Atty. Rosario “Chito” Calixto Chavez, Recognized Most Influential Woman in the World


The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) is happy to announce the selection of ATTY. ROSARIO “CHITO” CALIXTO CHAVEZ to receive the 2019 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™) at the Awards Ceremony and Gala, the highlight of the 16th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on 28 October thru 02 November 2019 at The Westin Paris – Vendôme in Paris, France. This year’s summit theme is “Be. Magnificent. AMPLIFYING Filipina Women Voices”.

Chito, a former HSBC bank executive, a litigation lawyer, estate planner, financial/investment/property consultant and a civic leader will be joining an esteemed group of distinguished Filipina women worldwide who are advocating with FWN its mission to increase the power and influence of Filipina women as leaders and policy makers on economic and social justice and women’s rights in the private and public sectors. With members in 31 countries, FWN provides: INFLUENCE. KNOWLEDGE. ACCESS. to support the success of Filipina women in their businesses and careers.

Atty. Chavez is the current President of the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) Alumni Association, Inc. (2019-2022), Chito was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world. She was nominated by Georgitta Puyat, Chairman, Philippine Orchard Corporation and FWN President. Ms. Puyat was District Governor of Zonta International District 17 when the Zonta Cub of Paranaque was chartered with Chito as Charter President (Biennium 2010-2012).

Chito is being honored with the FOUNDER AND PIONEER award category:

This award honors Filipina women in their capacities as the chief executive, president, executive director or founder of a company, community organization, non-profit, or business venture that they helped start, build or significantly grow. This award category is for the trailblazers who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity.

The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ recognizes women of Philippine ancestry who are influencing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective professions, industries and communities. They are recognized for their contributions to society, femtorship (female mentoring) and legacy.