The WEF is a non-profit organization based in Switzerland known for gathering leaders of states and industries in a forum that tackles the world’s most important issues.
Davila will attend the 2010 World Economic Forum with fellow honorees such as world-famous tennis player Roger Federer, singer Wyclef Jean, and the founders of Internet hubs Twitter, Google, and Youtube.
The other Filipinos who made the elite list are micro-financing maven Dennis Eclarin of Hometown Corp. and information technology trailblazer Winston Damarillo of Global gateway Innovation Exchange.
“It’s a privilege to have a voice in the global arena and have a part in shaping policy when it comes to issues of health, education, women, and children,” Davila said.
Known for her works on women’s and children’s issues, Davila has been awarded before by bodies such as the UNICEF and the New York Festivals for her documentaries on children in jail and babies afflicted with biliary artersia.
This Tuesday (Mar 9) on “The Correspondents,” Karen will once again champion the rights of women and children with an in-depth look on the deaths of mothers and infants in the Philippines because of lack of medical care and family-planning.
Aside from “The Correspondents,” Karen anchors “TV Patrol World” on ABS-CBN, “Headstart with Karen Davila” on ANC, and “Pasada Sais Trenta” on DZMM.
Watch Karen Davila’s latest piece on “The Correspondents” this Tuesday (Mar 9) after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.