News Room

Financial Women of San Francisco has been making news in business and financial circles for more than 60 years. Scan the articles below to see all the ways we advance the success of today’s women in finance throughout the Bay Area.

Our Call to Action

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that guarantees and protects women's constitutional right to vote, we not only have the opportunity to commemorate this incredible milestone at FWSF, but also to honor other milestones for women that it has since inspired and to consider its relevance to the issues of equal rights and gender parity today.

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Meet the Member Behind the Passing the Torch Event

Michelle Alberda, a financial planner for the past 20 years and head of a woman-owned business with offices in San Francisco and North Carolina, has relied on her long-time membership in the Financial Women of San Francisco to support her success through learning and connecting with likeminded women.

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“Make a Difference” Challenge Grant: Honoring Lela Jahn’s Legacy

When Lela Jahn passed away in 2015, she left FWSF with an incredible gift—a fund to challenge women to make a meaningful difference in other women’s lives. For the fifth consecutive year, FWSF will be announcing a $10,000 award to an FWSF scholarship recipient.

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Financial Women of SF Celebrate International Women's Day

On Thursday, March 5th, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) held a sold-out International Women's Day event at the Wharton School, where over 150 people, mostly women, received valuable insights from executives and leaders in the Bay Area's business and financial community.

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Economic Trends and Outlook for 2020

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, FWSF and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business hosted a panel discussion centered around the new California Law that requires companies to have women serve on their boards. Most companies in our state have to have at least one woman serve on their boards of directors by the end of this year. By the end of 2021, they'll need three. It is not hard to find qualified women to serve on corporate boards. The issue is how to change the mindset of companies to create boards that value diverse perspectives and mindsets, thereby creating a more balanced corporate board. Companies need to be committed to looking beyond the traditional board criteria. 

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