Alumni Update December 6 – 12, 2021

Alumni Update December 6 – 12, 2021

Silliman Alumnus Dr. Jenny Lind D. Elmaco was recently recognized by the Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network: the Global Exemplary Award for Education – Double Gold and the Innovative Leadership Diamond Award, during the GLOBALWIIN Virtual Awards Ceremony last December 2, 2021.

Elmaco, in her Facebook post, shares: “I am extremely humbled by receiving not just one, but two awards from the Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network: the Global Exemplary Award for Education – Double Gold which is shared with an incredible woman Alero Ayida-Otobo from Nigeria and as the lone overall winner of the Innovative Leadership Diamond Award. Instead of meeting in the United Kingdom, there was a virtual awarding and we are expected to receive our awards personally next May in the Caribbean.”

Elmaco also expressed her gratitude to Mohd Mustafa Abdullah Fauziah Ahmad for the nomination and to the Asia Pacific Women Investors and Innovators Network (APWIIN) community for their support.

The GLOBALWIIN Awardees have these in common: tenacity, the determination to succeed, commitment, extraordinary potential, someone whose positive influence could spread, transcending borders, something that can contribute to the future and quality of life on earth. They may also have created a new device or system or process capable of impacting millions of people for the better. They may be brilliant scientists, or the inspired designers of simple, cheap technologies. They may have leadership qualities, attract loyalty and respect. They may inspire the support of colleagues and employees. They may build powerful teams, capable of dramatically leveraging the impact of their efforts. They are likely to be relentless in pursuing their goals. They hardly ever give up.

Elmaco is the founder of Girls Congress, a leadership and mentoring program in the Philippines that is the first of its kind. She also created the after-school initiative for young women with provision for capacity-building and knowledge transfer on important issues that affect them daily and could impact them on a global level. She is a significant promoter of the role of women scientists and researchers in global decision making and international relations.

Jenny is a true blue Sillimanian. She completed her Elementary (1987), High School (1997), and AB Political Science (2002) magna cum laude at Silliman University.