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New Payments Networks and Virtual Currencies: Are They the Future of Payments?

Our panel, including FWSF member Erin McCune, discusses how new payments networks, some utilizing virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Ripple, have the potential to improve the financial system by reducing payment-transaction costs for consumers, small businesses, and nonprofits, both domestically and internationally. Public acceptance and usage is growing fast, but from a small base. At the same time, these alternate payment schemes have attracted the attention of regulators and law enforcement concerned about their potential usage for money laundering and criminal activity. Are they the future of payments or a playground for criminals?

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2013 FWOTY Luncheon

"I could have listened to her all day," was the comment heard at our table as everyone stood to applaud Pat Yarrington as she concluded her remarks at the 2013 Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon on September 27th at the SF Hyatt Regency.

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FWSF Connections Helping Dreams Come True

Emilie Cortes’s dream is to help women make their own dreams come true...through adventure travel. You may have seen Emilie present "Women on Top: Lessons from the Mountains" for FWSF in April of 2012 or in February of 2013. She has twice wowed our audiences with her tales of adventure.

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New FWSF Members: Winter 2016

Get to know the most recent members of FWSF

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Member Spotlight: Olivia Barbee — Helping Women Help Themselves

Olivia Barbee vividly remembers what drew her to FWA—the awesome women honored with FWA scholarships. Olivia volunteered to interview candidates and soon became a board member and co-chair of the marketing committee.

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