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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.

July 2017 - President's Letter From Paige Venable

Maya Angelou, the great American poet, memoirist and civil rights activist, once said, “If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” This statement is a reflection on the true spirit of the FWSF organization, which is exemplified in June each year when the organization awards scholarships to women pursuing a career in finance or a related field. Read about this wonderful event that took place on June 6, 2017, at the City Club of San Francisco.

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The 32nd Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon

FWSF recognized its 2017 scholarship awardees at a luncheon on June 6, 2017, at the elegant City Club in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district. The stage was set with tables beautifully decorated with colorful floral arrangements and a fabulous luncheon, complete with decadent chocolate tortes. Scholarship Co-Chairs Shelby Duncan and Janeth Medina, both former scholarship recipients, very enthusiastically facilitated the event.

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FWSF President Paige Venable Shares How Women Can Break Through the Glass Ceiling on Bay Area Focus

On Thursday, June 22nd, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) President Paige Venable went into the CBS KPIX news studio to record a segment for Bay Area Focus with news anchor Michelle Griego. Her one-on-one interview aired the following Sunday at 11 AM on KBCW.

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Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) Members Honored in 2017

We’re proud to announce that five FWSF members have been honored in the past few months with awards. The San Francisco Business Times recognized Sarah Friar, Paige Venable and Tracy Teale in their 2017 Bay Area’s Most Influential Women special edition on April 28, 2017. They were also honored at a gala awards dinner on June 14, 2017. Laura Martinez and Kim Pugh were also honored by other professional organizations.

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The Mistakes Companies Make in Crisis Communications: Seven Deadly Sins in the Digital Age

Business crises have dominated the headlines this year for some of the largest businesses in America. From the drip-drip of ongoing coverage of Wells Fargo’s travails to United’s shocking treatment of a passenger and the missteps of Uber’s CEO, we’ve seen major companies struggle to deal effectively with crisis communications.

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