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:


Click here to Download the FWIT marketing brochure    

Financial Women in Texas Board of Directors 2020-2021


Lori Victory

Houston, TX

Vice President

Hazel Davis

 San Antonio, TX


Jennifer Friesz

Houston, TX


Patrice Reese

 Lubbock, TX

Director -  Membership

Courtney Yeatman

El Paso, TX

Director - Marketing

Judy Helm

 Lubbock, TX

Director -  Education

Brenda Dennis

Dallas,  TX

Director - At Large

Kristen Ueckert

 Houston, TX

Nominating Chair

Judy Helm

Lubbock, TX

Recognition & Scholarships Chair

D'Lynn Lane

 Abilene, TX

Social Media Chairs

Amanda Dondiego and

Shirley Coe

Fort Worth, TX and

Whitehouse, TX

Technology Chair

Katelyn Hollier

 Houston, TX

Bylaws ChairEllen Parsons Kerrville, TX Historians

Nancy Kinder and

BJ Cary

San Antonio, TX and Houston, TX
2021 Conference ChairsBJ Cary and Lori Victory Houston TX Virtual Member Liaison Lynda HuffakerLubbock, TX

Group Presidents


TD Winters

Austin, TX

Big Country

Lindsey Dickerson

 Abilene, TX


Brenda Dennis

Dallas, TXEast TexasTammy GibbonsLongview, TX

Gulf Coast 

Sharon MeiersNew Ulm, TX

Hill Country

Stormy BoydKerrville, TX


Kendra TargacHouston, TX

Llano Estacado

Brooke FrizzellLubbock, TX
Paso del NorteNancy McElroyEl Paso, TX

San Antonio

Nancy KinderSan Antonio, TX
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