RUBY CANTERAS PACIS, the CEO and Founding President of Faith In God RPM Professional and Technical Servces Corporation, was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the World by the Filipina Women’s Network.
The Global FWN100 Award recognizes 100 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 achievement and contributions to society, femtorship and legacy.
“The Global FWN100 women are dynamic entrepreneurs, rising stars under age 35, practitioners, behind-the-scenes leaders, community, government and corporate managers and executives who have moved through the ranks in large organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies. They are inspiring examples of women doing extraordinary work who will motivate our youth to become future leaders,” said Marily Mondejar, CEO of the Filipina Women’s Network.
“Each nominee goes through a vetting process with the Selection Committee composed of previous global awardees,” explained Thelma Boac, chair of the Global FWN Awards. “They were selected based on the size and scope of their board affiliations and other leadership roles.”
Pacis was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world. She was recognized as one of The Global FWN100 under the Builders category. These are the Filipino Women who have demonstrated exceptional business impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause through collaborative initiatives or alliances with nonprofit organizations on behalf of her own organization; demonstrates high potential and skill with measurable results at a government agency, or organization in the public and private sectors.
“Buildership” is about building better organizations, leading broken organizations to adjust, repair and re-align.
“Ruby Canteras Pacis 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. Maria Beebe, FWN’s board chair. “The summit is where smart women are sharing the secrets to their success and inspire each other. The 2018 awardees’ leadership stories become part of the largest recorded Filipina women diaspora in modern times.”
The Global FWN100 Award is a working recognition award with a meaningful purpose: FWN’s 2020 Vision: a Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy. The awardees are asked to re-invent themselves by femtoring (female mentoring) a young Filipina woman and bring her to the Filipina Leadership Global Summit on 12-17 September 2018 in London, U.K. at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
“The #FWNSummit2018 theme is SUCCESS. SIGNIFICANCE. RELEVANCE. Seeing all the global awardees on stage at the awards ceremony assures me that the future of our young Filipina sisters is solid,” said Susie Quesada, president of Ramar Foods International 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.”
“As a leader, you should be responsible to practice values you want others to follow. Establish your feet in the Lord and rely on His unending grace. For there is no such thing as “shortcuts”- you will get hurt, you will encounter sleepless weeks and you will be pressed as hard as you could possibly feel… but beauty comes after brokenness. Your experiences will mold you and fill you until you become the person you are destined to be. Time will come, you will be the one who will heal others. For I believe, life is not about how famous you are but how other people think of you after you crossed their paths,” says Ruby Canteras Pacis.