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 Westminster & Thornton that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
I have always been a maker. As a child, I spent my time sewing, drawing, building things. I moved to Colorado in 1983 after several years in art school and continued to learn new mediums and try new things. When my children were small, I started to explore fiber arts. Read more>>
Ever since I was young, I’ve always been very driven and career-oriented, and for many years had an interest in starting my own company, but I thought it would be in natural foods since that is where my background and interest had been. Prior to having my second son, I was an MBA graduate working for a Fortune 100 foodservice company in Houston. Read more>>
My father immigrated to this country at the age of nine as a refugee with his parents. My mother was adopted and struggled to feel like she belonged in her adoptive family. My parents met and married soon after my father finished serving in the Army in Vietnam. Read more>>
I originally wanted to go into Psychology. I had struggled with anxiety and depression as a teenager, and I wanted to help others. I majored in Psychology and minored in music, but quickly realized that it wasn’t the path I wanted to take. Read more>>
Olga Textoris, APRN, FNP-C
I was born and raised in Sevastopol, Ukraine, moved to Brighton, CO in 2001, and have been residing there with my family since then. I quickly realized that opportunities for success in this country are limitless if you believe in yourself and work hard. I started my career in the healthcare field as a Certified Nursing Assistance. Read more>>
I moved to the U.S from Australia when I was 24 after marrying my American Husband in Australia. We met on Eharmony.com which back then had just launched. I was living in Australia and he was in St Louis and we only met for three weeks in person before getting married. Read more>>