Marian Cabanillas (’94)

Marian Cabanillas (’94) has been named by The Houston Business Journal as one of 90 honorees for the 2023 Women Who Mean Business Awards, recognizing women in leadership roles who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and community. 

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? 

 I am passionate about urban gardening, and I have a menagerie of animals, including dogs, bees, and hens. Being a beekeeper and tending to their hives has deepened my appreciation for nature, but has also taught me important lessons in patience, teamwork, and ecosystem dynamics.

What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to do? 

Navigating the complex and often emotionally demanding terrain of health care, particularly when it comes to family and friends. Assisting people near and dear to me in confronting their health care battles, especially in the realm of cancer, has been humbling and arduous.

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