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 Phoenix that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
I have many hats. I come from a single parent household. Oldest of three. I was laid off from my youth services job after 8 years and was lost in the sauce as they say. I stumbled upon a franchisee tax firm that was looking for a manager. Read more>>
Carla Lee Martinez
Growing up in my parents store, I learned the good, the bad, and the ugly about owning a business. Over the years, I have had several businesses from medical billing to assisted living. Read more>>
Three things were true in my life; I was bored, thought everyone was watching and completely scared of failing. I was the lady with all the balls in the air that appeared effortless to orchestrate. Read more>>
I was born and raised in Arizona. I went away for college and a couple of years for work but always knew I wanted to make it back to Phoenix and raise my family. My husband is from here too. We live in Arcadia and have two kids, Anthony (8) and Everette (6). Read more>>
I started my personal finance journey about 10 years ago when I was looking for my first, non-minimum wage job in high school. I ended up working as a teller in a major bank and as time passed in that position I realized that I enjoyed finance and helping people. Read more>>
I have always loved anything that sparkled. My mom would call my Aunt and I “old crows” because we would go from yard sale to yard sale looking for old jewelry we could take apart to create something new. Read more>>