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Trailblazers: Fort Worth

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

Laurie Aurand

I have always been creative but struggled to find my true passion. I one joked that I was a new craft every year, from cake decorating, to glass painting, crochet and needlework. I then branched into jewelry and actually owned an artistic rubber stamp store in Jacksonville Beach Florida for several years. Life changes as it does for everyone and I suddenly became a single parent with a 6-year-old son. Read more>>

Ann Jefferies

JAG came about because I felt like there was a lack of stylish and on-trend jewelry that was affordable but well made and long-lasting. When looking at pieces I wanted to purchase but were out of my price range, I knew I could make similar things I was drawn to using better materials. As friends and strangers started purchasing items I was wearing, a store I love asked if they could carry my line. Read more>>

Alexandra Ramirez

The road has indeed been bumpy. However, I think of it as roller coaster you’re deathly afraid of, and once you ride it and get that rush of adrenaline, you realize it’s pretty fun. The biggest bumps have been around getting my name out there and experimenting with pricing. Because I’m a small business owner. I can’t spend on fancy tools to predict prices, marketing strategies. Read more>>

Karin Hargrove

In 2010, I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications. After two years in the “real world” I realized I didn’t love what I was doing, I didn’t feel fulfilled, and it was time for a change! I saved up my money, quit my job and started chasing my dreams. Read more>>

Dabney Poorter

Two years ago, I was featured in Voyage Dallas with my own company Dabney Poorter Nutrition and Wellness. At that time, I had been planning the opening of a multidisciplinary wellness center with my co-founder Taylor Dukes in Fort Worth, Texas. January 4, 2020, we opened Restore and Revive. More about R+R: The dream of Restore + Revive began in 2016 when a Certified Nutritionist and a Family Nurse Practitioner. Read more>>

Nadia Howard

AIDAN was established in 2005 to represent as many people around the world as possible. Our main goal was and is to provide the best professional customer service to our visitors, members and friends. In the beginning, we worked on creating and building products for the future. One thing led to another, many years passed and now we’ve adjusted our thinking to focus on future internet needs. Read more>>

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