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SAN FRANCISCO, C.A., April 17, 2017 – Robin L. Washington, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc., has been named the 2017 Financial Woman of the Year by the Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), a 400-member organization of professionals in finance and financial services. This award is the organization’s highest honor.
“Robin Washington was selected based on her dedication to the advancement of women in finance and because she serves as an inspiring role model for women who strive to achieve senior leadership positions,” said Paige Venable, president of the Financial Women of San Francisco. “Robin’s professional success and her commitment to helping other women travel along their personal and professional journeys made her our unanimous choice to receive this award, our highest tribute, in 2017.” More
SAN FRANCISCO, C.A., September 21, 2016 – More than 700 guests will participate in the 21st annual Financial Woman of the Year luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco this September 21st. This year’s luncheon has broken all prior records by raising more than $330,000 for the Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) Scholarship Fund. These funds directly benefit rising stars in the San Francisco Bay Area who are pursuing a career in finance or in the financial services industry, including the 2016 scholarships recipients.
Debbie Messemer, Managing Partner of KPMG’s Bay Area Market, as the 2016 Financial Woman of the Year, the organization’s highest honor. Messemer is being recognized for her boundless energy and dedication to the advancement of women in financial services, and for serving as a role model who has broken through the barriers to success. The event will also celebrate FWSF’s 60th anniversary, helping women advance in finance and break through career barriers. More
San Francisco, August 11, 2016 – Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), an organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women in financial services, today celebrated the group’s 60th anniversary with a “Six Decades of Finance and Fashion Show” at Bloomingdale’s Westfield Mall. All proceeds from the event and live auction went to the FWSF Scholarship Endowment fund, which provides scholarships to Bay Area women studying finance related fields.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2015 – The Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) has selected Carrie Dolan, Chief Financial Officer of Lending Club, as the 2015 Financial Woman of the Year. This award recognizes Dolan for her outstanding leadership and achievement in her various finance roles.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2014 – The Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) has selected Sarah Friar, Chief Financial Officer of Square, as the 2014 Financial Woman of the Year. This award recognizes Friar for her leadership roles in corporate finance and in high technology startups, as well as for her passionate advocacy of women’s professional opportunities.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2013 – The Financial Women’s Association (FWA) of San Francisco has selected Patricia E. (Pat) Yarrington, as the 2013 Financial Woman of the Year. This award recognizes Yarrington for her decades of corporate financial leadership at Chevron and role as the chairman of the San Francisco Federal Reserve board of directors. Yarrington joined Chevron as a financial analyst over 30 years ago and gradually gained responsibilities culminating with her designation as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2009.