Loida Lewis, Fil-Am lawyer, business icon, philanthropist, human rights advocate

Loida Nicolas-Lewis is the CEO of TLC Beatrice, a billion-dollar global business. A Filipino-American businesswoman and lawyer, business icon, philanthropist and human rights advocate; Lewis was the first Filipino woman to pass the New York Bar without attending law school in the U.S. She's also one of the founders of Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Lewis discusses the role of Filipino women in the home and business world; giving back; fighting discrimination and her struggle when her husband died. She shares how she relied on her family and background--as well as her unique strengths as a woman--during her toughest challenges.

Lewis' story is part of a #WonderWomen series on the U.S. Embassy Manila YouTube Channel. Visit the Embassy of the United States Manilla and Philippines to learn more.