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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.

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>>

Hannah Walls

My dad finally convinced me to start an account on Instagram to post my work, and with great hesitation, my little blog @wordwalls was born. Getting my words out into the world was exhilarating and scary. I had a love-hate relationship with it for some time. Read more>>

Nicole “Nick” Journey

My message is clear to those that I reach through coaching and speaking, fearless is not the absence of fear, it is the greater presence of purpose, passion and a determination to win that will cause you to face everything and rise to become in the face of fear. Read more>>

Brooke Holmes

I began the process of transitioning my business to be my full-time job. I still pull a lot of what I loved from my orientation career into the way that I love and serve my clients, and building those relationships and pouring into my clients’ lives & businesses have made photography even more fulfilling for me. Read more>>

Krystal Proffitt

My motto is, “Keep it up, Rookie. We all have to start somewhere!” And I believe that with all of my heart. Just look at my journey… I started by wanting to do more than sitting at home all day with the kids and volunteering at the local library. Read more>>

Leighanne Herr and Jeremy Leoni

I really wanted to blend those elements with a modern loft feel to fit the existing layout and elements of the venue. My husband is from France and with his help and design expertise, we were able to create something very unique that I hope many other photographers will get the opportunity to enjoy. Read more>>

Teddy Lewis

I was at a point in my life where I was trying to find that thing that I was born to do. In 2010, a family member introduced me to photography. As I continued to learn and study the art of photography, I found my purpose, my passion and my God-given gift through the camera. The camera became my doctor in a sense because it brought healing to my soul and my mind. Read more>>

Ashley Thomas

At age 26, I decided to take all my savings and invest in myself. I started a company called Fire ANT Marketing and Advertising, LLC. Shortly after launching my business and becoming well known locally, people began to see something in me I never truly discovered myself. A voice! I began to do speaking engagements at local schools and events, something I never in my life imagined doing. Read more>>

Curtissa Green

My business started with $7000 that I received from a car accident that almost killed me 8/30/2012. I got hit by a drunk driver speeding in a one-way lane coming up the freeway ramp. What inspired me to open an online boutique was I wanted to invest in myself instead of spending on things that had no value. Read more>>

Leyla Hasbun

After years of being bullied and not feeling confident, I decided I wanted to change my life for the better. I dedicated myself to learn about the human body, health, and the right way to lose weight! After losing over 40 lbs., I felt like a whole new person. That feeling inspired me to want to help women all around the world feel the way I felt! Read more>>

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