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Trailblazers: North Loop

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around North Loop that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Audrey Mitchell

I’m a free spirit, a mother, business owner, and much more. I was born March 9, 1990 (29). I was bless to give birth to three extraordinary beings. Which is the reason why I have no choice but to win. Read more>>


I started working on my brand Vashtieve on September 2018. A year before starting my brand I was working toward opening my accounting/tax agency. I had been in school for accounting and had 4 years experience under my belt. Read more>>

Nikki Hammonds

I started out in the beauty industry as a nail technician in the mid 90’s. Doing nails was not my passion so I burned out after a couple of years. I entered into corporate America and stayed there for many years.
I felt like I was stuck in a rut so in 2012 I decided to go back to school to get my aesthetics license. Read more>>

Jasmine Wallace

At the age of 12, I started my praise dancing and mime journey. Funny thing about it is, it wasn’t my choice; it was my mother’s. I was the shy, quite girl who absolutely hated standing in front of people with all eyes on me ( still up to this day I still hate being the center of attention with everyone watching. Read more>>

Warneshia Vann

The beauty spot presented by Sevynd was originally Sevynd Extensions. I started this business back in 2018, the name came from my daughter who’s name is Sevyn. I sell hair extensions, wigs lashes, bonnets as well as flat irons. Read more>>

Jacqueline Vann

I got my first real camera when I turned 14 and at that moment I realized how much fun I had capturing everyone around me. Photography has always been a passion of mine. It all started with taking all of my friend’s photos at school to taking my families photos at gatherings or events and before I knew it people I didn’t know were contacting me to photograph their special occasion. Read more>>

Alicia Kuehn

I’ve always been passionate about animals and conservation. For most of my adult life that meant working as a zookeeper at several different zoos, most recently the Houston Zoo. In the last couple of years, however, my focus shifted and I became more interested in the education side of wildlife conservation.  Read more>>

Katrina René

I started out in the wine world by simply wanting to write about wine and share my experiences. Particularly, I wanted to break down the barriers in understanding, and remove some of the pretense associated with wine. I figured if folks saw someone that looked like me experiencing wine, that it would seem more accessible to them. Read more>>

Markaila Foger

I started this business as soon as I came out of a deep depression, liquor was always my go-to and I realized I had to do something different. So one day, I kind of calculated how much money I spent on liquor in a whole summer and turns out it was a huge amount of money. So, I said why not make money of this instead of spending so much money on it. Read more>>

Karen Perez

I believe we all as women have a fire inside of us that is ready to shine. Yes, we face struggles, challenges and maybe rejection, however, I believe if we share the goodness we all have, we can make other lives a better world. Jewelry has always been a part of my life ever since I was a little girl. I was always your fashionista. Read more>>

Yazmin Cherety

From one idea to another, while I was going to College, Cosmetology started to catch my attention. I then enrolled in a cosmetology school and completed all my courses and received my Cosmetologist license. In my time at cosmetology school, I realized the main thing I enjoyed and really loved was Makeup. Read more>>

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