As Women’s History Month comes to a close, the Defender celebrates some visionary women to watch. They are making a difference in Houston and beyond and succeeding in various walks of life. From the boardroom to the courtroom, they see where they want to be in the future and are taking the necessary steps to get there. They inspire others to achieve a common goal and have a knack for developing strong relationships.

They are focused, disciplined, creative, resilient, persistent and positive. They know the importance of family and care about their communities. They make “bold, boss moves” on a regular basis, another reason why they are women of vision.

Education:The University of Texas at Austin MBA and BBA

Occupation:Chief Financial Officer 

Motto/Philosophy: Live your life with no regrets!

Her vision:I have excelled in an male-dominated industry in a field that is challenging and exciting to me, while staying true to my core beliefs.

Bold, boss moves:I moved to New York to gain finance experience on Wall Street.

All in a day’s work:Manage funding investments and financial and financial reporting, then manage the operations of the South Central Region of Jack and Jill of America, Regional Director, with over 1,500 mothers and families, along with a high school senior and all of her activities!

Balancing it all:Keep a very current calendar and I rely on my village 

Words of wisdom:Success is not a bad word. Dare to dream it and achieve it 

Dream job:Director on the boards of  private equity funds  and mutual funds