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Trailblazers: Fort Lauderdale

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

Sakinah Giles

Believe it or not I went to fashion school to become a visual merchandiser. I eventually I began to realize it wasn’t my passion anymore. I began watching makeup tutorials on Youtube & became inspired. I began to practice on myself day in & out. Read more>>

Shanique Love

Never in a million years, I thought I would become a Makeup Artist. I had other dreams and goals for myself. But, I always knew that I wanted to be an entrepreneur.I really wanted to be an Actress at one point in my life. Read more>>

Devyn Ramnarain

The MOST important takeaway that I hope I can reach someone with is that you can come from ANYWHERE in your life and go ANYWHERE you want to. All it takes is the right level of consistent motivation and hard work, and the ONLY person who decides if you make it in life is YOU. You’ve got this. Read more>>

Natalia LoPresto

Beauty is seen everywhere, from the bride in her gorgeous gown to her colorfully coordinated bridesmaids, sprays of her favorite flowers, and even to the ethereal atmosphere of the ceremony. Read more>>

Joy Cetton

Four years ago, I found myself in a position were I hated my job and needed to make a change. I knew that I wanted to open a business that I loved as well as something that was missing in the South Florida market. It was 2014 and the makeup world was booming. Read more>>

Krissey Joseph

I started in makeup about 8 years ago. I would watch a lot of YouTube videos and my favorite YouTuber at the time name was “SimplyYounique” She did the Nick Minaj makeup from the video Young Money-” Bedrock” and I was HOOKED! Lol! The rest was history from there. Read more>>

Lisa Marie Kao

DIAMYNT was invented by Lisa Marie Kao, a seasoned New York City dental hygienist who saw an unmet need for her patients seeking a non-abrasive toothpaste to protect and preserve their porcelain veneers and bonded teeth. Read more>>

Mikeala Harris

People saw my wigs and wanted to know who did my hair. I would say girl, this is a wig, lol. From that day on, I’ve been making wigs and I absolutely love it. Read more>>

ErIca Mitchell

Known as the “Shoe Maven in the Making”, Erica M. specializes in providing the trendiest, chicest styles in shoes and fashion, creating memorable shoe statements that will be the talk of the town forever! Her motto? “Trends change, style is everlasting”. Read more>>

Yuliia Khorkova

I quit and took a risk to change my life completely – I start learning Web Development at 4Geek Academy. Now, it’s 3rd month of my course and I never felt so excited about my future! I feel that I’m in the right place. Read more>>

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