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CalCPA and Financial Planning Association Joint Mixer

Thank you to everyone who made this evening a great success. On May 17th, a joint mixer was held between Financial Women of San Francisco, CalCPA and Financial Planning Association. With over 50 people in attendance, the room abuzz with the sound of connections being made and good times. We look forward to seeing you at future events!

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Sold Out Private Screening of "Girl Rising"

Over 50 FWSF participants joined Charles Schwab & Co. employees for a private screening of "Girl Rising." This sold out event was held at the Schwab Center in San Francisco on May 29, 2014. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, "Girl Rising" is an innovative new feature film which tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries who overcame incredible odds to get an education.

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Make Your iPad Work for You — Maximizing the iPad's Capabilities

“Miracle” became the evening’s buzz word as Don Colman, Senior Regional Marketing Director at Putnam Investments, walked attendees through the wonders of the Apple iPad. The presentation, “Make your iPad Work for You,” was hosted by FWSF’s East Bay Committee on May 7, 2014 at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management offices in Walnut Creek. Colman, a self confessed “iPad geek,” taught himself how to maximize iPad’s capabilities. Sharing that knowledge with others is now a passion, he said.

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Holly Schroth Presents Session on Negotiation Strategies

Professor Holly Schroth led an entertaining and interactive workshop about negotiation skills to a sold-out crowd in April in our third Professional Development program in 2014. Holly emphasized that successful negotiations aren't about "win or lose" but rather are about problem solving. Holly highlighted the following "sins of negotiation," all of which are related to poor preparation: 1. Settling for too little 2. Leaving money on the table (because you don't know enough about what you are negotiating for) 3. Walking away from the table when there is a good offer 4. Settling for terms that are worse than your alternative (this can set precedence for future deals)

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FWSF Members Volunteer at Dress For Success Event

On March 26, members of FWSF spent an afternoon volunteering at Dress for Success San Francisco. The mission of the organization is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire,a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

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