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Trailblazers: Northwest Dallas

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

Casey Hawkins

I came up with a name for my shop, created an Instagram account, and just started posting items I had already collected that never found a home in our space, and through the use of hashtags people started following me in anticipation of my growing inventory of found treasures. I’ve been slowly building my audience of shoppers since then, and feel like I’ve developed a really specific aesthetic that resonates with all the people who have supported me. Read more>>

Rosemary de’ Medici

Real estate was a natural transition with my sales background, my gift of gab, and my love for modern architecture. I decided to start that career in Dallas for many of the reasons that so many others are choosing to make Dallas home; booming economy, welcoming community, culture, and probably one of the most important factors… the airport! Read more>>

Katie Sanford

I am blessed to have my husband, Matthew, as my best friend, and business partner. He was the brains behind opening our own insurance company and building a business and legacy to help people with their insurance, and to be able to leave an opportunity for our children. During this whole process, I have realized and overcome many obstacles to being a woman in business. Read more>>

Jenn Bodnar

Yoga has brought me closer to my faith and my family as it’s really about finding gratitude in everything. Even the messy parts. I look back and embrace it all, trusting that everything happens for a reason. I’m still a work in progress but so grateful for the outlets and platforms available to spread awareness and create greatness. Read more>>

Grace Maungu

I had grown to love the job so I took a leap of faith to start my own. With the knowledge I had along with YouTube, craigslist and Google, Neemas body wraps was up and running on the 28th of Dec 2011. I did ok but I needed to offer more services in order to attract more clients. Read more>>

Grace Maungu

I had grown to love the job so I took a leap of faith to start my own. With the knowledge I had along with YouTube, craigslist and Google, Neemas body wraps was up and running on the 28th of Dec 2011. I did ok but I needed to offer more services in order to attract more clients. Read more>>

Froswa’ Booker-Drew, PhD

I am the author of two books for women, Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last and Ready for a Revolution: 30 Days to Jolt Your Life. I am working on a 3rd book right now that is almost finished for young women transitioning to college that started as a letter to my daughter. Read more>>

Rachel Tran

I knew that I needed to do more, do something that my family could call our own, something that would give us the “American Dream,” something that could fulfill my own dream of opening a non-profit and something my mom would be proud of. From this, The Poké Point was born. Read more>>

Alexandra Compton

My passion for wedding planning was sparked with a love of hospitality. Hosting friends and family have always been a love language for me. Before I began my higher education, I set my mind toward becoming my own boss and creating a job that I wanted to wake up to every morning. Read more>>

Audra Springer

When I was a sophomore in high school, an older friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go with her to a hair show in Austin. At the time I did not really know what I wanted to do after I graduated. After visiting the hair show I was instantly intrigued by the beauty industry. Read more>>

Madyson Jaide

My makeup career really started to take off freshman year. Everyone always asked me to do there makeup and thing for special events and that is what I have been doing ever since. I am a self taught
Artist but I am currently a senior in highschool studying to be a cosmetologist. Read more>>

Jasmine Carter and Devon Carter

Jasmine and Devon opened Vuestra Studio & Event Space after falling in love with events and photography. Jasmine launched her bridal line in January and worked with many photographers and vendors to plan amazing photo shoots. Read more>>

Adelayo Oyewo

I’ve always had an interest in fashion, clothing, shopping, etc. when I was younger. As I grew older, I was able to really see what styles I gravitated toward, though it was always changing. This is where “The Urban Message” comes into play. Read more>>

Talitha Ledet

For most of my career, I had the desire to create a business of my own that provided the same high quality of service, products and experience while working for a corporation. Being in education for much of my career, I have always been passionate about learning and research – Read more>>

Julia Berit

I am an influencer, plus size model and college student at the University of Oklahoma! I started out by doing small roles and extra work on the locally filmed show Queen of the South which sparked my love for working in the entertainment industry. Read more>>

Videllia Davis

Never in a million years did I think that one post would birth the blog and following that I have today. Today, I am a relationship and motivational blogger and frequently use my own relationship experiences to encourage and empower women all across the world. Read more>>

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