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FWSF Talks with Students Interested in Financial Career Paths

On June 6th, Kathleen Nielsen, FWSF’s president, and Minako Steel the co-chair of FWSF’s East Bay committee, spoke about FWSF’s history and mission at Capital One Café in Walnut Creek to Diablo Valley College (DVC) students interested in financial career paths. This event was the first of its kind with many more to come!

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The Big Flip Movie Event

The definition of family is changing. This week a group of about 25 women (and a few men!) came together to watch the thought-provoking documentary The Big Flip at the Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley.

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Should Cryptocurrencies Be a Part of Your Investment Strategy?

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin continue to make headlines, presenting unexpected challenges and opportunities for financial institutions, central banks, and regulators in the U.S. and abroad. On July 26th, Financial Women of San Francisco hosted a sold-out industry leadership event (and private tour) at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Held in the Janet Yellen Conference room, the event featured speaker Kendra Hartnett, senior risk specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank, who gave insights into bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.

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You are not a robot! “Everyone has value. Can you articulate yours?” What do they say about you when you are not in the room?

Describing your resume like a robot is neither compelling nor productive. We need to tap into our eight-year-old #badass selves to give people the verbiage to help them sell us to others when we are not in the room. Supervisors and sponsors can recommend you for promotions and new opportunities as they arise if you are on their mind and they have the language to articulate why you are the solution for the future needs of the organization.

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Master Class – Lessons in Leadership

On May 16, 2018, Barbara Morrison (founder & president, TMC Financing), Debbie Clifford (VP, Financial Planning & Analysis, Autodesk), and Terri Kallsen (EVP, Investor Services, Charles Schwab) shared best practices, personal stories, insights, and essential lessons, which aimed to help us re-launch and energize our leadership skills. FWSF Past President Paige Venable (managing director, Risk Consulting, KPMG) moderated the panel. On May 16, 2018, Barbara Morrison (founder & president, TMC Financing), Debbie Clifford (VP, Financial Planning & Analysis, Autodesk), and Terri Kallsen (EVP, Investor Services, Charles Schwab) shared best practices, personal stories, insights, and essential lessons, which aimed to help us re-launch and energize our leadership skills. FWSF Past President Paige Venable (managing director, Risk Consulting, KPMG) moderated the panel.

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