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Trailblazers in Englewood

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

Sarah Branner

I graduated from Radford University (VA born & raised) with a communication degree and a minor in business. I studied PR and marketing but never thought I’d use it, as my highest aspirations were to be an assistant to a celebrity. I liked running errands and staying busy for me was a must. Read more>>

Heidi Korpela

I have always loved animals. I know, lots of people do, but I never thought about making a career out of that affection. I got my first dog, a Rottweiler, when my husband and I were young married, and we knew we needed to train her. Back then, traditional methods that were pretty harsh were the norm. Read more>>

Dani Olson

Photography has been a passion since my early teens when I would collect National Geographic Magazines by the dozens and I would plaster the wildlife all over my bedroom walls. As I went on into my twenties, I never truly tapped into the potential of what I could truly capture until I was accepted for a job at a local zoo as a photographer. Read more>>

Emily Ross

After going to the traditional college route for 2.5 years, I knew it wasn’t the route for me. So, I looked up beauty schools and clicked on the first one: Aveda Institute Denver. I scheduled my tour and signed up to start in the next session. After 15 months of school, I started my career as a hairstylist. Read more>>

Taylor Rose Spaziani

I’m a 22-year-old Italian-American, grad-student, & cat-mom. I pay my bills through four different jobs being a pizza waitress, executive assistant for a sex therapist in her private practice and her organization the Sexual Health Alliance, and also a teaching assistant for two human sexuality classes. Read more>>

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