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Aquila Mendez-Valdez founder of Haute in Texas
Stories of inspiration from Smart Girl Stories across the globe. Meet Smart Girl Advocate – Aquila Mendez-Valdez – Founder of Haute in Texas

Meet Smart Girl Advocate – Aquila Mendez-Valdez – Founder of Haute in Texas

10 years ago, with a toddler clinging to my leg and a second baby on the way, I started Haute in Texas. Balancing motherhood and launching a dream felt impossible, but seeing the need for passionate, strategic marketing in San Antonio fueled my fire.

Haute in Texas wasn’t supposed to be just another agency. We’re a collective of women, all at different stages of life, but united by the desire to empower businesses and tell their stories with heart. Every member of our team brings a unique perspective, from young social media whizzes to seasoned PR veterans. It’s this diversity that allows us to truly understand our clients’ challenges and craft solutions that resonate.

We don’t just churn out press releases or manage social media calendars. We become partners, diving deep into our clients’ goals and crafting bespoke strategies. We celebrate their wins like they’re our own, because seeing them thrive is what keeps us going.

Haute in Texas has become more than a company; it’s a community of strong, talented women who believe in the power of storytelling to make a difference. Every day, we wake up with the same mission: to help our clients be better, not just bigger. And that’s a pretty amazing way to raise a glass (or two) to success.

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Aquila Mendez-Valdez

Aquila Mendez-Valdez


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