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Trailblazers in Centennial

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

Paige McLaughlin

My career in real estate started 2 1/2 years ago after I left my career in the financial services industry. Being a Colorado native, I have always appreciated this beautiful state and my love for homes and design. My psychology degree and subsequent 11-year career. Read more>>

Cielo Romero

I’ve been exposed to the beauty industry since I entered into the world! My mom is a hairdresser and she owns her own salon performing non-surgical hair replacement. I have always been super close to my mom especially since I was the only child for a long time. Read more>>

Deborah Armstrong

For 25 years, I have been a professional fundraiser. I held a key leadership position in a successful billion-dollar campaign, cultivated, solicited and closed many seven-figure gifts. I have been responsible for large staffs and budgets and made a comfortable salary. Read more>>

Aimee Davison

I went to college at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, but graduated with a degree I knew I’d never use. I was hired at CCU a few months after graduation and spent the next 16 years there working in Athletics. I love sports and so of course I loved my work. Read more>>

Kristen Kavan

I started blogging when I was a senior in college. I was a journalism major and we had to create a blog and write in one of my classes. It was the first time I ever wrote things on a public forum. At the time my blog was called, “Wheresoever you go. Read more>>

Kim Woods

I started The Beautiful Scar Project along with my husband in 2013 to help families who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death turn the loss of their baby into a beautiful scar. I have lost four babies myself; three to early-term miscarriage and my son. Read more>>

Beth Hicks

My love for photography came when I was eight years old and my grandma bought me my first camera. About four years ago, I started photographing my friends and their special events (engagements, weddings, newborns, etc.) and my passion turned into a business. Read more>>

Lindsay Saggau

I’m Lindsay — a self-taught baker addicted to making {and eating} macarons and other sweet treats! I’ve always loved to bake and grew up watching {and helping} my mom bake yummy desserts. I hope to pass the baking baton down to my daughter once she’s out of her sponge bob. Read more>>

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