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Trailblazers: The Woodlands

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

Javonna Simon

Being a young first time business owner isn’t easy. On countless occasions, I would go back and forth with myself and my thoughts on starting a business but would never take the necessary steps to make it happen, due to the gamble of success. After considering the pros and cons of starting a business. Read more>>

April M. Payne

When I moved to Houston for graduate school, I thought I would be a working woman for life. I even started my own business and married another entrepreneur. Shortly after we married, I got pregnant and got sick. I had to shut down my business and, with the birth of my daughter, found my life had changed more than I ever dreamed. Read more>>

Jenny Bennett

Six years ago, our family moved to the Houston area from Colorado. We were so excited to be living in a climate where we could have a pool in our backyard. We found a perfect home for our family of four, with a beautiful yard for our dogs and a backyard pool. Read more>>

Cambria Raggio

“You are a mess, but you’re a beautiful mess.” Those were the words that changed it all. Never before have I been so profoundly impacted. I’ve always been drawn to the full spectrum of human emotion. There is something so beautiful about the chaos, mess, and redemption of the human experience. Read more>>

Trecia Johnson

I grew up in the country (Caldwell, TX), so it was very regular for us to be around freshly baked goods. I’ve never been a bit sweets eater, but I’ve always acknowledged how other people enjoy desserts. I would always hear, “this is way to sweet, or this imply isn’t sweet enough.” Read more>>

Taylor Valentine

It all started back in 2015 when I was a recent graduate from college and began freelancing to make extra money while still trying to find a full-time opportunity in marketing and social media content management. My goal was to always help other people but with my passion for marketing and communications. Read more>>

LaJune King

I’d love to briefly take you through my journey and tie in who I am as a human first, then business. I started photography when I had my son in 2010. As a new mom, I was trying to find myself, because I’d lost my identity. I went from working EVERY single day to being married and at home. Read more>>

Krisztina Polgar

I am an adrenaline junkie and always have been. Modeling, poker, motherhood, traveling, cooking, and sports – I am passionate about everything I do. Coming from a small town in Hungary in Eastern Europe. Read more>>

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