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.


FWIT History:  

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. 

The story of our history, covering the first 11 years through September 2020 can be found in the PDF listed below:

FWIT History - October 2020

To learn more about our background prior to 2009, click here: 

FWIT History - 88 Years of Financial Women International - A Legacy of Leadership.pdf

The story of our founders and the Association's origin in 1921 and the first 35 years can be found here:


In addition to the general membership, we have local Groups located throughout Texas who hold periodic meetings and other events. 

Each local Group is listed below and linked to their Group page.

Click here to Download the FWIT marketing brochure    

Financial Women in Texas Board of Directors 2020-2021


Hazel Davis

San Antonio, TX

Vice President

Melody Hess

 Rosenberg, TX


Jennifer Friesz

Houston, TX


Roxanne Crawford

 Houston, TX

Director -  Membership

Courtney Yeatman

El Paso, TX

Director - Marketing

Judy Helm

 Lubbock, TX

Director -  Education

Zelda Morales

San Antonio,  TX

Director - At Large

Kristen Ueckert

 Houston, TX

Nominating Chair

Lori Victory

Houston, TX

Recognition & Scholarships Chair

D'Lynn Lane

 Abilene, TX

Social Media Chairs

Amanda Dondiego and

Shirley Coe

Fort Worth, TX and

Whitehouse, TX


BJ Cary

 Houston, TX

Bylaws Chair Ellen Parsons  Kerrville, TX 

Virtual Member


Lynda Huffaker

Lubbock, TX
Technology Chair
 Katelyn Miller  Houston, TX 2022 Conference Chairs Nancy Kinder & Hazel Davis San Antonio, TX

Group Presidents


Koren Bowie

Austin, TX

Big Country

D'Lynn Lane

 Abilene, TX


Brenda Dennis

Dallas, TX East Texas Laura Rodgers Longview, TX

Gulf Coast 

Cheryl Linder El Campo, TX

Hill Country

Laura Kaderli-Stocks Fredericksburg, TX


Carmen Bates Kingwood, TX

Llano Estacado

Shari Straley Lubbock, TX
Paso del Norte Bernadette Ramos El Paso, TX

San Antonio

Nancy Kinder Boerne, TX
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