Roman among Frances Dickens’ top women achievers for 2016

First District Rep. Geraldine Roman has once again made it to the list of another foreign publication, this time a British business authority highlighting the world’s top women “who rise to the top of their fields from all manner of challenging backgrounds.”

Frances Dickens of the Astus Group, the UK’s largest media barter company, is the cover star of Elite Business (EB) magazine’s latest issue tackling gender representation in big business.

“…the responsibility is for all of us – not just those who head government initiatives – build a more equal society. So as 2017 begins I’d like to take a stock of some highlights of the previous year and celebrate some serious female talent,” Dickens said in at her EB’s column.

Dickens’ list includes Roman, the first transgender woman to be elected in Philippine congress following a landslide win of 66% of votes during the 2016 local elections. Dickens quoted Cong. Roman’s CNN interview saying “the Philippines has ‘matured as a society.’ It’s an incredible achievement and I look forward to following her journey as she aims to make socioeconomic improvement and bring in anti-discrimination legislation.”

The list also includes Nadia Murad: Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations; Paula Nickolds: John Lewis’ (UK brand) first female managing director; Angela Merkel: standing for a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor; Theresa May: the UK’s second female prime minister; and Hillary Clinton: who fought “good race” in the United States presidential elections. –Mhike R. Cigaral

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