An Exceptional Recognition
In a remarkable achievement for Filipina women leaders on the international stage, Ruth Angeles, the Head of Global Organization, Leadership, and Culture, and Head of Region Philippines Human Resources at Jollibee Group, has been recognized as the sole Filipina finalist in the prestigious 2023 WeQual Awards’ People category.
Elevating Gender Parity
The WeQual Awards, which identify senior executive women with exceptional leadership qualities, play a crucial role in advancing gender parity at the highest echelons of the world’s largest companies.
A Source of Inspiration
Expressing her gratitude, Angeles remarked,
“It is a great honor to become part of this global list of outstanding senior executive women. This recognition inspires me to do even more to foster our JFC culture of inclusivity and equality in the workplace that allows employees, regardless of gender, to grow and succeed.”
Recognizing Leadership Excellence
WeQual cited Angeles as a highly skilled communicator with a profound understanding of aligning people strategy with business objectives. Additionally, Angeles’ remarkable judgment and resilience garnered recognition.
A Journey of Leadership
Angeles embarked on her journey with the Jollibee Group in 2006 as the HR Manager for Jollibee Worldwide Services, becoming an integral part of its pioneering leadership team. Subsequently, she assumed a pivotal role in leading Red Ribbon Philippines’ HR function, ensuring cohesion during a challenging business turnaround period.
Her outstanding contributions led to her appointment as HR Head of Jollibee Philippines, where she played a key role in a culture transformation that contributed to significant sales and store network growth.
Today, Angeles leads both the Regional HR team in the Philippines and the Global Organization, Leadership, and Culture team concurrently.
A Visionary Leader
In her role as the Regional HR Head for the Philippines, Angeles is responsible for ensuring the consistent delivery of HR programs, systems, and processes. She also focuses on building a robust talent pipeline to sustain organizational growth in the region.
Simultaneously, Angeles is at the helm of driving a global cultural transformation across JFC’s Business Units and functions, utilizing strategies such as learning and development, organizational development, and employee engagement.
Championing Gender Equality
In the Philippines, the majority of management positions at Jollibee Group are occupied by women. The organization’s commitment to supporting its female employees worldwide has earned it a place on Forbes’ list of Most Female-Friendly Companies.
Notably, Cynthia Castro, Finance Head of Jollibee Group’s Philippine Region and Jollibee Philippines, was also a finalist in the WeQual Awards last year.