Serving San Francisco, East Bay, and Silicon Valley

About Financial Women of San Francisco

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Financial Women of San Francisco advances the success of women in finance in the Bay Area. Formerly known as “The Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco,” we are an essential source of insight and inspiration to more than 300 financial women throughout the Bay Area.

Member Profile

Our members are executive and managerial-level women who work in finance or financial services. Many are CEOs, CFOs, corporate treasurers, CPAs and attorneys. We also welcome commercial and private bankers, investment advisors, fund managers, securities analysts, administrators, financial planners, consultants, recruiters, marketers and other professionals who work in financial services.

Our membership represents all generations and cultural backgrounds. Our oldest member is in her 80s. Our youngest members are still in college.

Three Bay Area Chapters

Members’ employers are just as broad and are located across the Bay Area. To ensure that distance isn’t a barrier to participation, we host programs through three local chapters:

Mission

We exist to advance professionalism in finance and financial services by promoting the development, career progress and leadership of women by:

  • Providing a public forum for examination of important contemporary issues in business, finance, governmental policy and civic affairs
  • Providing a broad-based network of contacts for women in the field and encouraging camaraderie and cooperation
  • Gaining greater recognition for women's achievements in business
  • Encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business
  • Providing professional development and leadership opportunities for women
  • Providing financial support through our Scholarship Fund to women studying for careers in finance.

Bylaws

FWSF Bylaws

FWSF Scholarship Fund Bylaws

Endowment Policy

History of FWSF

We owe our existence to the vision of 17 forward-thinking investment women. In 1956, they gathered in San Francisco to create a forum in which to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop their careers. The Financial Women’s Club (FWC) of San Francisco was the first organization for executive women in finance in the Bay Area ‒ and in the country. (The Financial Women's Club of New York launched six months later.) 

More than 60 years later, our mission is just as relevant. Executive women in finance still seek opportunities to network with other accomplished women, be recognized for their achievements, keep up with issues and trends, and succeed at the highest level.

Read more about the history of FWSF.

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