The BelTiFi "Pretty Young Girl" Empowerment Committee stands together to enhance the personal advancement and the professional development of young Haitian-American women in New York. Our aim is to promote female empowerment and civic engagement in the Haitian community. As a unit, we plan to open up the gateways to professional success and establish beneficial relationships with other young Haitian-American women and enable mentoring opportunities with prominent Haitian-American professional women. Through using contemporary methods of interaction such as events, programs, the arts, creative workshops, and collaborations, our mission will set a new standard of the traditional Haitian women.
Be able to exude confidence
Enlighten those around you
Lead those who are willing to follow
Transform dreams into realities
Involve yourself in community outreach
Fearless woman of power
Instill change and promote empowerment
Today! Sunday, May 19th, 2013
Please note our bigger & better venue!
1103 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11238
What could be as Chic & Sweet than Hats & Honeydew?!?!
Our hats go off to the mothers, daughters, and women that have been our pillars of strength and leadership. In celebration of these women:
Join BelTiFi, Taking Tea InStyle, and the sweetness of Sugar Butter Batter for an intimate discussion about the importance of relationships, the bridges between generations, and ways to find common grounds on topics that may be difficult to share with your parents. The relationship between mother and daughter, or any woman for that matter that has inspired you, is an important part of a young women's development.
BelTiFi Presents Hats & Honeydew: A Bel 'Tea' Party, An afternoon affair of elegance!
Tea Talk with the Beauties (Mommy & Me panel discussion)
Bel Ti Fi brew game challenge (Are a true Bel Tea Lover?)
Tea time with Sharon Levy, owner of Taking Tea InStyle (An etiquette presentation and what you didn't know about those tasty teas!)
$10.00 for a single
$18.00 for a pair
Tickets are available here: http://event.pingg.com/HatsHon
Bel Tea Theme: Wear you most exuberant hat, wraps, or hair accessories
*Attire: Spring Chic accompanied by an exuberant hat, head dress, scarf, or hair accessory*
Light food and refreshments will be served!
Please arrive on time and we look forward to seeing you.
Food Catered by: Flights of Fancy Events
Venue Sponsor: Kalahari Gallery
The only male in a family of three older sisters, one of whom is his twin, certified relationship Expert and Coach Stephan Labossiere is a man on a mission to help men and women experience more successful and authentic relationships. He knows firsthand how challenging the male and female dynamic can be and strives to bridge the gap of communication between the sexes. Stephan has learned early on to take the time to understand and embrace the inner workings of a woman’s mind. Stephan has worked as an entrepreneur for the past ten years and, most recently, has served as a Life Coach and a relationship consultant to married and dating couples. He also works with single people seeking guidance in the world of relationships. As a motivational speaker, Stephan conducts speaking engagements with topics such as personal and spiritual growth, financial stability and relationships.How To Get A Woman To Have Sex With You…If You’re Her Husband is his first book in a series aimed to break down the barriers and turn the battle of the sexes into nothing more than a pillow fight with a mutually pleasing ending. Stephan originally hails from Miami, Fl and currently lives in Atlanta, Ga.
1. As a Certified Relationship Expert & Coach, what issue do you find yourself coaching couples on the most?
The biggest issue I find is a lack of effective communication. Even when people "talk" they are not always listening and being receptive to each other. Nor are they being completely open and honest which leads to a lot of confusion and misunderstandings.
2. What advice can give you to women about "properly" getting the attention of a man they are interested in?
I always tell women to smile more and make good eye contact. Even striking a conversation and giving a compliment is good. Ultimately I encourage women to be approachable. You don't have to be the one that asks for his number or anything like that. Just allow him to see you are interested and then it is up to him to close the deal.
3. What is some advice you can give men and women on courting in this hi-tech day and age we live in?
Make time to connect without all the gadgets. It gets very easy to text and use technology to communicate but actually speaking to someone when you are trying to get to know them is best. There is nothing wrong with using technology but don't get consumed by it.
4. What is the biggest factor in having a successful relationship?
Honesty is the biggest factor. Lies only create more lies. If something is wrong and you lie to me about it then you set the relationship up for confusion and frustration. If we can learn to be more honest with each other we can avoid a lot of unnecessary issues that lead to a lot of negativity.
5. PDA (Public Displays of Affection): Thumbs up or thumbs down?
For me personally it's a thumbs up. I'm not trying to be restricted in my desire to express love to you wherever we are. Granted we have to be mindful of where we are and it this specific display can be inappropriate (too sexual) for children. Other than that I am going to kiss, hug, and caress anywhere I please : ).
