Here's new reason for Kapamilyas to be proud: ABS-CBN Corporation’s Broadcast COO Cory Vidanes and ABS-CBN Star Creatives COO Malou Santos have been recognized as two of the “Most Influential Filipina Women” by Filipina Women’s Network (FWN). Topping this list as Most Influential Filipinas is Vice President Leni Robredo.
The Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award, also known as The Global FWN100 Award, recognizes 100 Filipino women who have made accomplishments in their respective fields, made significant contributions to society, mentorship, and legacy, and lead the pack in changing the face of leadership in the global workplace.
Vidanes was awarded under the Builders category, recognizing her for her efforts in the broadcast industry and excellence in producing programs. Santos, on the other hand, was awarded under the Founder and Pioneer category, lauding her initiative in showcasing Filipino stories, culture, values and aspirations to a global audience.
Robredo, meanwhile, was awarded under the “Nicole” Category for “inspiring others to act and revolutionize society’s way of understanding traditional beliefs and customs, thus leaving behind a Filipino global imprint.”
During Robredo’s keynote speech on August 23 at Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu, she emphasized the importance of women empowerment in this constantly changing society. "We are not here to rule the world. We are about creating the world where despots and heroes are no longer needed, so that each one of us can be a hero," she said.
"It is the ability to convene and inspire. It is the mandate to step back, look at the gaps and figure out how to maximize our joint resources to fill up those gaps. It is clarity of vision and focus," Robredo added.
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