U.S. FWN100™ AWARDEES 2012
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.
Hana Zen, Inc.
Certified Financial Planner Professional,
Associate Director, Outreach and Communications
Maritessa Bravo Ares
Executive Program Assistant
Green For All
University of The Philippines Nursing Alumni Association- U.S.A., Inc.
TV Reporter/Newspaper Columnist (Gannett)
ABS-CBN, TFC, & Pacific Daily News
BUILDERS & EMERGING LEADERS
Builders have demonstrated exceptional business impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause through collaborative initiatives at a nonprofit institution; demonstrates high potential and skill with measurable results at a government agency, or organization in any field. “Buildership” is about building better organizations, leading broken organizations to adjust, repair, and re-align. Emerging Leaders have powerful mindsets and skill sets that drive achievement for their organizations.
Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation
Cora Aragon Soriano
Los Angeles Filipino Association Employees
Cynthia A. Bonta
Philippine National Day Association (PNDA)
The Young Filipino Professionals Association
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
District Governor (former)
San Francisco Marina-North Beach Lions
Lions Clubs International
Jacqueline Dumlao Yu
Horton, Roberts & West LLP
KAYA Filipino Americans for Progress
Filipino American Democratic Club of San Francisco
Founder & CEO
LTD Global, LLC
Nadia Catarata Jurani
CPA, Attorney at Law
Nadia C. Jurani, Esq., LLC
Natalie C. Aliga
AAA Northern California
Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange
Olivia Finina De Jesus
Board Member/Vice Chairman
ABS-CBN Foundation, N.A.
VP - Managing Director & Head of Global Content Strategy
ABS-CBN International, N.A.
Prosy Abarquez-Delacruz, J.D.
Opinion Editorial/Features Writer
Asian Journal Publications, Inc.
Rita Dela Cruz
Lindquist, von Husen & Joyce LLP
Owner, Grace Events
U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance
Sheryll Casuga, Psy.D.
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Regional Sales Manager
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.
Nilda Guanzon Valmores
My Sister's House
Paulita Lasola Malay
Marriage & Family Therapist / Psychotherapist
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.
Betty O. Buccat
Administrative Law Judge
California State Department of Social Services
Core Tech International Corporation
Constance Valencia Santos
Filipino American Council of Chicago
Elaine R. Serina, PhD
Talas Engineering, Inc.
CEO & President
Admiral Home Health, Inc.
Alphan Hospice Care, Inc.
Admiral Hospice Care, Inc.
San Diego Paralegal Association
Victoria J. Santos
Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) East Bay
INNOVATORS & THOUGHT LEADERS
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 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, engineering, technology, or medicine. This award category is also for someone who have either launched a new enterprise learning function or completely overhauled an existing development or community initiative.
California State University, East Bay
The White House
Penélope V. Flores
San Francisco State University
Vivian Zalvidea Araullo
Head of News Production
ABS-CBN International - The Filipino
POLICYMAKERS & VISIONARIES
This award recognizes Filipina women leaders who have demonstrated exceptional business acumen combined with a forward-looking vision in the development or influencing of policies, campaigns or laws that impact business, industry, and society and who enrich the lives and careers of others by sharing the benefits of their wealth, experience, and knowledge.
Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Institute of Northern California
Nursing Supervisor, Laguna Honda Hospital
Professor Emeritus/Educational Consultant
University of San Francisco
Zenda Garcia-Lat, M.D.
University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America
Co-Founder of "Handog Ngiti" Gift of Smile Foundation