Serving San Francisco, East Bay, and Silicon Valley
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.
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.
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:
We exist to advance professionalism in finance and financial services by promoting the development, career progress and leadership of women by:
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 50 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.