ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-ConcioABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio was awarded the Gold Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia, or New Zealand category at the prestigious Stevie Awards for Women in Business held in New York on Friday (Nov 14).
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2014 awards received entries from 22 nations and territories.
“I share this recognition with my fellow Filipinos and my family at ABS-CBN, whose passion to serve Filipinos around the world and provide help to those in need makes me so grateful and proud to lead a company that puts public service at the heart of its business,” Santos-Concio said.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Santos-Concio was cited by the award-giving body for the achievements of ABS-CBN last year under her leadership, such as its continued reign in TV ratings, increase in company revenues, Star Cinema movies’ box-office sales, ABS-CBN’s high credit rating for its P10 billion bond offering, groundbreaking business ventures such as ABS-CBNmobile, theme park Kidzania Manila, and TV home shopping channel O Shopping, and public service initiatives for the victims of Bohol quake, Zamboanga siege, and typhoon Yolanda, and the success of its 60th anniversary celebration.
ABS-CBN North America Bureau correspondent Don Tagala receives the Gold Stevie Award for ABS-CBN president CEO Charo Santos-Concio at the 2014 Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessStevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
Santos-Concio also received the Gold Stevie Award for the Woman of the Year category for all Asia-Pacific nations (except Australia and South Korea) at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. She was also named Asian Media Woman of the Year by ContentAsia, a premier information resource that covers the entertainment media industry across Asia-Pacific region.
Two other Filipinas also won at the 11th Stevie Awards for Women in Business, namely Jena Fetalino, president of Mosman NewMedia Inc., which publishes Medical Observer who won the Gold Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year - Business Services (10 or Less Employees) category, and Atty. Darlene Marie Berberabe, Pag-IBIG Fund CEO, who got the Silver Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year - Government or Non-Profit category, according to www.stevieawards.com, the Stevie Awards’ official website. (Story/photos by Kane Errol Choa)