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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 (military, law enforcement, politics, public transit), Healthcare, Finance, Food Services, Education, Entertainment (special events, publishing, motion picture, video & TV, sound and 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, architecture), Information Technology, Financial Planning, Media (journalism), Research & Development, Science


Canada Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia • Czech Republic • Ireland • Italy Bergamo • Netherlands Holland • Norway Hordaland, Oslo • Philippines Cebu, Laguna, Makati, Metro Manila, Muntinlupa, Paranaque City, Pasig City, Quezon City, Taguig, Zamboanga Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Sur • Qatar • Sweden • Switzerland Aargau, Geneve, Zurich • United Arab Emirates Dubai • United Kingdom Devon, Kent, London, Oxford, Surrey • USA California, Florida, New York



Global FWN100™ 2018 Awardees at the St. Pancras Renaissance in London, UK, September 14, 2018

Global FWN100™ 2018 Awardees at the St. Pancras Renaissance in London, UK, September 14, 2018



BEHIND THE SCENES LEADER: 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.  This category is also for small business owners and social enterprises who may have started a business driven by an innovative idea or a passion for service and whose surpluses are reinvested in the community. 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.

Adelina Duenas, Community Leader, UNITED KINGDOM [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].

Elizabeth von Atzigen, Primary, Secondary Educator; Cambridge English Exams Prep Trainer, KiTs Bilingual Dayschool, Wil Switzerland, SWITZERLAND [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education]].

Ellanie Villena Gutierrez , Office Manager, Pakistan Business Council Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].

Lolita Johansson, Quality Coach, Aleris AS Health, Djursholm, SWEDEN [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare]. 

Maria Trinidad Manalo Maramba, Manual Data Entry Keyer, Royal Mail Group of Companies, Devon, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].

Marietta Palacio Revilla, Public Relations, Italtrans Racing Team, Bergamo, ITALY [Tertiary Economic Sector: Travel/Tourism].

Michelle Dela Cruz Marquez, Procurement Associate, ExxonMobil, CZECH REPUBLIC [Secondary Economic Sector: Energy Utilities].

Novabel Teves Fossgard, Director, Purley Language College Ltd & Director, Hazel Residences Ltd, Purley Language College, Hazel Residence, Surrey, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education].

Rosavilla Cumba Langeveld, Board member of the Sisterhood City Organization, Noord-Holland, NETHERLANDS [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Zenaida  Del Mundo, Community Leader, Filipino Women's Association UK, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].



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. 

Agnes Pasaporte Miranda, Executive Vice Chairman, World Financial Group, Concord, CANADA [Quaternary Economic Sector: Services: Financial Planning].

Cristina Manahan Liamzon PhD, Coordinator, Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Program for Overseas Filipinos and their Families; Core Faculty, Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education].

Elena Francisco Samson, Maths and Science Teacher, Maths Coordinator for Whole School, Featherstone High School, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education].

Jorhie Liabres Alban, Director and Head of Communications for Gulf Countries, Sanofi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Joy  Murao, CEO, Practice Aligned Resources LLC, Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES[Tertiary Economic Sector: Legal].

Joyce Rivera Javier, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, CA, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Maria Victoria M. Acosta, Senior Vice President – International Marketing, Megaworld Corporation, PHILIPPINES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate].

Maria Martina Geraldine Dimalibot, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, St. Luke's Medical Center, Global City and Quezon City, Philippines, Pasig City, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare]

Mary Cheryl Bravo Gloner MPH, MBA, Executive Director, Project Safety Net UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Non-profit/non-governmental].

Rowena San Pedro Sanchez, Regional HR & Managing Director, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate].

Ruby Canteras Pacis, President and CEO, Faith in GOD RPM Professional and Technical Services Corporation, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Education].



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.

Ann Michelle Bagayna Mondragon, Global Communications Specialist, Givaudan, Zurich, SWITZERLAND [Primary Economic Sector: includes industries that produce or extract raw materials: flavours and fragrances].

Catherine Sy Luib, D.C., Owner/Physician, Luib Health Center, San Diego, California, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Christen-Leonor Santos Montero, Chief Markeing Officer, Blue, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Technology].

Danabelle Hazel Ramirez Gutierrez, Spoken Word Artist, Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Entertainment].

Trish Marie Edar Marco, Marketing Coordinator Mark Thomas Walnut Creek, CA UNITED STATES [Quartenary Economic Sector: interior design, architecture, management].



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. 

Angela Katrina Adams, Founder, Question Everything, UNITED KINGDOM  [Secondary Economic Sector: Textiles].

Carolina Ocampo Mercado, CEO & Owner,Mercado Builders & Development Corporation, Pasig, PHILIPPINES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate].

Conchita Labao Manabat, PhD Independent Director, The Philippine Dealing System Group of Companies, Makati City, PHILIPPINES[Tertiary Economic Sector: Finance].

Crystal Dias LLB, Partner, Dias Solicitors, Kent, UNITED KINGDOM  [Tertiary Economic Sector: Legal].

