The Filipina Women’s Network has recognized Dr. Ma. Victoria T. Lualhati as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award. She is currently serving as the President and CEO of Beyond Medical Hub and is a trainer for Inspire Leadership and Consultancy Inc. She was also previously featured on WorkWise Asia’s Rostrum segment.
The Filipina Women’s Network recognizes women of Philippine ancestry who are changing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their contributions to society, femtorship, and legacy. Dr. Lualhati was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world.
She will be honored in the BUILDER award category. Builders have demonstrated exceptional organizational impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause through collaborative initiatives or alliances with institutions, corporations or nonprofit organizations on behalf of her own company. Builders display high potential and skill with measurable results at a government agency, higher education institution, nonprofit or a corporation in the public and private sectors. “Buildership” is about developing better organizations, leading broken organizations to adjust, repair, and re-align including journalistic views redefining traditional methods.
The FWN100™ Award was launched in the United States in 2006 and expanded its search globally in 2013. Many of the awardees have reached the pinnacle of their careers breaking the “glass ceiling” at the C-Suite level and in politics – California Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, HealthNet CEO and now Sterling CEO Cora Manase Tellez, Charles Schwab Investments CEO, and now Commonwealth Club Board Chair Evelyn Dilsaver, Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo, first Filipina deputy mayor of Hertsmere, UK Cynthia Barker, entrepreneur and Richprime Global President and CEO Myrna Yao, Cebu Governor and former Philippines House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia, Utah Valley University President Astrid S. Tuminez, Legato Health Technologies Philippines Inc., An Anthem Company, Country Head and former Undersecretary of Philippines Department of Trade and Industry Nora Terrado, four Rear Admirals in the U. S. Navy: Connie Mariano, Raquel Cruz Bono, Eleanor Valentin and Babette Bolivar. Not everyone is in the C-Suite level – there are influential emerging leaders and community advocates who have been recognized for their accomplishments.
“The Global FWN100™ awardees are innovators and thought leaders, dynamic entrepreneurs, rising stars under age 35, practitioners, behind-the-scenes leaders, and public service advocates, who have moved through the ranks in the public and private sectors. They are magnificent women doing extraordinary work motivating next-generation leaders,” said Marily Mondejar, CEO of the Filipina Women’s Network.
“Each nominee goes through a rigorous vetting process by the Selection Committee composed of previous global awardees,” explained Thelma Boac, chair of the Global FWN100™ Awards and elected Trustee of the San Jose, California Berryessa Union School District. “They were selected based on the size and scope of their positions, influence in their industries and their communities, board affiliations and other leadership roles.”
The Global FWN100™ Award™ is a working recognition award with a meaningful purpose: A Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy. The awardees are asked to reinvent themselves by femtoring (female mentoring) Filipina women and bring her to the Filipina Summit in The Westin Paris – Vendôme, France.
“Dr. Marivic T. Lualhati is now a valued partner in helping FWN develop the Filipina community’s pipeline of qualified leaders to increase the odds that some will rise to the “president” position in all sectors of the global economy,” added Dr. Carol Enriquez, FWN board member and President and CEO of Our Lady of Fatima University. “The summit is where smart women are sharing the secrets to their success and inspire each other. The 2007-2019 awardees’ leadership stories have become part of the largest recorded Filipina women diaspora in modern times.”
“The FWNSummit2019 theme is Be. Magnificent. AMPLIFYING Filipina Women Voices. Seeing all the global awardees on stage at the awards ceremony assures me that the future of our young Filipina sisters is solid,” said Georgitta Puyat, Chairman, Philippine Orchard Corporation and FWN President. “Awardees often share this inspiring evening with their moms, grandmothers, daughters, sons, spouses, partners, young women and men, mentors and bosses from their organizations. They all come on stage to celebrate her.”
“This award is a validation of the meaningful work that I have been doing for the past years in the arena of healthcare, education and community relations. I have been blessed with opportunities and mentors who gave much without conditions, respected my talents and valued my contributions. I’m excited to meet my fellow awardees from other countries, forge partnerships and collaborate with them. I thank FWN for bringing the Filipina women of the world together to plan the future for our community and next-generation leaders,” says Dr Lualhati.
Congratulations again to Dr. Lualhati! You can view her episode of Rostrum here.
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