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Trailblazers: North Broward

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 North Broward that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Sabrina Pearce

When I look at my life and think about my current status as a law student, I think it’s quite remarkable that I can trace the path that I have taken to get here to a defining moment when I was 11 years old: the day that I learned about Martin Lee Anderson. I remember it as clearly and distinctly as if it happened yesterday. I was sitting at the dining room table, rushing to complete my homework. Read more>>

Brittany Valera

My story starts in Coral Springs, Florida where I was born, raised and lived for over twenty years. I have always been a creative individual. Besides visual arts, my greatest passion has always been writing poems, lyrics, and singing. In kindergarten, I recorded my first song using a tape recorder borrowed from the school media center. Read more>>

Megan Star

I started modeling summer of 18. It wasn’t anything serious at first it was mostly for friends Depop but some other photographers found me via IG and just would hit me up to collaborate that’s when I guess things started to pick up and I started collaborating with a lot more people, more brands, I met so many cool ass people with all the same vision. Read more>>

Sessy Hernandez

As my love for marketing grows, my thirst for knowledge and progression grows along with it. I work hard for everything I do. I am young and motivated, so why sleep? I am currently a partner, running an online store with my fashion lover mother, as well as a Social Media Manager, and Marketing Assistant. Read more>>

Juliana Forero

My dissertation was on the artistic community in the South Bronx and their role in the revitalization of the borough. While living in the Bronx I worked at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in their Development department managing their membership. Read more>>

Cherolyn Davis

GIRLfessonals Network was born through my event planning company Network Creations Events & Connections” as an event planner I begin hosting monthly networking events for women entrepreneurs, professionals, and paraprofessionals. As it turns out these events became my signature events for women. Read more>>

Valentina Shtefan , Valya (model name) Romanova (model name)

“The woman blossoms like a rose reaching her peak by her twenties and fading away after the age of twenty-five,” my grandmother taught me as a child. The whole youth I spent rushing, making mistakes and half-thought-out decisions to catch the time before my beauty would fade away. Read more>>

Shalena Butler

My journey with makeup started at the tender age of 23. At first, I wanted to learn how to apply makeup to myself then I got the desire to wanna do it on others, here we are 8 years later. Read more>>

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