Technology leader Maria Beebe honored with Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award in Paris

Most Influential Filipina Women Maria Beebe
Dr. Maria Beebe joins the elite honoree’s list of global women leaders of Philippine ancestry. Credits to FWN.

Technology leader Dr. Maria Beebe was honored with the prestigious Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award in Paris, France.

Dr. Beebe was recognized by the San Francisco-based advocacy organization of Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) as a Continuing Influential Innovator & Thought Leader awardee in the Gala Awards Ceremony at the 16th Filipina Leadership Global Summit held from October 28 – November 2, 2019.

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Beebe was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world and named as one of the recipients of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards which recognizes “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 contributions to society, femtorship, and legacy.”

The United States-based educator was honored “for her body of work that weaves together 20 plus years of global engagement experience and research interests in critical discourse analysis, women’s leadership, and information, communication technologies (ICT) for development.” She has an M.A. in Social Science and a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University.

Maria Beebe was the editor of the FWN leadership book series DISRUPT. Shown here with the book authors. Credits to FWN.

Among Dr. Maria Beebe’s projects and credentials are:

  1. President of Global Networks
  2. Co-founder of TechWomen.Asia, along with Omar Mansoor Ansari, TechNation CEO, as a social enterprise to advance women in technology
  3. Partners with Emmanuel Lallana, Ph.D., IdeaCorp and Derek Keats, Ph.D., Kenga Solutions, for the ideation phase of a solar-powered tablet with digital resources for use in blended learning in schools at low resource environments
  4. Department of Anthropology affiliate at Portland State University, researching diaspora leadership
  5. Editor of the FWN leadership book series (DISRUPT 1.0. Filipina Women: Proud. Loud. Leading without a Doubt, DISRUPT 2.0. Filipina Women: Daring to Lead, and, DISRUPT 3.0. Filipina Women: Rising)

“The Global FWN100™ awardees are innovators and thought leaders, dynamic entrepreneurs, rising stars under age 35, practitioners, behind-the-scenes leaders, and public service advocates, who have moved through the ranks in the public and private sectors. They are magnificent women doing extraordinary work motivating next-generation leaders,” said Marily Mondejar, CEO of the Filipina Women’s Network.

“Maria Beebe 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. Carol Enriquez, FWN board member and President and CEO of Our Lady of Fatima University.

“This award is a validation of my body of work. I’m excited to meet my fellow awardees from other countries, learning more about their lives, and co-creating partnerships and collaborations for advancing women. I thank FWN for bringing the Filipina women of the world together to plan the future for our community and next-generation leaders,” says Beebe.

Maria Beebe joins the honoree’s list of the FWN which had previously awarded the Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo, Cebu Governor and former Philippines House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia, Utah Valley University President Astrid S. Tuminez, and TIME Person of the Year and Rappler’s CEO Maria Ressa.

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