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“But now that I’m a small business Pepperdine Law School. In addition, owner, I hope I can be an inspiration to I’m a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, other women - letting them know they Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachcan create the career er, and SoulCycle and life they want, Instructor Trainneed, and deserve. ing Graduate. I’ve “I spent over ten years Anything is possispent a lot of time working in corporate ble when you are studying and workmarketing and sales willing to believe in ing hard to get to yourself.” Though before I transitioned into where I am today. Chevy’s business is And I am consisbecoming a full-time new, her desire to tently continuing fitness professional and inspire isn’t. Chevy’s my education to be life motto is: Believe the best that I can then opening RydeFYR, it to Achieve it. “I’m .” and as a woman of color - a be at Cmyr ecraft a firm believer that ativity you can do anything double minority if you will and intelligence that you truly set helped Chevy pivot - I’ve always had to work your heart and mind drastically during extremely hard to prove to,” she says. the pandemic myself and break through with outdoor and Chevy equipped herself with the online classes and the ‘glass ceiling.’” tools to open a livestreams on her Chevy Laurent business through Instagram. “I can her extensive eduhonestly say that cation. “While you may know me as ‘that every single skill-set I’ve acquired through girl on the bike,’” she says, “I’ve earned my academic achievement has helped me as Bachelor of Arts from LMU, my Master a business owner.” of Arts from USC, and even attended RydeFyr now located at 325 Pacific Coast Hwy.

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TAYLOR RYAN

Taylor Ryan envisions a future that she has creative control over. Taylor’s a lifetime local and freshman at Mira Costa. She also plays Lacrosse, and her sport inspired a brilliant protective product. One that already has investors, has won competitions, and is set to begin manufacturing in California early next year. A few years ago, after getting hit multiple times in her rough sport, she sought a product to protect her chest. There was nothing satisfactory on the market; ironically, the one product she found made the problem worse. “We wanted to find a solution!” Taylor says of her and her parents. “And that’s when we came up with the Unstoppable Protective Cup.” The two breast cups come in a set and slip into any sports bra. They boast a hard outer shell with strategic cutouts for flexibility, while the inside is malleable foam for comfort and fit. The cups use similar protective technology as NFL helmets, and more importantly - they solved Taylor’s problem. Unstoppable Protective Cup all started with an idea, but Taylor’s environment, community, and family helped her succeed. She cultivated her imaginative mind in Maker’s Space, a school program focused on product creation. Her parents encour-

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