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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.

Lynsey Hedrick

Funny you should ask because… I’m just getting started! Thanks to the right timing, a really pushy friend, and an even more so relentless cousin, I am finally sliding into a new adventure. I love and am obsessed with my life as a wife to my favorite guy and mommy to 3 of the best kids, and that’s truly how it started! Read more>>

Tisha Trapp and Jordan Lieng

We met while working together at our church. We both wanted to start something that would be fun, but also have meaning. We began with an Etsy shop creating wall art with encouraging quotes and scripture. We both have years of graphic design experience, so this was a great start for us. Read more>>

Judith Arroyo

About 6 years ago I met who would become my awesome business partner and one of my best friends, the incredibly talented Gerty Portillo. As soon as I met her I was captivated with her sparkle and glittery personality. I also remember how impressed I was learning about her design firm Decore & More. Read more>>

Taylor Ray

It’s 2013, I’m 18 years old and preparing for my freshman year at Sam Houston State University. I thought I had the world at my fingertips. I was finally free from my parent’s rules and excited to begin this new chapter of life. I joined a sorority, made countless new friends, maintained a solid GPA, and was living the college dream! Read more>>

Michelle McLennan

I started my spray tan business August 2017. I had only gotten a spray tan for myself a couple of times in my life. Around January 2018 is when I started noticing some questionable spots on my body that didn’t look quite right. Let me preface this by saying that I was a baby born in the Florida sun. Read more>>

Sheila Villalobos

I started as a 8 year old little girl loving my pink glitter caboodles box my mom bought me, I remember her giving me those cherry lip glosses we all glam girls had back then and storing them in there, best memories are her and I playing make up and just loving spending time with my mother. Read more>>

Christina Callaway

My husband and are both educators who met while teaching abroad. We spent four years teaching in Colombia before moving to Dubai and taught at an international school there for another four years. Read more>>

Michelle McLennan

started my spray tan business August 2017. I had only gotten a spray tan for myself a couple of times in my life. Around January 2018 is when I started noticing some questionable spots on my body that didn’t look quite right. Read more>>

Imelda JB Vera

I really enjoy creating an environment of joy for my salon clients and wedding clients. Seeing a Brides dream come true makes me feel excited! Being back in the hair industry has really brought more happiness to my life again and I strive to bring that same happiness to every client that sits in my chair. Read more>>

Andrea Pitts

Houston started off as a challenge but things began to look up when I landed my first teaching gig and started a daycare with a co-worker. Repairs and progress were being made. The whole family was putting blood, sweat, and tears into the business. Read more>>

Elizabeth Leal

In my quest to figure out what was really was going on with my body, I started doing research and the more I read the more I liked it. This is what really propelled me to change careers and enroll back in school to pursue my second degree, this time in Human Nutrition and Foods and also getting certified as a personal trainer. Read more>>

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