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Trailblazers: Buckhead

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

Stephanie M Wilkinson

In every stage of my life, the arts have been SO important to my self-expression and personal growth. I was an only child with a big imagination and a lot of inner drive. During college days, while working for the GA Governor’s Honors Program as a resident assistant, I met my husband, Lloyd. We were both working with the Drama department. Read more>>

Christina Kendall

Art and creativity have always been a consistent thread that has run through every chapter of my life. Growing up, the women I admired most were local female artists from my hometown, Hickory, NC. In my mind, these women stood out as independent, strong and full of energy. They were my role models and family friends who invited me into their homes to spend weekends painting and collaging. Read more>>

Brie Wilson

Brie Wilson is the CEO of B. Media & Entertainment Group (BME), an Atlanta based entertainment company specializing in artists’ bookings; music, TV and film production; screenwriting and editing services. She also serves as a partner of Eclipse Theaters- a luxury movie theater, lounge and event space located in downtown Las Vegas. Read more>>

Sasha Smith

I never thought in a million years that I would be in the kitchen baking. Maybe some brownies and cookies here and there, but not cake pops! One of my good friends brought cake pops to work one day and no one knew what they were. There was one thing I was sure about, they were delicious and I kept going back for more! Read  more>>

Caroline Stroud

I have painted my entire life but never viewed it as a job opportunity until college. I had done a painting for a friend as a gift and people wanted to know how much I would charge for one like it. It kind of took off from there. I was doing any commission I could get- pet portraits, UGA football paintings, downtown Athens scenes. Read more>>

Kathryn Brooks

I taught myself e-commerce on the side. I have always loved shopping, being an educated consumer, and taking notes on what makes businesses succeed. I concurrently worked my corporate job and built my business on nights, weekends, and vacations. EVERY night was a late night. Read more>>

Monet Bearden

I started at the young age of 15 in Detroit, Michigan… I began as an assistant by the time I was 17 years of age, I went full force as a stylist. I created a name for my self by doing natural hair weaves, etc. Then, I moved to Atlanta and noticed they didn’t have a walk-in salon. Everyone was appointment-based, so I decided to change the game. Read more>>

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