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
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
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
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