2nd Oct 2017
The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) recognized API Legal Outreach Immigration attorney Lily Torres-Samoranos as a recipient of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award (Global FWN100™) for 2017.
Ms. Torres-Samoranos was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world to be an honoree of the Policymaker and Visionary award category. The award recognizes Filipina women leaders who have demonstrated exceptional acumen combined with a forward-looking vision in the development or influencing of policies, campaigns, or laws that impact business, industry, and society. Leaders who enrich the lives, careers, and businesses of others; someone who shares the benefits of their wealth, experience, and knowledge; actions that significantly change how we think and live.
We are proud to know that she is joining an esteemed group of accomplished Filpina women worldwide who are advocating with FWN to increase the socioeconomic, professional, political, and educational power of Filipina women as leaders and policy makers at all levels in corporate, government, institutions, and community organizations to achieve economic, social justice, and women’s rights for all Filipina sisters in diaspora.
When asked about this honor, she said, “I am very excited and honored to receive this award, which is a validation of my body of work for years… I thank FWN for giving us the vehicle to meet and gather Filipina women of the world passionate about their work. I also thank FWN for uniting all of us together to plan the future for our next generation of leaders in business and industry. Together, we can accomplish many ways to strengthen our community and make our presence known in the world.”
Ms. Torres-Samoranos holds 28 years of legal experience in trial litigation. At API Legal Outreach, she works as an immigration attorney in the areas of removal defense, deportation, and both affirmative and defensive asylum.