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Trailblazers: Arlington

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

Mariam Naba

When I was 9 months old, my mom left me at my aunt’s house to take care of me. While I was sleeping, a door was slammed and made a very loud noise. Such noise would wake any child at that age, but I did not wake up. Read more>>

Ariana Shuler

I started getting my lashes done by Octavia Howard, owner of WinkOutLoud Lash Studio, and I started talking to her about how she got started. She gave me her story and encouraged me to get started. Read more>>

Mai Trabue

Starting at my last corporate job, my boss saw potential in me that I was not even sure I had. After a couple of years with them and being promoted to Purchasing manager, the experience gave me the confidence I needed to start my own business and I’ll forever be grateful. Read more>>

Jennifer De La Cruz

I started as an entrepreneur run my own business through my phone. A year later after having some experience i realize how passionate I was becoming to help my community. We serve our community delicious smoothies and teas. I love what I do and the smile at the end means so much to me. Read more>>

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