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The Myth of the Glass Ceiling: How to Take Ownership of Your Career and Leadership Design

Jeanny Chai

Wednesday, April 21, 2021  |  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

While the perception of the Glass Ceiling has spurred increased awareness of the need for more diverse leadership within corporations, the reality is that individual professionals must take greater ownership of our career and leadership design to achieve the success we desire. In this provocative program, Jeanny Chai acknowledges the cultural experiences unique to professionals of all backgrounds and the gender trainings women carry and reveals how those experiences impact (1) how high you can rise in your career or leadership and (2) the personal fulfillment you enjoy in the process.



BELOW IS THE TRAILER! Watch the full event here.

On August 26, 2020, FWSF premiered the short film "Passing the Torch: Celebrating 100 Years of HERstory," during a one-hour live stream event. The film explores how women won the vote, celebrates the diverse trailblazing women who were "first" and discusses how we can Pass the Torch to the next generation of women.  

Following the film, there is a Proclamation and a panel of Change Makers who discuss the bright future of women. The one-hour event, featured Jennifer Siebel Newsom, First Partner of California& Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, CA. It includes special panelists Corinne Nevinny, Alyse Nelson, and Leah Edwards and was moderated by Michelle Alberda. Be prepared to shed a tear and leave inspired.


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

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 2020 Scholarships

Read more about the scholarship recipients.

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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