Valensi Rose attorney Jacqueline D. Yu was honored by the Filipina Women’s Network as one of the world’s 100 most influential Filipina women leaders, influencers, thinkers and public figures, at the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit Oct. 25-29 in Toronto.

The annual summits are part of a campaign launched in 2006 with the goal of doubling the number of Filipina women leaders by 2020.

The gatherings connect and promote cooperation among leading figures from around the world in both the public and private sectors. Participants are encouraged to help develop the next generation of Filipina women leaders, and to support economic and social justice and women’s rights.

Other honorees included: Maan Hontiveros, Chair, Air Asia, Philippines; Petronila P. Garcia, Philippine Ambassador to Canada; Leah L. Laxamana, Public Policy Program Manager, Twitter, Inc., United States;  Myrna Tang Yao, CEO, Richprime Global Inc., Philippines; Tess Martillano-Manjares, Head of International Technology Operational Risk Management, Wells Fargo, United States; Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi, CEO of Geoscience Testing Laboratory, United Arab Emirates; Rowena Romulo, Owner of Romulo Café Restaurant Group, United Kingdom; and Joanne Michelle F. Ocampo, Advisor for the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Project Director at Georgetown University, Norway. 

“I was profoundly honored to receive this award and to be included among this inspiring group of accomplished Filipina women from so many diverse fields,” said Ms. Yu. “I enjoyed meeting with other awardees, who hailed from more than a dozen nations, and look forward to opportunities for us to collaborate in the future.”

Ms. Yu is an attorney in the firm’s Tax and Wealth Planning, Entertainment, and Business and Finance Groups. Her clients include high-net-worth individuals and closely-held businesses. She advises them on estate, tax and business succession planning, entity formation, trademark and brand licensing, asset protection, tax controversy, trust and probate administration and probate litigation.