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2016 Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon

Debbie MessemerDebbie Messemer, Managing Partner for KPMG’s Bay Area Market, has been selected by the Financial Women of San Francisco as the 2016 Financial Woman of the Year. This award recognizes Messemer for her outstanding leadership and achievement in her various finance roles

With a background in banking and accounting, Messemer joined KPMG in 1982 in their Fort Worth office and in 1998 transferred to their San Francisco office. In 2008 she became KPMG’s first San Francisco female Managing Partner and today leads a team of over 1,100 high-performing audit, tax, and advisory professionals.

As “Financial Woman of the Year” Messemer’s aim is twofold: to inspire young women as they think about a career in accounting or finance by opening their eyes to possibilities, and to encourage women already navigating their career paths to remain true to their core values.

KPMGDebbie will address the audience as part of the award presentation at the Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon on September 21, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. This event directly supports the FWSF's Scholarship Fund. The 2016 scholarship recipients will also be introduced at the luncheon. 

The event is currently sold out, however you can learn more or donate to our Scholarship Fund. Please also email us at info@financialwomensf.org if you would like to be added to the wait list.

Remembering Rhoda

RhodaIt is with sadness that we formally announce that Rhoda Singer, our dear friend and ardent supporter of the Financial Women of San Francisco for over 30-years, passed away on the morning of Tuesday August 2nd. As anyone who has attended an FWSF event knows, our friend Rhoda has been the welcoming face of the organization at every event, big or small, rain or shine, for many years. In the background, she also kept the FWSF organized in more ways that we can count. Rhoda loved our organization deeply, she lived a rich life and personally taught many of us a great deal.

Services for Rhoda were held on Friday, August 5th and were attended by family and friends from near and far. The services were beautiful, heartfelt and standing room only as so many joined to honor her, including many of us from the FWSF. We were all fortunate to know her and she will be sorely missed by us personally and by the entire FWSF organization. Thank you Rhoda!


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Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, September 13, 2016  •  12:15 pm
Members Only

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

2016 FWSF and Financial Woman of the Year Sponsorship opportunities are now available.
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