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Trailblazers in Aurora

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

Melinda Jacobs

I’ve always been intuitive and it has become my life mission to help others make sense of their lives, the coping skills they picked up to survive and to move beyond their own dysfunction and live their lives to the fullest – free from old programs of ‘I’m not enough’, ‘I’m unloveable’ or ‘I’m unworthy’. Read more>>

Bri Nejad

My career path towards working in skincare is full of twists and turns but has ultimately led me to find my true calling in life. Skincare is by far my biggest passion- I will never stop learning and growing in the field. The reward of helping others feel their best is absolutely indescribable. Read more>>

Kia Marilyn Jones

Bright blessings soul seeds, I am the daughter of cosmic love and healer of Mother Earth.I’m an educated multicultural woman full of passion to heal the collective with earthbound elements, supreme consciousness and source energy. As an Afro indigenous woman, I embrace my blackness with beauty and activism. Read more>>

Pat Postek

In 2003, my husband and I took early retirement from the High Tech industry and moved to a nearby ski resort town in Colorado. The move made perfect sense at the time since both of our children lived out of state, but things got complicated after the grandchildren were born. Read more>>




Corey Pollard

I’m a data-driven and analytical educational therapist and diagnostician who is deeply passionate about helping struggling readers close the gap between where they are and where they want to be. I spent over ten years working at leading research and clinical institutes including Johns Hopkins University. Read more>>

Mary Anne Stephens

My story doesn’t start with photography at all. In fact, it wasn’t even on my radar until I hit adulthood. I have always been a particularly organized, academically driven person. From the time I hit elementary school all the way through college. Read more>>

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