Living Life Out Loud: Suzanne Cheever Goudge

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Like her father, Suzanne Cheever Goudge never assumed she would work for her father out of college. With her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas in hand, she applied at various accounting firms, but elected to stick with her first love, the family banking business. San Antonians know the locally owned and […]

Following Their Hearts: Meet three women who excel in nontraditional

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Not so long ago, women had few career choices. As little girls, most women knew they would grow up to be teachers, nurses, secretaries or housewives. But thanks to the many women who have courageously transcended career barriers over the past 90 years, the gender boundaries for jobs have slowly dissolved. Some women have even […]

Making an Impression : Women dentists build beautiful smiles

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A smile is one of the first things humans notice about each other. In fact, research shows that an attractive smile is key to personal and professional success. A nice smile includes a mouthful of healthy teeth. Enter the dentist. As with so many other professions, women changed the face of dentistry in the late […]

Two for the Zoo: Twin sisters share a passion for animal conservation

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There’s one sister question Demitra and Samanthe Peterson don’t have to ponder: Which one’s the pretty one and which one’s the smart one? They’re identical twins, age 27, both slender and naturally elegant, with classical features that seem to derive from their part-Greek heritage. Both earned 3.9-plus grade-point averages and graduated summa cum laude from […]

Splendor in the Glass: Designer/glassblower Gini Garcia

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Gini Garcia and her crew like to play with fire. In fact, that’s how they make their living. Every day from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., they can be found in Garcia’s glassblowing studio on South Alamo, where three furnaces glow orange, and the heat is nearly unbearable despite the ventilation. On this particular day, […]