What We Do
A woman who controls her finances controls her destiny
We help women and girls make choices toward becoming independent, productive and financially stable.
In our programs, women acquire the essential financial knowledge, skills and confidence they need to make sound decisions and improve their lives - for themselves and for generations to come.
In 1990, a group of visionary women established The Women’s Resource on the founding belief that a woman who controls her finances controls her destiny.
In 1992, we began issuing grants, commissioned annual research on topics of significance to Houston’s women and girls, and launched a series of free financial education classes. A decade later, The Women’s Resource made a strategic decision to cease its grant-making activities and concentrate its resources on education and training programs and building partnerships to further our mission.
In 2005, we made further progress toward fulfilling our mission by launching Project LEAD (now RISE!) in local high schools to help at-risk girls acquire the leadership and financial skills needed to be personally and professionally successful.
Over the years, our mission and programs have evolved to meet the changing needs of our community but our vision of empowering women to become independent, productive, and financially stable is unwavering.