Who We Are

Financial Women in Texas (FWIT) brings together women in finance for the exchange of ideas, experiences and  interests.  

We want to further the meaningful professions or careers of our members and women in general.  

We encourage women to choose finance as a career and work to advance the career opportunities for all women in finance.  

FWIT serves as an advocate of and to promote improvements in the professional development, leadership skills, education and training of women in finance.


In the early 20th century a group of women started the National Association of Bank Women (NABW) which later changed its name to Financial Women International (FWI) to encompass more areas of the financial services industry.  In 2009 FWI made the tough decision to close their doors due to dwindling membership across the country.  At that time the Texas District of FWI chose to form a new association and continue our mission.  With the help of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas and many other partners' support we did just that.  Now in our twelfth year, FWIT has local groups in ten locations throughout Texas as well as our virtual members in other areas.  You can read more about our history by clicking here.

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Financial Women in Texas Board of Directors 2019-2020


Lori Victory

Houston, TX

Vice President

Jacquelyn Graham

 Austin, TX


Audrey Zamora

El Paso, TX


Shari Straley

 Lubbock, TX

Director -  Membership

Barbara McMillen

El Paso, TX

Director - Marketing

Allison Benton

 Longview, TX

Director -  Education

Brenda Dennis

Dallas,  TX

Director - At Large

Donna Patterson

 Houston, TX

Nominating Chair

Judy Helm

Lubbock, TX

Recognition & Scholarships Chair

Kristen Ueckert

 Houston, TX

Social Media Chair

Amanda DondiegoDallas, TX

Technology Chair

Cheryl Linder

 El Campo, TX

Bylaws ChairEllen Parsons Kerrville, TX Historian - OPEN -
2020 Conference ChairsBJ Cary/Lori Victory Houston TX Virtual Member Liason Cheryl Linder El Campo, TX



Jacquelyn Graham

Austin, TX

Big Country

Gayle Fullerton

 Abilene, TX

DallasJennifer EasleyDallas, TxEast TexasTammy GibbonsLongview, TX

Gulf Coast 

Melody HessRosenberg, TX

Hill Country

Stormy BoydFredericksburg,TX


Jennifer FrieszHouston, TX

Llano Estacado

Brooke FrizzellLubbock, TX
Paso del NorteAnita WernerEl Paso, TX

San Antonio

Gretchen HerreraSan Antonio, TX
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