Grace Bondad Nicolas—the woman behind successful shows, an indefatigable civic and multiplatform leader, and adviser to billionaires—recently concluded the successful “Men and Women Who Matter” charity dinner, networking and recognition activity as the first woman and Filipina president of the American Association of the Philippines (AAP).
She made history by being the association’s first lady head honcho since it was established 73 years ago helping the Americans, Filipino Americans and indigent Filipinos. She’s helping the association by crafting events for the AAP with the luminaries of her brainchild Asia Leaders Awards!
"The Board of the American Association of the Philippines (AAP) names former Vice President Grace Bondad Nicolas as new president in recognition of her accomplishments in our key fundraising efforts. She is the first ever woman president of the AAP, a notable first," according to Chairman Emeritus Rick Sobreviñas.
Launching Successful Events and Shows
The AAP event isn’t just the only activity she cooked up this November as she also successfully wrapped up the much-coveted “Asia Leaders Awards 2021” at the Embassy of Singapore in the Philippines, launching their first coffee-table book, Profiles of Excellence.
“It’s a pleasure that I’m with the leaders of this generation as they help Filipinos to survive in this global health crisis through the products and services they are offering. These awardees are all breaking the glass ceiling and making a difference then until now,” she said.
The tireless supporter of all things productive, helpful, and socially responsible, Nicolas not only founded and judged Asia Leaders Awards, she was also the brains behind TAG Media Group—composed of TAG Media and Public Relations, AG Builders and Developers, and AAA Cosmetics and Trading Company—the team behind ALA and other successful shows.
TAG Media and Public Relations is the force behind Asia Leaders Forum, Asia’s Best Singing Competition, Asia Digital Marketing Expo, Asia HR Expo, Asia E-commerce Expo, Dwelo and Pandemic Heroes Online Series in partnership with The Manila Times.
Nicolas, who is also a business writer for The Manila Times, is also a concert producer
Launching Outreach Programs in NCR and Laguna
Multimedia celebrity and serial entrepreneur, Grace Bondad Nicolas, is a bombshell inspired to achieve everything she could every day for family, businesses, and community.
“I’m giving my 1,000x percent each day as if there’s no tomorrow as tomorrow might never come” is her mantra. Thus, she’d come up with explosive events to help the less fortunate in every capacity.
She’d also invite sponsors and facilitate outreach activities to places far and wide, from Metro Manila to her hometown Calauan, Laguna, as Past President of Kiwanis Club of Makati and now Lieutenant Governor Elect of Kiwanis International Division 3A.
The former president of the Kiwanis Club of Makati, she will handle clubs in Manila, Pasay, Taguig, and Makati as she holds the highest post in the division for 2021-2022.
Mentoring New and Aspiring Entrepreneurs
As founder of AAA Cosmetics and Trading Company she would be mentoring dealers on how to successfully market their products even during the pandemic to generate and boost income opportunities for those who have been economically displaced.
“Our heart is to help out, and not even this deadly virus can stop us from being of assistance in this ongoing crisis. There are always ways to help so I am encouraging everyone to do the same,” she shared.
AAA is a cosmetic and food company with four brands: Graceful Skin Essentials, GlutaGlow Slimming Drinks, Immune CEE, and GlamHigh Cosmetics by Andria, with 100 distributors nationwide.
She’d also mentor aspiring entrepreneurs through her “Go Negosyo” mentorships given her first-hand business experience, proven acumen, and academic background as a graduate of the Asian Institute of Management.
Balancing Achievement and Fulfilment
On a concurrent capacity, the dynamic Grace Bondad Nicolas is also the vice president of the Makati Tourism Foundation, Inc.; founder and proprietor of eco-tourism destination Hidden Hills Farm by Josefino, named after her father who was also her inspiration and mentor.
“In this crisis, it’s your time to prove your worth and make a difference. Even while in lockdown, you can still do something productive and be of help to others by sharing your blessings,” she said, encouraging everyone to follow her lead.
Nicolas, who holds both a BS in Industrial Engineering and took an MM in Engineering Management from Colegio de San Juan de Letran attended also programs in Entrepreneurship and Marketing at Asian Institute of Management and Ateneo with a Social Media Management training in Malaysia.