A Brief Biography
On May 16th 2007 Janet became one of the 3 women (with Noelle Wenceslao and
Carina Dayondon) to be the First Women in the world to traverse Mt. Everest-
climbing from Chinese ABC camp to the summit of Everest and back down to Nepal-
a record still unbroken. She is the youngest mother to summit Everest, standing
on top of the world 5 months after giving birth. She is also one of the first
Filipinas to summit Mt. Everest and one of the first 3 Filipinas to become the
first Southeast Asian women to summit Mt. Everest.
Janet Belarmino’s accomplishments have received extensive media coverage. She has done hundreds of interviews, gone viral online and over print media and appeared in periodicals such as Peoples Magazine as “People of the year” 2007, Cosmopolitan as “Top Ten Women of the year” 2007, Good Housekeeping , Tatler magazine and many other...
She has appeared and aired on extensively on TV and Radio talk shows such as ABS-CBN, GMA, Channel 4, Channel 9, Sports Unlimited, Teleradyo, and Veritas. She was also featured in the front page of Google’s very first Google Doodle video during the International Women’s Month last March 2014 which received over 1 billion visits that day.
Janet Belarmino’s mixture of high-quality climbing photographs and videos along with her casual style creates a comfortable environment for any audience. Her ability to connect to each person with her speaking style and presence helps everyone become part of the event and take away something special for themselves. She is not the standard speaker with a tightly memorized script. She interacts freely with her audience throughout the event welcoming any and all questions and comments. Audiences leave with a new sense of what it is like to be on the summit of Mt. Everest in the harshest of conditions or dealing with obstacles. Janet’s aim is to give fascinating insights into leadership, planning and preparation, motivation, inspiration, team dynamics, risk, improving performance & project management. Each presentation is customized for the event's goals and audience. Janet has a deep commitment to every engagement and personally works with the team for a successful event.
Janet Belarmino is one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers. Since 2007, Janet has been public speaking actively. Asian CEO Forum chose Janet to address their 7 Steps to Leadership on their 2014 engagement. When East West Bank wanted to change their core banking system, they chose Janet to speak to their IT team just 48hrs before their summit of Everest- Their deadline after two years in the making. And when Regatta needed to become more customer-centric, they picked Janet to speak to them about the “Radical Tactical Shift” that enabled her to complete the first traverse of Mt Everest, being a Filipino who had never seen snow.
She has addressed and influenced many corporations, organizations and audiences such as Asian CEO Forum, Microsoft Philippines, Jollibee, Abbott, Glaxo Smith Klein, Bayer, San Miguel Corporation, SunLife Insurance, AXA Life Insurance, Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Golden ABC, Regatta, TAO Corporation, Wrigley’s Philippines, Emerson Network Power among the few. Her audience ranges from the top executives and officers of the corporation to the employees and man power of the company.
Educational institutions: International School of Manila, British International School, Galileo Enrichment Learning Inc., Keys School, Ateneo, St. Paul, Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Meralco Foundation Institute, DLSU, UP, San Beda. She gives talks from pre-school all the way to University and student leaders.
As a Global First for Women on Everest, an Expedition Leader, an Entrepreneur and a pioneer for Filipinos, Janet puts her hard learned lessons into the context of a corporate environment. Her message is highly relevant, inspirational and, most importantly, encouraging anyone facing a challenge in life to push through and climb on.
Awards & Honors
Janet has received a number of honors and awards including: A Congratulatory letter of Her Excellency President. Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo, The Philippine Senate Honor No.120 Commanding the 3 Filipino members of “kaya ng Pinay” Everest Team, The Philippine Senate Honor No. 77 Empowered and Outstanding Women for their Valuable Contributions in the different areas of society in Celebration of Women’s Month March 2015, Republic of Philippines Independence by Mt. Everest by President Fidel V. Ramos, Nueva Vizcaya Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 2007-457, Citation from the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, Citation from the Girl Scouts of the Philippines, CICM Centennial Award, Citation from the Kagawad ng Pagsasaka, Citation from the Universal Peace Foundation, Certificate of Recognition from the Human Development International, Graduation award given during the Basic Alpine Mountaineering Course in DMAS Manali, India, Certification from the Philippine Coast Guard, Certificate of Participation and Appreciation from Philippine Military Academy.
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