Filipino Excellence in the Middle East (FEME), Senior TV Correspondent/News Presenter for Radio, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Rocio Nuyda, Owner, Grace Events, Manila, Philippines.

Sandra Sanchez Montano, CEO, Community Health, Education, Emergency Response Services (CHEERS), Board of Trustees, Moringaling Philippines Foundation, Quezon City, Philippines.

Theresita “Tita” Q. Dumagsa, Project Director, Real Medicine Foundation, 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 corporations or nonprofit organizations on behalf of her own organization; demonstrates high potential and skill with measurable results at a government agency, nonprofit or organization in the public and private sectors. “Buildership” is about building better organizations, leading broken organizations to adjust, repair, and re-align. 

Builders 2016 - 1
Builders 2016 - 2
Builders 2016 - 3
Stella Bernabe Global FWN100 2016

Arlene Abe Pulido, Learning & Development Manager, Al Tamimi & Company Advocates & Legal Consultants, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Bernadette M. Schlueter, Principal, Department of Defense Education Activity - SHAPE American Elementary School, Casteau, Belgium

Cristina “Bea” Teh-Tan, Managing Director, Consumer Business Head, Citibank, NA, Philippines

Charina Mundo Vergara, Marketing Manager, Island Pacific Seafood Market California, USA

Eloiza T.B. Domingo-Snyder, Senior Director and Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, Diversity & Inclusion, Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Health System, Maryland, USA

Irene Corpuz, Head of Planning & IT Security, Western Region Municipality, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Lorna Patajo-Kapunan, Senior Partner, Kapunan, Garcia & Castillo Law Offices, Manila, Philippines

Magnolia Misolas Uy, Commercial Counselor, Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the World Trade Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland

Maria Cristina “Ginbee” Layug Go, Senior Vice President - Head, Retail Loans Business, BPI Family Savings Bank, Pasig City, Philippines

Maria Socorro “Cory” Valenzuela Vidanes, Chief Operating Officer, ABS-CBN Corporation, Quezon City, Philippines

Marites T. Dagdag, President, Clorox International Philippines, Inc., Manila, Philippines

Milalin Sarenas-Javellana, Facility Director, Philippines Australia Human Resources & Organisational Development Facility, Paranaque City, Philippines

Mona Lisa Bautista Dela Cruz, FASP, ASA, President & Chief Operating Officer, Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd., Manila Philippines

Patricia “Pixie” Javier- Gutierrez, Executive Director and Head of Corporate Communications JP Morgan Chase & Co., Manila, Philippines

Rosario Cajucom-Bradbury, Adviser to The Wallace Business Forum (WBF), Former Managing Director & CEO, SGS Philippines & SGS Gulf Ltd. ROHQ Former Chairwoman of Philippine Swiss Business Council, California, USA

Stella Solero Bernabe, Region Head Manulife- STELLAR Region, Recruitment, Business Expansion Nationwide, Financial Planning, Cebu, Philippines



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.

Emerging Leaders 2016

Anne Quintos, Managing Partner, PageJump Media, Author, Abroad Me: 22 Success Strategies for Young Overseas Filipinos, Taipei, Taiwan

Eva Marie Wang, Ph.D. Researcher - Global Education Cooperation, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Mary Lou Flores Cunanan, Owner, Vision International Philippines, Inc., Manila, Philippines



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 significant business or organizational opportunity. 

Innovators and Thought Leaders 2016
Founders & Pioneers 2
Founders & Pioneers 2016 - 3
Founders & Pioneers 2016 - 4

Agnes A. Gervacio, President, NEC Philippines, Inc. Makati, Philippines

Amparito Llamas Lhuillier, President, Amparito Llamas Lhuillier Education Foundation (ALLEF), Cebu, Philippines

Christine Amour-Levar, Founding Partner, Women on a Mission, Singapore

Cynthia Romero Mamon, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Enchanted Kingdom, Inc., Manila, Philippines

Gina Garcia Atienza, President, SunStar Management Inc., SunStar Media Group, Cebu, Philippines

Glenda Barretto, CEO, Via Mare Catering Services, Inc., Makati, Philippines

Janette Nellie Go Chiu, President, GCH Holdings, Inc., Cebu, Philippines

Karen Graciles Libarios Remo, Managing Director & Co-founder, New Perspective Media, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Maria Rosa Nieva Carrion, Founder & CEO, Seagull Philippines, Inc., Paranaque City, Philippines

