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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.

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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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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