100 most Influential Filipina Women™ AWARDS
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 Global FWN100™ recognizes those who have reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and who are recognized for their leadership and achievements in the global workplace and their local communities.
The FWN100 Award™ was conceived in the United States at the 2006 Filipina Leadership Summit as a result of its Future Search and the launch of the Pinay Power 2012 Campaign.
The first U.S. FWN100™ awards were given at the 2007 Filipina Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.
In 2013, FWN launched its global search after the culmination of its Pinay Power 2012 Campaign in 2012 and kicked-off of its Pinay Power 2020 Mission: A Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy.
The Pinay Power 2020 Reunion will be held in Washington DC on October 1–4, 2020 where the FWN100™ search was launched in 2007.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: ANNUAL FILIPINA GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT DATES
- 2017 October 25–29 // 14th Summit: Toronto, Canada
- 2018 October 18–21 // 15th Summit: London, UK
- 2019 October 17–20 // 16th Summit: Hawaii, USA
- 2020 October 1–4 // 17th Summit: “Pinay Power 2020 Reunion” Washington DC
United States and global FWN100™ Awardees
In 2007, Filipina women’s Network recognized the 100 Most Influential Filipina American Women in the United States.
“The 100 Most Influential Filipina American Women in the U.S.” are dynamic leaders who are influential in their respective fields and local communities. These role models are powerful examples of women doing extraordinary work who will inspire our youth and future leaders,” said Lieutenant Colonel Shirley Raguindin of the Arizona National Guard and chair of the 2009 FWN100™ Nationwide Search and Selection Committee. “The selection process included personal interviews of the qualified nominees based on six categories and selection criteria conducted by a team of FWN100 Awardees. In the spirit of collaboration, the scores were tabulated with the help of members of the Filipino American Association of Certified Public Accountants,” said Elena Mangahas, board chair of the Filipina Women’s Network.
This award was conceived as a working recognition award, a key initiative of Pinay Power 2012. Pinay Power 2012 is a dream with a meaningful purpose: double the number of Filipina Women leaders by 2012.
“The awardees will participate in the Femtoring Pinay Circles at the 8th Filipina Leadership Summit in San Francisco,” said Marily Mondejar, Founder of the Filipina Women’s Network. “The Pinay Circles aim to provide professional and personal development of women leaders, exposing them to critical public and private sector issues affecting Filipina women and enhancing their competitive knowledge from state, national and global perspectives. It connects Filipina leaders from across the U. S. with each other and with decision-makers, thinkers and practitioners and promotes creativity and innovation through the sharing of ideas and best practices. The Pinay Circle members are empowered to contribute more fully to the communities and companies in which they live and work.”
Pinay Power 2012 began in 2006 with a dream to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders who will influence the Filipino American community’s future. It provides a critical pathway for successful women who care about advancement, achievement, and significance. These women are not only talking about change, but plan to be part of making change happen.
After 6 years of selecting Filipina women leaders who have demonstrated excellence in their field of work and in their communities, the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) launched a worldwide search of outstanding Filipina women leaving a lasting Filipino global imprint through their work in communities, and in their professional and industry sectors.
The Global FWN100 Awards™ is a dream with a meaningful purpose; a strategy to build our talent pipeline—identify Filipina women leaders in every sector of the economy worldwide by 2020.
It is a campaign to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders, build our pipeline of qualified women that one day some will become president in many industry sectors. The Global FWN100™ awardees provide a critical pathway for successful women who care about advancement, achievement, and significance, influencing the Filipino community’s future.