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.
I’d say my vision for Vesta started around 2009 when I started attending Parsons for fashion design in NYC. Before that, I had majored in art history and taught yoga, but really felt my mission in life was to do something more creative. I absolutely loved my fashion design program, and it happened to coincide with me becoming more interested in environmentalism and sustainability and animal rights issues. Read more>>
I am so proud to be recognized for my work with Wright Ventures, which supports startup-stage social and sustainable businesses in Colorado. Through this work, I engage with incredible, inspiring (and aspiring) entrepreneurs who want to use their time, talent and work to make the world a better place. Read more>>
After I had my first son, I decided to leave my job and become a Stay-at-Home Mom. My aunt had given me some advice to continue doing something to keep my mind active. It took some time to figure it out because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but knew that I wanted to be able to work from home. One day, I came across a clothing boutique that inspired me to start my own. Read more>>
My journey has been anything but smooth or linear to where I am standing right now! I began my career in financial services as a financial planner right out of college. A career that I started because I wanted to help people, to have independence, and uncapped income potential – slowly turned into what felt like a trap for me. Read more>>
I was always interested in photography. My mom gave me a point and shoot camera as a birthday gift one year, and I spent many afternoons taking photos of flowers in our garden thinking that I was SUCH an artist! I sort of lost track of that passion in high school and my first year of college. Read more>>
I am a former teacher at the high school and college levels and a documentary filmmaker. I have produced dozens of episodes of BIOGRAPHY, AMERICAN MASTERS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE among other documentaries for PBS and A&E. We completed the documentary film Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado in 2016. Read more>>