Membership Related News

Four FWSF Members were included on the San Francisco Business Times' list of Influential Women 2014

Congratulation to: Carrie Dolan, Lending Club; Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, Banamex, USA; Debbie Messemer, KPMG; and Kimberly Scala, Archer Morris

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Member Profile: Joanne Ferris, Delagnes Mitchell Linder, LLP

Joanne, who immigrated from Ireland to the U.S. in 1998, is busy with two roles in her work day. She's a tax manager responsible for the training and mentoring of her firm's entry level staff, in addition to maintaining client relationships and maintaining their tax affairs,…

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Member Update: Victoria Beasley Internship at BCG

A quick update on me: I'm interning this summer for BCG in San Francisco (although I may be on a case elsewhere). The interview process for the position was competitive, and I'm sure it didn't hurt that BCG Partner Henning Streubel first "met" me during the Financial Woman of the Year celebration when he saw the Scholarship Recipient video.

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New Payments Networks and Virtual Currencies: Are They the Future of Payments?

Our panel, including FWSF member Erin McCune, discusses how new payments networks, some utilizing virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Ripple, have the potential to improve the financial system by reducing payment-transaction costs for consumers, small businesses, and nonprofits, both domestically and internationally. Public acceptance and usage is growing fast, but from a small base. At the same time, these alternate payment schemes have attracted the attention of regulators and law enforcement concerned about their potential usage for money laundering and criminal activity. Are they the future of payments or a playground for criminals?

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2013 FWOTY Luncheon

"I could have listened to her all day," was the comment heard at our table as everyone stood to applaud Pat Yarrington as she concluded her remarks at the 2013 Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon on September 27th at the SF Hyatt Regency.

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