Serving San Francisco, East Bay, and Silicon Valley
Women who join Financial Women of San Francisco are doers. We thrive on making an impact – by serving on FWSF committees, taking on special projects, or leading important initiatives. By volunteering our time, we advance the FWSF mission and deepen our relationships with other remarkable women in finance.
We encourage you to join a FWSF committee that matches your interests, talents or aspirations. As a volunteer-run organization, we rely on your efforts to keep FWSF an essential source of insight and inspiration to financial women in the Bay Area.
Click on a committee title to view its description. Contact FWSF President Paige Venable to inquire about joining.
The FWSF Corporate Sponsorship Committee is charged with developing a year-round sponsorship program that engages local, regional and national companies. It cultivates corporate relationships to provide support for the FWSF association as well as the FWSF Scholarship Fund. Service on the Corporate Sponsorship Committee expands your network with a range of national and Bay Area companies and gives you valuable fundraising experience.
The Corporate Sponsorship Relationship Manager focuses on building long-lasting relationships between the organization and corporate sponsors. As a member of this committee, you will work with the CSR Manager to build relationships between corporate sponsors and FWSF’s members. (Note: This group may not form a committee in 2017.)
The Endowment Committee works to raise a stable base of long-term funds for the Scholarship program. Committee membership gives you the opportunity to organize events, solicit donors, and participate in strategic planning.
The Financial Woman of the Year committee plans our signature Financial Woman of the Year event. The gathering is held each fall to raise money for the FWSF Scholarship Fund and honor exemplary women in finance. It draws more than 700 attendees annually. As a member of the Financial Woman of the Year Committee, you may interact with several other committees, including Corporate Sponsorship and Marketing Communications.
This committee is responsible for identifying, implementing, maintaining, and developing systems and tools that support the technical and administrative infrastructure for the FWSF. As a member of this team, you would help identify new solutions to automate manual processes within the organization, function as a business systems administrator for systems as required, and enhance/leverage the functionality of tools to create operational and strategic efficiencies for the organization. The team also works closely with all other teams to identify needs and develop solutions to improve the services, events and communication we have with our members.
The FWSF Communications Committee focuses on internal and external FWSF communications and works to heighten awareness of FWSF, our members and our role as an essential source of insight and inspiration to financial women in the Bay Area. As a member of this team, you will help produce an e-newsletter that informs members and prospective members about relevant events and activities, introduces new members, and increases the value of FWSF membership. Team members will also develop the FWSF’s communication strategy and produce a quarterly editorial calendar to connect strategy to action and events. You may also work (together with outside vendors) to develop and maintain the FWSF website and implement other methods of member communication.
The FWSF PR (public relations) & Social Media Committee focuses on media relations, public relations and social media to heighten awareness of FWSF, our members and our role as an essential source of insight and inspiration to financial women in the Bay Area. As a member of this committee, you will work with FWSF’s outside PR firm to develop media strategy throughout the year, and develop strategy/content for social media postings.
The FWSF Membership Committee works to expand our membership base. It welcomes new members, designs and executes membership drives, and plans membership development activities. Service on the Membership Committee enables you to meet a broad range of current and prospective FWSF members.
The FWSF Member Services Committee supports FWSF’s membership by providing existing and new benefits and services for FWSF members. As a member of this committee, you will explore to find ways for members to become involved in the organization and to derive exceptional value from membership, driving membership retention. Service on the Member Services Committee enables you to meet a broad range of current FWSF members.
The FWSF Diversity Committee designs and implements our inclusion program to ensure that our membership and programs reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area financial community. (Note: This committee may not convene until mid-2017.)
The FWSF East Bay Committee develops programs for the East Bay arm of Financial Women of San Francisco. The committee provides learning, leadership and networking opportunities convenient to members who work or live in the East Bay. It promotes FWSF to East Bay companies and prospective members, and encourages prospects to join FWSF. Serving on the East Bay Committee will tap both your big-picture and organizing skills.
FWSF’s Silicon Valley Committee develops programs and encourages membership across Silicon Valley. As a committee member, you benefit by meeting other finance professionals in the South Bay.
The FWSF Industry Leadership Committee identifies, recruits and hosts speakers for our highly respected Industry Leader Series in San Francisco. It showcases hot issues in financial services and speakers who are recognized leaders in their fields. The committee also refers prospective speakers to program organizers in Silicon Valley and East Bay. Serving on the Programs Committee encourages big-picture thinking and puts you in touch with experts in financial services, business, government and civic affairs.
FWSF’s Professional Development Committee plans our skill-building workshop series. Committee membership immerses you in topics that can make or break a career and introduces you to experts on a range of subjects.
The FWSF Lifestyle and Special Events Committee plans our annual summer outing, holiday party and other social events. Service on the committee gives you opportunities to mix and mingle, be creative, and enjoy the company of other FWSF members.
The FWSF Alliance Committee facilitates connections with other organizations that share similar goals and interests. The committee engages alliance partners in co-sponsoring FWSF programs and initiatives. You benefit by increasing your exposure to business or civic organizations in the Bay Area.
FWSF’s Scholarship Committee coordinates our scholarship program and scholarship recipient mentorship program for young women pursuing careers in finance or financial services. The committee works with Bay Area colleges and universities to encourage submissions, review applications, conduct final interviews and provide recommendations. Committee service gives you the privilege of meeting inspiring young women and guiding them on their road to success.
The FWSF Mentoring Committee manages our mentoring program. The committee plans events that bring together our scholarship winners and our members, oversees mentor/protégé relationships, and seeks ways to improve the program. Committee service provides you with a unique opportunity to connect with aspiring young financial professions to women at the peak of their careers.