AIWA-SF Thrive: Zara Gemilyan

THRIVE is an AIWA-SF April project dedicated to highlighting Armenians who are doing amazing things in their personal and professional lives to better themselves and those around them. These individuals are inspiring, dynamic, innovative and interesting. Today, we feature Zara Gemilyan.

Zara Gemilyan is the 2019 title holder for Mrs. California Globe and will represent the state in Mrs. USA Globe in June in Palm Springs, CA. Zara  was born in Yerevan, lived in Moscow, Cyprus Island and currently lives in California. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pepperdine University in International Studies and Management as well as  a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine as well.Zara speaks five languages and is a marketing professional. Her father is a successful architect and her mother a classical pianist. Zara  works with her father and brother in the construction business in Los Angeles.  Her platform is helping orphanages around the world and she is also a spokesperson for Women in Need foundation.
her Instagram page is Mrs.CaliforniaGlobe2019 and Facebook
Zara Gemilyan #zaragemilyan #mrsglobe

Question: What is your life philosophy?

My philosophy on life is you reap what you sow. I constantly experience this and being a realist by nature this completely makes sense to me.

Question: What is your biggest hope for the future?

My biggest hope for the future is the extinction of orphanages . I wish something can be done to have no children without families.

Question: What is your favorite thing about being Armenian? 
My favorite thing about being Armenian is our pride.

Question? How has being Armenian shaped your character?

Being Armenian has shaped my character. For unfortunate historical reasons we are used to moving from place to place this has helped us become more adaptable to different environments and helped us become strong and successful in every profession. I want every young girl to know that she’s beautiful in her own way and she is capable of achieving anything she sets her mind to as long as she works hard and stays true to her own morals without comparing herself to anyone else.


About AIWA-SF:
The Armenian International Women’s Association is a dynamic global 501(c)3 dedicated to empowerment, education and enrichment. Through many projects and initiatives, AIWA is dedicated to inspiring, empowering and connecting Armenian women worldwide.
AIWA-SF is an affiliate chapter of the Armenian International Women’s Association, the EIN #: 04-3113182. Donations marked for AIWA-SF are routed to the affiliate chapter.
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