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News Room

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 and Inclusion

FWSF has made a commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I), but how diverse an organization are we today? Hopefully, by the time you read this newsletter, you’ll already have participated in our short membership survey, designed to help us identify who we are now and how we might make our organization more welcoming to everyone.

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Go Social: Share, Engage and Help FWSF Grow

Let’s network, share knowledge and connect with each other by actively engaging on FWSF’s social media platforms. We encourage all members to participate in our LinkedIn group and our Facebook page. Check out our daily posts and LIKE and SHARE. Let’s build a community.

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FWSF Board Increases Scholarship Giving

In 2017, the FWSF had a record-breaking year, raising significantly more funds for scholarships, primarily from the efforts of Robin Washington, our 2017 Financial Woman of the Year honoree.

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New Winds in the Financial Services Industry: Legal, Regulatory and Technology Developments and the Road Ahead

Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) co-hosted this annual industry leadership event on March 13 with the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association and the Financial Institutions Committee of the California Lawyers Association. Despite challenging weather conditions, approximately 130 people attended this program, held once again at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Attendees included a mix of lawyers and other financial services industry professionals. Networking before the event and during the break provided a chance to exchange perspectives on the topics covered and to make new connections.

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FWSF’s First Annual International Women’s Day Event was a Sellout and a Success!

True to the IWD tagline, #PressforProgress, over 100 women gathered the afternoon of March 8 at Golden Gate University to explore the challenges that women face in their careers, especially in finance…and discuss ways to overcome the inevitable obstacles we face. The afternoon was kicked off with a fireside chat with Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, chair and president, Charles Schwab Foundation. Debbie Messemer, Carrie’s long-time professional friend and managing partner, KPMG Bay Area Market, chatted with her in a capable and warm interview. Carrie shared her career experiences and some great advice for women in financial businesses. She cautioned us to make sure that our values are aligned with the company where we work—great advice in this day and age!

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