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Trailblazers: Sugar Land

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

Cindy Allerman

When we moved from Oregon to Texas 10 years ago, I found myself at a crossroads with my career. I had been teaching for 18 years at the elementary and middle school levels and while I loved working with students, I was ready to consider a change. Read more>>

Kelsay Singleton

I actually started Love & Light Company after returning home (to America) from a year of serving as a missionary over seas in 2017. When I came home I was bothered by how many people were stressed, exhausted, or facing difficult situations. Read more>>

Camilla Lott

I’m a Los Angeles Native!!! I moved here to Houston in 2008 from Las Vegas. When I moved her my goal was to go into a Salon because I’m a licensed cosmetologist. Instead I went into serving the restaurant industry was very gracious to me. Read more>>

Maria Rives

My name is Maria, and I am just your average working mom! I have two beautiful children in elementary school, and they have given my life such purpose! The three of us live in Sugar Land, just down the street from my parents. Read more>>

Hilda M. Gradnigo

On May 17, 2018 my life changed forever and I didn’t not want to embrace my new normal. My sister was my best friend, my biggest fan, and my prayer partner. To say we were joined at the hip was an understatement. Through her journey with cancer, we did everything together. Read more>>

Carina Bertrand

My parents brought me over from a Caribbean island called “Dominica” for a better education and opportunity. From a young age my parents instilled qualities like humility, resilience, and focus. They also taught me much about the business world and how to be a successful business owner. Read more>>

Nickie Rowley

I’ve always been a tech person. As a child, if it lit up, made noise, had a function, & allowed me to break it to attempt to put it back together, I loved it; so much so to where now it’s a passion. I’m obsessed with developing websites & user interfaces. Read more>>

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