Ruminations of a Taco-Obsessed Philly Native

With the advancements in technology that is opening up many different avenues, there has been a steep increase in the female workforce, especially in top executive positions. Whether it is the chief executive officer, a senator or an entrepreneur, we find women successfully delivering challenging roles across the spectrum. And Mina Ebrahimi is a perfect example of someone who belongs to the class of female entrepreneurs who came from nowhere and launched a successful catering business that is also voted as the best one in the Northern Virginia region. While she was very young, she worked at her parents’ bakery and that’s where she understood the needs of customers and that combined with her passion for cooking gave rise to Saint Germain Catering business.

In her daily operations, she does not involve any third parties and involves herself directly while she is dealing with her clients. Her keen business acumen transformed the bakery into a full-scale business with over 30 full-time employees. In order to keep herself updated with the latest trends in the cuisine industry, she makes a point to attend seminars and workshops so that she does not miss on the competitive edge. Nineteen years into the business and this kind of work ethic are indeed commendable. This is why she has been able to get so much positive impact to her business and also one of the reasons why she has been voted as the 2010 Top 40 Under 40 Award Winner and 2014 Enterprising Woman of the Year Winner.

She also has a great passion for animals and hence she started a Radiology Veterinarian Programs at the University of Pennsylvania. Her philanthropic activities do not stop here. She has been actively involved in a lot of initiatives involving women empowerment and how she believes that a diversified workplace could outperform companies that do not believe in this concept. Besides her exceptionally intelligent business acumen, she is a strong advocate of giving back to the community in whichever way possible. She also assisted soldiers who came back from war through her Operation Homefront initiative, which she feels is very dear to her.

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