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 Shoshana Thoma-Isgur, a Limitless Leader. We are grateful for all that she does!
Associate General Counsel, First Cash, Inc.
TXWSW Volunteer Status: Board Member
Why did you choose to become a volunteer?
I became a volunteer with Texas Wall Street Women because I want to help transform the professional world of finance to be more inclusive of women and empower women leaders. One of the ways that TWSW does that is focusing upstream on girls just starting their educational journey. I am most proud of the support we provide to Young Women’s Preparatory Network, which, in turn enriches schools like Fort Worth’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Providing resources, mentoring and role models for girls as they think about what they can be and opening their eyes to new career possibilities is the most rewarding part of being a volunteer.
How have networking groups like Texas Wall Street Women helped your career?
Just about every job I have gotten was through a helpful network, mainly of women. During times of transition, the women of TXWSW have been especially supportive and helpful. It is a way for all of us to give back by being a sounding board and helping each other identify new opportunities.
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 more financial literacy education in high schools and universities and more literacy outreach to younger generations, in general, so they understand the significance and importance of our financial markets to their wellbeing and influence on the world around them.
What is your current favorite book or podcast regarding personal growth, female empowerment, and or career advice?
Brene Brown’s TED Talk series on personal growth and Michelle Obama’s book, “Becoming”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.