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.

Monica Sussman

You Can't Do It All! Ep. 14 - Has your career and being a mother collided? Imagine getting pregnant right after joining a new job in a firm that does not have a maternity policy. Monica Hilton Sussman recounts the struggle for acceptance as a female attorney and, then as ...
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Christine Crandell

Business in the New Normal Ep. 102 - The future is uncertain and unpredictable, just like nobody would have predicted COVID-19. But a successful B2B marketing expert like Christine Crandell knows all too well what will fail in the business world and what will excel, especially in what she refers ...
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Shannon Polson

True Grit - First Woman to Fly Apache Attack Helicopter Ep. 101 - Shannon Polson is a true Trailblazer, exemplifying true grit in courage, tenacity, and perseverance! She is a native of Alaska and at age nineteen she became the youngest woman ever to climb Denali, the highest mountain in ...
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Anita Harden

Mentors Made the Difference Ep. 32 - Anita Harden was the low self-confidence girl who fought off self-doubt all the time to become what she could have never imagined herself becoming, a hospital president. Anita talks about her personal battles to overcome recurring attacks of self-doubt fighting back the absence ...
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Tony Markey

The Grand Leap Ep. 100 - Tony Markey is one person that fully understands the advantages and disadvantages of taking the grand leap! He has taken many of them throughout his adult life and has never had second thoughts about it. Imagine applying for a science graduate job as an ...
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Sharon Cossey and Gail Gillespie

Life, Discrimination, and Divorce Ep. 43 - What was it like as an African-American woman growing up in the U.S. in the 1960's and 1970's? Sharon Cossey, Gail Gillespie, and Nan McKay, long-term friends on a retreat in Las Vegas, have a candid conversation about a variety of subjects from ...
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Teri Ijeoma

Successful Stocks Trader's Top 4 Trading Secrets Ep. 54 - Nervous about playing the stock market?  Teri Ijeoma gives us her tips and tells us how she shares her investing strategies with people all over the world. Her online classes and coaching calls will teach you how to invest. Named ...
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Rita Venable

A Community Change Agent When was the last time you volunteered in your community? Before COVID-19, Never? Did you know that by volunteering, you gain more experience and opportunities than you actually give? Rita O. Venable, community change-agent and women's advocate with a 40-year history of activism is a champion ...
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Jillian Ryan

Using a Business as a Force for Good Ep. 98 - Jillian Ryan's passion translates into action! She's built a great business . . . but WHY? Because the proceeds help support teaching sustainable skills to abused women! Jillian stands up for what she believes in - corporate social responsibility ...
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Case Lane

Prepare for the Future! Ep. 41 - Case Lane has traveled to 100 countries…and what's even more interesting is, she has lived in 11 of them. From one side of the Pacific to the other, Mexico to Tanzania, you name it! She is a global writer, a traveler, an entrepreneur, ...
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Janice Stewart

Birmingham Church Bombing: I Was There Ep. 47 - As a young girl, Janice Stewart was walking down the street to go to her church when she saw flames shooting up. Her friends were already there and inside. They were all killed. The "Birmingham Bombing"  was a white supremacist terrorist ...
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Christine Markey

Singing on The Waters Have you ever wondered what life on the Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship was like? Christine Markey was an entertainer on that ship, singing on the waters, and recalls some fascinating stories about life on the ship. Truly, you won't want to miss this one! • ...
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