THE BOARD


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FOUNDER

Raquel “RaqC” Cordova, originates from Riverside, CA.  She has enjoyed a successful career in entertainment that has taken her to markets like Chicago and Los Angeles. Her ability to connect with her audience in English and Spanish has allowed RaqC to build a loyal fan base thus, being labeled as “The Queen of Spanglish Media,” as her career spans from Radio, TV, Social Media, and Acting. Embracing the influence she has on others along with her spirit of giving, RaqC founded Amigas4MySoul, a non-profit organization established to promote unity and empowerment among women.

From 2005 to 2015, RaqC had a successful morning show on LA top radio station – Latino 96.3fm. In 2011, RaqC co-starred in the Mun2 reality show “Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis and RaqC.” In 2013 she was voted a Mujeres Destacadas Award Winner by La Opinion and in 2015 was named Latin Mixx Best Radio DJ Personality of 2015-Los Angeles. 

In 2016,  RaqC made her Hollywood film debut guest staring in “The Bounce Back” with Shamar Moore. Most recently in 2017, RaqC and her co-host Rubi Molina,  teamed up with Amber Rose for “Risque with RaqC and Rubi,” executively produced by Rose. Risque is the 1st Bilingual Podcast on the CBS digital network “Play.it

WHY DO YOU YOU CHOOSE TO BE OF SERVICE WITH A4MS?

At a young age I discovered the power of self- love. Owning who I am has opened many great doors for me, I want to be able to teach all women I encounter that they also have the same power within them. Awakening other women to their greatness truly fills my soul and is part of my mission here on earth. 

Word of the year: Create    

Connect with her @raqcsworld // raqconline.com


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Amber Jacquez, corporate powerhouse, owner of Miss Corporate Diva and President of Amigas4MySoul was born and raised in El Paso, TX.  After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Amber quickly conquered the corporate world. From marketing coordinator to Assistant Vice President, she has spent the last 10 years helping clients grow their business through marketing and sales strategies driving half a billion in sale annually.

“Now, I am excited to broaden my reach and share what has allowed me to grow my career with a broader audience. I'm passionate about changing the face of future boardrooms to one that includes more diverse PowerHouse Professionals!” Amber comments about starting her own business.

She has proudly served on the board of Amigias4MySoul for 3 years and now leads the organization as President.

Why do you choose to be of service with A4MS?

“I believe my purpose is to help manifest greatness in others. Amigas4MySoul exposes women to new ways of thinking and being and allows us to connect by sharing in the same hopes, dreams, and fears. There’s something special that happens when women who are ready to uplift each other into success unite”

Word of the Year: PowerHouse 

Connect with her @misscorporatediva // misscorporatediva.com


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VICE PRESIDENT

Susana Cordova, raised in Riverside, CA is a mother, entrepreneur and philanthropist who's sole purpose is to inspire and motivate those with whom she interacts with, more specifically, women. 

After her divorce Susana submerged herself into rediscovering herself, regaining her health in her battle against obesity, motherhood and her career in the beauty industry quickly establishing herself as one of Southern California's hottest beauty professionals.

Why do you you choose to be of service with A4MS?

"I've fought hard for the woman you see today. Today I am a woman I am proud of. I am a woman my children and grandchildren can be proud of. I want to share that message of hope and possibility with other women."

Susana's long term goals are to open a salon of her own, write a book, and travel the world spreading good.  

Word of the Year: Relish 

Connect with her @lasusie


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TREASURER

Eva Macias, is a powerful leader and sought-after speaker in the financial industry. Eva’s speciality is helping women create a “simple-to-follow” financial plan in 60 minutes or less. 

After learning her parents were retiring with just $1,100, Eva decided to dedicate her life to teaching women and working families how to achieve financial freedom. We are committed to “leveling the financial playing field” for all families so that everyone can reach their financial goals. 

Ms. Macias is also the founder of La Latina y $u Dinero, a financial literacy course that educates and empowers women to deal with their finances. 

Why do you choose to be of service with A4MS?  

Being of service with a group of powerful, inspirational and unapologetic sisterhood is so healing to my soul and when I heal I can support others in their journey called life. I also believe it's important to focus out to our communities.   

word for the year: Love and Legendary! 

