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Financial Women of San Francisco has been making news in business and financial circles for more than 60 years. Scan the articles below to see all the ways we advance the success of today’s women in finance throughout the Bay Area.

April 2017 - President's Letter From Paige Venable

Are you a “change agent” in your community? If you’re involved with Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), you are making a positive impact on others by improving the lives of individuals and communities locally and around the world. So, YES you ARE a “change agent!” This edition features women in our past and present that are admired for their strength, courage, and tenacity. Who is the woman you most admire?

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Darcy Illg, 2016 FWSF President, Featured in Huffington Post

A wonderful Q&A narrative (published April 8, 2017) where Darcy candidly discusses her success as a woman leader in the finance industry and as part of FWSF. She offers advice to other women interested in the finance industry, discusses lessons learned, work life balance, issues faced along the way, talks about the importance of leadership, ladies admired and her personal goals for the FWSF organization.

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Who is the Woman you Most Admire?

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 held on March 8, we asked the FWSF board to share which woman they admire most. I believe you will be as inspired as I was as you read through this presentation of some very different but amazing ladies. I don’t believe it is about being exactly who they are, but to aspire to be the best we can each be. In so doing we can collectively move to meet our goals, one of which might be Planet 50-50 by 2030, or another might be to have more women in C-Suite positions.

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FWSF’s 2017 Social Media Campaign – Featuring You!

With social media growing exponentially (think 1.7 billion active accounts), FWSF wants to be a bigger part of the conversation! A key marketing/communications initiative for 2017 is to increase FWSF’s social media presence. It’s another way for FWSF to help facilitate meaningful engagement among our members. We can network and share knowledge, connect with potential members and showcase the benefits of membership by actively engaging on FWSF’s social media platforms.

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Thought Leadership

On March 7th, the day before International Women’s Day, the FWSF partnered with Wells Fargo for an event on Thought Leadership, featuring Denise Brosseau as the speaker. Denise was introduced by Sue Bunnell, who extolled her professional accomplishments. Among them was co-founding the first women’s venture conference, Watermark, as well as Springboard Enterprises, which raised $7.4 billion for women entrepreneurs since its foundation in 2000. Denise not only teaches at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, but she also received the highest ratings from her students out of the entire faculty.

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