Margaret Jabour is the owner of Twin Liquors, a company headquartered in Austin,TX. With over 70 retail locations, the family business has quickly grown and adapted to many Austin neighborhoods. Her business practices don’t only involve the day-to-day activities that one would expect – she also manages to cater to the local community on a regular basis. From managing employees, raising two sons as a single mother, and being an active philanthropist….Margaret Jabour is involved in all aspects of her personal and professional life. She is strong in her faith and believes we meet people for a reason and therefore, must not take relationships for granted. Regardless of who she’s communicating with, Margaret emphasizes the importance of consistently treating people with respect and courtesy regardless of their stature and socioeconomic status.
Although she was always involved in helping with the family business, when Margaret was growing up, she wanted to be a school teacher. Once she took on a management role within the family business, it began to flourish and grow accordingly. Despite personal challenges she faced along the way, Margaret Jabour persevered through it all. One of the key moments in her life that changed her outlook and perspective was when her brother passed away shortly after he had a heart transplant. As the family endured the pain of that moment, Margaret Jabour began to live her life with passion and purpose. During her interview, she emphasizes the importance of having those elements be present in your life. Regardless of the amount of time it takes, Margaret mentions that changes are sometimes not sudden and it may take patience and awareness to find your unique purpose. She says it’s important to live that way because it makes other aspects of your life come together with ease. Tasks and accomplishments have meaning, making daily routines fulfilling and joyful.
Despite the awards and recognition Margaret Jabour has received throughout the years, fear continues to present itself. As her business has grown, so have her responsibilities. Margaret elaborates on the magnitude of responsibility an owner has because of the associates they’re surrounded by. She is currently responsible for over 450 employees and their families making it difficult to completely eliminate fear from her life. Although she is a strong, confident and powerful woman, Margaret Jabour also experiences anxiety when it comes to her personal and professional life. Her interview is the perfect example of a woman with vulnerability. Regardless of the amount of success, wealth and network, Margaret demonstrates that our emotional perspectives are more similar than they are different. And as women, we all have the same fears and insecurities that women everywhere constantly experience, too.