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.
I started Paddle Boarding shortly after my mom passed away from liver cancer. I had just returned home from her funeral as I gave up my career to care for her and I was lost! Within a couple of days, I found an ad about Stand Up Paddle Boarding! Read more>>
I have always wanted to start a YouTube channel but never thought my lifestyle was interesting enough to do so. I would just go to work and school and that was my life until I came across some great opportunities last year. Read more>>
As humbled and fortunate as I am to have had the tests and joys of this life, I decided to blog about it to share some of the lessons I managed to learn! Read more>>
HostClub began after my first child was born, somewhere in between working full-time and staying at home with the kids. It was dreamt and concepted long before I ever launched, although ‘no great thing is suddenly created’, right? (Epictetus). Read more>>
I always thought I was going to be a performer, more specifically an MTV VJ. Ironically, my career path ended up being pretty traditional. I joined an investment bank on Wall Street after college, went to business school, worked at a big consulting firm but in 2011, I launched my first startup. Read more>>
Back in 1991, I got a job as a secretary in a local public school district. That was the beginning of my (so far 19) years in public education. I was a struggling single mom working full-time while going to college at night. Read more>>
My husband is a songwriter and a drummer, I sing and play keyboard and we had the opportunity to record a cd. We had a Christian Rock band and we played in a few events, including the Dallas Music Festival in 2014. Read more>>
I have always had a creative bug… I think I got it from my mom. Growing up, she was always crocheting, cross-stitching or something along those lines. I would always find a cool craft, dive deep in and make many, many of that item then give them to my friends. Beaded bracelets, scarves, hats… you name it. One year, a group of friends went to Broken Bow, OK for NYE and I crocheted everyone a hat that weekend! I love gift-giving and if it’s something I can make, even better! Read more>>
My husband and I have always had a passion for food. It was one of the things we bonded about on our first date. That love only grew when we finally moved in together and started cooking meals together. About a year ago, I had the idea of starting a food blog, as a way to showcase our hobby and keep track of all of the amazing things we cook. Read more>>
I was frustrated that I couldn’t find unique, quality pieces at an affordable price. I realized that I might be able to start my own business when people started trying to buy the jewelry I made when I wore it out. I recently left my day job and transitioned into my jewelry business fulltime. Read more>>