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Trailblazers: Glendale

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

Susan F. Moody and Leeanne Gardner

Once upon a time, Susan F. Moody was working at a job that although it was financially rewarding it was also soul sucking. It was during this time that her husband was considering that he would retire within in the next few years. Read more>>

Holly Mabry

Hair is my love, makeup is my passion, and together, I love my passion very much. The whole look, a makeover, a photo shoot, a complete change, even a step up in their profession is truly what I enjoy. Read more>>

Maria Maxwell

I actually started doing aesthetics 14 years ago, not knowing what I wanted to do with my career path. I thought I would get my aesthetics license until I figured out what I wanted to do. Read more>>

Breanna Martinez

I remember making a lot of friends that were around my age at the time and what used to make my time go fast at the swap-meet was me doing their hair. Hair was just so fascinating to me. I would always find a way or an excuse to get my hands on hair. Read more>>

Tina Radcliffe

Most of my writing life is defined by the quote by author Karen King,” What have you done today to make your dream come true?” Read more>>

Natalie Gabriel

As I got older, I began doing makeup for family and friends for events. As I got older, I was introduced to the art and fashion world. It wasn’t until then, that I truly appreciated its concept. Read more>>

adriana ortiz

Time progressed and my path had taken a different turn finding a more stable job which landed me in the cosmetic retail industry for the bulk of my career. I’m now ready to venture back out on my own and find that eager tenacious Makeup artist I was. Read more>>

Lindsay Harrel

Like almost every author, my journey toward publication has been paved with rejection. I wrote my first book quickly in 2011 — it’s now something I lovingly refer to as The Book That Must Not Be Named (Harry Potter reference, anyone?). Read more>>

Joyce Kawalchuk

From a young age, I’ve had the desire to work with my hands. I grew up in the family business and worked as a mechanic on turf, industrial, and construction equipment. Read more>>

Heather Szymura

Heather’s career began in 1996 when she started working part-time for UPS while simultaneously attending college full-time. Working her way through the ranks, Heather moved into management in the Business Development department. Read more>>


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