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.  FWIT is now in our tenth year with groups in ten locations throughout Texas as well as our virtual members in other areas.

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Financial Women in Texas Board of Directors 2018-2019


Judy Helm

Wollforth, TX

Vice President

Lori Victory

 Houston, TX


Audrey Zamora

El Paso, TX


Ellen Brawley

 Abilene, TX

Director -     Membership

Barbara McMillen

El Paso, TX

Director - 


Clair Daly

 Austin, TX

Director -         Education

Lori Victory

Houston,  TX

Director -

        At Large

Tammy Gibbons

 Longview, TX

Nominating Chair

Nancy Kinder

Boerne, 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 Isabel OlivoSan Antonio, TX



Jacquelyn Graham

Austin, TX

Big Country

Kacy Uechi

 Abilene, TX

DallasTanya CasonDallas, TxEast TexasJanet SledgeLongview, TX

Gulf Coast 

Susan TomchessonEast Bernard, TX

Hill Country

Melanie PascarellaFredericksburg,TX


Donna PattersonHouston, TX

Llano Estacado

Lynda HuffakerLubbock, TX
Paso del NorteLisa BudtkeEl Paso, TX

San Antonio

Hazel DavisSan Antonio, TX
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