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Anna got her philanthropic drive from her father, founder of Gawad Kalinga, Tony Meloto. Together with Clarissa Delgado (also on this list) she is the only other Filipina awarded by Asia Society New York to be part of the 2016 list of Asia’s 21 Young Leaders Initiative, recognising her work with beauty brand, Human Nature. Founded by Anna, her husband, and her sister, Human Nature embodies sustainability, environmentally safe practices and fair trade. Starting in 2008, The Human Nature group now comprises over 400 people and has become an international brand. It is the first Filipino retail store to open in the United Arab Emirates. The team works to ensure that the people who manufacture the products they sell, are not maltreated such that they are paid above minimum wage, and provided with benefits as well as job security.
Secret to success: Teamwork and an unwavering belief in and dedication to her cause.