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FWN _MarilyMarizelLeonorMaria Zelda “Marizel” Magistrado ROJAS  received the prestigious Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award from the Filipina Women’s Network.  The Gala Awards Ceremony  was held  on 28 October -02 November 2019 at 16th Filipina Leadership Global Summit in Paris, France. Marizel was the first and only awardee from Austria this year.

It was a great honour for me to attend the  Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) 16th Filipina Leadership Global Summit at the Westin Paris Vendome in Paris, France with the theme “Be. Magnificent. Amplifying Filipina Women Voices”. It was very inspiring to be with magnificent Filipinas in the Behind the Scenes Category. Other categories are Builder, Emerging Leader, Founder & Pioneer, Innovator and Thought Leader, Nicole, Policy Maker and Visionary,“ Marizel said:

The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) is a San Francisco based 501 (c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power and influence of Filipina women as leaders and policy makers on economic and social justice and women’s rights in the private and public sectors. With 1,500+ members from 31 countries, 52% Millennials/Gen Y, 38% Baby Boomers, 10% Gen X, FWN provides: Influence, Knowledge, Access to support the success of Filipina women in their businesses and careers.

IMG_20191031_225652Delegates at the Summit are FWN members and Global FWN100™ awardees (2007-2019) selected annually through a rigorous vetting process.

The awardees and members represent 31 countries from the following countries:

Africa: Mozambique

Australia: Victoria, South Australia: Adelaide, Mylor

North America: United States of America (23 states) and Canada (Toronto and Vancouver)

South America: Brazil

Asia: Bangladesh, China (Hong Kong), Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai)

Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

FWN Awardees 2019The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ recognizes Filipina women who are influencing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their leadership, achievement and contributions to society, femtorship and legacy.

The speakers chosen for the summit are at the top of their game sharing their experiences and insights on how they became successful, how they turned their success into significance and what it means to be relevant to society as an influential Filipina woman in today’s business world.

Pictures: Marizel Rojas

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