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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.

Nikki Fessler

According to “my” plan and timetable, for now, Abundant Delights was going to be more of a paid-hobby sort of deal and then when the family comes along I could be a stay-at-home mom with a home business… but the Lord’s plan and timing is so much better! Read more>>

Destiny Nicole

I was 17 when I quite literally stumbled into the wedding industry. As a child, I battled with mental illness and trauma. I took my pain and I turned it into an art. Some people paint, some people sing; I turn people’s best memories into movies. Read more>>

Dkendra Griffin

I started Dreamfabulash March 6, 2018 on my birthday. I was at dinner with my sisters and nieces, I was given a gift from my nieces that had a dream on it, we all set goals and dreams for ourselves but sometimes it’s kind of hard for us to follow those dreams when I was given this gift it made me think it’s time for me to chase my dreams. Read more>>

Desi Nicole

Hairstyling has changed my life. When I’m on a flight, I sit there in amazement thinking, “how did I make it this far, this is surreal”. I never would have thought that me, a foster kid from Inglewood, California, would ever make it this far. Read more>>

Tiffany Avila

The Hometown Chef Catering Co. is owned by the husband and wife team of Chef Julio Avila and his wife Tiffany Avila. Chef Julio has been a chef for over 20 years in restaurants, resorts and hotels from Puerto Rico to Tucson, AZ and Houston, TX. Read more>>

Alexus Hardy

Growing up, I have always been creative and had a passion for art, beauty, and fashion. I was very involved in church, school, dance, and even won a pageant. Both of my grandmothers were hairdressers, so if I wasn’t playing with my doll’s hair, I was also flipping through the fashion magazines in the salon.  Read more>>

Pam Lopez

I finally got over my fear and people have been nothing but welcoming and encouraging. I’m a big believer in women supporting women and that is exactly what I’m doing. I love helping women. Another issue near and dear to me is ageism in beauty/fashion/media toward mature women. Read more>>

Erin Fenner

I couldn’t help but share the freedom that I’d found by learning to let go of my clutter. I was telling everyone I knew, which eventually led to speaking engagements at my home church and other local women’s groups. At the encouragement of my husband and several strong women in my life. Read more>>

Dusty McKenna

Born and raised in my mother’s Texas salon, I spent my entire childhood practicing makeup on myself and friends while gaining invaluable skin and beauty education from watching my mom perfect the highest quality of salon and spa treatments. Read more>>

Jazmirra Hasan

Cosmetology was always an artistic outlet for me growing up, it was a natural gift and blessing.Also after practicing for many years on friends and family I began to peruse cosmetology at the age of 19 graduating from Roebuck Beauty School in Birmingham,AL. Read more>>

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