Membership

Welcome!

Today more than ever women are leading the way in finance, business and community affairs. We not only lead, but seek to inspire; and for many of us, mentoring, advocating career growth opportunities and philanthropy provide that opportunity to serve. Membership in TXWSW includes the ability to connect women at all stages of their career from executive level to women who are just beginning a career in the financial services industry though events and opportunities in networking and philanthropy. As leaders we give of our time and resources because we choose to be part of something larger than ourselves. TXWSW not only builds up the financial community from within but also looks to our local communities to serve them simultaneously. We give to foster the creation of the exciting and new as well as to break the cycles of complacency. It is in this spirit that we ask you to join us now by signing up for one of our new membership levels:



Senior Membership ($125 per year)

Who should join? Mid-career to senior level professionals aka “Forces of Nature” within the financial industry who want to be connected to their peers.

  • Member exclusive rates for networking and special events at member pricing
  • Admission to education events year-round at member pricing
  • Free subscription to e-blasts and calendar of events
  • Members-only registration area at events
  • Ability to bring two guests per year to an education or networking event at member prices
  • Area discounts (i.e. Brooks Brothers, Four Seasons Austin, Ritz Carlton Dallas)
  • Invitation to two exclusive senior women’s events per year



Regular Membership ($95 per year)

Who should join? Young and mid-career professionals in the financial industry.

  • Member exclusive rates for networking and special events at member pricing
  • Admission to education events year-round at member pricing
  • Free subscription to e-blasts and calendar of events
  • Members-only registration area at events
  • Opportunity to bring two guests per year to an education or networking event at member prices
  • Area discounts (i.e. Brooks Brothers, Four Seasons Austin, Ritz Carlton Dallas)



Government & Non-Profit Membership ($75 per year)

Who should join? Young and mid-career professionals within the government and non-profit sectors who are hitting their career strides.

  • Member exclusive rates for networking and special events at member pricing
  • Admission to education events year-round at member pricing
  • Free subscription to e-blasts and calendar of events
  • Members-only registration area at events
  • Opportunity to bring two guests per year to an education or networking event at member prices
  • Area discounts (i.e. Brooks Brothers, Four Seasons Austin, Ritz Carlton Dallas)



Men’s Membership ($55 per year)

Who should join? Professional men in the financial services industry.

  • Admission to bi-annual philanthropy events for one person at member pricing
  • Free subscription to e-blasts and calendar of events
  • Members-only registration area at events
  • Area discounts (i.e. Brooks Brothers, Four Seasons Austin, Ritz Carlton Dallas)



Student Membership – ($25 per year)

Who should join? Current full time graduate & undergraduate students.

  • Admission to education events year-round for one person at member pricing
  • Opportunities to attend networking events and philanthropic events at member pricing
  • Free subscription to e-blasts and calendar of events
  • Mentoring programs and access to career listing board
  • Student registration area at events
  • A special discount once a quarter (such as Brooks Brothers)



Basic Membership – Free

Who should join? Those interested in exploring the opportunities of membership and the benefits of TXWSW.

  • Free subscription to e-blasts and calendar of events
  • Opportunities to attend networking events education and philanthropic events at non-member prices
  • Access to career listing board



TXWSW Member Testimonials

Women need to encourage and empower one another. It is not just about networking to get business leads. It is about helping one another to see from a different perspective and know others share similar thoughts, challenges and successes.

After 7 great years with a Dallas hedge fund, structural changes in the firm and subsequent right-sizing of the business forced me to look for other employment. With many local hedge funds contracting and closing, I was nervous about my prospects in the Dallas job market. In the first phase of my job search, I reached out to my core group of industry contacts, mostly built through my years of networking in various industry organizations and events, including TXWSW. On a Wednesday evening, around 7pm, I sent out an email to around 70 people. By 11pm that night, I had set up my first interview. At the end of the next day, I had received more than 40 calls and emails from all sorts of people offering assistance…to forward my resume, tell me about an opportunity, and offer to meet for lunch or coffee to discuss possibilities and brainstorm, etc. I was overwhelmed and humbled by the response.

In the subsequent 3 weeks that followed that email, I had 12 interviews (for 12 very different opportunities) and received 2 terrific offers.

I began my job search concerned that I had only a month to find a new job and ended up concerned that I had only a month to wrap up my work at my prior firm! I attribute 100% of the ease and swiftness of my job search to networking. It was my core group of contacts and their willingness to forward my resume to their contacts that expanded the scope of my search. I met with one fund manager who told me that he had received my resume from three different people…that is the power of a good network.

Networking is important in any field but it is vital in a close knit industry like the Texas investment community. Over the past 5 years, I have focused on strategically building my network. I made it my personal goal to get plugged in and stay actively involved in the Dallas investment industry. My recent experience certainly reinforced my belief that networking is key to career advancement and success.

For every person searching for a new opportunity, there will always be someone brighter or more qualified than you. What will set you apart are the people that you know. Your network is the true key to opening doors for you. Never underestimate the power of having others advocate for you. You may not be able to get a seat at the table unless someone you know is willing to pull up a chair.”


A sample of some of the discount benefits already secured:

  • Tiffany & Co
  • Eclipse Transportation (Nationally)
  • Four Seasons Austin
  • Ritz Carlton Dallas
  • The Parking Spot – Airport Parking
  • Brooks Brothers

Texas Wall Street Women offers a variety of resources to help you get the most from your membership. If you have questions or need help signing up please contact: membership@txwsw.com


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