The mission of the Women’s Finance Exchange is to develop professional women working in financial areas by providing networking and learning opportunities in a relationship-driven environment.
|Our Mission |
The mission of the Women's Finance Exchange of Houston (WFE Houston) is to develop professional women working in financial areas by providing networking and learning opportunities in a relationship-driven environment.
WFE Houston is a group of dynamic women who are established in our professions. Most of our members are service providers in the financial disciplines such as banking, accounting, money management, investment banking, private equity, venture capital, corporate securities, law, commercial finance and investor relations counseling.
The Women's Finance Exchange was founded in 1990 in Atlanta as a forum where women who are active in the financial arena could come together periodically to talk about business issues and to network. The Houston Chapter was formed in 1994 and the Dallas Chapter was formed in 1997.
* Create and develop a network for professional women with careers in the financial services industry or careers supporting financial services.
* Generate referral partnerships by networking with others in the organization.
* Provide programs that foster professional development and encourage social interaction among members.
* Give back to our community by promoting and enhancing the welfare of all women.
Non-Profit Management - Getting There and Making it Work
Deborah Cannon, retired President and CEO of the Houston Zoo joined the WFE on March 10, 2016 to discuss the challenges and successes of running a nonprofit.
Let's Play Houston!
Janis Schmees Burke, CEO of Houston Sport's Authority and Emma Newell, EVP Marketing and Partnerships, Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, joined the WFE on February 18th to discuss how hosting iconic sporting events impacts the Houston economy.
Economic Forecast 2016
Nathaniel Karp, Chief Economist with BBVA Compass, joined the WFE on January 21st to provide an overview of the US economic outlook for 2016.