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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.

Miri Teresa

I am Miri Teresa. I am an artisan who expresses my thoughts thru color. I am an author whose story is told in my everyday steps across the earth. I am an activist whose march is expressed through the actions I take to change the world. It has always been my desire to share the trail I take as I operate my business affairs. iMiTs Art is one of my parent companies that lit the way to so many different avenues of success. Read more>> 

Khrystle Riley

My story is a testimony of having faith! It hasn’t been an easy ride and I’ve encountered many adversities along the way. I’ve always dreamed of being a business owner, and it has come to pass. In 2015, I moved to Seattle, WA to manage and rebuild my brother’s Web Development Firm. It was a hard reset on my life and where I was going. Eventually becoming the operations manager and restructuring the business to make it more profitable. Read more>>

Andrea Ross

I have always dreamed of owning my own business. I grew in a family where being an entrepreneur was a goal. My parents owned their own company and so did many of our extended family members. I always knew corporate America was not where I would end up, but I am truly glad I had that experience, to begin with. Read more>>

Sara Nguyen

Since I was a child, all I wanted to do was be the president of a bank. As a kid, I even had my own bank. I worked to put myself through college and graduated with honors, with a degree in finance and management. After college, I worked in investment banking and broke through the glass ceiling. I finally had my dream job in downtown Houston, on the top floor. Read more>>

Naomi Kabran

I started working out in 2017, during my senior year of high school. One day my sister asked me to workout with her and I was nervous due to the unexpected. After our first workout session, I never went back. I felt uncomfortable and out of place. I never worked out, played a sport or had any interest in the gym. Read more>>

Elizabeth Emmanuel

The Unconventional African Podcast got started as an outlet for me to encourage other Africans in the entire diaspora that are under-appreciated or acknowledged for their gifts, accomplishments, and drive to go against the grain and follow their passion. Read more>>

Symone Daniels

I always knew I wanted to be in entertainment. I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do, I just knew I wanted to have a career that fused my love for music with my love for entertainment. As a kid, I could not wait to get home to watch AJ and Free count down the hottest videos on 106 & Park. Read more>>

Chandler Stier

My story actually started before I even knew it did. I used to love going to toy stores to pick out every color of modeling clay. I had stacks of the stuff. I would spend hours shaping all sorts of things. The one I remember most was a sculpture of a tray of fast food. Read more>>

Debra George

Growing up on the dirt roads of Clodine, Texas left an indelible mark on my life and shaped me into who I am today. We lived on a farm in the middle of nowhere it seemed, and my family always helped the less fortunate. Whether it was feeding the men who jumped off of the freight trains in front of Mana’s house. Read more>>

Kalie Stier

My passion for other cultures and art developed while I attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara. While there, I had the opportunity to study art abroad in Italy and learn the Italian language while completely immersing myself in the culture. Read more>>

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