Quick Meeting RSVP

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 August 31, 2016

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Wednesday November 30, 2016

Wednesday December TBA, 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





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, August 31, 2016,  11:30 A.M. (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE)


Sorrento Ristorante, 415 Westheimer Rd. Ste. 106, Houston, TX 77006


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


Eliminate 10 Weak, Wimpy Words and Watch Audience's Attention Leap. Whether you are zipping off a speedy e-mail, returning a phone call, or mailing a lovely thank-you note, words are the lifeblood of your writing and speaking. People judge whether your communications build your credibility or diminish it. You know when youíve heard or read something that compels you, the same as you know when youíve heard or read something that brings on a yawn. But you may not know exactly why you are compelled or why you are yawning. Itís the fault of puny words. Sometimes when we write, we can be careless with our words, especially those anemic words that actually weaken writing and speaking. It takes discipline to use powerful words well. Make your speaking and writing more effective. Attend this program and youíll learn how to banish the 10 laziest words that make your writing and speaking wimpy. Your readers' and listeners' attention will soar when you pause long enough to cut the feeble filler words and make your speaking and writing sparkle.

Speaker - Leigh Owen is a wordsmith who minored in English at Stephen F. Austin State University. She received her B.S. with a double major in art and biology. Her first real job was working with words and readability in book production and publishing and it continued her lifelong love of books, words, and vocabulary. Leigh designed books and handled their production and printing before becoming director of marketing for Gulf Publishing Companyís book division.Next came a decade as director of marketing for Vickie Milazzo Institute, the oldest and largest legal nurse consulting education institute in the nation and the only publishing company dedicated to that field. Now Leigh is in charge of educational publishing for the Institute, where she guides book print production, special projects, and the editing of textbooks and online learning materials.
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