I have always been a great supporter of women empowerment, and character development. I strongly believe that being a woman is strength in itself.
We have grown so much from the primitive beliefs that women are just born to take care of their children, and stay at home to manage a household. Over the years, we have already been recognized as a strong and essential contributor to the society’s integrity and continuous progress. That is why whenever I hear new stories about women taking over the world, I feel overjoyed and enriched with pride.
Flannery O’Connor, an esteemed American writer, and essayist once wrote a short story entitled
“Everything that Rises Must Converge.” It is a story reflective of the current issues during that time. It was written when innovation was a new concept, not every American was willing to accept. The story is about transcending the societal norms, veering away from traditions, expectations, pretensions, prejudices and the realization of what change can bring.
The title of the story was actually taken from a quote by French Philosopher and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. He wrote, “Remain true to yourself, but move ever upward toward greater consciousness and greater love!
At the summit, you will find yourselves united with all those who, from every direction, have made the same ascent. For everything that rises must converge.”
That is why it is so timely and unshocking to realize that a successful and inspiring woman is rising above the challenge and spearheading a breakthrough once again.
Age Defying Solutions founder and CEO Aiza Diuco strongly adhere to the belief that women should help each other rise by a cumulative effort of sharing their knowledge, perspective and skills to uplift better chances for every woman’s brighter future.
She recently founded The Glupa Women’s Club, a club by women for women.
The young CEO will commence the club’s vision and purpose by holding a series of activities, including talks and workshops aiming to empower women and hone their skills as a vital member of the society.
She sees that this club can pave the way into returning her gratitude to the community that has helped her achieve her success.
Ms. Diuco also had her share of failures and hardships. She was not perfect. She remembers how much struggle she had to endure when she started in the beauty industry. She had to give up the comfortable lifestyle she grew up with, and fix the shattered pieces of her life as she went on to pursue her dreams.
Ms. Diuco is grateful for her education, and experiences. She used these couple with her love for research in starting her own business.
There were some critics along the way that she had to deal with since they were extra haughty to discern that she only owes her achievements from her rich family. While she is grateful to her family, she has never forgotten the value of labor and not giving up.
Nevertheless, despite the criticism and bumps along the way, Ms. Duico can still stand up tall, with her head held high, knowing that Age Defying Solutions company is the product of all her hard work and the things she did to make her company grow.
Her business started from the backyard which has grown enormously over the years. She will always be grateful to good leadership and the best people she has worked with.
I truly admire people like her. While her story may not be rare, she is another living example that success is possible, that dreams do come true – if you strongly put your heart into it, and it knows no gender either!