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Trailblazers: Richmond

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 Richmond that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Dr. Jennifer Williams

I met several other folks along the way who wanted to help horses, and we banded together to form a rescue. Several of us later left that organization to form Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, and Bluebonnet has been helping horses throughout Texas since 2005. Read more>>

Casey Cardenas

My class is a mixture of hip hop and stylized jazz. Sometimes I’ll even invite my class to bring their high heels to challenge themselves and spice up the dance just a little bit! I will officially start teaching my dance classes at the end of august. You can follow me on social media to get all the updates! Read more>>

Caitlin Lowry

I do not own my own business, however I have created myself as a petite model. I started off in 2016 by applying to different agencies throughout the Houston area. I only heard on response back for an audition, and I was so excited. Read more>>

Kassandra Soto

My story began when I realized my life was no longer just about me. The day I found out I was pregnant at only twenty years old, that’s when I knew my life would change completely. Read more>>

Nneka Kanu

After I discovered the world of fashion blogging and shared it with my friends, my friends would often tell me I should start my own blog. I didn’t really think much of it, until I realized that I had a unique voice and could make money doing something that I Ioved. Read more>>

Ehi Ade-Mabo

The more I wrote, the lighter I felt and soon enough my experiences started to match the dreams I had journale. The perfect six figure income jobs came and everything else fell into place, just because I shifted from victim-hood and blame to taking responsibility. Read more>>

Jocelyn Belman

My journey began when I was 16 years old when I joined a two-year cosmetology program in my high school. At that time I had no long-term goals and I have no idea where this would take me, I just knew that I loved everything about the beauty industry! Read more>>

Chigozie Ohanele

I’m working on a new platform to empower women to share their stories and showcase their gifts with The Modern Woman’s Network and I’ll be transforming my IG Live Interview series “Behind the Magic” into a Podcast to share principles. Read more>>

Sophia Smirnis

I began doing makeup in high school for all of my friends. From then on, I began building my business. I studied marketing, business, and cosmetology. I have always been a perfectionist and paid a lot of attention to detail. Read more>

Preye Nagberi

I have always loved wearing makeup, so a friend suggested I go to a makeup school, so yes, I took to her advice and went to my first my school on 2nd of June 2008, for a one month course in beauty makeup at a house of Tara. Read more>>

Heloisa Valenca

I started working with a makeup and skincare company, fell in love with the beauty industry and wanted to get more specific with makeup and makeup applications, that’s when I started taking makeup classes here in the US and in Brazil (where I am originally from). Read more>>

Andrea Batchelder

I watched tutorial after tutorial and began posting more and more on Instagram. Social media has really became a great platform to express my creativity with makeup. Read more>>

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