Sylvia N. Martinez: Family and Cosmetic D.D.S.

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Sylvia N. Martinez, D.D.S. What do you do professionally? I am a family and cosmetic dentist and have been in practice for 31 years. For the first 16 years I worked side by side with my father, Ralph Navarro, who was also a dentist in San Antonio. What is it that you like best about […]

Margaret Jabour: In the Business of Celebrating Life!

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A toast to Margaret Jabour, co-owner of Twin Liquors It’s midmorning on a sunny January day, and I have come to the Twin Liquors Marketplace store on 281 near Bitters to meet with the company’s co-owner, Margaret Jabour. No sooner have I approached the sales counter to announce myself than I hear a friendly voice […]

Women on the Front Lines of Pathogens

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Battling viruses, infections and communicable diseases Not that long ago, most Americans believed that infectious diseases were a threat from the past, subdued by vaccines, improved sanitation and the momentous discovery of antibiotics. Unfortunately, the situation is not quite that rosy. The appearance of HIV, virulent influenza and more recently the Ebola scare have made us all […]

The Road Taken: Four women shift gears to achieve success in car sales

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I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. — Robert Frost (excerpt from The Road Not Taken) Each of the four women we recently spoke to for […]

Role Model: St. Mary’s alum Imelda Guzman will chair 99th Oyster Bake

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Imelda Guzman knew she was going to St. Mary’s University just like her sister Angelica. Guzman not only earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration, but also a Master of Arts in communication studies. “I admired how the school develops well-rounded leaders,” she says. “I grew at St. Mary’s and evolved through leadership opportunities […]