THE Philippines rose to the top 10 position in the Gender Global Gap report released by the World Economic Forum in 2018 as one of the nations where men and women were more equal based on economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment. Though the country slipped to the 16th spot last 2019, the Philippines still enjoys a place within the top 20 countries throughout the world. Global recognition aside, Filipinas have been trailblazing and making a making an indelible mark in their respective industries even before patriarchial systems and institutions began to recognize and reward their invaluable efforts. Their numerous names and achievements flutter in the mind like an airport flipboard at peak season, but here are top tier movers and shakers of the republic who just happen to be mothers, wives, sisters, or daughters too.
Emma Imperial: Iconic woman behind Imperial Homes