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TrailBlazers Impact transports the listener into the journey of contemporary history-makers with “her-story” of the range of influences, challenges and strategies that made way for women with an ordinary start to go on to rack up extraordinary achievements. These stories touch your heart and soul and make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of gender bias and/or racial discrimination to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead.

TrailBlazers Impact brings to life the memories and “recollections” of the barriers encountered and the strategies employed by women determined to go under, over, around or through every obstacle encountered. It is our shared hope that these stories will work to inspire others to lean-in and keep on living their best life!

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Sep 18, 2020

Ep. 101 - Shannon Polson: True Grit

Shannon Polson is a true Trailblazer, exemplifying 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 North America. She then went on to summit Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro....

Sep 11, 2020

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 18-year-old who just completed high school? Or maybe leaving a...

Sep 4, 2020

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 for racial and gender...

Aug 28, 2020

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. In her podcast, the Good Office Podcast, she gives companies the...

Aug 21, 2020

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

Top Takeaways:

• What people wore and did on the QE II in a different era of cruising!...