It’s Written In The Stars! 

September 30, 2022 | 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. | The Westin Galleria

At The Women’s Resource, we passionately believe that a woman who controls her finances controls her destiny, and through our work, we provide the resources that help women see and step into their power to manage their own—and their communities’— financial opportunities.
The Annual Luncheon raises 40% of The Women’s Resource’s operating budget every year. We expect over 500 individuals at our 31st Annual Luncheon. The vast majority of attendees will be women leaders in business, banking and finance. Every dollar raised at the Luncheon goes towards maximizing our community impact

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Make a difference in the lives of women and children in our community! Check out our 2022 Luncheon sponsorship opportunities.

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Keynote Speaker: 

Margot Lee Shetterly 

We are excited to feature writer, researcher, and entrepreneur and Margot Lee Shetterly as this year’s celebrity speaker. Her book, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped

Win the Space Race, which was a top book of 2016 for both TIME and Publisher’s Weekly, a USA Today bestseller, and a #1 (instant) New York Times bestseller. Shetterly is also the founder of the Human Computer Project, a digital archive telling the stories all of NASA’s “Human Computers,” women from all backgrounds whose work tipped the balance in favor of the United States in WWII, the Cold War, and the Space Race.

Giveback and Getaway with our 2022 Raffle! 

Purchase your raffle tickets for a change to win an exciting vacation! Tickets start at $50 with discounted packages available – on sale through September 30, 2022. 

What we Do


Our 2021 RISE! graduates included 21 girlswho collectively received 42 college acceptance letters and saved $755 on average. In the 2020/2021 school year we served 220 girls at 8 different partner schools across Houston. All RISE! Participants experienced at least 2 community involvement opportunities, including field trips and guest speaking panels! RISE! made its return to in-person classes in the fall of 2021. The Program launched three new groups and started classes at a new partner school – YES Prep North Central!

YourLife Possibility Groups Possibility Groups is our group coaching program. Last year, the 39 women who enrolled in Possibility Groups paid down more than $36,700 in debt collectively and saved over $28,000 throughout their time in the program.

YourLife Finance Classes

We hosted 321 classes in 2021, both virtually and in person, reaching over 2000 women in the greater Houston area. We have also been able to produce on demand content to best meet the needs of our clients as we. navigate the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

YourLife Coaching

Our financial coaches offer free and confidential coaching to help our clients manage their money and improve their lives. This year, we added our first bilingual financial coach to the team! 

YourLife Career Coaching

Introducing our newest program: YourLife Career Coaching! Career Coaching will help women enter the workforce, find higher-paying jobs, and obtain promotions within their current careers. This coaching service will help Houston women to obtain jobs that earn a living wage of at least $18.70/hr and will begin as a series of workshops with a plan to include one-on-one coaching services in June 2022.

Luncheon Host Committee 

Luncheon Co-Chairs

Laquita Cyprian

Courtney Taylor


Andrew Gardener 

Kim Latimer

Jessica Neikirk

Kim Perry



Event Sponsors


Corebridge Financial


Wells Fargo 


Veritex Community Bank


Allegiance Bank

Frost Bank




Bank of Texas

Capital One Bank

Holland & Knight 

Elizabeth and Joseph Ivers

Morgan Stanley

Jessica and Ken Neikirk

Lisa Paulk

Texas Capital Bank

Texas Regional Bank

Winstead Attorneys


Laury Adams 

Amerant Bank

Mary Axelrad & Karen George

Baker Botts

Bristow Group

Cadence Bank and Linscomb & Williams


CommunityBank of Texas

Comprehensive Financial Design Group 

Cortney Cole

Laquita Cyprian and Angela DeSilva


Hancock Whitney Bank


Hunton Andrews Kurth

Jackson Walker


Kimberly J. Latimer, CFP

Locke Lord 


Reed Smith

Rhonda Sands and Jennifer Wilson

Sally Shaw

Tanglewood Legacy Advisors

TC Energy 

Third Coast Bank

Our Yearly Impact

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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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