The List: 11 ‘Prideful’ LGBTQ Industry Trailblazers

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This Pride Month, Walker’s Legacy is celebrating LGBTQ women making an impact in their respective industries. From communications, to real estate, queer women are paving the way as pioneers in their industry by succeeding professionally and serving as the representation necessary to inspire others.

Read more about these 11 women paving the way in their respective industries.

Chantè Russell

Chanté Russell is a Howard University print journalism major from Raleigh, North Carolina. Her entire life has been shaped by her passion for writing, fashion and activism. Those passions have led her to create a blog entitled Be The Zeitgeist and serve as a staff writer for Howard’s student newspaper, The Hilltop. She has also written for Lady With Attitude and worked as a freelance journalist. Some of her biggest role models include Anna Wintour, Maya Angelou and her cousin, Dr. Jennifer Edwards, who inspired Chanté to attend Howard. After completing college, Chanté hopes to work as a fashion journalist and use her platform to combat cultural insensitivity within the fashion industry and improve the public perception of the industry.

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