MANILA, Philippines–ABS-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 “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 Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”
Stevie 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.
Two other Filipinas won the Gold Stevie at the 11th Stevie Awards for Women in Business, namely lawyer Darlene Marie Berberabe, Pag-IBIG Fund CEO; and Jena Fetalino, president of Mosman NewMedia Inc., which publishes Medical Observer.