FHPW Events & Information

Our next FHPW Quarterly meeting will be held January 24, 2022.  Check back soon for details and registration links to our 2022 events.

From the October 2021 meeting:  the following slate of officers was elected:

President-Elect:  Mary Faris, Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance - Houston Chapter

Vice-President:  Michelle Moreno, Women in Insurance and Financial Services

Treasurer:  Colene Blankenship, Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (nominated from the floor)

Recording Secretary:  Nancy Hall, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto - Women's Leadership Network

Administrative Secretary:  Marie Laplate, Society of women Engineers-Houston Area Section.

Upcoming Events, Links and Information

January Quarterly Meeting

January 24th, 5:30 p.m. at Norris Conference Centers

Registration and additional details coming  soon

Look Back on 2021 Ruby Gala

Take a look at some photos from the 2021 Ruby Gala and Woman of Excellence Awards

Meeting Location

Meetings are held at the Norris Conference Centers - Houston/CityCentre
816 Town & Countyr Blvd. Ste. 210
Houston, 77024

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Federation of Houston Professional Women

FHPW unites women from diverse member organizations to enrich relationships and expand leadership, partnership, and educational opportunities.

An extension of business women's current member organizations, FHPW provides stewardship, mentorship, and partnerships in the Greater Houston and surrounding communities to connect and transform the networking experience by recognizing women of excellence and building pathways to help members achieve their aspirations.

Through its Endowment Fund the Federation has provided over $42,000 in educational scholarships at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. It is this giving back that helps to ensure there will be a next generation of Houston professional women.

FHPW Educational Foundation

FHPW Educational Foundation

The FHPW Educational Foundation awards scholarships and gifts to aid and advance the education and knowledge of women in the community.

The Foundation has given in excess of $500,000 in scholarships and educational grants to women in the greater Houston Area.

Scholarship Application for 2022 is now available here.

Find out how to support the EF each time you shop on Amazon.

Support the EF with monthly donations.

Quarterly Networking Events, Special Educational Events, Fundraising Events and the Annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala. Plan to join us in 2021, the Fourth Monday of January, April, July, and October! Register for Quarterly Events here.

FHPW Members are business and professional organizations that support the advancement of women in business and support women's interests. Learn more...

The Annual Scholarship Application process opens November 1 for the 2022 Scholarships.  Applications will again be accepted November 1 through February 28, 2022. Texas women attending a Texas college or university are encouraged to apply (see requirements.)

Women of Excellence Gala

FHPW hosts an annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala honoring a woman from each member organization, and the Educational Foundation presents it's scholarship award winners. 2021 Gala and WOE Information can be found here.  The 2021 Women of Excellence photos are here.


Federation members and guests are invited to join other members on a trip to wonderful places around the country and around the world. The 2019 trip was a Viking River Cruise on the Romantic Danube. Read more...   Stay tuned to find out where the next trip may take our members!

Member organizations are listed on this page, along with meeting times and locations. Visitors can check out the list here to find new groups to network with. Share your organization's upcoming events with the FHPW here.


2021 is the 40th Anniversary of the Federation of Houston Professional Women
Our Ruby Jubilee Celebration!

We Thank These
2021 Women of Excellence Gala Sponsors

Ruby Sponsor

Raba Kistner

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Partner Sponsor

Huandong 'Mary' Faris

Mary Faris

Partner Sponsor

C.T. Bauer College of Business
U of H


Friend Sponsor

Lighthouse Life-Saving
Station 8, Inc.

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Friend Sponsor

Anita Long
Long Films Studio

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Friend Sponsor

Dr. Jackeline Gascon-Webb

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Friend Sponsor

Connie Smith

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