2021 Luncheon


Join us for this special event!

October 8, 2021 | 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Omni Houston Hotel

Our biggest fundraising event for Houston’s women and girls is returning, in-person this fall at the Omni Houston Hotel.

We’ll be back with more inspirational stories and exciting opportunities for you to invest in the future of Houston’s women and girls. While we await this important event, please take a moment to explore other opportunities to help here.

Covid-19 Protocol 

As we plan for our 30th Annual Luncheon, the safety of our staff, volunteers, and supporters is a top priority. In line with recommendations from the CDC and local health authorities, we highly encourage guest to be fully vaccinated and ask all unvaccinated guests to continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing if they choose to attend the event.  The Women’s Resource will have masks available at check-in and hand sanitizing stations throughout the event. .

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Your purchase goes directly toward supporting the women and girls we serve.

Interested in sponsoring this event?

Make a difference in the lives of women and children in our community! Check out our 2021 Luncheon sponsorship opportunities. 

Outstanding Women in Banking and Finance Awards

We are excited to present the Outstanding Women in Banking and Finance Awards! The Houston region is fortunate to have many outstanding female leaders in the banking and financial services industry. We will acknowledge the skill, savvy, and expertise of these women in 2021 by presenting the Outstanding Women in Banking and Finance awards. This honor acknowledges Houston women who have made considerable contributions and achievement in banking and the financial services field, and it is the only award that recognizes this stellar group of women. Nominations are now closed.

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Keynote Speaker:
Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky is the CEO of HerMoney.com and host of the podcast HerMoney With Jean Chatzky. The financial editor of NBC Today for 25 years and the Financial Ambassador for AARP, she appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC and was a recurring guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. Her latest book is Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve.

An in-demand motivational speaker and fierce advocate for financial literacy, in 2015, she partnered with the PwC Charitable Foundation and Time for Kids to launch Your $, an in-school magazine that reaches 2 million school children each month.   

2021 Honorees 

Terri Fiedler, AIG
Tammira Philippe, Bridgeway 
Cortney Cole, JLL
Devina Rankin, Waste Management 
Laura Edrington, Locke Lord
Tina Faraca, TC Energy 

Past Honorees 

Kimberly C. David (2019)
Ann Janssen (2019)
Terry Morales (2019)
Lynn Nazareth (2019)
Sandra Salazar (2019)
Valerie Toalson (2019)
Alie Pruner (2017)
Denise Castillo-Rhodes (2017)

Dorothy Marchand (2017)
Hallie Vanderhider (2017)
Jill Vaughan (2017)
Kathy Orton (2017)
Mari Salazar (2017)
Sherri Schugart (2017)
Julie Cripe (2014)
Val Gibbs (2014)

Deborah Gibson (2014)
Susan Hill (2014)
Jo A. Casady (2009)
Margo P. Geddie (2009)
Suzette W. Jones (2009)
Rhonda Sands (2009)
Joyce Tyler-Williams (2009)

Title Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Texas Capital Bank

Wells Fargo

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Frost Bank

Holland & Knight Foundation


Bronze Sponsor

Capital One

Elizabeth & Joseph Ivers

Jessica and Ken Neikirk 

The Richland Companies 

Allegiance Bank 

Fidelity National Title 

East West Bank 


Copper Sponsor

Jackson Walker, LLP


Laury Adams

Veritex Community Bank

Baker Botts, LLP

Cadence Bank

Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.

Reed Smith


Fifth Third Bank

Sally Shaw

Rebekah and Hao Le

Amegy Bank 

Mary Axelrad

Jan Leger 

Morningside Capital 

Tammira Philippe 

Andrew T. Gardener / Tanglewood Legacy Advisors

Locke Lord, LLP 

TC Energy

Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc. 

King & Spalding, LLP

Porter Hedges 

Morgan Stanley 

Andrews Kurth


Luncheon Host Committee 

Luncheon Chair 

Jessica Neikirk


Frances Castaneda Dyess

Terri Fiedler

Jenny Guzman

Susan Hill

Linda Humphries

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Our Mission

The Women’s Resource helps women and girls make choices toward becoming independent, productive and financially stable. We envision a day when every woman and girl has the KNOWLEDGE and HOPE she needs to reach her financial goals. 

In our programs, women acquire the essential financial knowledge, skills and confidence they need to make sound decisions and improve their lives – for themselves and for generations to come. For 2.8 million Houstonians who are experiencing financial distress, The Women’s Resource trains and coaches women and girls, meeting them where they are. We inspire financial change, improving financial health, and overall individual and family well-being. For more information about our history, community impact and programs, click here.

“I feel I have a lot more confidence and control over my money. I’m not afraid to talk about it anymore, money is not a scary thing. That’s the beauty of talking to my financial coach.”

– Annabella, YourLife coaching client

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