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From Bubbles to Boardrooms: Meet CEO and Author Michaela Rodeno

Wednesday, April 5, 2017  |   5:00 - 7:00 pm

From Bubbles to BoardroomsBack by popular demand, Michaela Rodeno will talk about entrepreneurism, leadership, wine, women... stories to share from her book From Bubbles to Boardrooms.

Michaela Rodeno is the retired CEO of St. Supery winery and one of the rare female CEOs in the wine business, with a four-decade career in Napa Valley. She’ll share life and leadership lessons from her career in banking, the Wine Country and from her engaging book From Bubbles to Boardrooms. Ms. Rodeno will also talk about her recent 'retirement' and will be available to autograph books after the presentation. Wine and appetizers included.

Learn more and register

Letter from our President, Paige Venable

Paige VenableDear FWSF Members and Friends,

As your president for 2017, I am excited about the year ahead, and I want to personally invite you to deepen your engagement with FWSF this year. We have amazing programs coming up—not just in San Francisco, but in the East Bay and Silicon Valley. Beyond attending these inspiring, fun programs and events, I want to encourage you to get involved by volunteering for a committee or special project. More

Now Accepting FWSF 2017 Scholarship Applications

Application Deadline Extended through April 12, 2017.

The 2017 FWSF Scholarship Program is now accepting applications through April 12, 2017. The FWSF Scholarship Fund provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Since 1985, our Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $2 million in scholarship grants to more than 200 Bay Area women. Beyond financial support, FWSF scholarship recipients have the opportunity to be mentored by FWSF members and attend career development and networking events. Learn more and apply for a scholarship.

Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon a Huge Success!

On Wednesday, September 21 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, FWSF honored Deb Messemer, Managing Partner for KPMG’s Bay Area Market as the FWSF 2016 Financial Woman of the Year.

This year’s luncheon has broken all prior records by raising more than $330,000 for the Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) Scholarship Fund. These funds directly benefit rising stars in the San Francisco Bay Area who are pursuing a career in finance or in the financial services industry, including the 2016 scholarships recipients. CHECK OUT EVENT RECAP AND PHOTOS

FWSF Awards $90,000 in 2016 Scholarships

FWSF Honorees 2016 from John Crane Films on Vimeo.

Scholarships awarded by the FWSF are made possible through the generosity of FWSF sponsors and the proceeds from the Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon. To date over $2 million in scholarship funds has been awarded to deserving students. 

Read about the 2016 Scholarship Recipients


Check out our new LinkedIn page.

Did you know that one of the benefits of membership is to be part of our Private LinkedIn Group? Members have access to job posts, a network of peers, and can share information and get up-to-date industry information.


Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, April 11, 2017  •  12:15 pm
Members Only

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 FWSF and Financial Woman of the Year Sponsorship opportunities are now available.
Read about benefits of sponsorship. (PDF)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Professional Development Series - East Bay Conversations in the Fast Lane
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Lifestyle Series Nancy's Fine Art Paint Party
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Members Only Networking Interest Group: Silicon Valley Book Club
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Members Only Networking Members Only Quarterly Networking Mixer
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Lifestyle Series From Bubbles to Boardrooms: Meet CEO and Author Michaela Rodeno
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Members Only Networking Interest Group: San Francisco Book Club
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Members Only Networking Interest Group: East Bay Book Club
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Professional Development Series Master Class - Lessons In Leadership
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Alliance Series FEI SF Bay Area CFO Bootcamp 2017
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