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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.

FWSF’s Commitment to Diversity Programs

FWSF has traditionally focused on gender diversity in the financial services, but at its March meeting, the Board adopted a broader initiative that expands the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I). A newly-formed D&I committee convened in June. Its first project is to assess who our members are currently, and to that end, it is developing a brief membership questionnaire. The D&I committee, a subcommittee of Membership, is looking for additional members who want to get in on the ground floor.

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FWSF’s 2017 Social Media Campaign Is Ongoing, and We Want to Feature Members, Including YOU!

Let’s network and share knowledge, connect with potential members and showcase the benefits of membership by actively engaging on FWSF’s social media platforms. We are working with our communications/PR team at Harden Partners to feature individual members on the FWSF Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn pages. We invite our members to participate—and at the same time build your own social media profile and connections.

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Calling all Foodies and “Drinkies”

On Tuesday, April 4, FWSF held its first quarterly networking happy hour of 2017. In recent years, we went regularly to the Meridien. This year, we will be taking advantage of being in one of the most foodie and "drinkie" (I just coined that term) cities in the U.S. We will go to different bars in the city. So that people have an easy time getting there, we will try to find locations in the Financial District and around Market Street. This quarter we went to Palomino in SOMA. FWSF hosted the first four bottles of wine and some appetizers. (Sorry to those of you who left the early and didn't get these). The second quarterly networking happy hour was held June 13th at John Colins, 138 Minna Street. A fun evening was had by all.

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Brand Savvy: Equator Coffee & Teas

As a part of the Financial Women of San Francisco’s Industry Leadership Series, a speaker event titled “The Evolution of a Brand and How to Stay Relevant “was held June 21, 2017, at First Republic Bank in San Francisco. Helen Russell, co-founder and CEO of Equator Coffees & Teas in Marin County was the keynote speaker.

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Master Class – Lessons in Leadership

FWSF was honored to host three successful role models who discussed their careers and leadership experiences at our Professional Development event on April 25th. Jennifer Webster (SVP Financial Planning & Analysis at McKesson), Laura Martinez (Partner, PwC Assurance) and Mary Rosai (SVP Investor Services Client Experience, Charles Schwab) shared best practices, personal stories and insights on how to build a successful career path.

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