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Trailblazers: Irving

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

Sydnie Herbert

In 2017, I got my dream job of being a Flight Attendant. Halfway through flight attendant training, I met Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome himself, we fell in love and the rest was history. After training, we were based in Detroit, Michigan together and I struggled with the adjustment of my new lifestyle. Read more>>

Jo Ann Goin

Glory House began as an idea in late 1999. I was working in a large restaurant as the front of the house manager and one day had a word from God that I should start a catering company. In December 1999, I had a tax ID number, was set up as an LLC and I was on my way. Read more>>

Bailey Brown

I became a social media consultant, and most recently a voice actor, because I enjoy helping brands tell their stories to the audiences that need to hear them! But the path to where I am today wasn’t exactly straightforward. I actually went to college to study astrophysics! While in school. Read more>>

Lori Jones

After earning my Master’s Degree and working for the United States Court System for over 15 years, I made a decision to pursue my passion in Real Estate. I believe real estate is more than a career, it’s my calling. I am known for outstanding client service, 24/7 availability. Read more>>

Paige Guillory

I’m originally from the small town of Fordoche, Louisiana. In Fordoche, there are no stoplights and everyone knows everyone. I come from a musical family. My mom grew up singing in gospel groups. My brother can sing. Both of my grandfathers sang gospel. Read more>>

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