Connect with her @evamacias // evamacias.com


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PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Paravicini, also known as Wonder Woman, has a positive outlook on life, and has an extremely contagious spirit of giving. She has been working with children and teens for the past 16 years, through enrichment and volunteer programs, tutoring, teaching math, science and art. She strives in creating positive, loving and a creative environment for youth because she has a strong passion for Education and the Arts! She enjoys providing youth with leadership opportunities where they can succeed as leaders and grow as individuals. She has loved working with kids and teens so much, that she took a leap of faith, and bought her own summer camp last year, called the Summer Art Academy, which she’s been a part of for 14 years.  She’s also an artist, photographer, graphic designer, who loves to constantly challenge herself and learn new things. She involves herself deeply in community, giving back to schools whenever she can through the arts. She loves to travel and meet new people at art shows that she participates in every month. She also loves to blast her car radio, dancing & singing to the top of her lungs, while driving with the top down in her convertible!

Why do you choose to be of service with A4MS? 

I’ve chosen to be a part of A4MS Organization because it truly falls in line what I’ve been doing all my life personally with children & teens, creating a safe space to grow and take risks. My goal while working with children & teens has always been working on their confidence & empowering them to become strong, positive leaders. My passion has always been working with people and paying it forward anyway I can. I want everyone to know that anything is possible, and that you can have it all in this life, no matter what it is! I feel absolutely blessed to start a new journey with A4MS and I can’t wait to work with all these strong and resilient women.  

word for the year: Abundance 

Connect with her @goddesseliza // summerartacademy.com


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EVENTS DIRECTOR

Kathy Hernandez, "I am not perfect, but have learned to enjoy the imperfections. My creative side allows my expression to flow in different lights. I am a listener, but not always the quiet one. Was not always a fan of feelings, but have realized I do not have to fear them, as they too shall pass. Loving the journey is something I strive to do, knowing there is a bigger picture, whether I see it yet or not!"

WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO BE OF SERVICE WITH A4MS?

I chose to be of service with Amigas4MySoul because of the value it provided me. Every woman deserves to have a group of women that supports, empowers, and uplifts you. Not only by their encouraging words, but by actions and resources. This organization is that and so much more. To be a part of something bigger than myself, and joining amazing women, all unique and powerful in their own essence brings me light and energy. One that cannot be matched alone and I am excited to continue the mission and spreading that light. Breaking cycles. Taking ownership of our imperfections and stepping into the power of ourselves. The possibilities are endless. 

WORD OF THE YEAR : VISIONARY

Connect with her @kathy_la_oruga14


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MARKETING DIRECTOR

Born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, Mary Alvizures is a designer, foodie, traveler, optimist and lover of life! You can find her being a girl boss and branding expert at MINTGEM. Specializing in branding, website design and social media marketing, she loves working with purpose driven women in business, go-getters, movers, shakers - making the world a better place and making sure they look good doing so! 

When she is not designing or bringing visions to digital life, she travels for inspiration and new adventures - meeting new people and taking in all the beauty life has to offer along the way. On her free time she also loves to read or listen to audio books, dance to good music and catch some fun under the sun.  

Why do you choose to be of service with A4MS?

When I started my new business and career journey there were many helping hands willing to guide me every step of the way, which I am forever grateful for! When I would ask them, how can I repay you? They would say just pay it forward. The opportunity came for me to do so and I've never felt happier to do so and be surrounded by amazing, inspiring, powerful women doing so. Grateful to do what I get to do and be of service with A4MS.  

word for the year :  Growth

Connect with her @mintgem // mintgem.me


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SECRETARY

Raquel Michel- Jackson, "I was born in Tulsa, Ok and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I enjoy supporting others on their personal and professional goals. From a young age, I have loved helping others meet their goals. Initially, I pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, but during my senior year I realized that Business was not the route I wanted to pursue. I began working for Upward Bound, GEAR UP, Financial Aid, and High School and Post-Secondary Counseling. I believe that quality of life is important.  Outside of my profession, I enjoy my family, friends, and the outdoors! I make it a point to carve out time to spend with my family, travel, and pamper myself".

Why do you choose to be of service with A4MS? 

I believe in encouraging and motivating women to fulfill their life goals. 

Word for the year: TRUST

Connect with her @raquelmicheljackson