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 Norcross that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
Work is hard and there are always going to be parts that we don’t enjoy, that’s why it’s called work. However, I do think there are jobs with roles that align with our story, passions, strengths, and our context. I always took administrative roles because I knew how to do them like the back of my hand. Read more>>
I believe that in order to maintain a life balance, one has to make each moment count, live life boldly, love people and never let someone outside of yourself dictate what you are capable of. By far, the grounding force in my life has been my faith and the belief that regardless of what I face, with God and hard work I can do and be anything. Read more>>
I am now a successful Realtor with Virtual Properties Realty, I work on an awesome team Prepetit Team with 15 years of Team experience within our team. I love what I do helping to educate people on credit and helping them to obtain home ownership. So people will stop throwing all their money away on renting. Read more>>
Yamileth “Yamii” Brazier
I decided to go after my dream and move to California. I started planning and saving and in March of 2016, a week before my 27th birthday, I packed up my car and moved to Los Angeles. That dream lasted for four months, I ended up having to move back to Atlanta. Read more>>
Cymphoni Laster Yancy
As a creative person, we find ourselves good at multiple things, and not really focusing on one thing. We also can struggle with making sure that we are self-sustaining in a capitalistic society. I worked in corporate in order to survive life after college, but I knew that wasn’t my life’s plan. Read more>>
Deeply rooted in Atlanta, GA since 1993 and from the South Alabama landscape, I am an executive level Area Manager at Caliber Home Loans and have been involved in many facets of finance and mortgages for 22 years. Read more>>
I decided to give this Esthetician career another try, after all, I did go to school and obtain a license, what’s holding me back? I had no job due to my wrist and I’m not the type to sit and sulk. I learned how to do lash extensions in July of 2017 and it was probably the hardest transition I have ever made, but once I got my groove I never looked back! Read more>>
Through personal training, donation based fitness events, providing ample space for vendors and small businesses to promote their products directly to consumers, as well as assisting health and wellness businesses with their own personal brands; I have begun to make an impact around the city. Read more>>
In the Russian patriarchal society, a man is the head of the family and women usually take care of the house and children. That’s how I was raised. I had to experience all the flaws of this system while I learned to survive on my own with a young daughter. I didn’t have to step up my game because I didn’t even have one. I had to start fresh and build myself from the ground up. Read more>>
Kalin Elisa and Squat Bae
Never in a million years did I think my claim to fame would be an outtake gone viral, super viral. I was just a regular young woman stumbling through my 23rd year of life when all of this happened. All of this really shined a bright light on what was a dimmer time in my story. Read more>>