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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.

Caitlin Scott

I’m fortunate enough to have found some great friends along my journey of creating a new blog and moving my feed to more of that. I always have them to pick their brains, ask my silly questions and learn! One piece of advice I can give is to just be authentic. Be 100% YOU. Read more>>

Lindsey Massey

I’m a homeschool mom to four kids ages 6, 4, 2, and 7 months. I also have two stepchildren ages 17 and 21. I got a camera for my birthday last year and discovered I love taking and editing photos. This was a natural transition for me to start blogging and then growing my Instagram page to do some influencer work. Read more>>

Mayela Tamayo

Leaving my nursing career was hard because I loved it, but I knew eventually, I would go back. When the opportunity presented itself, I went back to nursing, because I really did miss it. For a while, I worked seven days a week, 12-hour shifts, it was intense but it was worth it. Going back to nursing made me realize that nursing was my passion and that’s when I decided to go back to school for my Master’s Degree in Nursing. Since then. Read more>>

Tiffany Flakes- Parrott

I started braiding at eight years old. I always had a passion for doing hair, and I didn’t think I would make it into a career one day. Once I graduate from high school, I went to a community college and I majored in Criminal Justice and I wasn’t happy at all. Read more>>

Brittany Van Beek

Throughout eight years, my business has evolved from Toxic Lace Photography to Boudoir by Brittany Van Beek to now Brittany Van Beek Photography. I think I rebrand to much, but it’s okay. A little background about myself is that I have been in the photography industry for eight years, and the Boudoir Industry for four. Read more>>

Amanda Heintz

A busy Mom of three, Wife, Entrepreneur, and millions of other hats I wear daily… we have built our businesses and dreams of the moments where we feared we had lost it all while life sat in complete broken shambles. Overcoming traumas that have brought me to my knees in constant prayer and self-reflection, I realized we ALL deserved more in life, financially, and as a family.  Read more>>

Mae Renee

My story is definitely not woven in a straight line and there are many more chapters to be written, but the beginning of my modeling journey goes a little something like this…I moved from California to Houston when I was a teenager and started attending modeling school shortly thereafter and absolutely fell in LOVE with everything about modeling! Read more>>

Brooke Omachel

I got my business started with the help of my mom, the Cookie Queen of Abilene, she has been a successful cookier in Abilene, TX for a few years now and every time she would come to town, or I would visit her I would end up helping her with her cookies. Read more>>

Ruth Zamudio

I work in real state and I am also a wedding planner. I started this journey as an IG influencer this past January because I’ve always wanted to find a girls community that were interested in the same stuff as me, which is taking cute pictures, brunching and all things girly! Read more>>

Amanda Seamans

I began to have friends ask me for advice about living on one income, how to save on different products or affordable DIY projects. One sweet friend told me frequently, “You should start a blog!” In 2017, I finally decided to take her advice, and Her Happy Home was born! Read more>>

April Ree Sweet Mama

The beautiful people of our neighborhood fed my husband and son warm meals while I was in the hospital and when I came home to recover. I drove from Spring to Houston every day delivering life-giving breast milk and spending the days with my newborn baby. Read more>>

Lindsay Martin

Instead of letting my diagnosis control my life, I decided I would take back my life and use it to change other’s lives. I didn’t get to this point overnight; in fact, it wasn’t until nine years into my diagnosis before I opened up about it. Before opening up about my disorder. Read more>>

Maya Argue

I started blogging about a year ago, it was really meant to highlight my story of moving to Sweden. However, the visa processes ended up taking so much longer than expected, so I started blogging about my life, fashion, travel, local events, and beauty. Read more>>

Rukmini Rednam

After my six years in Kentucky, I spent an additional year in Florida refining my skills in an aesthetic fellowship. After completing 15 years of post-high school education, I moved to Houston where I started practicing and have been loving it ever since. Read more>>

Stacey Trbovich

I’m very excited about this new chapter of building my cookie empire! My website is also undergoing a transition and will be up and running very soon. One of the wonderful things about Stacey’s Sweets is they ship beautifully so you can treat everyone all over the globe to the best cookies in the world. Read more>>

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