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Trailblazers: Boca Raton

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

Anne Shoshana Deakter

When I was thirty years old, I realized that there was more to life than the all-consuming pursuit of acquiring “things.” Often, it takes a wake-up call for most of us to make serious changes in our lives. We typically go through life refusing to see, self-medicating, or keeping so busy that we can’t think or feel. My wake-up call was the early death of my beloved father and becoming a divorced single mom. Read more>>

Lauren Cohen

Lauren is expert concierge immigration and business advisor boasting a stellar track record of success. Lauren has first-hand knowledge of the visa process, having herself immigrated from Canada in 2001, and later becoming an American citizen in 2012. In 2008, Lauren started e-Council Inc., an internationally-acclaimed company focused on providing concierge strategic full-service solutions for businesses seeking capital and foreign entrepreneurs seeking access to the U.S. Read more>>

Tracy Kawa

I was tremendously successful in co-creating one of the largest solo practitioner orthodontic practices that exist anywhere to this present day. I then became a stay-at-home mom, dabbling in business here & there. Unlike my earlier success, I had met with quite a number of business failures. This inspired my quest to find out what makes a business person successful. Since no two people are alike, yet many people are successful, what are the ways to harness our own unique business DNA in order to create success for ourselves? To find this out, I worked with a scientist and developed The Kawa Assessment, a tool based on six different sciences. Taking only 15 minutes to complete, the tool helps to identify a person’s complete Business DNA. Read more>>

Arielle Cole

I am fortunate that I am able to try new brands, eat at restaurants, and meet other bloggers that also have dietary needs. I never would have imagined how big the gluten free community would become and I could not be any happier. The future is bright for those with food allergies! Read more>>

Dara Jendayi

I just turned 25 and I have a five-tier conglomerate ready to generate millions. I got here by maintaining faith to the point of being deemed crazy, failing tests and applying what I learned, losing a lot, learning a lot, and FIGHTING for my freedom of entrepreneurship. Read more>>

Sumra Siddiqui

I started out in the makeup and hair industry when I was 16. I was working at a hair salon as an apprentice and worked my way up. I got a job offer from MAC cosmetics and took the opportunity. I slowly built my clientele and juggled multiple jobs at once. Read more>>

Helen Bernal

My story is kind of funny in the way that I grew up being the very opposite of girly. I never wore an ounce of makeup until high school came along since I spent most of my days out in this FL heat playing tennis for hours, but I did love watching Michelle Phan’s Youtube channel religiously. Read more>>

Danielle Rose

Nothing would be possible without my amazing husband and son, my mom and my sister, and of course Stacey and Larry. I never feel lucky, I feel grateful that I am able to do what I do! There is much more to come from me, and I will not stop until I reach those goals! Read more>>

Jessica Bonilla

It has been a very tough journey, but I feel now happy and because everything I learned just has more sense now. As a creative person and entrepreneur, growing my beauty business is now my top priority and making people feel great feeds my passions. Read more>>

Thivy Michelle

I’ve always dreamed of starting my own business and building a brand, which is why I launched my blog and created a YouTube channel. I love having my own platform where I can share my life and the things that I love most with the world. Read more>>

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