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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.

Lesley Resendiz

Growing up, I was always interested in the arts and found myself very in tune with my creative side from a young age. My parents are from Mexico and always wanted my brother and me to strive for more and do better. My father is actually an artist and for as long as I can remember he was always drawing or painting in our little apartment. Read more>>

Una Khan

I started ASL Beauty by Una because I wanted to teach people how to build their confidence in makeup and skincare. I wanted them to realize that makeup is an art you can enjoy the process while loving the skin you’re in. I also wanted to teach them basic ASL. Read more>>

Cammy Lee

I thought that serving tables would be the most grueling work I would experience in my life… I was wrong. Leasing high-end apartments for eight years busted my butt and made me literally a jack of all trades. I had to learn how to do everything from customer service to sales to complex administrative work, and even what I would consider hard labor. Read more

Catherine Young

I worked in the F & B Industry for many years as a wine rep, buyer, sommelier, and supplier, after doing this for so long, I decided that I really wanted to work for myself. A few times, I had taken care of friends pets while out of town and it seemed to be a natural fit for me. Read more>>

Nikki Hohman

I like to call myself a matchmaker; a matchmaker of homes that is! I help individuals find that special home that they fall in love with! I work with people looking for their forever home and some looking just for an investment. Home owning is a part of a journey and sometimes I get to follow my clients into multiple phases of their life and that to me is so special and what I love about my job. Read more>>

Ana Perez

After working for nearly ten years in law firms, I finally had the courage to quit my job and start doing what I felt it would make me the happiest: being a photographer. I had been a photography aficionado for a long time and was willing to do whatever to make it. Read more>>

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>>

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