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Short on time? You can quickly RSVP for the next HFCW meeting (last Wednesday of the month, January through October; special dates in November and December) by submitting your information below.

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HFCW is an intimate, non-traditional gathering of interesting, involved, multi-faceted women from varied business backgrounds, sharing information and solutions, meeting for more than 41 years.

Please note the change in our meeting date to the LAST WEDNESDAY of the month (except December)

Feel free forward invitation to those who might have an interest in this exciting meeting or our group

PLEASE RSVP TO MARY ABSHIER AT mabshier@comcast.net
Our space is limited, reservations are required!

Members $30.00; Guests $35.00

For Credit Card Payment, use our PayPal system found on the HFCW Meetings Page.

Cash and Check payments accepted at the door. All no-shows will be billed

Be a part of it...

This dynamic professional group is comprised of women actively engaged in business, women retired from an active career and women still pursuing their education. Diversity is our greatest asset as membership is open to all professions.  Learn more about the Houston Focus on Concerns for Women (formerly Houston Financial Council for Women) on the web at www.hfcw.org 


To become a  member, join our email list or for more information about HFCW, please contact our Administrative Coordinator, Chris Rogers at 936-855-9033 or crnovelist@earthlink.net




Wednesday September 28, 2016

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Wednesday November 30, 2016

Wednesday December 28, 2016

Wednesday January TBA, 2017

Wednesday February TBA, 2017

Wednesday March TBA, 2017

Wednesday April TBA, 2017

Wednesday May TBA, 2017

Wednesday June TBA, 2017

Wednesday July TBA, 2017





Our Purpose...

Houston Focus on Concerns for Women, formerly Houston Financial Council for Women, was founded in 1974 to advance financial awareness in women and to encourage, support and organize educational activities that promote financial awareness in women. Through the decades our focus has broadened to include our interests in professional development, business ethics, personal and professional growth, global and financial awareness and to support activities that encourage professional, ethical, civic and fiscal responsibility for executive and entrepreneurial women.

Through this web site, our goal is to help you learn even more about our Meetings, Membership Information, Member Businesses, and the Organization in general.

The Organization...

Dynamic professional group comprised of women actively engaged in business, women retired from an active career and women still pursuing their education. Diversity is our greatest asset as membership is open to all professions.

We are proud to have members representing a wide variety of businesses and professions: realtors, lawyers, financial consultants, published authors, real estate brokers, accountants, and executives in transportation, publishing, insurance, media, travel, and others. We exchange ideas, network and provide a supportive sounding board for our members


Luncheon and Program


Wednesday, September 28, 2016,  11:30 A.M. (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE)


Cafe Annie's, 6 BLVD Place, 1800 Post Oak Blvd #6170, Houston, TX 77056, 713-840-1111


Contact Mary Abshier at marketing@hfcw.org or 713-861-3371


A Life Lived Alongside 35 Years of Book Lists - Does your life influence what books you read? Or do the books you read influence your life? Both are true. Come discover how keeping a reading list for 35 years has revealed correlations between those books and the accompanying point in our speaker’s artist’s life. You may be surprised to see how admired fictional characters and memorable quotes lifted from the pages can shape our image of ourselves and how we may react in a given situation. Attend and share with the group: the book, the character, or the quote that you identified with during a particular point in your life and why.

Lee Steiner is a native Texan and life-long artist. She is an accomplished bookbinder, painter, papermaker, and essay writer as well as book collector, junk re-purposer, and “Finder of Things.”

After a lengthy stretch as a painter, during which she created commissioned works for corporate and commercial spaces, public areas in hospitals and restaurants, and private works for individuals with excellent taste, Lee returned to her true love, paper.

Founded by Lee, Domestic Papers is her book arts business. Her handmade books feature a “vintage vibe” due to growing up in a creative family of hand makers and antique junk collectors always on the look out for old inspiration. The name Domestic Papers comes from her love of everything paper and her travel to faraway places in search of cool finds for her studio, always returning to her Texas home.

Lee makes custom map travel journals, sketchbooks from library discards, and the one-of-a-kind, warm, blank journals that writers love to get their hands on. She teaches bookbinding at local museums and through her own studio. She serves as president of the Houston Book Arts Guild and maintains a cozy studio in Art Square Studios on Commerce Street.

Lee’s latest handmade books can be found at her online shop: http://www.domesticpapers.etsy.com

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