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Calling all Foodies and “Drinkies”

On Tuesday, April 4, FWSF held its first quarterly networking happy hour of 2017. In recent years, we went regularly to the Meridien. This year, we will be taking advantage of being in one of the most foodie and "drinkie" (I just coined that term) cities in the U.S. We will go to different bars in the city. So that people have an easy time getting there, we will try to find locations in the Financial District and around Market Street. This quarter we went to Palomino in SOMA. FWSF hosted the first four bottles of wine and some appetizers. (Sorry to those of you who left the early and didn't get these). The second quarterly networking happy hour was held June 13th at John Colins, 138 Minna Street. A fun evening was had by all.

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The Mistakes Companies Make in Crisis Communications: Seven Deadly Sins in the Digital Age

Business crises have dominated the headlines this year for some of the largest businesses in America. From the drip-drip of ongoing coverage of Wells Fargo’s travails to United’s shocking treatment of a passenger and the missteps of Uber’s CEO, we’ve seen major companies struggle to deal effectively with crisis communications.

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Brand Savvy: Equator Coffee & Teas

As a part of the Financial Women of San Francisco’s Industry Leadership Series, a speaker event titled “The Evolution of a Brand and How to Stay Relevant “was held June 21, 2017, at First Republic Bank in San Francisco. Helen Russell, co-founder and CEO of Equator Coffees & Teas in Marin County was the keynote speaker.

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Master Class – Lessons in Leadership

FWSF was honored to host three successful role models who discussed their careers and leadership experiences at our Professional Development event on April 25th. Jennifer Webster (SVP Financial Planning & Analysis at McKesson), Laura Martinez (Partner, PwC Assurance) and Mary Rosai (SVP Investor Services Client Experience, Charles Schwab) shared best practices, personal stories and insights on how to build a successful career path.

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The 32nd Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon

FWSF recognized its 2017 scholarship awardees at a luncheon on June 6, 2017, at the elegant City Club in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district. The stage was set with tables beautifully decorated with colorful floral arrangements and a fabulous luncheon, complete with decadent chocolate tortes. Scholarship Co-Chairs Shelby Duncan and Janeth Medina, both former scholarship recipients, very enthusiastically facilitated the event.

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