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Panganiban recognized as Influential Filipina Woman in the World


Zonta Club of Cebu 1 President Jane Po Panganiban recently received recognition as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World during the 18th Filipina Global Summit Conference organized by the Global Foundation for Filipina Women Network (FWN) and held at Lisbon, Portugal from October 30, 2022 to November 4, 2022.

Ms. Panganiban is recognized for her involvement in the Early Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse project. The project’s goal is to help prevent early child sexual abuse by creating early awareness among the children of elementary school age who belong to the focus group.


The awardees were honored at the gala dinner the six-day summit.

The nominated candidates for the award were evaluated based on the size and scope of their positions, influence in their industries and professions, board affiliations and significant leadership roles.

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.


Jane Panganiban (center) with fellow FWN Awardees Rechie Member of Parliament Canada, Atty. Lorna Kapunan Manila, Mayor of Manila Honey Lacuna Pangan, Gwen Pang Secretary General of the Red Cross, Manila, Elsia Chua CDC Manila and Ma. Teresa Chan, Cebu.

According to the group’s website, “Being selected for the Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award (Global FWN100™) is the ultimate recognition given by FWN.” The awardees become world citizens and partners of FWN’s global vision  of having a Filipina woman leader in every sector of the economy.


(L-R) FWN100 Awardees Ma. Teresa Chan, Stella Bernabe and Jane Panganiban attending the 18th Global FWN Filipina Women’s Network Conference and Awards Ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal

The summit gathers a select group of Filipina women who are global leaders, influencers and public figures from the United States, Canada and the Philippines as well as other FWN member countries. They participate in business meetings, education sessions and learning journeys with corporate and community leaders, elected and appointed officials.

These are Filipina women who are disruptors, innovators, thought leaders, visionaries, policymakers, founders, emerging leaders and changemakers.


Jane Panganiban with Consul General of the Philippines for Portugal Honorable Reginald “Reggie” Bernabe in the DISRUPT Book 4 Launch, in Lisbon Portugal

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 2012 Campaign.

The first U.S. FWN100 awards were given at the 2007 Filipina Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.