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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.

Kristine Pagel

Transitioning from the small town of Ingram, TX, to the diverse city of Houston, one thing has never changed–my passion for fashion. Read more>>

Monica Alonso and Jose Alonso

Cacao has been a dream of ours for as long as we can remember. We’ve been blessed in being able to travel the world with our parents, and in doing so we met wonderful people and saw their amazing products. Read more>>

Astrid Huber Proctor

Our passion for discovery took us through far-flung villages in the remote countryside. From being lost in the jungle looking for aquamarines, to narrowly escaping gun toting pistoleros in the dried out landscape of the Rio Doce river basin… Read more>>

Julia Wang

I have a lot of people ask me, especially new realtors, how I got to where I am in such a short period of time. Well, it took a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work, sacrifice, sweat and tears. Read more>>

Samantha Loesch

Growing up surprisingly I was a complete tomboy, loved hanging out with the boys and playing sports. I also love to paint which is what led me into makeup artistry. Read more>>

Katie Novosad

I am not a kid person, so its pretty funny that I have been working in the kid business for the last 14 years. It ended up being somewhat serendipitous that everything kind of fell into place. Read more>>

Yuan Jia

I credit most of my success to being committed to my employees, customers, and vendors. Building and maintaining relationships are at the core of any success in business. Read more>>

Emily Sole Growney

I have loved and admired the beauty and allure of jewelry since I was a young girl. I’ve always been fascinated by the styles and intricacies of design, and also how a simple piece of jewelry can convey strength and elegance. Read more>>

Mariana Cano

I started blogging simply to share my experiences during this fun adventure of raising my family in a different country, and with the great hope to see my children grow into happy, healthy, but above all, truly bicultural adults. Read more>>

Daisy Ceniceros

Being in a fast pace environment has helped me gain more experience in a very short time. My passion for makeup kept growing and growing each year, I was hungry to learn more! I decided in 2017 to apply to Sephora and I am so thankful that I did. Read more>>

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