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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.

Diana Lozada

For many years I suffered from extreme back pain. Eventually, the pain became so intense that I couldn’t even stand straight, impacting everything I did throughout the day – even how I thought. When I went to see a sports doctor, he recommended that I try a combination of physiotherapy and acupuncture. Read more>>

Gwen Flager

I love writing, whether it’s a recommendation letter or a play. I am a storyteller. I attended a few writing classes at Rice University. I learned that writing dialogue is one of my better skills. Playwriting seemed the logical format for my work. Read more>>

Rachel Stephenson

I’ll start by introducing myself! My name is Rachel Stephenson, and my family has been in the Houston area since the 1920s. I graduated from Clear Springs High School in League City in 2012, and went to the University of Alabama (roll tide!!). Read more>>

Cindy Hide

Love, Money & the Law is my passion project that was born out of a heartbreaking, challenging divorce with school age children. I suppose it embodies the old adage “making lemonade out of lemons” in that my experiences fuel every new podcast, video, book, or seminar that I create. Read more>>

Stephanie skinner

I started my journey to being an entrepreneur as a child. I remember daydreaming in front of the television of being a businesswoman and dressing up in polished suits. I always knew that I would have a business. Read more>>

Taylor Franks

My entire life I have always wondered why there was rarely bi-racial women represented in fashion, as owners or models. I always wanted to purse a career in fashion but I never knew the right niche for me. Read more>>

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