Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 30th and 31st


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Young Women ®

Miss Georgia International®

Mattie Barwick

People's Choice Award

What does it mean to be a modern woman?
Now more than ever women have such an important role in society, we are strong and powerful, we take up space in every industry and field, we are heads of households. I think the modern women is anything she wants to be. I am a businesswoman who is constantly working on my career growth and I have best friends who are stay at home moms, both are equally as important to our society.

When does a girl become a woman?
I think a girl becomes a woman in her mid-twenties, this could be after college or a first job. Everyone grows up and matures at different speeds but for me it was losing my father when I was 24. I had to grow up quickly and learn my way. Society puts so much pressure on our young adults to grow up so quickly now days when they should be learning their passions and about themselves.

How do you handle disappointment?
Working in sales disappointment is inevitable, I have the mindset you either succeed or you learn. I try my best to use any disappointment as a learning lesson to continuously grow. If that doesn’t work sometimes I take a page out of Elle Woods book, put my favorite jammies on grab some chocolates, and crawl in bed for a good cry. Then of course put on my best suit and get my life together.

What's been a picture-perfect moment in your life?
When I recently snagged my dream job! It had been a rough spring semester and my previous company was starting layoffs. I was forced into a full semester of difficult classes. I ended making the presidents list in school while working full time and doing a super in-depth interview process for my dream job. What felt like one of the most exhausting times in my life turned into me being in the perfect place.

How do you handle stress and pressure?
I thrive in high-pressure positions, it is where I feel the most comfortable and have some of my best Ah-Ha moments. I work in a very high-stress job so when I end my days I love to just turn off from the world and melt into my couch with my sweet pups.