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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.

Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi

My personal and work story are intertwined. By the age of 10 I had lived in Spanish-speaking Argentina, German-speaking northern Switzerland and Italian-speaking southern Switzerland. By the age of 18 I had experienced the Swiss German, British, Swiss Italian and American school systems. Read more>>

Lauren Atwaters

From an early appreciation of art, I was able to develop a successful career utilizing my God-given gift to share my passion with many. As a bride, I took on several DIY projects and blogged tutorials along the way. After building a following. Read more>>

Jasmine Mcqueen

Growing up in The Bronx, New York I had the opportunity to become who ever I wanted to be. There’s so many influences and opportunities around, it makes it easier to find your passion. I first found my passion for makeup around 16 years old after doing my sister and her friends makeup just for fun. Read more>>

Tara Melvin

People often ask how I ended up as an event planner and the answer is simple. I was born this way. Growing up, I was “that kid” in my neighborhood who invited everyone to gather at my house (never with my parent’s permission) for various activities that I conjured in my head. Read more>>

Chivone Smith

I grew up on the Southside of Chicago…I always feel weird saying that behaves it’s usuallt followed up by….”are you from Chicago-Chicago or the outskirts?” Lol anyway…I grew up in Chicago-Chicago in a project building called The Harrold Ickies. Read more>>

AnJae’ Monea’

I’m a 19-year-old boss from New Orleans, LA where I’ve been ambitious and desiring the greatest things in life. I became my own boss officially at age 15 when I started to sell Top Tier, quality extensions. It was an open market in my area at the time and I decided to take advantage of the opportunity present. Read more>>

Lauren Gall

I first started my career in a sales position where I spoke to a small business that all had a need for virtual assistants, but didn’t have the money to pay for someone in-house or didn’t have full-time work. At the time, I thought I was the only virtual assistant out there and then quickly realized that wasn’t the case. Read more>>

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