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Trailblazers: Miami Beach

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 Miami Beach that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Jay Jiggins

I loved what I did but I missed my Mum and Miami very much and one day made the decision to pack up and come to Miami with the idea of duplicating that business here. Once I arrived, I was very fortunate to be introduced by a friend to Michael, one of the owners of the Boucher Brothers Management. Read more>>

Abby Robles

In high school, I worked as a lifeguard at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC. I taught swimming last summer there and fell in love with it. During college, I was back in the pool as an instructor for a local swim school and from there I started my own swim company. Read more>>

Sanna O’Sullivan

We have a great community compost program at the garden, the first in the city, that allows anyone to drop off their food scraps which we turn into rich, organic soil. I’m proud of the tens of thousands of pounds of food waste we’ve diverted from the landfill. I really love teaching kids and adults both the joys of getting one’s hands dirty and how it can build a sustainable community. Read more>>

Vidhi Dattani

I am an artist who studied graphic design in college. After graduating, I worked as an in-house graphic designer for various Fortune 500 companies illustrating chalkboards, making animated ads for google and facebook, coding websites and working on high-end, luxury invitations. Read more>>

Cara Sadira

I founded Rising Up Adventures to transform the lives of trauma survivors through motivational bike rides and paddle adventures. I use a combination of my mayo clinic motivational coaching training and my PaddleFit training to curate special adventures that enhance the confidence of my participants, while they are immersed in a stunningly beautiful experience. Read more>>

Tamar Gail

One day, I woke up and realized that I didn’t love myself enough and that most of the difficulties I had faced had come from this lack of self-love, so I immediately set out to change that. I delved into everything that I could get my hands on and over the years it took me on a journey of studying shamanic healing, Sacred Female Yoga, Sound Healing, and many other modalities. Read more>>

Salma Mansoor

I learned so much about analytics, strategy, and the impact of digital marketing will have for content creators and businesses. I was very fortunate for the opportunity to help Vera Wang, Voss Water, CEMEX, Stuart Weitzman, and many other global brands to help grow their online voice and build their community. Read more>>

Tania Welch

I am a mama, wellness teacher, writer and founder of Intent Space. My life, as I know it now, began after a great tragedy. On September 29th, 2003, I learned that my husband had been killed in a car accident. Life as I once knew and recognized suddenly became unrecognizable and unbearable. Read more>>

Silva Harapetian

I believe that nothing is impossible. There is no one way to achieve a goal. If you focus on following your passion and living out your purpose, the process of getting to your goal will always reveal itself. I’ve been living a dream. I’ve worked as an award-winning journalist for CBS, ABC, and NBC.

Elisa vee Sentenza

From a very young age, I always had a great attraction for all kind off body modification. I had my first tattoo done at the age of 14 and from that moment, I realized that I wanted became a tattooer. In those years, it was not so common and easy to approach this world… Read more>>

Jesse Golden

I believe that every challenge we encounter is an opportunity for us to create more light for ourselves and for our world. The Golden Secrets is about health, beauty, fitness, parenting, spirituality, environmentalism, elevating consciousness, and empowering you to find your own path to fulfillment and optimal wellness. Read more>>

Jenna Masar

I realized that using social media to connect, inspire and share something you love is not a negative thing! We just are earning a living in 2019, and having a great time doing it. Monat Global has opened so many doors to me, and I am forever grateful for this opportunity. Read more>>

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