Bel Ti Fi, Inc.

"Building Bonds. Bridging Gaps. Breaking Barriers."

       Welcome to Bel Ti Fi Inc!

The BelTiFi "Pretty Young Girl" Inc. 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. We celebrate our birthday on March 13th!

 

 

Our Credo

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

August 2014: #BehindTheBee with Spelling Bee Founder and Educator: Rose Connor

 Bel Ti Fi is proud to be supporting the 4th Annual Spelling Bee Founded by Rose Connor. This year Bel Ti Fi will serve as a guest host and is looking forward to meeting all the fantastic contestants.
 
See below are one-on-one interview with Rose Connor!
 
 
BTF: What sparked this inspiration for the Spelling Bee?
 
RC: In October 2010, God sparked a vision in me to host a Spelling Bee.  My heart cries when I see that our youth rely on Microsoft's Spell Check to spell a word correctly. Or when they don't use a word in its right context. The Spelling Bee is active in our community as a catalyst to create in our youth a desire to read and a thirst to learn. 

 

BTF: What ages are the kids who involved? And how many are there?

RC: The ages range from 12-18 years old. We have 25 contestants.
 
BTF: How do you choose the words for the spelling bee?
 
RC: I have a few strategies when I'm choosing the Spelling Bee words; familiarity, language and definition. Familiarity (have they ever used this word? And is this a word that they should be using on a regular basis). Language (majority of English words are derivatives from other languages). Definition (is this a word that they need to or should know?). I find the words in the SAT prep books, GRE prep books, Scripps Spelling Bee Winning words, words when reading the NY Times, words when watching TV with subtitles. 
 
 BTF: This is the 4th Annual Spelling Bee do you see more kids want to partake year after year?
RC: Yes! Every year the numbers increase. The word is being spread throughout the Tri-State area. 2 contestants from last year registered with their siblings this year. This is going to be a quite interest competition.

 

BTF:  What do you think needs to be done in terms of education for the Haitian youth? Are there any major initiatives that you think need to be executed?

 
RC: The love for anything starts at home and what the parents instill in the children. Haitian parents need to do a few things to ensure that their children will succeed academically. Firstly, attend Parent Teacher Conference to have a better understand where they can help their children. Second, make sure there is someone who is available to help the children with their homework. And Lastly, invest in their children's education by encouraging them to read books and to write outside of their school assignments. 
 
BTF:  What does Bel Ti Fi mean to you?

RC: For me, the term "Bel Ti Fi" means that every women have an inner beauty that shines above their flaws, their imperfections, and their inabilities. I view Bel TiFi as an organization that creates a platform where women can come together to appreciate, aspire, and to awaken women in our community.

April 12: Bel Ti Fi' s 3rd annual event!

Shine bright like a Diamond!

BEL TI FI INC. HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL EVENT

A BEAUTY’S BRUNCH: DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH

EMPOWERING YOUNG HAITIAN-GIRLS AT MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE ON APRIL 12, 2014

What gem represents you?

Are you an Emerald or a Ruby?

Opal or Sapphire?

Pearl or Topaz?

 

(New York, NEW YORK-Saturday, April 12, 2014)- As we know diamonds are formed by pressure and forces of change, and that process is personalized in the hard work they do.  In Partnership with New York State Senator Kevin Parker, Bel Ti Fi Inc. presents the third annual empowerment brunch dedicated to young Haitian-American women in the Tri State Area. The event will take place at Medgar Evers College, at 1638 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225 promptly beginning at 11am to 4:30pm.  Opened to all who are welcomed, this event will primarily focus on the personal advancement and professional development of young girls through creating a “Gems Guide” to a happy life. As the 2014 theme represents creating clarity, elegance, and brilliance like that of a precious gem, the event will creatively represent diamonds in its relation to empowering the young audience.


Topics of discussion will shed light on:

Professional journeys

Financial literacy 

Relationships

Self confidence

Health & Wellness

For tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-beltifi-beauty-brunch-diamond-in-the-rough-tickets-10802278907

Program is scheduled to include a lineup of amazing top Haitian-American panelists representing all professional industries. A special performance is to be unveiled by the talented and soulful Riva Precil with lead guitarist Monvelyno Alexis. Klever Films and producer Francesca Andre premiere their trailer: 3L: Live, Laugh, Love, a web series showcasing the life of a young Haitian-American avid to make it in the big city. An award ceremony to shown highlighting select Haitian-American women who have excelled in business and civic engagement.

 

Panelists lineup:

Diamonds Panel:

Nicole Hollant Denis, Principal architect at Aarris Atepa Architects and Creator of the African American burial ground in NYC

Yona Deshommes, Senior Publicity Manager for Simon & Schuster (publishing house)

Marie Joseph, Assistant Director at Ernst & Young

Blandine Jean-Paul, Senior Director, Sports Marketing at ESPN

Sandra Altiné, Senior Vice President - Global Diversity and Inclusion, Moody's Corporation

 

Gems Panel:

Patricia Cesaire, Principal of The Cesaire Group; Digital Strategist for Black Enterprise

Regine Roy, Chief of Affairs for Senator Kevin Parker

Patrice Peck, Contributing reporter for The Huffington Post, NBC, EBONY.com, and BET.com. and Founder of Get Fussy

Alberthe Bernier, Esq, Associate at Littman Krooks LLP.

Support from our sponsors includes Le Boudoir Inc. giving live fashion consultations for guests and including a chance to win a closet revamping and organize your clothing. Culinary chef Nadege Fleurimond will give away $300 tickets to her upcoming event on April 19th, Bal a Versailles: The Golden Mask, Fleurimond Catering Masquerade ball at the Broad Street ballroom in New York City. Faces by Fannie artistry by Stefanie Leguillow will give away a makeover valuing at $100.00.

Thank you to our partnerships with Medgar Evers College, Homeworks Inc., Queens Geniuses, Le Boudoir, Faces by Fannie, FG Catering, and the Office of Senator Kevin Parker.

For more information contact Beltifi.inc@gmail.com 

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 The BelTiFi "Pretty Young Girl" Inc. 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.


Interested in volunteering? Please email Beltifi.inc@gmail.com
Subject Line: Beauty Brunch Volunteer
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TI FI TEEN ACADEMY: RELAUNCHING IN Summer 2014

 
 
Updated Application to be posted in Spring 2014!

 

PAST: "Beauties and brains" EDUCATION WEEK!

 Bel Ti Fi brings "Back to School" basics with a twist! Devoting the entire week of September 23rd to highlight educators and special events dedicated to increasing awareness in law, books, education, and entertainment. This will include fun Q&A's, Twitter Parties, and coverage for special events.

 

For today's Twitter Chat, please follow us on @beltifi_inc!
Full interviews will be posted on our site and Facebook page.
 

PAST: BEL TI FI'S "FLIGHTS OF FANCY" LUNCHEON

LET NO ONE CLIP YOUR WINGS!

 

 Bel Ti Fi cordially invites you to the "FLIGHTS OF FANCY"

Ladies Luncheon

 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!

Carmel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B164G4QsKKA

Tai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRKb2ii-gN0

 Farah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBRZ7UdFl5Y

Vanessa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2nyylmzw24

Jessie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAVXltPsc1Q

Jihan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJNB1W-bOcg

SATURDAY, March 24, 2012

Doors open promptly at 11AM

NOON-4PM

ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE

180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, New York 11201

 

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

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…

Panel: Butterflies

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)

 Panel: Fireflies

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:

//believeinbeltifi.webs.com/apps/blog/


Award Ceremony

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

And more…

For more information email Beltifi.inc@gmail.com

 

 

 

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