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FWSF Talks with Students Interested in Financial Career Paths

On June 6th, Kathleen Nielsen, FWSF’s president, and Minako Steel the co-chair of FWSF’s East Bay committee, spoke about FWSF’s history and mission at Capital One Café in Walnut Creek to Diablo Valley College (DVC) students interested in financial career paths. This event was the first of its kind with many more to come!

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The Big Flip Movie Event

The definition of family is changing. This week a group of about 25 women (and a few men!) came together to watch the thought-provoking documentary The Big Flip at the Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley.

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Should Cryptocurrencies Be a Part of Your Investment Strategy?

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin continue to make headlines, presenting unexpected challenges and opportunities for financial institutions, central banks, and regulators in the U.S. and abroad. On July 26th, Financial Women of San Francisco hosted a sold-out industry leadership event (and private tour) at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Held in the Janet Yellen Conference room, the event featured speaker Kendra Hartnett, senior risk specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank, who gave insights into bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.

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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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