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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.
Alice May, a founding member of the Financial Women of San Francisco (“FWSF”) organization, passed on November 13, 2016. 1995 FWSF President, Leslie Miller, describes her as ‘quite a pioneer.’ Looking back at her life story, I think you’ll agree wholeheartedly….Read more
Every year, one of the most popular FWSF events is the end of the year Holiday Party. 2016 wasn’t any different. The Holiday Party and Live Auction in December had a successful turnout filled with members, prospective members, food, wine and fun! The holiday party is an opportunity for members to network, celebrate members and raise money for the organization.Read more
On January 24, 2017, the Financial Women of San Francisco partnered with the Harvard Club of San Francisco to sponsor a fireside chat between two of our city’s most distinguished citizens, Marie Chandoha and Bill Haraf. Ms. Chandoha serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Charles Schwab Investment Management. Mr. Haraf is Special Advisor to the Promontory Financial Group and serves on the Board of Directors of the Charles Schwab Corporation.Read more
There has been a lot of change in the world since 2017 began. What a challenge it must have been for presenter, Ms. Michelle Borre, to prepare for our event! Our new President had to be mentioned at the beginning of our presentation as we were less than a week into his term. While Ms. Borre did not get political, she did answer several questions because the audience was not bashful about asking them. Kudos to Ms. Borre for educating us and giving us straight talk.Read more
Have you ever been told, by a man, that your opportunities were limited because you are a woman? That you would work harder, stay longer, and ultimately produce better work, but you would be a third class employee – belonging to an unpopular department while female. I was 29, in my mentor’s office, and he was explaining to me that is how our company worked. His hands were tied, as he was subject to the views and opinions of his superiors.Read more