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Trailblazers: Scottsdale

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

Jennifer Starr

Life is more fun with exciting plans ahead right? That’s just kind of the way my heart beats and I’m completely obsessed with all the parts of the process that turn ordinary moments into MAGIC. Read more>>

Christina Wheeler

My story goes as far back as I can remember, I’ve always loved photography; taking photos and being in them. I’m definitely far more sentimental in that aspect than anyone in my family thought I would be. Read more>>

Gia Ciliento

My creative spirit and complete affinity for wine is how The Brush Bar was created. A lot of sweat, tears, laughs and LOVE is how we are still standing nearly 7 years later! Read more>>

Nicole Cundiff

In 2012, Billy and I officially launched Colleen’s Dream Foundation. I vowed to protect Colleen’s legacy and to work toward a better world where ovarian cancer is caught early and women are administered less invasive and more efficient treatments. Read more>>

Julie Trappen

I started my “fashion journey” back in the 80’s with wild clothing choices. Back then on any given day, you’d find me in loud-patterned stirrup leggings, some sort of crazy mismatched shirt, hair down to my waist, and thick 90’s bangs. Read more>>

Mindie Kniss

My story begins in Nairobi, Kenya. It was there, while participating in a Global Health Fellowship, that I decided to leave my cushy Fortune 100 career for the adventure of entrepreneurship. Read more>>

Lisa Morrow

All of the old standbys were impersonal and always felt bad to give. I realized in that moment that this was a problem that needed to be solved. Luckily, I found other people who wanted to create better gifting experiences between people too and we’ve been working on it ever since. Read more>>

Lindsay Hansen

I started LDH Consulting to achieve a better work-life balance. I wanted to have some flexibility to be home with my first-born son and it’s a path I continue on now with two sons. Read more>>

Mercie Loftus

My favorite quote has always been “When you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life”. I am so lucky this became my reality. Read more>>

Lynette Dennis

I got a part time job at a boutique and after the first month, thought it would be fun to have a store of my own. As it turned out a location in a shopping center near my home, had a space become available… Read more>>

find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Scottsdale that we hope you will check out, follow and support.Darleen (aka “Coach Dar”) Santore

When I was 16, my grandfather was in rehab from a stroke, and an occupational therapist came in to help him. When I saw them working with him, I knew that’s what I wanted to do because the therapists treated mind, body and spirit. Read more>>

 

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