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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.

Hidden Figures - Women Overcoming Barriers to Achieve Success a fabulous movie that depicts the true story of the breaking down of institutionally supported prejudices and biases. Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (‘NACA’), the precursor to NASA, recruited African-American women with college degrees to work as ‘human computers’. However, they were paid less and were not considered for promotions. In addition, they were kept in the segregated west section of the Langley campus with separate dining and bathroom facilities. Among them were three real-life pioneers: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.

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The FWSF Book Club, a year in review

Each year on January 1, I endeavor to create a list of life-improving resolutions. Inevitably by December 31, I end up reflecting on the resolutions I failed to follow through on. For the past several years, ‘’joining a book club’’ has been at the top of this fateful list. January 1, 2016 was no exception. I even included “for real this time” in parenthesis with multiple exclamation marks to signify my determination! You can imagine how thrilled I was to see “Book Club” on the Upcoming Events for the Financial Women of San Francisco. What could be better than joining a book club with a group of smart, motivated and inspiring women who share similar interests?

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New FWSF Members: Winter 2016

Get to know the most recent members of FWSF

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2016 Book Club Picks

Visit the event calendar for monthly meeting details. There are now two book club locations: one in San Francisco and one in Silicon Valley.

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Financial Women's scholarship lunch draws plenty of cash, star power

Just think – 25 years ago there was no World Wide Web. Our phones weren’t smart and our cars didn’t talk back. The changes since 1991 are nothing compared to what’s to come in the next five years. Secil Tabli Watson, EVP Wholesale Internet solutions at Wells Fargo, shared her thoughts on the rapid pace of change with the East Bay members and guests at a Monday evening event served up with lots of enthusiasm to compliment the wine and appetizers.

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