FWSF Membership Eligibility

Thank you for your interest in joining Financial Women of San Francisco. To help you decide if membership is right for you, we ask that you:

  1. [Required] Attend at least one FWSF event before applying. Check out our list of upcoming events.
  2. [Required] Be sponsored by a current member. If you don't know any members, we encourage you to attend a few FWSF events as a guest. That’s the easiest way to meet some members and find a sponsor. If you need help in finding a sponsor, please contact one of the following liaisons:

Bronwyn Bailey
Heather Kerr

  1. [Optional] Schedule a coffee date with an FWSF member. If you have questions about membership or would like to learn more about our organization, please contact us and we can schedule a coffee meeting or a phone call. Please contact Bronwyn Bailey (San Francisco), or Minako Steel (East Bay) if you would like to join us.

Types of Memberships


As a newcomer to FWSF, you may apply for one of two types of membership:

Active Member (view description)

Affiliate Member (view description)

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Reinstated Member

If it has been less than a year since your membership lapsed, you may simply request to be reinstated rather than fill out a new application. You will be asked to pay the initiation fee and annual dues.

Membership Requirements

Active Member

  1. Be employed by a company within the finance eco system or in a position within the finance eco system based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  2. Have a graduate degree and at least two years of experience in one or more financial positions OR have an undergraduate degree plus at least four years of experience in one or more financial positions.

If you fulfill these criteria but are on a leave-of-absence from a financial position, you are still eligible to become an active member if you are not working outside of the finance eco system.

Affiliate Member

If you don't meet all the requirements of an active member, you may apply to become an affiliate member. You will enjoy most of the same privileges as active members, except that you will not be eligible to vote or hold board positions.

People who have retired and do not plan to return to work, have changed jobs and now work outside the Bay Area, or do not have the requisite education or work experience often opt to become affiliates.


If it has been less than a year since your membership has lapsed and you wish to rejoin, simply contact us to let us know your intention. There’s no need to fill out a new application. Note: We do request that you pay the initiation fee and annual dues.

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