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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.

Carolina Corona-Solis

Learn as much as you can from those in the environments you hope to thrive in. Regardless of what your chosen passion may be, making it a priority to invest in that passion is everything. Investing time, energy, even money to take classes and assist people has made a huge difference in my journey as a hairdresser. Read more>>

Janessa Villatoro

My advice to other women is to just be yourself. There is no one in the world like you. Reach out to people and share your dreams and visions and you’d honestly be surprised at how much support you can get from the people closest to you and even from complete strangers. It’s a magical thing. Read more>>

Tonia Wells

You have to be ready to walk your journey alone at times and know that your purpose, is YOUR purpose. You must be ready for long nights, no sleep, and no recognition. Your fuel must be knowing that you are good at what you do and that you have something to offer to the world. Read more>>

Brittany Walker

I wasn’t worried about my time being consumed or nothing I have to worry about now because I was in high school, it was fun for me and I got some pocket money out of it. I continued throughout high school and even after with the same clientele and gained new ones along the way. Read more>>

Elise Greff

In March 2017, I was named POP Pilates instructor of the month, chosen out of over 700 instructors, and in June 2018, I was chosen as a Group Exercise Instructor of the month by the Group Exercise managers of all the 24 Hour Fitness branches in Houston. Read more>>

Anisa Roopani

My advice for other women- we all go through it. There is always someone else who has had a rainbow baby, a miscarriage, had to use fertility treatments, lost a child, etc. our blog is a platform to discuss that through wisdom Wednesday and to share stories that some mothers may be too afraid to share. Read more>>

Allie Wang

I got into creative consulting, as I think of it, partly because of some high school friendships. In high school, my circle was full of kids who had taught themselves to create nearly professional-quality images with DSLR cameras that their families had given them. Read more>>

Olukemi (Kemi) Dada

After relocating to the States, I literally had to start from the very bottom, Customer Service in retail banking. I went back to school for my Master’s degree, to help boost my career. Now, I work as a certified Anti-Money Laundering professional in the financial services industry. Read more>>

Pamela Ellis

I always wanted to travel, attend summer camps, go to interesting places. These opportunities rarely existed or were extremely costly. This lead to my desire to create opportunities for girls like me in small rural communities and those pockets of urban communities that experience that same thing. Read more>>

Atem Orock

I feel happy when I help others. I hope I am able to put a smile on someone’s face and inspire at least one person to do same. I believe my art is kindness. My art is sharing. My art is caring. My art is love. As cliche as this may sound, that’s indeed what I do. Read more>>

Karen Dulyunan

I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for the last 16 years but went out on my own for the last 12 years. I graduated from UT Austin in Communication Sciences and Disorders and went to graduate school in UT Dallas with a major in Speech-Language Pathology. Read more>>

Tina Bass

My small business developer We Ink Deals operated by Amora Linscomb has been a tremendous help to R&R Events!! There are so many blogs, vlogs and just social media overall that has been instrumental in our growth and knowledge overall. It’s so hard to name them all. Read more>>

Lauren Haley

I fell completely in love with music at age five following a high school production of Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf. Of course, I immediately begged my parents for a violin! After performing and recording professionally in London, England while earning the International Baccalaureate. Read more>>

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