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Longtime FWSF Sponsor John Crane is Executive Producer of Acclaimed Batkid Begins Documentary

John Crane Films has been a long-time sponsor and supporter of FWSF and is responsible for the outstanding videos we produce each year featuring the scholarship recipients and Financial Woman of the Year. We're thrilled to learn that the documentary 'Batkid Begins' that John is Executive Producer for has achieved widespread critical acclaim and distribution via Warner Brothers - including a Hollywood Premiere, with red carpet and all! The film captures a heart-warming, only in San Francisco story - it opened in theaters June 26, check it out!

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KPMG Women’s Leadership Study

KPMG commissioned a study on women and leadership with the objective of identifying the steps needed to move more women into leadership positions. The study was conducted by Ipsos and included a 20 minute online survey of 3,014 women in the U.S. ages 18 to 64 (604 college level and 2410 working women). There is strong indication that the elements that affect a woman’s ability to lead are confidence and connections. Though women want to lead, they are often held back by a lack of confidence. For example, only 49% of respondents personally identify with being confident today.

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Member Profile: Ashley (Shuyler) Carter

Ashley (Shuyler) Carter Ashley (Shuyler) Carter is a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco, as well as the founder and former executive director of AfricAid. Since returning from a photographic safari to Tanzania in 1996, Ashley has dedicated her life to supporting girls’ education across Africa. In 2001, at the age of 16, she formed AfricAid with the mission of supporting girls' education in East Africa. Since that time, she has helped to lead AfricAid’s programmatic strategy and fundraising efforts as AfricAid's former executive director and currently as a member of the board of directors.

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Member Profile: Alexandra (Lexi) Davis

Alexandra (Lexi) was born in Michigan, but has lived in California since 1994. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in business economics. Lexi, a financial planning specialist who holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation, has been working with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 2009. In 2013 and 2014, she was named to the firm’s Pacesetter’s Club.

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Member Profile: Lauren West

Lauren West is a Bay Area native currently living in her favorite city — San Francisco. From a young age she has been intrigued with finance and economics. She pursued her degree in business administration and finance at Cal Poly. Over the lasts six years, Lauren has perfected her banking expertise and is currently a private client banker for Chase Bank.

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