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Trailblazers in Arvada

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

Alicia Heydari

My parents owned a sandwich shop when we were younger. I worked there as a cashier, and loved it! As a family-owned business, I enjoyed the community aspect it attracted. Despite working crazy long hours, and spending all of our free summertime at the sandwich shop. Read more>>

Maggie Fast

Growing up, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I longed for a nice mix of being able to travel and volunteering. I wanted to be a successful business owner yet I wanted to give as much time and money to local animal shelters. Five years ago, I was on the hunt for a new job and that’s when my passion for real estate ignited. Read more>>

Rebecca Poole – Gulick

My story with yoga and wellness all started during high school. I had been running competitively since I was about eight years old when in high school my left hip finally had enough. I could not even run if I wanted to at the beginning of my injury and I lost complete range of motion to do so. Read more>>

Julie Dikken

Not long after my son was born, my husband and I decided that it was best for our family that I become a stay-at-home parent. Really, all that meant was that I no longer went to an office every day. Throughout my children’s youth, I kept busy volunteering for PTAs and different organizations. Read more>>

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