Quick Meeting RSVP

Short on time? You can quickly RSVP for the next HFCW meeting (last Wednesday of the month, January through November; special date in 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 43 years.

Our meeting date is 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!

Your lunch costs and gratuities at the restaurant are your responsibility. We strive to hold our meetings

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




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Wednesday November 29, 2017

Wednesday December 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, January 25, 2017,  11:30 A.M.


Sorrento Italian Restaurant, 415 Westheimer Road, Suite 106, Houston, TX 77006 713-527-0609


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


Defense Against the Dark Arts of Persuasion – Have you ever bought something, and later, asked yourself, “What was I thinking?” Chances are you weren’t thinking, at least not consciously. “Compliance professionals,” such as marketers and even cult leaders, can influence us below our conscious radar screens. Margaret Anderson, aka “The Persuasion Coach,” will reveal some of their techniques and tips on how to deal with them.

Margaret E. Anderson - Trainer, author and consultant Margaret Anderson teaches people to get what they need from others, while building bridges, not burning them. A Harvard-trained negotiator, Margaret brings to the table decades of actual use of the skills she teaches, as well as many years of training groups and individuals in consensus building and related communication skills. From 2002—2014, she designed and taught her own curricula for Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, and has lectured for the University of Houston and Texas State University. Margaret is author of Bridges to Consensus and Love on the Rocks with a Twist—Delightful Fiction with Lessons on Dealing with Others as well as a blog incorporated in her website.






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