Alumna Is One of 100 Most Influential Women in the World

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Contributed by Marichen A. Dychangco, PhD, RN

Date: December 10, 2018Posted by: Marionette Martinez

Dr. Maria Martina Geraldine Quisumbing-Dimalibot, better known to friends and colleagues as Gigi, a BSN 1990 and PhD Nursing Education 2015 graduate of SPU Manila, was awarded as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the World. She received the award on 14 September 2018 in the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.

The Filipina Women's Network (FWN) is a San Francisco based 501 non-profit, non-partisan international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power and influence of Filipino women as leaders and policy makers at all levels in corporate, government, institutions, and community organizations to achieve economic and social justice and women’s rights.

Gigi was honored in the BUILDER award category. This category is explained as: Builders have demonstrated exceptional organizational impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause through collaborative initiatives or alliances with institutions, corporations or nonprofit organizations on behalf of her own company; demonstrates high potential and skill with measurable results at a government agency, higher education institution, nonprofit or an organization in the public and private sectors. “Buildership” is about building better organizations, leading broken organizations to adjust, repair, and re-align, including redefining traditional methods.

Gigi is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of St. Luke’s Medical Center. She was a faculty member and Academic Chairperson of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences in 2004 to 2009. She is presently a part-time faculty of the graduate program of the same college.

SPU Manila is proud of Gigi, a Paulinian, a leader, and an educator. She is a living proof that the attributes of a Paulinian graduate are alive…truly a model of excellence. Congratulations