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How to Take Your Business from $10K to $10 Million: Susie Carder

By TrailBlazersImpact | April 8, 2021

This is truly a story from rags to riches. Growing up with 9 siblings on “the wrong side of the tracks,” Susie Carder is a self-made millionaire and the CEO of Susie Carder Profit Coach. She’s passionate about creating businesses that allow people to live their dreams and achieve financial abundance.

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How and Why to Be Ready for a Corporate Board Seat: Julie Abrams

By TrailBlazersImpact | April 8, 2021

Julia Abrams: Did you know that in 12 of the United States, there either is legislation requiring women to be represented on every public company board or there is legislation being considered? There are more opportunities than ever for senior women leaders to join corporate boards!

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How to Find Courage to Follow Your Writing Passion: Rae Meadows

By TrailBlazersImpact | April 7, 2021

After feeling unfilled in several jobs, a friend asked Rae Meadows what she would really like to do and she answered, out of the blue, “Be a writer.” That statement turned out to be utterly life changing.

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How Change in Equality Creates a Better World | Tammi Davis

By TrailBlazersImpact | April 7, 2021

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Ep. 137 – Tammi Davis gives us much to think about, from a business level on implementing a true diversity and inclusion program to your personal responsibility and accountability for race relations. One of Tammi’s unique value-adds is that she possesses experience working in the public, private and non-profits sectors and …

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How to Balance Enterpreneurship and Personal Life: Penny Wing

By TrailBlazersImpact | April 6, 2021

Penny Wing tells us starting a business isn’t always easy – but when you can start, grow and sell your business, it’s a great opportunity!

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Nan McKay, a successful entrepreneur and champion of equality for over 40 years, interviews ordinary women with extraordinary achievements who hold out their hand to share stories and inspire you to take the next step to bridge your dreams to action. We bring you hope, courage and inspiration. For  entrepreneurs, activists, writers, and civil rights history buffs - let's build a community!


Stories that Connect the Bridge from Your Dreams to Action
If they can do it, you can do it!

Best story always wins

    • Authentic and compelling
    • Empowering and inspiring
    • Engaging and encouraging


Inclusive by nature

    • Diverse Backgrounds
    • Motivational and life advice
    • Great personal development


Personal connection

    • Well-known experts
    • Variety of perspectives
    • Lifelong experiences


Adrienne Whitehead, Atlanta, GA

It's hard to believe that it's only been a year since your wonderful daughter, Molly, introduced us by phone, and we began talking about your desire to provide a platform by which women of all walks of life, of all ages, and of various ethnic backgrounds can share their experiences. You may recall my first question (really to myself): Is there a difference between "who I am" and "who I am NOW?" … to which you responded: "Life never quite turns out as we thought it would, and that's an important lesson..." What has amazed me about the TrailBlazers podcasts is that even though I'm an African American woman, now enjoying my own version of retirement, I find that I can relate to, and (even at this stage of my life) have learned from, each of the featured TrailBlazers, especially their different approaches to problem-solving and challenges. Thanks for giving us this invaluable platform.

Unabyrd Wadhams, Baltimore, MD

As a long time housing official with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and a woman who matriculated through diverse and challenging landscapes, I am incredibly thankful for the Community Trailblazers podcast and highly recommend it to others.

Eileen S. Lenson, MSW, ACSW, BCC, Irvine, CA

This website is clean and easy on the eye, heavily laden with excellent content yet easy to navigate.  While Trailblazers Impact would be a good resource at any point in our lives, it is especially valuable during these challenging times.  The pandemic has resulted in many of us slowing down, being more introspective, and pushing the reset button on our values and priorities. Trailblazers Impact isn't just a good and timely read.  Nan McKay's interviews of women who have experienced challenging events provide a tool that helps empower us in achieving our own personal goals.

Podcasts for Female EntrepreneursJason Lee, San Diego, CA

What a treat to listen to Mr. Ink! Thank you, Nan, for letting Mr. Ink tell his story. What other format would take the time to let him roll out his story at his pace?   This was a great glimpse of how government and politics were run. It’s also a reminder that integrity and a belief in doing the right thing is timeless. It shows that what we think are unique issues that only impact us today are just  different versions of fights others have fought. Mr. Ink is a great example of doing the right thing even if it’s not the easy or popular thing to do. My favorite line of his was, “It seemed to be that people get weak kneed when they don’t need to.” He was talking about big things like standing up to systemic wrongs and fighting injustice and corruption, but he seemed to do the right thing naturally -- almost like breathing. I am sure there are more examples of courageous people like him driving our government forward, but especially in these times, we could use a lot more Mr. Inks in the world.

Donna Miller, Purse Power, Oklahoma

Nan McKay is a true champion for women.  Through her podcast, Trailblazer's Impact, she highlights change makers and amplifies their voices.  Purse Power saw such promise in her work that we created a partnership to rebroadcast our Let's Share the Journey interviews with national leaders on her channel.  Our website traffic has increased 69% year over year and Trailblazer's Impact has, no doubt, played a role in this increased engagement.

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