Sol Schwartz & Associates Pivots for the Pandemic and Beyond


“We wanted to do something memorable for our 40th anniversary this year. We never imagined it would be this.” Our own Jennifer Stief, Director of Human Resources & Administration, spoke with San Antonio Woman magazine recently about how our firm pivoted to many new ways of working and serving our clients during the pandemic. Jennifer was among three women the magazine said had “implemented strategies that not only addressed the immediate struggles, they redefined what ‘business as usual’ would look like for their companies in a post-pandemic world.”

Three Women Whose Pandemic Pivots Set the Stage for Success

By Bonny Osterhage
Photos by David Teran

…and then COVID happened. Those four little words make a big statement about the way people now live and work. I had a vacation planned…and then COVID happened. I just accepted a new position….and then COVID happened. My business was thriving…and then COVID happened. This disease has affected people both physically and fiscally. Businesses all across the country have been forced to close their doors for weeks, months, and sadly, in some cases, for good. Fast thinking, teamwork, and creative solutions have become survival strategies during the shutdown and subsequent restrictive reopening of our economy, with companies shifting gears almost as quickly as the virus spreads.

The following three San Antonio women are among those who worked tirelessly to make lemonade out of what has arguably been the biggest lemon in recent history. These savvy business owners and managers implemented strategies that not only addressed the immediate struggles, they redefined what “business as usual” would look like for their companies in a post-pandemic world.

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