TXWSW salutes its all-volunteer staff of women who are leaders in their field and make the time to contribute to our collective success. They lead by example and are generous with their time and resources in helping others. They are truly Limitless Leaders.
Please join us in recognizing Brittyn Russell Brender a Limitless Leader. We are grateful for all that she does!
Brittyn Russell Brender
Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor, Argent Trust
Texas Wall Street Women Volunteer Status: Board Member and Education Chair, Fort Worth Chapter
Why did you choose to become a volunteer?
I am blessed to have a loving family who valued and encouraged education. I know there are many young people in our communities who do not have this same encouragement and opportunity, and I believe strongly that the work the Young Women’s Leadership Academy is doing will change our country for the better.
How have networking groups like Texas Wall Street Women helped your career?
Being a part of Texas Wall Street Women has given me the opportunity to meet women in the finance industry who have become sounding boards and an integral part of my professional development. The ability to discuss issues we are facing in the workplace and in the industry has provided me with confidence to effectuate change within my own workplace, as well as provide opportunities to both be a mentor and a mentee.
What future change would you like to see in the finance industry (or your industry) and how will you contribute to that change?
I would like to see the finance industry embrace non-traditional work hours and work arrangements. I fear many young women do not view the finance industry as open to alternate work arrangements that will enable them to have a healthy work life balance while enhancing their career. I am committed to being a champion of working with employees to meet their personal needs, as I strongly believe you get the best out of people when you work with them, as opposed to dictate work hours to them.
What is your current favorite book or podcast regarding personal growth, female empowerment, and/or career advice?
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Texas Wall Street Women is a non-profit networking group that supports its members in their career growth by offering valuable networking and educational opportunities. We also give back to our community through our partnership with the Young Women’s Preparatory Network that provides college preparatory education to underserved girls across Texas. We provide our entire programming with an all-volunteer staff who all have successful finance careers and still have time to volunteer to help other women achieve their goals.
Do you know a Limitless Leader making a difference in finance? We encourage you to share this with your mentors, friends, and colleagues so that we can celebrate their achievements and success by becoming a member of Texas Wall Street Women.