Mayor Libunao is being recognized by the TIAW because of her outstanding commitment to honing the entrepreneurial skills of 5,000 women members of the Pangasinan Council of Women, Inc. (PCWI) – San Fabian Chapter, which she is a president. Her various livelihood projects for the rotary and involvement in the implementation of projects addressing the needs of women in her locality have also made her worthy of the honor.
The TIAW World of Difference Awards is given to 100 leaders and achievers from 27 countries for their efforts in advancing the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide.
Recipients are selected from leaders of communities, organizations, corporations, regions or countries who have “make all the difference” in the advancement of women in the society and in business.
TIAW is an international organization, which strives to support and promote professional women through resources and networks. Founded in 1980, TIAW connects leading women’s organizations and their members worldwide to leverage their reach and resources. Located primarily in the Americas, Asia and Europe, they represent more than 35,000 members worldwide.
Along with fellow award recipients, Mayor Libunao will be recognized on October 27, 2011 as part of the TIAW Global Forum at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.