Malou N. Santos, Chief Operating Officer, Star Creatives, Quezon City, Philippines

Marylou Ty Garcia, Founder/ CEO, Networking Women Capital Fund, California, USA

Nancy Reyes Lumen, Self-proclaimed “ADOBOQUEEN”, Partner, The Commissary Kitchen, Cookbook Author and Culinary Brand Ambassador, Manila, Philippines

Ophelia Mananquil-Bakker, President, Fostering Education & Environment for Development (FEED, Inc.), Makati, Philippines

Paulette Deduque-Liu, President, PSC Primary Skills, Inc., COO, PSEFI-SKILLS, SVP - HR, Primary Group of Builders, Cebu, Philippines

Raquel Toquero-Choa, Founder & CEO, The Chocolate Chamber & Cacao de Filipinas Fellowship, Cebu, Philippines

Rosalind L. Wee, Founder, W Group of Companies, Taguig, Philippines



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, sports, 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 process, development or community initiative that has sparked a following.

Innovators & Thought Leaders 1
Innovators & Thought Leaders 2

Caroline Marian Santos-Enriquez, President & CEO, Our Lady of Fatima University, Valenzuela, Philippines

Cynthia Carrion, President, Gymnastics Association of the Philippines, Philippines

Edita A. De Leon, Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé S.A., Switzerland

Mylene Abiva, President & CEO, Felta Multi-Media Inc., Manila, Philippines

Karen Ida Alparce-Villanueva, Managing Partner, Health Prx Communication Services, Manila, Philippines

Marina Durano, Senior Program Officer, Open Society Foundation, New York, USA

Olivia Limpe Aw, President & CEO, Disteleria Limtuaco & Co., Inc., Manila, 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.

Nicole 2016

Leni Robredo, Vice President, Republic of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.



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.

Policymaker and Visionary 1

Maria Milagros Fernan Cayosa, Regular Member representing the IBP, Judicial and Bar Council, Manila, Philippines



The Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™ Award may be received up to three times. Remarkable women were selected for the second time for continuing to be influential in their field, workplace and community. When selected for the third time in the future, awardee will then be inducted into the FWN “Always Influential” Hall of Fame.

Continuing Influencers
Continuing Influencers 2

Ace Itchon
President & CEO, Chairman of the Board, Aspen Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Anny Misa Hefti
Samahang Pilipina Bern, Ruederswil, Switzerland

Chit Lijauco
Managing Editor, Philippine Tatler, Manila, Philippines

Emma Imperial
President & CEO, Imperial Homes Corp., Muntinlupa, Philippines

Josefina “Chef Jessie” Sincioco
President & CEO, Chef Jessie Restaurants, Manila, Philippines

Karen Batungbacal
Executive General Manager at QBE Insurance, Manila, Philippines

Maan Hontiveros
CEO, AirAsia Inc. Philippines, Chair, AirAsia Zest, Manila, Philippines

Myrna Tang Yao
Founder & CEO, Richprime Global, Inc., Manila, Philippine

Nora Kakilala Terrado
Undersecretary, Department of Trade & Industry, Government of the Philippines, Muntinlupa, Philippines

Pet R. Hartman
SVP, Global Services Operation, Arch Insurance Group, New Jersey, USA, Manila, Philippines



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.

Keepers of the Flame 1
Keepers of the Flame 2
Keepers of the Flame

Amar Bornkamp, Senior Team Manager, Access & Entitlements Integration, Charles Schwab, San Francisco, California

Bambi Lorica, MD, FAAP, Holistic Pediatrician, Maryland

Delle Sering, CEO, SevenSeven Softwares, Inc., New Jersey, U.S.A.

Elena Mangahas, Co-Chair, Little Manila Foundation, Stockton, California

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

Josephine Romero, CEO, Magpie.IM, Philippines.

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

Maria Roseni "Nini" M. Alvero, Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of the Philippines.

Marily Mondejar, Founder & CEO, Filipina Women's Network, San Francisco, California

Colonel Shirley S. Raguindin, Chief Diversity Officer, Air National Guard; Chief of Diversity, National Guard Bureau, Washington DC

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

Susie Quesada, President, Ramar Foods International, Pittsburg, California

Thelma Boac, Trustee, Berryessa Union School, San Jose, California