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Trailblazers: Sandy Springs

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

Nathasya Tadjudin

It started when I switched my major from Pre-Med to Business during freshman year of college. Unfortunately, I realized that I didn’t have it in me to continue down the pre-medical track and started to feel burned out. Though I was going back and forth, I decided on business since I just started a small freelancing photography business and it seemed “safe”. Read more>>

Keren Granados

As of 2013, Keren and his team developed a new concept that would highlight the strength and spirit that Latinas entrepreneurs have being risen over the years in creating new enterprises not only in the US but also around the world. Emprendedoras Latinas, hostess and celebrates an annual event on March 8 “International Women’s Day” that gives women the tools to be successful with their businesses. Read more>>

Kim Cunningham

When I entered college at the University of Georgia, I was clueless about “what I wanted to be when I grew up.” My freshman year, I even took a class called Choosing a Career and Major. The class was great in that it helped me determine what I didn’t want to be. But it also confirmed my natural inclination towards careers that focused on creativity. Read more>>

Stacey Ward

I have always loved sports. I played softball since I was four years old and played two years in college as a pitcher before a season-ending shoulder injury. I ended up at my dream college at the University of Georgia. Even though my softball career was over, I always saw myself around sports. I knew it wasn’t going to be the end of my sports career. Read more>>

Harriet Thompson

My entire journey has focused on client comfortability – constantly hyping my subjects so they feel beautiful, and making the photoshoot experience NOT awkward. More recently, I have been able to focus on more non-paid work where I get to expand into more artistic shoots with friends again which has been so much fun and reminds me how I started my journey. Read more>>

Alexandra Richards

I have always been fascinated by fashion and jewelry. I love the way that you can change your look to match your mood and portray the vibe that you would like to give off to the world. Jewelry is something I’ve always collected as a reminder of different times of my life or different places that I have visited. Read more>>

Brittney King

This led to my desire of becoming an Anxiety Specialist and the relaunch of my business Imagination Beautiful. Imagination Beautiful started as a blog on my 25th birthday in 2013 and has now grown to become Your Live Well Boutique specializing in providing private concierge therapy, online content, and talks on faith and mental health. Read more>>

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