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A Celebration of Houston’s Women Leaders

April 6, 2023 | 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. | The Westin Galleria 

At The Women’s Resource,  we envision a day when all women and girls have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make sound decisions for their financial futures. Our programs provide an educational foundation that will result in improved financial stability. 

The Annual Luncheon provides essential financial support for our clients. The support we receive from this event helps to ensure that the hundreds of women and girls we serve every year continue to have the resources they need to be independent, productive, and financially stable.

 

 

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Luncheon Host Committee 

Luncheon Chair

Stephanie Tsuru

Members

Susan Berry

Jessica Neikirk

 

Featured Speaker: Lauren Sparks, Founder & CEO, Agility Bank

We are excited to feature one of Houston’s top leaders in banking as this year’s event speaker. Lauren Sparks founded Agility 2020, Inc., the entity that proposed a federally chartered bank, primarily owned and led by women. Today, Agility Bank is open and operating in Houston as the first women-owned and led Minority Depository Institution founded for its purpose in the country. With over three decades of community banking and risk management experience, Lauren is uniquely qualified to foster the growth of a digital-forward community bank. 

As a business owner herself, Lauren executed exceptional opportunities for entrepreneurs, especially women. In 2009, she formed Third Party Resources, Inc. (3PR Inc.), a woman-owned consulting firm specializing in community banks and financial service firms. 3PR serves more than 30 community banks at any given time and has become a preferred vendor for one of the world’s largest software providers. 

Lauren is also a 2021 recipient of the Houston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award as an Outstanding Business Leader in Finance. This award recognizes women in leadership roles that have demonstrated excellence in their careers and community.

Giveback and Getaway with our 2023 Raffle! 

Purchase your raffle tickets for a change to win an exciting vacation! Tickets start at $50 with discounted packages available – on sale through April 5, 2023. 

WHAT WE DO: OUR PROGRAMS

RISE! Our 2022 RISE! graduates included 67 girls who collectively received 76 college scholarships, 417 college acceptance letters and saved $536 on average. In the 2021/2022 school year we served 297 girls at 7 different partner schools across Houston. All RISE! Participants experienced at least 2 community involvement opportunities, including field trips and guest speaking panels! We are also thrilled to report that an overwhelming majority of participants – 97% to be exact- made progress toward or achieved a financial goal they set for themselves. 

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 Women in our one on one financial coaching program increased credit scores by an average of 57 points last year and saved over $2900! Women in our group coaching program, YourLife Possibility Groups paid down more than $46,000 in debt collectively and saved over $28,000 throughout their time in the program.

YourLife Career Coaching We have launched our newest program, YourLife Career Coaching, to help women find higher paying jobs, advocate for higher pay in their current positions, or enter into the workforce.

Event Sponsors

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Kirkland & Ellis

Bronze

Bank of Texas

Capital One Bank

Holland & Knight 

Elizabeth Ivers

Jessica and Ken Neikirk 

Texas Regional Bank

Veritex Community Bank

Winstead PC

Copper

Laury Adams

Elite Image Tax & Notary Service LLC

King & Spalding

 

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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.

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“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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