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Trailblazers: Plano

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

Naazi Khanna

I always had a passion for jewelry. I would often buy off the shelf pieces and would add my own artistic twist to them and wear them. Love for jewelry remained a side passion for a long time. Read more>>

Emily Williams

I had a slightly roundabout way of getting to where I am now, so I’ll backtrack just a little bit. Growing up, I was heavily involved in ballet from the age of 4 through the end of high school. The ballet studio was a second home for me, as I was in a pre-professional company. Read more>>

Megan Reilly

My sister and I were teaching Tippi Toes in college as a way to have a part time job. It was natural for us to teach dance since we grew up dancing, but we never imagined that by the time we each graduated that we could both make a career out of the classes we were teaching. Read more>>

Stella Uribe Stevens

I retired from education December of 2017, Immediately after retirement, I underwent total knee replacement surgery. The surgery didn’t go as planned but I tried to remain optimistic and work towards recovery. During the recovery phase. Read more>>

Whitney Robertson

My story starts in several wild, but quiet moments… on a rooftop in Haiti, a lunch date in Mississippi, a rented desk in Dublin, and a post-grad class in Scotland. My experience is eclectic in a way I could never have planned, and all of it worked together perfectly to create my skillset today and Brazen Story. Read more>>

Mahasweta Singh

I have a Master’s degree in Psychology and have three years of work experience as a primary school teacher. My journey as a baker started when I took a break from my professional career and moved to the US in 2016. Before I made my first bake, I remember spending sleepless nights reading baking books and watching YouTube videos. Read more>>

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