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11.22.2007

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)


QUOTE
"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."


BIRTHPLACE
Sorsogon, Philippines


HUSBAND: Reginald F. Lewis
DAUGHTERS: Leslie and Christina


USEFUL LINKS

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?

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