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FWSF Diversity and Inclusion Committee Update

FWSF is committed to the highest standards of diversity and inclusion. We welcome you to join us in creating a vibrant, diverse, inclusive organization because we believe that by drawing on the power of our collective differences and similarities, our organization is better able to deliver on its purpose. As financial women, many of us often feel an intellectual comfort only when the data align to support the conclusions we may have already reached. Well, the research is convincing — diversity does matter.

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Mentoring Program Changes Coming Your Way

FWSF is proud of its mentoring program for scholarship recipients and now wants to develop a mentoring program for members. Paige Venable, FWSF immediate past-president, is spearheading the effort, and asks that members fill out our survey.

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Financial Women of San Francisco and KPMG Collaborate to Expand Mentoring

Mentorship can take many forms, but ultimately it has the power to positively impact a woman’s life and propel her career. While mentoring has been a foundational part of FWSF’s scholarship program, with mentors paired with each year’s scholarship recipients, FWSF believes in the transformative power of mentoring — regardless of where a member is in her career journey. Whether a member wants to be more effective in her current role, accelerate her advancement, or transition to a new role, FWSF wants to help its members be more successful. Therefore, FWSF is expanding its program to include mentoring for current members, focused on developing thought leadership and tools, and creating an environment conducive to varying types of mentoring interactions and relationship development.

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FWSF’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

FWSF has made a commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I), but how diverse an organization are we today? Hopefully, by the time you read this newsletter, you’ll already have participated in our short membership survey, designed to help us identify who we are now and how we might make our organization more welcoming to everyone.

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In Memoriam of Cynthia Parker

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a Financial Women of San Francisco’s long-time member, Cynthia Parker. Cynthia had a huge passion for promoting the advancement of women in finance and helped our organization’s mission through her involvement on a number of committees including Sponsorship, Marketing, and most recently the East Bay Programs Committee. We encourage all members to participate in our LinkedIn group and our Facebook page. Check out our daily posts and LIKE and SHARE. Let’s build a community.

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