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Past Event Highlights

If you missed any of FWSF’s women-in-finance events in San Francisco, the East Bay or Silicon Valley, click on the links below for event highlights.

Our signature events include the FWSF Financial Woman or the Year luncheon and scholarship awards ceremony.

To get more involved, see our list of upcoming events.

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Financial Women Sponsors Fireside Chat at the Schwab Center

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.

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Hidden Figures - Women Overcoming Barriers to Achieve Success

..is 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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One Member’s Journey to the FWSF.

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.

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2016 Holiday Party and Live Auction

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.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Professional Development Series - East Bay Conversations in the Fast Lane
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Lifestyle Series Nancy's Fine Art Paint Party
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Members Only Networking Interest Group: Silicon Valley Book Club
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Members Only Networking Members Only Quarterly Networking Mixer
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Lifestyle Series From Bubbles to Boardrooms: Meet CEO and Author Michaela Rodeno
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Members Only Networking Interest Group: San Francisco Book Club
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Members Only Networking Interest Group: East Bay Book Club
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Professional Development Series Master Class - Lessons In Leadership
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Alliance Series FEI SF Bay Area CFO Bootcamp 2017
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