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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.

Quinn Kelly

I originally graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in journalism because I loved to write and believed writing was a great way to bring others joy. After a year of working in journalism, a friend told me I had missed my real calling for helping people. I took that conversation to heart because I knew my number one passion was wanting to help people, not just write about them. Read more>>

Macy Wulffen

As a young teenager, I always had a love for capturing memories. Back then, it was either through taking pictures, writing, or painting. As a high school drug on, I began to get caught up in the day-to-day of life and felt like I had lost so much passion. My senior year, I finally decided that it was time to just step out in faith and try something I loved. Read more>>

Erica Courtenay-Mann

The one thing I reflect upon is that I am in fact a small business myself, so I am always humbled when people have faith in my skill-set, my business and in me. I don’t take those business interactions lightly. They are always a bit of a Blessing. Couple that with being a badass SuperMom, writer of bad haiku, and a very transparent Mom blogger — Read more>>

Dr. Myeshi Briley

Dr. Briley was labeled Influential Women in business. Dr. Briley has written many articles on works in philanthropist world and business/self-improvement and family. She is a true philanthropist of today’s time. She is also the President/CEO of 1Voice 1Blanket Foundation. The City of Houston has given Dr. Briley her own day for the successful work of philanthropy that she has accomplished in Houston and around the world. Read more>>

Renata Wallace

I wanted to offer a shopping experience. Thus, came the idea of a style room. I wanted it to be a place where women can come and shop, but it is more of experience versus just shopping. You can schedule a style session, where you come into the style room and we spend time figuring out your needs and then I style you accordingly. Read more>>

Kate Davis

I grew up with an entrepreneurial father and a brilliant, strong mother, so I knew from a young age that I wanted my career to be creative and I dreamed of maybe becoming my own boss someday. But that was all I knew about “who I wanted to be when I grew up.” At first, college was tough because I had little direction for my life. Read more>>

Tawania Joe

When I started my journey, I posted daily healthy meals and workout videos on social media to hold myself accountable. Then, when friends and family began to see my weight loss, many inquired about me preparing meals for them. That’s when I knew that I had a passion for helping women integrate health and fitness back into their life. My desire was to extend my knowledge so that I could assist women in overcoming these obstacles. Read more>>

Tayler Gyug

Some people do yoga to find peace in their busy lives, and some were introduced to yoga in their childhood by a family member. I am one of the collections of people who started yoga to make my body feel better. Flashback to my childhood days: I was in competitive dance, soccer, and gymnastics. I could move my body in whichever direction I desired. I was blessed with a limber body for years, and I always took it for granted. Read more>>

Manaesia Young

I started Moisturize Me Hair Care after I had much trial and error with hair care products and my hair. Having to shave my hair inspired me to not only do research on every product that I used but also gave me a reason to create my own. Aside from doing my own research, I also enrolled in chemistry classes to help with understanding what is truly good for hair. Read more>>

Amy Collins

At 38 years old, I am finally accomplishing my dreams of being both an attorney and a model while also teaching fitness classes a few days per week. I am my own boss. Being an attorney allows me to make a great income and help people who aren’t in a position to help themselves. Being a fitness instructor is my true passion and is the most fulfilling “job” I’ve ever had. Being my own boss allows me to pursue both my career and my passion. Read more>>

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