Updated: Sep 13, 2019
One of the most rewarding aspects of competing in the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Competition is the sisterhoods that are formed.
(Left to right. Shonda Smith, Liz Garcia, Rachel Arazashvili, Di-Anne Elise)
MCA is not a competition only, it is a true sisterhood.
Meet These Queens
Rachel Arazashvili, our 2018 Mrs. Corporate America, is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and the President of Health Occupations at Students for America. Rachel volunteers as Executive Director of Kidds Are First, Inc., and is the Founder of KRFashions, a free clothing store for foster, orphaned and underprivileged children. She also works with children as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer advocating in the court and in the home for the best interest of the child in foster care. As a Warrior Sister and leader, she promotes a homeopathic and holistic way of living for women.
Rachel is passionate about her Christianity and leads in the Christian Women’s Coalition in national and worldwide missions. She also brings awareness to the Christian community to care for orphans as a part of the Children’s Orphan’s Ministry. A foster parent, homeschool parent and mentor, she won the Volusia County Child Advocate of the Year award in 2010.
Other community involvement includes:
The Pilot Club of Halifax member fundraising and donating to organizations focused on brain-related illness.Midnight Angels volunteer ministry to women who have fallen victim to the sex workers’ industry.National Advocate and Speaker on Autism
Elizabeth Garcia our 2018 Ms. Corporate America, is a business consultant specializing in effectively marketing to small and large businesses in various spaces. She has gained access to some of the most well-known industry professions in her consulting.
As a realtor, she’s known for delivering on her clients’ needs and wants. As a broker of relationships, she builds trust, confidence and loyalty with her clients in all of her endeavors.
Liz has also worked as a consultant in the beauty and wellness industries for more than 15 years specializing in spas, wellness, makeup and nutrition. She has been involved in beauty workshops and seminars and health and wellness expos, testing out the most innovative and up-and-coming products and helping both men and women feel beautiful no matter what.
She holds a Master’s in Exceptional Student Education with a Gifted Endorsemen
Shonda Smith, our 2018 Ms. Mompreneur, is passionate about empowering girls. She enjoys mentoring young girls in her community and beyond by helping them build confidence, discover their gifts and talents, make healthy lifestyle choices and so much more. As the Founder and CEO of The Queen In Me, LLC, she aims to “transform tweens to queens” through workshops and online courses entitled, “Luv’n the Queen in Me!” As a certified girls’ empowerment coach, wellness coach and inspirational speaker, she is fulfilling her life’s purpose by equipping young girls with the tools necessary to build self love and transition through life with confidence.
Shonda’s professional background is in elementary education with a bachelor’s degree and more than 10 years of experience as a fourth grade teacher. She is also a licensed cosmetologist with more than 17 years in the beauty industry. She’s married and a mother of five amazing children, including three future queens!
Shonda is an advocate for the prevention of child sexual abuse. By spreading awareness through developmentally appropriate, fun and engaging education, she aims to prevent child sexual abuse among young girls.
Di-Anne Elise, Ms. Corporate America Lifetime Queen, loves her community, volunteers at her local church and is always looking for ways to help those in need. She has taken medical mission trips outside of the U.S. for the past 8 years.
Di-Anne graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Communications concentrating in Marketing and Public Relations. She’s the former National Association of Professional Woman (NAPW) Public Relations Woman of the Year.
Platform Issues: Di-Anne’s passion is to empower businesses and individuals to achieve the best results through public communications. She also has a passion to empower women to reach their highest potential in the workplace.