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Loida Nicolas Lewis

Loida Nicolas Lewis

  • 1st Filipina, 1st Asian woman inducted to the Asian Hall of Fame (2007)
  • 1st Filipina, 1st Asian woman to pass the New York State bar exam with a degree from a law school outside the United States (1974)

"Race will always be a factor in America. But it's up to us, people of color, whether to allow it to be a factor in our actions, in our decisions. Once we allow people to dictate to us, to tell us we can't do this or that, we’ll never succeed."

Sorsogon, Philippines

HUSBAND: Reginald F. Lewis
DAUGHTERS: Leslie and Christina


First Filipina Inducted to the '07 Asian Hall of Fame
Asian Hall of Fame Inductee: Loida Nicolas Lewis
Loida Lewis Shares Her Secrets to Success
Loida Nicolas Lewis: From Cheerleader to Coach
Loida: One of the Most Successful Filipinos Ever
Ayala Foundation USA - Board of Trustees and Officers
Filipina Tycoon
Wikipedia Article on Loida Nicolas Lewis

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?