Evelyn Tang Uy, Managing Director, Isaias Uy & Sons Development Corporation, Zamboanga Del Norte, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Travel and Tourism].

Josephine Victoria Tanada Yam, JD, LLM, CEO & Co-Founder, B3 Canada, Building Breakthrough Boards (B3) Canada (b3canada.ca), Ontario, CANADA [Tertiary Economic Sector: Service Industry - recruiting talent].

Maria Majella Tumangan Villaroman, Co-Founder and President, my-CORD Corporation, NCR, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Mildred Christine Flores Piad Ph.D, Former President & Chairman of the Board; now Consultant, F. F. Flores Enterprises, Inc., NCR, PHILIPPINES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate].

Myrna Tam Natividad, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Grow Your Business Pinoy, Inc., PHILIPPINES [Quaternary Economic Sector: Consulting Services].



This award recognizes women who have broken new ground in the marketplace, have delivered new and unique applications of emerging technology transforming the way people think, in the fields of business, 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 finance, science, technology, engineering, fashion, cuisine, architecture, arts, film and entertainment. This award category is also for someone who has launched a new enterprise, a learning function or completely overhauled an existing way of doing things, resulting in new development or community initiative.

Alexandra Noelle Cuerdo, Director, Producer and Writer -- ULAM: Main Dish, Kidlat Entertainment, New York, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Entertainment].

Angie Go Flaminiano, President & Chief Operating Officer, NutriAsia, Inc. PHILIPPINES[Tertiary Economic Sector: Wholesale].

Janice Crisostomo Villanueva, Founder and CEO, Mommy Mundo Inc., Pasig City, Metro Manila PHILIPPINES  [Quaternary Economic Sector: knowledge-based and production of information].

Maria Lydia "Marily" Ysip Orosa, President and CEO, Studio 5 Designs, NCR, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Communication Services (marketing, public relations, branding].

Marissa Estiva Magsino MD, FAARFM, MM Marissa Magsino, Florida, UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].

Pamela Gotangco, Visual Artist, Motivational Speaker, Gotangco Art, Aargau, SWITZERLAND [Tertiary Economic Sector: Communication Services].

Sherill Ramos Quintana, Founding  President / Chief Executive Officer, Oryspa Spa Solutions Inc., Laguna, PHILIPPINES [Secondary Economic Sector: Manufacturing].

Hon. Susan Pineda Mercado MDMPH, Special Envoy of the President for Global Health Initiatives, Republic of the Philippines; Nominee for WHO Regional Director of the Western Pacific, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Healthcare].



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.

Hon. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia, Deputy Speaker, 17th Congress of the Philippines, 17th Philippine Congress, Cebu, PHILIPPINES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Government].



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.

Hon. Rachelle Sumagaysay Pastor Arizmendi, Former Mayor and City Council Member, City of Sierra Madre, California; Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE), Los Angeles, California UNITED STATES[Tertiary Economic Sector: Government, Non-Profit].

Hon. Wendy Lee Ho, Board Trustee, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board; Senior Policy Director, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, San Jose, California UNITED STATES [Tertiary Economic Sector: Government, Non-Profit].



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.

Hon. Juslyn Cabrera Manalo, Mayor and City Council Member, City of Daly City, California; Community Engagement Associate, Forest City, Daly City, UNITED STATES [Secondary Economic Sector: Construction, Real Estate; Tertiary Economic Sector: Government].



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.

Amar Bornkamp, Charles Schwab (Ret.), San Francisco, California, USA (Global FWN100™ '15)

Dr. Caroline Marian Enriquez, President and CEO of Our Lady Fatima University, Valenzuela City, Philippines (Global FWN100™ ‘16)

Georgitta “Beng” Pimentel Puyat, Chairman, Philippine Orchard Corporation, Makati, Philippines (Global FWN100™ ‘17)

Leonor Vintervoll, Founder, Philippine Women's Organization (PWO) Resource Center, Board Director & Country Representative for Norway, European Network of Filipino Diaspora (ENFiD), Norway (Global FWN100™ '15)

Maria Beebe, Ph.D., President, Global Networks, Hawaii and Oregon, USA (US FWN100 '11 and Global FWN100™ '13)

Maria Roseni "Nini" M. Alvero, Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines; Senior Trade Representative, Philippine Trade and Investment Centre, Toronto, Canada (US FWN100™ '07, Global FWN100™ '16)

Maria Santos Greaves, President, Surrey Hearing Care Inc., Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (Global FWN100™ '15)

HON Marily Mondejar, Founder & CEO, Filipina Women's Network, San Francisco, California; Chair and President, Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure, the Successor Agency of the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission, San Francisco, California USA

Susie Quesada, President, Ramar Foods International, Pittsburg, California, USA (US FWN100™ '07, Global FWN100™ '13)

HON Thelma Boac, Board of Trustees and former President, Berryessa Union School District, San Jose, California, USA (US FWN100™ '07, Global FWN100™ '13)