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Meet our 2022 Financial Woman of the Year: Nancy Pfund

Nancy PfundWe're pleased to introduce Nancy Pfund, the Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, as the FWSF 2022 Financial Woman of the Year.

At DBL (standing for “Double Bottom Line”), Nancy and her team built a firm whose raison d’être is to foster investment with impact. The firm strives to optimize both financial return (First Bottom Line) and positive social impact, including social, environmental and economic benefits (Second Bottom Line) in the regions and sectors in which it invests. Nancy was an early investor in Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, and Pandora, among many others.

Learn more about our remarkable and accomplished FWOTY

Committee Members Needed for 2022

Are you looking to help make a positive impact on women in our community? Interested in building your leadership skills and a path to a FWSF Board seat? If so, please consider joining one of our fantastic Board Committees! We are seeking members to assist in furthering our mission to advance women in finance. As a volunteer-run organization, our Committees are integral to making FWSF an essential source of insight and inspiration. Committees are also a great way to gain exposure to FWSF's leadership and develop the skills for a future position on our Board.

Below is a list of our Committees and we encourage you to join an FWSF Committee that matches your interests, talents or aspirations. You can read more about each Committee here.

  • Infrastructure
  • Membership
  • Fundraising
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Programs
  • Scholarship

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Jenny Johnson: 2021 Financial Woman of the Year

2021 Virtual Scholarship Celebration 

Our virtual scholarship celebration was held on June 4, 2021. Thirteen women, both graduate students, and undergraduate students were award scholarships.

As of 2021, FWSF has awarded over $2.6 million in scholarships over the past 30 years to more than 300 Bay Area women. The FWSF Scholarship Fund provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Beyond financial support, FWSF scholarship recipients have the opportunity to be mentored by FWSF members and attend career development and networking events.

Read about the scholarship recipients.

Event Video Available for Members:

FWSF Diversity and Inclusion Committee Presents: Anti-Asian Hate Awareness with guest speaker Assemblyman David Chiu

One of the many functions FWSF’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee performs is to convey important issues to our Board of Directors. Because you are a valued FWSF Member, we would like to share this presentation video recording with you as an added member-only benefit.

As you may be aware, hate crimes against Asian American Pacific Islanders have skyrocketed over the past year; and this is not altogether new but unfortunately, it’s been a silent symptom that has surged since the pandemic.

FWSF’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, along with guest speaker Assemblyman David Chiu, have come together to heighten awareness and provide education on how to take action against anti-Asian hate, be better allies, and demonstrate the importance of supporting our AAPI colleagues, families, friends and communities.

The video is in the members-only section of the website under "Event Recording Library."

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


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


Check out our LinkedIn and Facebook pages. Read updates about our members, interesting articles about women in finance, and learn about the many benefits of FWSF membership. Plus, you'll learn more about a variety of upcoming events where you can hear about issues in finance from experts and network with peers.


2021 FWSF and Financial Woman of the Year Sponsorship opportunities are now available.
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