3 DTI officials selected as this year’s Most Influential Filipina Women in the Worlds
Business Mirror
September 7, 2016

CEBU CITY—Three officials of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) were recently selected as 2016’s Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global FWN100) by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN).

Those honored were Undersecretary for Industry Promotion Group (IPG) Nora K. Terrado, Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) Assistant Secretary Maria Roseni M. Alvero and Commercial Attaché Magnolia Uy.

Filipinas from across four continents representing 10 countries flew in to Cebu for the awarding ceremony held on August 23.

The Global FWN100 Award is given every year by the FWN, a non-profit organization that recognizes 100 women of Philippine ancestry who are changing the face of leadership in the global workplace. These women have done outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their achievement and contributions to society, mentorship and legacy.

Terrado, a two-time awardee, was first selected in 2014 under the Builders category. She was selected this time under the Innovators and Thought Leaders category. This category recognizes women who have broken new ground in the global workplace, 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 improved the lives of others by helping develop a product or service in the fields of science, technology, engineering, sports, arts, or mathematics.

Terrado has been in the forefront of forwarding the country’s innovation agenda and currently leads the country’s trade and industry promotional efforts as the DTI undersecretary for Industry Promotion Group. She is also known for her various contributions in implementing priority change programs at the DTI during her stint as the supervising undersecretary for Management Services Group (MSG) from 2013 to 2015.

Alvero was selected under the Keepers of the Flame category, an award given to those who will ensure that the Vision 2020 of FWN is kept alive: A Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy.

hosen under the Builders category, which honors Filipino women for demonstrating exceptional business impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause through collaborative initiatives or alliances on behalf of her own organization; and demonstrating high potential and skill with measurable results in the private sector or public sector.

Uy was recognized for her contribution in concluding the Philippines’s free-trade agreement with the EFTA member-countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), as well as in putting MSMEs in front and center of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agenda.

Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo was also one of the awardees and served as the keynote speaker at the 13th Filipina Leadership Global Summit. Robredo received the award under the “Nicole” category, which honors Filipino 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.

The Global FWN100 Award is a working recognition award with a meaningful purpose and FWN’s 2020 Vision: A Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy by 2020. The Filipina Leadership Global Summit was held from August 21 to 24 in Cebu, at the Shangri-La Mactan, with the theme “Influence. Accelerate. Action.”□