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Trailblazers: Gilbert

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

Lisa Glowacka

Lisa works full-time in the financial services industry at Wealthnest Planners located in Chandler. She loves balancing her analytical side with the creativity and connectiveness that East Valley Moms Blog brings. Read more>>

Elle Dewitt

I scored a job in lending right out of school. I immediately loved everything about Real Estate! I got both my Loan Origination and Realtor licenses. And had successfully flipped 3 houses of my own before I was 24 years old. Read more>>

Hayley Benjamin

This is the third business I have owned and operated in Gilbert. My first business was Junky Trunk Boutique, my mother and I owned that business from 2012-2016 and we grew the business over 500% within to first two years. Read more>>

Ashley Shaw

Through an incredible supportive industry, I’ve found the courage and strength to take on such a special opportunity to expand our lives and expand in our community! Read more>>

Stephanie Studer

I shoot a lot of food and still life for other brands, bloggers, restaurants and farms. I really have a passion for supporting local businesses…shooting real food and real moments with my creative clients is always a great experience. Read more>>

Chelsea E Munsterman

I never dreamed that I would one day be such an author sharing my exciting new world with everyone. I’d just graduated cosmetology school and had found my first job. Read more>>

Erica and Jon Hayes

We started out as wedding and lifestyle photographers, and while we loved every bit of what we were doing, we consistently fielded inquiries for business and personal branding photography needs. Read more>>

Edit Denning

I could start my story by saying that I’ve always wanted to take photographs, and that when I was little I used to beg my dad to let me use his camera. I can also start with the photography lessons I took in high school, or that my professors told me I have a talent. Read more>>

Harley Chapman

I have always been interested in beauty and hair since I was a little girl. I have a picture that I drew when I was about 8 years old of me working in a salon and doing someone’s hair. Read more>>

Breanna Soulliere

My background consists of 10 years of special effects and makeup. After the demanding schedule for so long, I took a dive into the beauty industry, bringing the best of my skills to one place.. Read more>>

Lindsey Bouffard

The FLEKK Eye Shadow Palette + Brush Set was created by professional celebrity makeup artist Lindsey Bouffard who spent 8 years doing celebrity makeup for red carpet events like the Oscars, the Golden Globes and New York Fashion Week. Read more>>


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