JFC’s HR Head for the Philippines named sole Filipina Finalist in WeQual Awards 2023: People Category

Filipina Women Leaders on the Global Stage. Jollibee Group’s Philippine Head of Human Resources and Global Organization, Leadership, and Culture Head Ruth Angeles was cited as the only Filipina in the 2023 WeQual Awards—People Category.

Another feat for Filipina women leaders on the global stage. Ruth Angeles, Jollibee Group’s Head of Global Organization, Leadership, and Culture and Head of Region Philippines Human Resources, was cited as the only Filipina among the three finalists for the People category at the WeQual Awards, Asia-Pacific 2023.

The WeQual Awards identify senior executive women with exemplary leadership qualities. The Awards aim to promote and accelerate gender parity at the top of the world’s largest companies.

“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,” Angeles said.

WeQual cited Angeles as a skilled communicator with a deep understanding of aligning people strategy with business objectives. WeQual likewise recognized Angeles’ well-developed judgment and remarkable resilience.

Angeles started her journey with the Jollibee Group in 2006 as HR Manager for Jollibee Worldwide Services and became part of its pioneer leadership team. After this stint, she led Red Ribbon Philippines’ HR function, helping keep people aligned amid its business turnaround at the time. She was soon elevated to HR Head of Jollibee Philippines, facilitating a culture transformation that helped the brand achieve significant sales and store network growth. Today, Angeles leads the Regional HR team in the Philippines and the Global Organization, Leadership, and Culture team concurrently.

As the Regional HR Head for the Philippines, Angeles oversees the consistent delivery of HR programs, systems, and processes while building the talent pipeline for organizational sustainability in the region. Simultaneously, Angeles drives cultural transformation across JFC’s BUs and functions globally through learning and development, organizational development, and employee engagement.

In the Philippines, women comprise most of Jollibee Group’s management positions. The organization was named in the list of Forbes’ Most Female Friendly Companies—a testament to its commitment to supporting its women employees worldwide. Last year, Cynthia Castro, Finance Head of Jollibee Group’s Philippine Region and Jollibee Philippines, was also recognized as a finalist in the WeQual Awards.

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