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FWIT News is published by Financial Women in Texas to communicate Association, Group and member news.  It also contains feature articles, announcements and an event calendar.  Click on the links below to view recent FWIT News issues.

Use the link below to submit information for the next issue of FWIT News: 

FWIT News Vol 15, Issue 1 - January 2024

FWIT News - Vol 14, Issue 3 - Aug 2023

FWIT News - Vol 14, Issue 2 - Mar 2023

FWIT News - Vol 14, Issue 1 - Nov 2022

FWIT News - Vol 13, Issue 4 - July 2022

FWIT News - Vol 13, Issue 3 - March 2022

FWIT News - Vol 13, Issue 2 - Dec 2021

FWIT News - Vol 13, Issue 1 - Oct 2021

For copies of previous newsletters, refer to the

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Public Announcements

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  • 06/23/2024 8:30 PM | Rasheedah Quarles (Administrator)

    2024 Conference Scholarship Winners

    For 2024 the Association awarded 10 scholarships to attend our 15th Annual Conference: FWIT 2024 – What if You Can? – Galveston, TX at The Tremont House.  Four of these scholarships were offered to first-time FWIT Conference attendees. The remaining six scholarships were awarded to members who had previously attended a FWIT Association Conference. The value of each scholarship was in the amount of the Early Bird registration of $450.  And the winners are:

    First Time Attendees:

    ·        Kelsey Goates, Virtual Group

    ·        Jackie Hilden, Houston Group

    ·        Jenica Romero, Houston Group

    ·        Elizabeth Velasquez, Houston Group 

    Returning Attendees:

    ·        Tammy Gibbons, East Texas Group

    ·        Melody Hess, Gulf Coast Group

    ·        Michelle Lowe, East Texas Group

    ·        Brandy Patterson, Gulf Coast Group

    ·        Laura Rodgers, East Texas Group

    ·        Lori Victory, Houston Group

  • 05/01/2024 11:22 AM | Billie Jean (BJ) Cary (Administrator)

    Scholarships totaling $4,500 for the 15th Annual FWIT Conference “What if You Can?” to be held in Galveston, TX, on Sept 18-20 are available for 5 First Time attendees and 5 Returning attendees.

    • Each application consists of five questions. Full details are included in the applications.
    • Each scholarship covers the $450 cost of the Early Bird registration which ends June 30th. Later registration is slightly higher.

    All FWIT members in good standing who did not receive an Association Scholarship (Education or Conference) during the 2022-2023 program year are eligible to apply.

    Deadline for receipt of application is midnight on Friday, May 31, 2024.

    To apply, complete the FWIT 2024 Conference Scholarship Application and return it as instructed. The application can be found in the Members Area on the Helpful Member Info page.

    For questions, feel free to contact Awards & Scholarships Chair, Charlotte McChesney at or at 940-232-1592.

  • 04/03/2024 11:28 PM | Billie Jean (BJ) Cary (Administrator)

    An email with the nominated candidates' bios and a link to the Balloting Poll have been sent to all active FWIT members in good standing.  Voting ends Tuesday, April 16th.  Please take just a moment to cast your vote today!

  • 03/17/2024 9:50 PM | Billie Jean (BJ) Cary (Administrator)

    The Association has just awarded two (2) general education scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, for attendance at any educational offering of the applicant’s choice.  We are proud to announce our FWIT 2024 General Scholarship Recipients!

    Congratulations to Emma Bothwell and Katelyn B. Miller

    Check out all the details on the Awards & Scholarships page:  Financial Women in Texas - Awards & Scholarships (

  • 01/16/2024 2:04 PM | Billie Jean (BJ) Cary (Administrator)

    In March 2024, the Association will be awarding two general education scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.

    The window of opportunity to apply for a FWIT General Education Scholarship is now open!  These scholarships are available for attendance at any educational offering of the recipients' choice. The application and full instructions are posted in the Members Area on the Helpful Member Info page.  The deadline for receipt of your application is midnight on February 23, 2024.  Recipients will be notified March 15, 2024.

  • 09/24/2023 6:34 PM | Billie Jean (BJ) Cary (Administrator)

    Date:  Third Thursday of each month

    New Time: 10 AM CST / 9AM MST

    See Members Only page for new Meeting ID and Passcode

  • 06/18/2023 5:00 PM | Billie Jean (BJ) Cary (Administrator)

    Did you hear?  The 10 Conference Scholarship winners have been announced!  They are busy registering and making travel plans to head to Longview in September and look forward to seeing you there!

    First Time Attendees:

    • Krystal English, East Texas Group
    • Margie Llanes, Gulf Coast Group
    • Cynthia Torres, San Antonio Group
    • Lindsay Weldin, Houston Group 
    Returning Attendees:
    • Julissa Alejandre, Houston Group
    • Kristin Graham, East Texas Group
    • Lynda Huffaker, Llano Estacado Group
    • Cheryl Linder, Gulf Coast Group
    • Laurn Montgomery, East Texas Group
    • Ellen Parson, San Antonio Group

    You can click here to register, too!

  • 06/03/2023 10:21 PM | Billie Jean (BJ) Cary (Administrator)

    News Flash!

    We now have a special arrangement with Land's End

    Click on the link below to take you to our Land's End Store Front

    to order clothing or other promotional items with the official FWIT logo.   The Land's End team will process your order and ship it directly to you.  You can also find it on our website Member Merchandise page.

    FWIT's Land's End Store Front

  • 05/31/2023 7:37 AM | Billie Jean (BJ) Cary (Administrator)

    Here's another opportunity to get together with your fellow FWIT members! A huge thank you goes out to Whitney Banker and her colleagues at Associated Bank for hosting! Remember to RSVP for the headcount!

    FWIT Luncheon @ TBA CFO Conference

  • 05/24/2023 10:37 AM | Billie Jean (BJ) Cary (Administrator)

    Applications should be forwarded to Brandy Patterson at:

    E-mail  - 

    or U.S. mail -        Attn: Brandy Patterson
                                    PO Box 886Wharton TX 77488
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