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Trailblazers: Coral Gables

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

Jackie Roque Salas

I started after I studied fashion design at Parsons in New York City. Once I moved back to Miami, I realized that not only could I have my own space on the internet beyond Instagram, but this would serve as my creative outlet as well. Read more>>

Natasha Jewett

Suede is a jewelry business founded in 2016 by myself and two others, but now, it is now solely owned by myself, as my previous business partners followed different career paths. We currently sell online, at events and at a few store locations. Read more>>

GiGi Diaz

I’m a radio personality for iHeartRadio, an entrepreneur since 2003 with my dance studio GiGi’s Academy and with my Life and Business Coaching organization Seizing Happy since 2018, and I recently joined the Miami Marlins entertainment team as their new in-game-host which is very exciting. Read more>>

Divanna Suarez

I am blessed enough to work with some amazing women. I thank God for blessing me with my gift, for giving me the strength to venture off on my own, to be able to do what I love with, still giving my beautiful four year old daughter Life (yeah, that’s her name 🙂 the time we need together, for Rikrak and for Ellie believing in me and to Voyage Miami for today. Read more>>

Janessa Suarez

I have always had a passion for people and have always enjoyed networking and getting to know others. Social media is a platform where I’ve been able to connect with others not only locally, but internationally as well. Read more>>

Dr. Karina Bonitto

My burgeoning brand includes and extends beyond beauty, and is a reflection of everything I enjoy: health, beauty, women, sharing and caring. My website (coming soon) and social media accounts are a supportive space for patrons to partake in content that is enriching, encouraging and engaging. Read more>>

Yulissa Munoz

I worked in the Luxury Travel Industry for about 15 years and although I feel super blessed to have had that experience, (traveling the world and assisting others with making their travel dreams come true), it didn’t shake the fact that my entire worth and identity as a human being were wrapped around this career. Read more>>

Rocio Rodriguez and Sara Rivera

What really ties us together is our approach to healthy hair and teaching our guests how to maintain it. Our clients constantly wish we were at home styling them on the daily, but we all know that’s not a possibility. So, making sure we share our best tips and tricks always takes priority during their services. Read more>>

Jarling Perez

With many years of experience in planning parties, no client request is too outrageous for us. So, whether that means finding the perfect dress for the occasion or producing photo shoots, we are on board and ready to deliver. Read more>>

Mairelys Alfonso

I thought to myself, “What’s the worst thing that can happen? They don’t like it? Just wipe it off! No harm, no foul.” That’s how it happened. That’s how I decided I wanted to be a makeup artist. It was a different medium and canvas but most of the same principles applied. Read more>>

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