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Trailblazers: West Loop

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 West Loop that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Melodie Murphy

I am originally from Long Beach, CA. I got my first job in a restaurant when I was 20 to help pay the bills while in school. The day they decided to train me to bartend was the absolute starting point of this endless cocktail adventure. Read more>>

Jazmine Gosey

I grew up in a family of engineers I almost had no choice but to study engineering because that’s what my parents felt would set me apart once I hit the “real world”. My dad was the mayor of the little town that I grew up in Forest Hill to be exact and even with his engineering background. Read more>>

Marnie Greenwood

Houston native and graduate of UT Austin. Prior to being in real estate, I was the owner and designer of Marnie Rocks, a jewelry and accessories brand. I have been in real estate for 7.5 years. It was a natural transition that used my love of helping people. Read more>>

Connor Metoyer

Originally from a smaller city in Louisiana. I grew up moving around because my parent’s jobs would relocate them quite often. Finally settled in Pearland from about middle school through high school. Dad accepted a job overseas, my mom and I stayed behind during this time. Read more>>

SteVonna Williams

I was a single mom with three kids, after recently losing my young brother (Jan 23, 2015), I was sadly depressed. One day I woke wanting to change and to start living my life righteous for my children and myself. A few years earlier, my mom gave me the most horrible advice ever telling 25-year-old me to file bankruptcy to keep a vehicle. Read more>>

Juliet Mendez

My love for baking began when me and my boyfriend started making desserts after dinner for ourselves and our families. We started with mini tarts, crepes, and cookies, i loved seeing how happy and satisfied everyone was after eating something we made from scratch. Read more>>

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