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Industry Leadership Series - Thursday, March 5, 2015

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz On Becoming
A Financially Savvy Woman

Carrie Schwab-PomerantzFinancial security is vital, but sadly many people, particularly women, lack sufficient financial literacy to obtain financial security for themselves and their families. Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz's passion is to improve financial literacy, and she will talk about what women especially need to know to achieve enough literacy to provide for themselves and their families, and to teach their children basic financial skills. In this informal program, followed by questions from the audience, Carrie will answer questions from Michelle Alberda, financial advisor, Ameriprise, co-founder of SKIRT, a women’s networking organization, and 2007 President of FWSF.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz will be providing complimentary copies of her new widely acclaimed book, The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances after Fifty: Answers to Your Most Important Money Questions to the first 100 registrants.

This topic is currently under review by the CFP Board for 1 hour of CFP continuing education credit.

Co-sponsored by Association for Corporate Growth; Financial Planning Association of San Francisco


Sarah Friar, CFO and Operations Lead, Square
Honored as 2014 Financial Woman of the Year

On Thursday, October 2 at the Westin St. Francis, San Francisco FWSF honored Sarah Friar, CFO and Operations Lead of Square as the FWSF 2014 Financial Woman of the Year.

This signature fundraising event drew over 725 attendees and raised a record level of donations in support of the FWSF Scholarship Fund. The Financial Woman of the Year award recognizes Sarah for her leadership roles in corporate finance and in high technology startups, as well as for her passionate advocacy of women's professional opportunities.

Read more about Sarah and the Scholarship Fund

FWSF Awards $90,000 in 2014 Scholarships

This year the FWSF awarded a total of $90,000 in scholarships to seven graduate students and four undergraduate students representing eight different Bay Area colleges and universities. Awards were presented to these promising students at our annual scholarship luncheon on June 5th at the City Club of San Francisco.

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 more than $2 million in scholarship funds has been awarded to deserving students.

Read about the 2014 Scholarship Recipients

Videos by John Crane Films.

Professional Development Series - East Bay

Brand Yourself! How to Differentiate Yourself and Stand Out in a Crowd

In this highly engaging and interactive program, renowned business development coach, Donna Bedford, will guide you through an introspective process where you will learn how to distinguish yourself in meaningful ways.




Monthly Networking Mixer
Tuesday, February 24, 2015  •  5:00 pm
Members Only

Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, March 10, 2015  •  12:15 pm
Members Only

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

2015 FWSF and Financial Woman of the Year Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Please contact us to learn more.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Industry Leadership Series SOLD OUT - A Roundtable Discussion With SEC Commissioner Kara Stein
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Industry Leadership Series Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz On Becoming A Financially Savvy Woman
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Members Only Networking Monthly Brown Bag Lunch
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Lifestyle Series - Alliance Series A Private Screening of the Documentary Film "Girl Rising"
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Professional Development Series - East Bay Brand Yourself! How to Differentiate Yourself and Stand Out in a Crowd
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