For empowering women, Camille A. Villar, President and CEO of the AllValue Group, has bagged the Silver Award under the category of Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand during the recently-concluded Stevie Awards for Women in Business in Las Vegas, USA.
The prestigious award-giving body recognized Villar for her expertise in leading the AllValue Group, retail arm of the Villar Group of Companies, as well as the company’s significant contribution to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apart from being a deputy speaker at the House of Representative, and the representative of the lone district of Las Piñas, Villar also heads the AllValue Holdings Corp.
The AllValue Group operates the country’s pioneering one-stop full-line home center AllHome, mid-premium segment leader AllDay Supermarket, the country’s fastest growing café chain Coffee Project, and a host of its other food, retail, and services brands.
Ninety-six percent of the AllValue Group’s top management positions are held by women, particularly in the field of finance, operations, investor relations, and other key offices of the retail group.
Upon learning about the awards bestowed by Stevie Awards, Villar underscored the role of women in leading the business sector, once dominated by men.
“First of all, I am grateful for the recognition from the awarding body of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2022. The role of women—our passion and love for our craft—cannot be taken for granted whether in business or at home,” Villar said.
“My heart goes out to all the strong Filipino women out there who balance their roles as leaders in the corporate world and the equally-demanding role of mother, wife, or daughter in their respective families. It is not easy, but this award made me realize that we, as women, can be strong in these aspects, and I encourage every woman to go out and pursue their dreams.”
Villar also paid tribute to the women of AllValue Group— who were with her in making the Villar Group’s retail brands among the best in the country today.
“This recognition also represents the hard work, grit, and dedication of our teams, especially our female executives and employees, who all worked towards and contributed to our growth, putting us at par with the country’s titans of industry,” she said.
Villar was also thankful for the Stevie Awards panel of judges, which bestowed to AllHome Builds the Bronze Award for Community-Involvement Program of the Year for Women-owned or Women-led Organizations.
AllHome Builds is the socio-civic responsibility arm of pioneering Philippine full-line home retailer, AllHome.
The Stevie Awards recognized AllHome Builds for supporting the country’s public school system by donating tablets used for distance learning education, and computer laboratories in Las Piñas City.
AllHome Builds helped convert the Philippine International Convention Center into a 630-bed health facility to ease the overburdened Philippine hospital system at the height of the pandemic.
It also donated assistance to many typhoon victims in the provinces last year. With Villar’s guidance, AllHome Builds also supports Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Under the COVID-19 response category, Villar was adjudged as Government Hero of the Year for using a house raffle bonanza as a way to encourage her constituents to get vaccinated. She won Gold Award under the category.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last Nov. 11 during a gala event attended by nominees and their guests at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast via Livestream.
More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 categories, including Executive of the Year, Government Hero of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries.