Success in business does not happen overnight and Mina Ebrahimi has proven that with hard work come the rewards so well deserved. At the tender age of 11, Mina began working with her parents at their bakery learning the necessary customer service skills and diligent work ethic that has served her so well to date.
As the Founder and CEO of Saint Germain Catering, Mina has brought together her knowledge, experience, and savvy business skills turning the business into an established, award-winning company. Her years of dedication to her craft have earned her numerous awards including the 2014 Enterprising Woman of the Year Award, an award given by Enterprising Women magazine. This award is “provided annually in recognition of women entrepreneurs/business owners who experience rapid growth in the business world and provide support or mentorship for other women entrepreneurs, and have become community leaders.”
Not only has her dedication to her catering clientele in Virginia and beyond proven to be exemplary, Mina’s dedication to others within the community is demonstrated with her desire to give back to those in need fulfilling her passion of philanthropic giving. Through local non-profits such as Operation Homefront DC, assisting military families and wounded veterans in need and The 25th Project, an organization dedicated to helping the community of homeless in the woods of Northern Virginia her desire to instill positive change continues.
Food and catering aren’t the only things that Mina holds dear. She continues to fund the Jack Miller-Ebrahimi Program for Interventional Endoscopic and Radiologic Diagnostics and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania. This veterinary program provides assistance with minimally invasive soft tissue surgeries and other therapies for pets through progressive treatments.
Her tireless endeavors championing the cause for other women’s success are evident in her forming the Mina Ebrahimi Foundation. The foundations’ empowerment of women of all ages to build their future in the world of business through her leadership and continued support is something Mina takes seriously. She has proven that with hard work and dedication, skills learned at an early age will serve you through life.