Dolly de Leon Among Five Filipinas on Forbes’ “50 Over 50: Asia” List

Dolly de Leon is among the five exceptional Filipinas who made it to Forbes’ “50 Over 50: Asia 2024” list!

Dolly de Leon Among Five Filipinas on Forbes 50 Over 50 Asia List

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Annually, the American magazine selects 50 CEOs, founders, and innovators who are over the age of 50 from 14 countries in Asia-Pacific across 24 different work sectors. “They’re exerting their influence on fashion, pharma, finance and beyond–and they’re doing so at 54, 68 and even 112,” Forbes stated.

Dolly de Leon was cited as an actress in the Philippines who “gained international acclaim” for her performance in the Palme d’Or-winning film Triangle of Sadness (2022). She is also recognized for her achievements as a BAFTA nominee, the first Filipino Golden Globe nominee, the first Filipino member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and for “acting for three decades while juggling her role as a single mother of four.”


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It also mentions Dolly de Leon starring in two US-made 2024 Sundance Film Festival entries, “Between The Temples” and “Ghostlight.”


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Also among the Filipinas on Forbes’ 50 over 50: Asia 2024 list is Ayala Land President-CEO Anna Ma. Margarita B. Dy, the first female CEO of the country’s second-largest property developer by market value and the sole Filipina included in Forbes’ list of 20 outstanding female business leaders in Asia in 2023.

Puregold Cofounder-Vice Chair Susan Co was also named, along with Southeast Asian Women Peace Mediators cofounder and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, “for her efforts in conflict resolution and gender inclusivity”.

Completing the Filipino women in Forbes’ list is Medilink Networks CEO-President Esther Go, who also serves as the director of Equicom Health Services, Equicom Savings Bank, Security Bank, and other Philippine corporations.

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