From an effective planner to an online all-female positive community, Belle de Jour Power Planner surely has come a long way! And the eye-catching beautifully illustrated girls in the front cover is always a plus!
Belle de Jour has been empowering more and more Filipinas while reaching out to help children, foundations, charities and causes that they know will surely help in improving the current states of our local communities!
To live life deliberately while finding balance in life – living life to the fullest.
This year’s BDJ Women’s Summit is all about the Millennial Movement.
Millennials are those who are in a sense, the generation experiencing the quarter-life crisis; and Filipinas from all walks of life, specifically the millennials, need proper guidance to look ahead of their future and be reminded of examples of the past generations who have faced and conquered such issues, to also realize that what they are going through (crisis, predicament, problems) is normal.
If you feel like you’re stuck on your current situation right now, then you are not alone. And you definitely have a Bella Tribe that will help you out via the Belle De Jour Power Planner online community! While we are all trying to find our unique place in this world, we need to be a part of a community that is supportive and can be our leaning shoulder, sister to cry on, teammate to cheer us up as we tackle on the mountain of life.
Trotting unknown water is dangerous – discovering one’s true self, role in society – and the anxiety that comes with the fear of knowing that it might be dangerous can keep someone in place, stuck in the status quo. Unwanted to leave the comfort zone can keep one’s light bulb buzzing until it flickered without knowing how bright it could be when forced to light the darkness. Belle de Jour Power Planner wants you to shine!
What’s more? We are stereotyped by the previous entitled generation of our parents, and just like how sons need to prove something to their fathers, our generation could prove that we too can provide groundbreaking and revolutionary contributions to the society!
Hosted by Ms. Janeena Chan, last March 11, Belle de Jour Power Planner held its 3rd BDJ Women Summit, Women Redefined in SM Aura’s Samsung Hall. Their mission, to inspire, empower and equip millennials in trotting the unknown water of the future. With empowering messages from strong women who are role models for the millennials of today, shedding light, helping them reveal their true self, encouraging them to lead an authentic life of their own.
Every woman has a story to tell. This year’s BDJ Women Summit focused on the inner voice of a millennial woman.
The talks are packed and meaningful. From the Opening Remarks of the brain child of Belle de Jour Power Planner, Ms. Dar to Transformative Females: Finding One’s Identity by Ms. Abby Asistio, Discovering One’s Passion with Blu Pingoy, Extraordinary Females: Overcoming One’s Circumstances and Maximizing One’s Blessings by Jover Laurio and Rachel de Villa and Resourceful Females: Paving One’s Path and Sustaining One’s Success with Kathleen Yu and Audrey Tangonan.
To be fair for us Millennials, we are dealing with a new kind of stress that the past generations didn’t experience – the blessing and curse of the internet.
“Our society has constantly bombarded today’s women – especially the millennials – with unrealistic standards regarding beauty and career, making it hard for them to find themselves and lead an authentic life. Through the Women’s Summit, Viviamo! Inc. hopes to empower them as they pursue fulfillment while being true to their identity,” shared BDJ founder Darlyn Ty-Nilo.
The event in whole is designed to tap and bring out potential as positive difference-makes especially to others – the underprivileged women, children and far-flung communities. Some of the booths that caught my attentions were:
One of the booths is a venue for helping others have confidence on their selves through the help of makeup. Belle de Jour Power Planner set up a donation place for new and lightly used cosmetics such as lipstick, eyeliners, eyeshadows, blushes and stains, foundations, toiletries, feminine products and nail polishes and more to be given away.
Likhaan Center for Women’s Health
This organization responds to womens expressed need for sexual and reproductive rights and health services. They offered intercourse advises to the young wives and gaveaway contraceptives while emphasizing the need for protection.
A group of volunteer mountaineers helping children from hard-to-reach communities accepted school supply materials such as pencils and papers during the event. They are also selling bags wherein each purchase guarantee one bag to be donated to the children in suburb communities they are supporting.
The Pahina Project
Yours truly had the priviledge to help in working towards quality education just by buying a Pahina Project Notebook – for every purchase, one will be given away.
Attending a BDJ Women’s Summit is over top win as always. We get to support local organizations that strive for the betterment of our community, we learned from inspirational talks of living success, we get to meet other women who we share the same vision with, and lastly, and no one go homes empty handed!
As for me, I won the Sun Life Financial prosperity card giveaway and I’ll be sharing with you my latest financial goal unlock through the help of BDJ on a separate post! Make sure to keep an eye on that!
The 3rd BDJ Women’s Summit was co-presented by Chinoy TV, Lipault and Sun Life Financial. Major sponsors include Food Panda, Modess, Wacoal, GCash, Style Genie, Biore, Caronia, Celeteque, Cinnabon, Fitness Gourmet, Jergens, Jollibee, Kipling, Liese, MegRhythm, Parisian Shoes and Bags, Serenitea, Zenutrients, Features and Shades, and Award Extremes Inc., Ace Water Spa, Chef Tony, Frankie’s, Goldilocks, and McDonald’s provided loot bags and raffle prizes, while Adobo Magazine, Rappler, and When in Manila served as media partners.
Thank you so much BDJ for having me. I can’t wait for next year’s BDJ Women’s Summit!