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Two UST Alumnae Named to Houston's 50 Most Influential Women of 2022 List

Soledad Tanner, MIB '02, Chief Executive Officer of STC Consulting, and Daniela "Dani" Hernandez, M.Ed. ’14, President, Board of Trustees, Houston Independent School District, have been named among "Houston's 50 Most Influential Women of 2022" by Houston Woman Magazine. 

More than 330 people, including the honorees and their guests, attended the celebration dinner on Thursday, March 23, at the Junior League of Houston. Included in the crowd were many past honorees, several elected officials and local celebrities. 

Houston Woman Magazine readers submitted all nominations for the recognition and the publication staff selected the honored recipients. 

According to Beverly Denver, publisher of Houston Woman Magazine, "Those selected as Houston's 50 Most Influential Women of 2022 have earned an enviable reputation for their expertise in a particular field or arena. They are knowledgeable and trustworthy. These women's thoughts and actions influence others' thoughts and actions. I am pleased to introduce these remarkable women to our readers and others in our community."

Soledad Tanner, MIB ’02 Soledad Tanner, MIB '02

Tanner, who earned an international business degree from the University of St. Thomas-Houston, brings 30 years of global executive experience in finance, banking and logistics to business leaders. At her firm, STC, she and her team have increased profits and productivity for 165 clients in healthcare, logistics and transportation, construction and manufacturing. Her firm offers business consulting, financial management and financial speaking and coaching to empower entrepreneurs with business and financial literacy to achieve financial freedom, which uplifts families and communities.

Tanner has received many accolades, including Outstanding International Consultant by the Houston International Trade Development Council in 2019 and Trailblazer of the Year 2020 at the Women to Watch International Award Gala.

Daniela Daniela “Dani” Hernandez, M.Ed. ’14

Hernandez is a native of Houston's East End and attended HISD schools. She is the daughter of immigrants and a first-generation high school and college graduate. Hernandez earned her Bachelor's degree in sociology from Boston University in 2011 and returned to Houston to work as a bilingual teacher. Through the organization, Teach for America. She began teaching at the same East End elementary school she attended as a child. 

In 2014, Hernandez earned a Master's in Educational leadership from UST. She served her community as a teacher and an administrator in HISD and remained with the district for six years before becoming a real estate agent with Framework Properties.