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In Memory of Cynthia Parker

October 19, 1957 – January 1, 2018

Cynthia ParkerIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a Financial Women of San Francisco long-time member, Cynthia Parker. Cynthia had a huge passion for promoting the advancement of women in finance and helped our organization’s mission through her involvement on a number of committees including Sponsorship, Marketing, and most recently the East Bay Programs Committee.

Cynthia Kopec, a former FWSF president said, “One of the first FWSF projects Cynthia worked on was co-chairing the Volunteer Committee for the 50th Anniversary  Symposium “Leadership: The New Global Currency” on April 25, 2006.  Cynthia immediately brought dynamic ideas and a keen sense of humor to the Symposium team, building long-term friendships and many memories.

Cynthia started her career working on the stock market trading floor in San Francisco in the 1980’s with very few women entering the industry at that time. Her tracking of economic indicators, to help her forecast where to make the best investments, led to the founding of her company, Econoday, in 1990. Today, Econoday makes the best-selling online economic calendar used by many of the world’s largest financial institutions. Cynthia was recognized for her entrepreneurship in the May 2017 issue of Diablo Magazine as one of six “East Bay Women to Watch.” Cynthia’s amazing enthusiasm, vast network of colleagues and friends, and willingness to think “outside the box” made a significant impact on all who knew her and contributed greatly to our organization.

Cynthia is survived by her two sons, Cubbie and Garrett, and her mother, June Moberg. The family has asked that anyone interested in making a donation in Cynthia’s name can donate to  Financial Women of San Francisco’s Scholarship fund or the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

 

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