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Pasadena Trailblazers

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

Evie Jeang

Having already started a law firm and knowing the confusing process of egg freezing and finding a surrogate, I saw the need to combine my legal expertise, knowledge, and network of medical professionals to create Surrogacy Concierge. Read more>>

Ana Maria Tomoiaga

I have started in Miami as a local lifestyle tv show called Miami In Style, moved to LA, converted to LA Style TV, but I wanted to create something more personal, where I can be myself and where I can inspire and motivate my community. Read more>>

Jenn Pham

I’ve always loved makeup- how it can enhance your features but also transform your soul. I spent most of my time in college researching about makeup so I suppose it wasn’t a surprise that the first time I stepped onto set, I fell in love. Read more>>

Sally Gilles

I grew up around fashion, my mom was a costume designer and always on top of the newest fashion trends. She made a lot of my clothes which led me to making clothes and becoming interested in fashion. Read more>>

Mazel Higa-Kazuma

It’s so cliche, but I have been creating since I was a child. One of my favorite childhood memories was when, on dial-up internet, I found a website that sold beads, and my mom let me buy about $40 worth in different colors, sizes, plus tools. Read more>>

Rebecca Ho

I love trying different things, seeing things I have never seen before, and then sharing it with people so that they can experience it too! From there it just slowly snowballed into bigger and better fun! Read more>>

Duke Khodaverdian

My constantly evolving, inventive style is a product of extensive experience in editorial fashion photography. I started out assisting top fashion photographers and eventually brought my skills into the wedding world. Read more>>

Delilah Rabina

My mom was always involved in fashion design and she’s the reason I’ve always been hooked on finding one-of-a-kind vintage/retro pieces with fun prints, unique details, or special fabrics. Read more>>

Linda Wang

I’ll be honest, I got started with my first point and shoot Kodak camera when I was in the 8th grade. I took it to NYC and DC with me on a spring break trip. Read more>>

Yeselin Cisneros

After graduating I realized that I had the patience and attention to detail to pursue a career in the lash industry. It was within a few months my work was making a name for itself. Read more>>

Nellie Rivas

I worked my way up to a booth renter with a full clientele within one year. I also was an educator for Toni&Guy (TIGI) International. Nine years ago I decided to to open my salon in the heart of the Pasadena Playhouse… Read more>>

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