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Trailblazers: Marietta

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

Courtney Krokey

My passion began back in high school as yearbook editor and very quickly I became the sports and event photographer when the school’s contracted photographer didn’t show up. I went to school for journalism and media studies at KSU. Read more>>

Jamie Gray

I grew up north of Chicago in Waukegan, IL. We had a good number of Black people, but I always heard whispers of why people did not want to support Black businesses, and the only Black-owned businesses that I was ever aware of were hair salons and barbershops. Read more>>

Mary Otoo

“Tell Ayeley: See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord” (Colossians 4:17).
My mother told me that I started singing at a young age. I would sing along to tapes and sing with so much passion even though I did not understand the meaning behind the words. Read more>>

Jasmine Kier

Last year, I was presented with the opportunity to move to Atlanta to help my sister open a restaurant. After working in a corporate office and dealing with co-workers who where against me for whatever reason, the only thing I wanted more was to start my dream career. Read more>>

Briana Maston

My love for science began at a young age. I received my Bachelors of Science in Food Science in 2015. Moved to Georgia right after graduation. Not satisfied with corporate America, my entrepreneurial journey started in 2017. I enrolled in a one year Online MBA. Read more>>

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