On balancing me time and family time

Anna Rufino

Anna Rufino

The second installment of Chicdriven Women Empowerment Expo will be on Oct. 7 and 8, 2017 at the Alabang Town Center. Now on its third year, the expo now focuses on nurturing roles that women play.

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a free Breast Screening and Cancer Awareness Seminar will be one of the highlights of the event.

Last year, almost 300 women availed of the screening conducted in partnership with Zonta Club Alabang and GAD (Gender and Development Office) of the Municipality of Muntinlupa.

The expo will feature seminars on positive parenting, with Clarisse Talavera-Aviñante sharing tips on how to discipline your kids without the screams.

Chef Rolando and Jacquiline Laudico

PLDT ambassador Michelle Alignay will discuss how to make gadgets a parenting tool.

Dermatologist Anna Palabyab–Rufino will also share her parenting stories as she juggles work, being a mom, and having time for herself.

Home Matters will showcase wellness with an Essential Oil 101 talk by Cathy Alegre of Southern Blends. This will go back to back with a La Germania cooking demo by Chef Rolando and Jacqueline Laudico.

Mikaela Martinez

Better You brings together Marie France/Facial Care Center ambassadors and model moms Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez and Kelly Misa-Fernandez to share their life hacks on balancing “me” time and family time.

Mazda Drives talks about women stereotypes and how this affects our daily lives, both on the road and at home.

Kelly Misa

The new topic this year is “You and Me” focusing on connecting with your significant other. It will also include a capsule seminar on clarity and balance by Coach Pia Acevedo of One Core Coaching.

A passion show highlighting positivity will cap the event with parent and child tandems including popular personalities such as James Deakin, JP Tuason, Christine Jacob-Sandejas and Arnie Hidalgo.

Michelle Alignay

Admission and all seminars are free. Registered participants will get lots of goodies from event sponsors plus a chance to win a gas range from La Germania, gift packs from L’Oréal Professionnel and Bioderma, and a family cam from PLDT Home Fibr.

The expo is presented by @mazdaphilippines and @alabangtowncenter, and supported by Standard Insurance, Marie France, Facial Care Center, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Butterfly Twist, Cinderella, Osh Kosh, Esprit, British India, TRSDDA, and

Pia Avecedo

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