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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.

McKinley Harvey

After a couple years of business school, at age 23 I started my first business The Perfect Fit Saddlery. I saw a gap in the equestrian market here in Colorado and the need for access to more high quality products for people here. Read more>>

Michaela Carpenter

It all started when I left my corporate job and moved to States to be with my back then-boyfriend (now husband). I was waiting for my green card and looking for activities to fill my time with. Read more>>

Stephanie Sikora

I was always someone who enjoyed organizing my room, especially when I was growing up! I would rearrange my furniture and wall posters! I actually didn’t become a professional organizer until I was almost 40 and after a 15-year career in health care. Read more>>

Devon Combs

I’ve been blessed to be around horses my whole life and I come from a family of animal lovers. Both of my parents grew up with horses and I learned how to ride as a young girl. Thoughout my teens, I competed in horse shows, but it was the quiet moments in the barn that I cherished the most. Read more>>

Lara Wiley

Creating All The Pretty Little Things helped me rediscover my style, passion, and especially my purpose. Born of a Syrian Father and an American mother, I was raised in London, Marbella, Dubai, and later choosing to reside permanently, in my mother’s beloved Colorado. Read more>>

Andrea Signor

When I was 12, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. I had a 36-degree curvature in my lumbar spine and I had to wear a brace for five years. The deal was I had to be in the brace for 23 hours per day unless I was exercising. I decided to join the swim team and that is really what kicked off my love for being active. Read more>>

Marie Gonzer

My path towards Chinese medicine began while attending Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Receiving a contemplative education was incredibly transformative and led me down a path of investigating various ancient healing modalities. Read more>>

Alexis Weisenburger

I am a licensed cosmetologist, licensed lash artist, educator, entrepreneur and the founder and owner of AW Lashes in Centennial, CO. My story starts with a Groupon and a conversation with my mom. I was actually still in high school and was having a conversation with my mom. Read more>>

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