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First Annual “Make a Difference Challenge Grant” Awarded to 2016 Scholarship Recipient Vineetha Mummadi

Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) last week awarded their first Make a Difference Challenge Grant to Vineetha Mummadi, one of the 11 2016 Scholarship Recipients, due to her passion for improving the lives of women through education. The grant was announced at the FWSF’s 21st annual Financial Woman of the Year luncheon honoring Debbie Messemer, on Wednesday, September 21st, and will continue annually through 2020.

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FWSF Mentorship in Action

On 17 September 2015 two of our scholarship recipients, Ruoyi (Roi) Fang and Ami Thomas met with industry leaders in their respective fields. Ruoyi (Roi) met with Heather Sibley, San Francisco based audit Partner at Ernst & Young and Ami met with Mike Ashton, Portfolio Manager, and head of Pacific View Asset Management LLC’s U.S. Growth Equity team and also Roger Lee, Research Analyst, and member of Pacific View’s U.S. Growth Equity team.

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Voices of Experience – What FWSF is Learning about Mentoring

Forty-five women from the financial industry in San Francisco gathered to share their stories of being a mentor or a mentee on February 6, in a session focused on mentoring in FWSF entitled “Voices of Experience”. There were both members and guests of FWSF, including 14 current and past mentees and 11 current and past mentors from the FWSF Scholarship Mentoring Program. In addition to sharing their experiences, participants considered what FWSF has been learning about mentoring.

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From San Francisco to Tanzania: Women Supporting Women in their Educational Dreams

The FWSF mission of bringing women together to achieve great things is near and dear to my heart. Not only do I feel so grateful to have been supported by an FWSF scholarship during my second year of business school at Stanford, but I also have had the privilege of seeing the same, powerful mission at work for young women on the other side of the world.

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Influence the Next Generation of Financial Women:
 Mentor a FWA
 Scholarship Recipient

The FWSF Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate women students studying Finance in Bay Area colleges and universities. We not only support the students with funding but also with a mentor for one year. Many of the scholarship recipients tell us that they value the mentoring as much – or more – than they value the cash award. They look forward to having an experienced professional woman from the financial sector as a guide as they navigate through school and plan their future.

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