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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.

Alesha Yamal

I began belly dancing just after graduating from college with an environmental engineering degree back in 2000. I joined because I was looking for a creative outlet and a way to exercise… I had no idea that just a few short years later, dance would become my career path! Read more>>

Ariel Semere

I have always been infatuated with creating things and becoming an entrepreneur. For years, I’ve put myself into a box. I use to only focus on one of many talents God placed down on the inside of me. A year ago, I re-shifted my focus. In fact, I decided I wanted to put one of my other talents to work. Read more>>

Jozetta Davis

My journey hasn’t been a bed of rose petals… reason… it’s hard to win the confidence of a (male) client who doesn’t know you. It was challenging at the beginning of my career because here, I was in a male-dominated industry and I’m constantly having to recite my script every day just to win over a potential client. Read more>>

Patricia Fonseca

I am currently working at a makeup studio Beauty Art Makeup Acadamy as an instructor and I also co-host a live radio show for the Houston area who speaks to empower and inform the Hispanic community called La Nota Houston. I recently obtained my esthetician license. Read more>>

Andrika Carter

I pray a lot over myself and my business and thats so important to me because I feel that’s the reason I’m here today. I kept my faith and never gave up. I found my self in decorating. I found my “niche” and by putting God first, I plan on continuing to build my brand and become very successful. Read more>>

Alexia Sims

I wake up and make the choice to believe in myself and my abilities. My advice to other women starting out would be to give themselves the room to make mistakes and learn how to use those as a means to get better. Take a break, re-strategize, get help, but don’t quit. Read more>>

Denalyn Perez

Every session has a story, whether it be a story of love, of success, of birth, whatever it may be, there is a story behind it. I find it a true honor to capture every session because for a moment, I get to be a part of this forever story by being the one to capture those few moments. Read more>>

Ashley Sanders

The creator of Stylez by Sistaz Inc Ashley stated that “this is only the beginning for Stylez by Sistaz; Stylez by Sistaz has a lot of Passion to give with Products and Services.” Ashley believes that all Women should be a Fantasy Doll. Enjoy your Experience with Stylez by Sistaz Cosmetics. Read more>>

Necy Thomas

I’ve been modeling for a few months now & it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Whenever I was to share that dream with someone I often would get told “you’re too short you should go into acting instead” or “you could do print, but you’ll never be able to do runway.” For years I’ve allowed the opinions of others to prolong me to pursue a dream of mine. Read more>>

Sheena Johnson

Business ownership has been the best thing that has happened to me. It has been a long journey with a lot of bumps and bruises, but I was determined I didn’t want other entrepreneurs to bruise or bump as hard as I did. So, I formed 24Hr Entrepreneur in May of 2017. I wanted to create a space for business women to be educated on business. Read more>>

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