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Ordinary Women . . . Extraordinary Achievements

TrailBlazers Impact Podcast promotes stories of under-recognized women, overcoming odds to make a difference in the lives of others.

TBI guests talk about how they arrived at where they are today - including all the side-steps they took along the way.

Celebrate women's accomplishments to make the world a better place by inspiring others to bridge from their dreams to action! Let's make a better future.

Jewel Burks Solomon Podcast

A Tech Star Jewel Burks Solomon Ep. 57 - Remember that idea for a product you had and then someone else came out with it and made millions? Jewel Burks, a Tech Star, did it!  Jewel was Founder/CEO of Partpic, a startup that was acquired by Amazon in 2016, which ...
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Runa Magnus

Divisive Black and White Thinking RÚNA MAGNÚSDÓTTIR, (Runa Magnus) created the antidote for divisive and black and white thinking in the #NoMoreBoxes Movement.  We all unconsciously box people, creating automatic perceptions and resulting conflict. Find out how a change in a little four-letter word can change your world. She believes ...
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Marcia Blum

Adoption, Hospice, End-of-Life Reflections Ep. 107 - Marcia Blum is an amazing person. She is a retired social worker and mental health therapist. Listen as she describes pioneering open adoption, finding your birth parents, hospice care, and grief programs. Listen to her gift to listeners as she gives us 4 ...
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Neelam Chahlia

Mrs. Washington America: A First! Ep. 106 - Visualize yourself standing on the stage, wondering who will be crowned, and then . . . they call your name. Neelam Chahlia tells us what it is like to win Mrs. Washington America and then to go on to the nationals. She ...
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Janice Greene

I Lived in Two Different Worlds: Black and White Ep. 31 - How do you integrate yourself into a Black and White world where discrimination is the only language they speak? You learn to become a fighter for your own battles, pick the right people that help motivate you when ...
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Carolyn May

Pass the Torch to a New Generation Ep. 13 - Carolyn May actually witnessed President John Kennedy's Inaugural Speech on the steps of the Capitol to pass the torch to a new generation. She heard JFK beseech Americans to "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what ...
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Ruth White

What Do We Do with the Kids? Ep. 105 - What's happening to children reaching an age to leave a foster home? What do we do with kids when there is not a good place to go?  Ruth White is the Executive Director of the National Center for Housing and ...
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Shaune Arnold

I Divorced My Parents at Age 14 Ep. 4 - Shaune Arnold describes her emotional escape from an abusive household into the foster care system when she divorced her parents at age 14. From parental abandonment to foster care with sheer determination and grit, Attorney Shaune Arnold shares her journey ...
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Teaera Strum

Baltimore's 40 Under 40 Ep. 104 - Teaera Strum is the COO of Strum Contracting in Baltimore city. She was selected as the Baltimore Business Journal's Baltimore 40 under 40 in 2019. She was recognized for her business and civic accruement that she has contributed to in Baltimore city. At ...
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Cassandra Williams

Truth Telling in Hollywood Ep. 103 - Meet Cassandra Williams, the CEO and president of WET PR (Write, Edit, Tell it), a public relations firm in Beverly Hills, California. It has a unique approach to enhancing the image of people in the realm of the entertainment industry.  Cassandra was an ...
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Diana Vellos Coker

Fighting for The Rights of Immigrants Ep. 29 - Diana Vellos Coker is a partner with the immigration law firm Larrabee, Albi, and Coker. Being the daughter of a Belizean immigrant, Diana Vellos-Coker decided to become an immigration lawyer to bring about a change she saw needed in the immigration ...
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Sharon Hirota

Quit My Job or Stay? Ep. 49 - Imagine being in a situation where your boss resigns, you're chosen to replace him, but then he decided not to quit? Big decision to make, right?  Well, that was Sharon Hirota a while back, at a crossroads whether to go back to ...
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