6. What are some characteristics that you personally look for in a woman?
Personally I look for a woman that has confidence, knows how to handle her business, good sense of humor, keeps herself up, truly embraces love, and has a relationship with GOD.
7. What would be the ultimate Valentine's Day date that a woman could plan for you?
I am very simple. So just time alone away from everything. A great meal and a lot of love.
My Haiti Travels (MHT) is a boutique concierge firm that coordinates high-quality travel services to Haiti for leisure and business purposes. Their representatives liaise with hotel/resort establishments, restaurants, and professional tour guides to provide unique experiences tailored to each client’s specific needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Their clients receive customized travel packages, and exemplary services, all facilitated by reliable professionals right in Haiti. All vendors and associates have been fully vetted and evaluated. Their goal is for all friends of Haiti to truly experience and enjoy Ayiti and all its glory.
At My Haiti Travels you are family and your trip is designed as such.
For general questions and information please contact them at: Info@myhaititravels.com
Also, check out their website: impactweekhaiti.com
Be Sure to check out the BelTiFi Buzz section for our exclusive interview with My Haiti Travels Founder and Managing Director Dina Simon!
To our beautiful supporters:
May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year. We would like to take this time to thank all of the wonderful people that have supported Bel Ti Fi. Your energy and encouragement has made our journey so worthwhile and we are very appreciative to have you in our lives.
As we sit down for dinner today with friends and family, let us continue to think of those who are still hurting in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Let's continue to keep them in our prayers and give all we can to those in need.
Wishing you and your love ones a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!
The Bel Ti Fi Beauties
Today as we celebrate our Flag Day, we venerate the proud heroines that walked along with the leaders of the Haitian revolution. We give voice to their courage, their resilience, and their pride. We, their daughters, stride to follow in their footsteps.
Click below to read our full article by Carmel Balan, Community Affairs Chair!
LET NO ONE CLIP YOUR WINGS!
Bel Ti Fi cordially invites you to the "FLIGHTS OF FANCY"
During our three years of metamorphosis, we have transformed a dream into a reality. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, join us as we acknowledge Haitian women that will guide you to fly towards the next destination of your personal and professional development.
Dedicate your Saturday with a day full of LAUGHTER, LESSONS, and UnLIMITED possibilities. Ladies and Gentleman bring your daughters, God-daughters, nieces, sisters, friends, family, and colleagues. We encourage EVERYONE to come out and support.
The luncheon includes: a monologue series, power panel discussion, award ceremony, and networking.
See the links below for our PSA’s for our personal transformations!
SATURDAY, March 24, 2012
Doors open promptly at 11AM
ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE
180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, New York 11201
Premier Series of Monologues: OF BUTTERFLIES and BONDS: The Lifecycle of a BelTiFi Butterfly
Panel topics of discussion include:Self-confidence,Relationships,Inter-generational Relationships,Career Planning,Education,Entrepreneurship,Financial Literacy and more…
Rodneyse Bichotte (District leader female 42nd district Brooklyn)
Dr. Patricia Marthone, M.D. (Director of Business Development and Operations for a series of Office Surgical Based Practices & Clinics in NYC)
Midwin Charles (Managing Principal, Midwin Charles & Associates LLC andTV Legal Analyst)Honorable Judge Sybil Elias (First Haitian-American Judge of New Jersey)
Kherlyn Veillard-Marcel (Budget Director, Open Society Institute)
Cassandre Pierre Charles (Integrated Marketing Director, ESSENCE)
Mildred Antenor (Media Commentator, Public Speaker, University Professor)
Jasmine Attikese (Planning Manager, Time Warner Inc.)
Tai Henriquez (Contracts coordinator, Grand Central Publishing)
Carline Dumerlin-Folkes (Early College Liaison at City University of New York and Co-author of Miss University)
Jessica LaForest (Associate producer, CBS)
Melissa Bernier (Attorney and Counselor at Law at Bernier Legal, LLC)
Nadine Fontaine, Esq. (Assistant Director at Eqip. Systems Inc., President-elect of Metropolitan Black Bar Association)
Bel Ti Fi of the Months will be presented with a Certificate of Recognitionhttp:
Catherine Edouard Charlot- CEO of Himane Inc. and featured in O Magazine
Vicki Sylvain- 1199 representative, Executed the created of thousands of Survival Kits for Women in Haiti
Regine Roumain- Executive Director Haitian Cultural Exchange
Mona Scott Young Executive Producer of (VH1’s LOVE AND HIP HOP reality show)
*Fabiola Desmont- Currently on the ground in Haiti, Director of the Restavek Organization (LIVE Skyping with her)
See Fabiola here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqR7aMrsjKQ
For more information email Beltifi.email@example.com