Month: March 2014

Top Performer: Veronica Edwards

Ingenesis Founder Veronica Edwards Built Fastest-Growing Health Care Staffing Firm   On the day that Veronica Edwards received her MBA from the University of the Incarnate Word, her father presented her with a special gift — a brown-paper envelope, which she assumed contained money. Instead, what she pulled out was her first-grade report card listing the reasons why young Veronica had to repeat the grade. Veronica talks too much, she is always daydreaming, and she doesn’t follow directions, said the card. Ah, teachers! They can be wrong even when they are right. Today, the girl who failed first grade is...

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Viva Fiesta!

A look a a few of the women behind San Antonio’s biggest celebration It‘s shaking cascarón confetti out of your hair. It‘s the city shutting down to attend a parade. It’s regular residents assuming royal roles. It‘s trading medals, and tossing back margaritas. In a word, it‘s FIESTA® San Antonio — and it’s A LOT of work! San Antonio’s biggest celebration doesn’t just happen. Hundreds of volunteers have worked tirelessly all year long to make sure the event is a huge success. Seamstresses who painstakingly sew thousands of beads onto royal trains, flower makers who turn ordinary crepe paper...

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Taking the Leap

Female Entrepreneurs Mean Business Women are taking over the world! OK, that might be a slight exaggeration, but according to the website www.entrepreneur.com, women own 10.6 million businesses in the United States, employ 19.1 million workers and account for $2.5 trillion in sales. So while it may not be global domination, the mark that female entrepreneurs are leaving on the business world is pretty impressive. San Antonio is not immune to the trend. Women-owned businesses are abundant in the Alamo City. We spoke to four women who have made their way onto the playing field in diverse ways. From...

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True Texas Women

Three smart and savvy Austin women whose businesses hit it big in San Antonio and beyond The Hill Country tugs at the sleeves of two of Texas’ most magnificent cities, Austin and San Antonio, and creative people can’t help being inspired by the natural splendor of Central Texas. In this issue, we celebrate three creative and hard-working Austin women whose entrepreneurship and innovative spirit inspire us. With business ties to San Antonio and beyond, these women started small but went on to do big things. Margaret Jabour executive vice president and co-owner of Twin Liquors Please tell me a little...

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Business Woman Spotlight: Margie Hildreth

Margie Hildreth Owner/CEO Guardian Investigations What do you do? Private investigations. Length of time at this job: 17 years. What is it that you like best about your job? I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and building relationships with them in order to help answer questions. Education/Major: Texas Tech University/general studies. What career path led you to where you are today? The FBI hired me at the age of 18 years. I started in a data entry position and through their training became an Intelligence Analyst. I was first assigned to work on the investigation of...

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