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

Krisztina Paskuly

After graduating from college in Budapest, Hungary, I moved to Los Angeles where I lived ever since. I came to L.A. to pursue photography. I met my husband John on set 17 years ago and we have been together ever since. We have two boys, Liam 10 and Kai 4. Read more>>

Julia Kardos

I’m a 27 years old makeup artist from Europe (Budapest), I’ve moved to LA recently with an O1 visa. In my country, I was working with celebrity clients as well as influencers, performers and various television channels, print and online magazines as a beauty expert. Read more>>

Kacie Anderson

My degree is in public relations, but unfortunately, I didn’t know anything about internships at the time, so my journey ended up being a long one. In 2005, I was heavy in the bay area music scene and that’s where my love for the way things work behind the scenes in music originally started. Read more>>

Romy Schorr

Over the years, I have honed in on my focus/niche and now I target the lifestyle interests and needs of women over 40. Now, I focus on anti-aging beauty products and treatments, fashion for real women with curves, travel, entertainment, food, wine and culture, and my cumulative digital reach is well over a hundred thousand. Read more>>

KJ Rose

I began my career as a singer… a featured vocalist on multiple albums & stages by night while working several Corporate jobs at companies that include J Records (Clive Davis’ assistant) Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Sundance TV/IFC/AMC Networks by day. Read more>>

Jaclyn Jones

Making our shoes in the USA, especially right here in Los Angeles, allows me and my team the opportunity to be involved every step of the way. We are extremely proud of the details that are hand-worked into each shoe – making each pair a unique piece of art! Read more>>

Rachel Leyco

After performing in numerous plays growing up, I started to pursue acting professionally after high school. I quickly learned how the Hollywood system operated against my favor. As a female Asian-American, the roles were scarce and even with the few opportunities. Read more>>

Jennifer Beer

CarryUrHeart started as a company of mothers who had formed a friendship and forged a business based upon our passion for fashion and devotion to family. A mother’s high standard for quality and need for functionality is evident in every item of CarryUrHeart’s line. Read more>>

Barbara ( Barbie ) Urias

My mother is a cosmetologist so I learned to do hair at an early age then when my daughter (Naomi) was born I learned to braid. I’ve always been a very crafty and artistic and I love being different with my hair styles. Read more>>

Valentina Latyna

Actress and Voiceover Actress. Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with emphasis in Theater from ASAB (COL). After finishing her studies, she travels to Los Angeles to study Acting for Film at NYFA and to improve her knowledge in Voice Technique of Lessac at UCLA. Read more>>

Crystal Correa

I have always wanted to get into filmmaker , in one form or the other. When I was younger I was always in drama, the arts was easy for me to understand , unlike other fields. It was something that came naturally . As I got older I started to focus more on the business side. Read more>>

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