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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.

Kathy Adibe

I gained an interest in makeup. I started to simply fill in my brows and highlight underneath. However, that was trial and error, as I still have pictures from when I used to look like a ghost! After I built my small inventory, I started to practice on my friends for their birthday parties or even graduations. After a few years, I lost interest in makeup because new trends started to become popular such as contouring and full face highlighting. Read more>>

Julia Agosto

I began my first career as an insurance agent in 1980. I successfully provided life, health, and property casualty insurance to residents of San Antonio and Denver, Colorado. Shortly after my second child was born, I became a stay at home mom. When my youngest began kindergarten, I started to volunteer at her school. I fell in love with teaching children to read. Read more>>

Angel Cornelius

The company name is homage to her New Orleans roots. Maison is French for ‘home/house’ and ‘276’ is the street address of Angel’s childhood home. Maison 276 launched nationally in 2016 when the ‘Best Seller’ Pomegranate Kiss Body Butter was featured in the Essence BeautyBox. (Dominique Sachse described Pomegranate Kiss as having an “intoxicating fragrance. Read more>>

Dr. Candace Whiteside

I want to be the doctor that walks with you every step of the way to work toward a reasonable solution rather than telling you how much medication to take and never follow up with my patients. For this reason, I partnered with my fiancé (Dr. Alton Canady DC) who is also a chiropractor and created the @CoupleofChiros platform. We want to change the face of chiropractic and dismantle what most believe our profession stands for. Our mission is to create an avenue for healthy lifestyles for generations to come. Read more>>

Hanna Barboza

Yoga has always been a love of mine. I began to take my practice to the next level when I was sixteen. I was suffering from what I now know was PTSD and depression. Yoga helped me understand myself in a different way, it helped me get out of my head and come into the present moment. It helped me realize that I could control my mindset by coming back to my breath. Read more>>

Lathasia Collins

I have always loved to dance. Dance, movement, is beautiful and powerful enough to communicate and heal when words cannot. I took my first official dance class while attending Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. I danced as a member of the dance theater company there for two years. Two years post-graduation, I danced with an eclectic Houston-based company, named Sonkiss’d Dance Theater. Read more>>

Eliza Garcia

My relationship with God is tightly knitted and now more than ever I am aware that God is waiting to use every part of our story for his glory, not ours. It’s more about him and less about us. In December of 2017, I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in Christian Studies. Read more>>

Ogechi Okwara

Deserving Event has been around since 2016. May of 2016, I was asked by my auntie to plan her 40th birthday party for July 2016. I agreed and I was doing it all for fun just as I did several other events in the past. The birthday party was a huge success and that is how Deserving Events started. Read more>>

D’Ambria Jacobs

Oh wow, where to begin, I started Sophisticated Delights on a pure whim, I hated my job, but still loved what I did. I remember working every holiday, every weekend, because I was dedicated, and to be honest, sitting back now, it wasn’t to the job, it was the customer, the people who I actually served. That’s where my passion laid within those smiles. It reminded me of myself growing up alongside my family and how every meal made me smile. Read more>>

Ashley Snell

The Wedding Planning RN was created after planning and executing my very own dream wedding! I enjoyed every single moment of the planning process, getting to meet some of Houston’s hottest vendors, and watching my wedding vision come together, being executed beyond what I could have ever imagined. There was never a moment when I was stressed or frustrated during the planning process, I was actually really sad that it was all going to be over! I still, to this day, want to do it ALL over again! Read more>>

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