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UPCOMING EVENT:

"Passing the Torch: 100 Years of Herstory"

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020  |  6:00 p.m. (Members-only preview event: August 18th)

Join the Financial Women of San Francisco for the premier of a film celebrating women's milestones and achievements over the 100 years since the 19th Amendment was certified on August 26th, 1920. This film was produced to honor and celebrate women who have achieved so much over the past 100 years and to pass the torch to all who continue the ongoing work to advance women. 

The film features an introduction by the filmmaker, historical and exclusive content (used with permission) and features 100 diverse women representing accomplishments in a wide variety of fields. Proceeds from the film benefit the FWSF Scholarship Fund.

Learn more and register.


Meet the Member Behind the Passing the Torch Event

Michelle Alberda, a financial planner for the past 20 years and head of a woman-owned business with offices in San Francisco and North Carolina, has relied on her long-time membership in the Financial Women of San Francisco to support her success through learning and connecting with likeminded women.

When she joined the organization in 2005, Alberda served as the first co-chair of the Lifestyles Committee, vice president in 2006, and president of FWSF in 2007. In 2009, Alberda cofounded the scholarship endowment and has been involved with it ever since. Among her many contributions to the organization, Michelle also served as a scholarship recipient mentor. Read the full interview with Michelle.


FWSF President's Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Dear FWSF Community:

Along with many of you, I’ve spent countless hours reflecting on the tragic events of recent days and weeks, wondering what I can do to further the causes of racial justice and peace. I believe that all of us are called to find the role that we can play in moving our society toward reconciliation.

FWSF President's Diversity and Inclusion Statement


“Make a Difference” Challenge Grant: Honoring Lela Jahn’s Legacy

When Lela Jahn passed away in 2015, she left FWSF with an incredible gift—a fund to challenge women to make a meaningful difference in other women’s lives. For the fifth consecutive year, FWSF will be announcing a $10,000 award to an FWSF scholarship recipient.

Lela inspired many through her active engagement in FWSF’s scholarship and mentorship programs, and was instrumental in developing the year-long mentorship curriculum that FWSF continues to offer to its Scholarship recipients today. FWSF was proud to honor Lela as the Financial Woman of the Year in 2010 for her remarkable contributions. Read more


Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon a Huge Success!

 

On Friday, October 11 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, FWSF honored Terri Kallsen, former executive vice president, Investor Services, at Charles Schwab, as the FWSF 2019 Financial Woman of the Year. Read more and view her speech.

This year’s luncheon raised money for the 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 2019 scholarship recipients.


FWSF Awards $160,000 in 2019 Scholarships

“Thank You for Investing in Me:” A Special Day Honoring 13 Special Women

On Friday, June 7, over 200 guests came together at the City Club to honor Financial Women San Francisco’s (FWSF) 2019 scholarship recipients. Since the scholarship program began over 30 years ago, FWSF has awarded over $2.5 million to over 300 deserving women. This year FWSF awarded $10,000 to seven undergraduates and $15,000 to six graduate students. In addition to the scholarship itself, each winner is paired with a mentor and receives a three-year FWSF membership. Read more about the scholarship luncheon.


Member profiles on Twitter/LinkedIn. We want to hear from you!

We want to let the FWSF community know about you! If you would like to participate in our new "Member Monday" social media feature, please complete this form (registration required). Answer any of the questions that interest you (or answer them all!).

Once our Social Media co-chairs receive your responses they will schedule our #MeetaMemberMonday and #CareerTipThursday features. Thanks


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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

2019 FWSF and Financial Woman of the Year Sponsorship opportunities are now available.
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