Asia Leaders Awards 2021 (ALA 2021) is set to celebrate “Women in Power”, at the awards ceremony to be held on November 11 at the Embassy of Singapore. Several women stood tall and proud to have made their marks in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, leadership, and corporate social responsibility.
Women, powered by grit and determination is really unstoppable! And a Filipina, with these traits, alongside with a big heart, would really excel and rise above the rest. Leading this year’s awards ceremonies is no less than the co-founder and CEO of TAG Media Group, Grace Bondad Nicolas, the brains behind the Asia Leaders Awards, an engineer, host, events organizer, PR specialists, a well-rounded certified empowered woman!
She is currently the president of the American Association of the Philippines (AAP), the first woman to assume the position since the organization’s establishment 73 years ago. Concurrently, she is the vice president of the Makati Tourism Foundation and the Lieutenant Governor Elect of Kiwanis Club, Division 3A, for 2022-2023, under whose auspices are clubs in Makati, Manila, Pasay, and Taguig.
She is also a Go Negosyo certified Mentor for several years now, selflessly sharing her knowledge and experiences to aspiring entrepreneurs handling modules in Entrepreneurial mind setting, marketing and business development. An entrepreneur herself, she launched just last year her very own line of brands, under AAA Cosmetics and Trading Company, GlamHigh Cosmetics, Glutaglow Drinks, Immune Cee and Graceful Skin.
As if she has not enough on her hands, she is also a certified Plantita, nurturing a 2-hectare farm land in Calauan Laguna, Hidden Hills Farm by Josefino. She is living up to her Dad’s dream of making the farm a destination for family full of love, joy and laughter.
A mother of 3 sweet and pretty kids, Andrea, Alexis and Alexa, better-half of Tag Media CEO Mr.Troy Nicolas, Engr. GRACE BONDAD NICOLAS took her Masters in Management Major in Engineering Management (MMEM) at Colegio De San Juan De Letran. She credits what she is right now to the foundation and unconditional training she received from her entrepreneur parents.
Other women awardees of ALA 2021 are:
• Lerma Manzano Bernabe, President and CEO, AsiaPrime Philippines Corporation (APPC)
• Architect Kaydee Velasco, CEO of KMV Asia Corporation
• Jaie Flores Ador, Founder and CEO of 3D Container & Packaging Philippines Corp.
• Cris Albert, President of FILA Philippines;
• Rosemarie P Rafael, President of Airspeed International Corporation;
• Vanessa Tanco, President and CEO of iAcademy
• Liza Timbol, President of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines
• Merle Balicao, President and Founder of Mer-nel’s Cake House
• Virginia Lane – One of the most glamorous ladies in Manila Society
Asia Leaders Awards is the only recognition giving body whose awards committee is composed of respected leaders from different organizations and embassies. It is the largest business awards event in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Its main objective is to promote the Philippines as a premier business hub and destination in Asia
Major awards sponsors are Alfamart, Asian Tigers Mobility, AsiaPrime Corporation, Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc., Fredley Group of Companies, Frontrow Enterprise, Grab, Jollibee Group, and J&T Express.
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