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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.

FWSF Partners with the Asia Society and the Cal-Asia Business Council to Present Speaker Panel on Business in China

On February 23, 2017, FWSF, together with the Cal-Asia Business Council and the Asia Society, jointly sponsored a distinguished speaker panel on the topic of “Doing Business in China.” Hosted by KPMG in their recently remodeled offices in SoMa, the evening began with an outstanding spread of Chinese food and networking time.

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Challenges in the Financial Services Industry: Legal and Regulatory Developments and the Road Ahead

On February 14, 2017, the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco (FWSF) partnered with The Financial Institutions Committee of the California State Bar Business Law Section and the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association to host “Challenges in the Financial Services Industry: Legal and Regulatory Developments and the Road Ahead.” A panel of distinguished financial services experts was moderated by Maureen Young, Senior Regulatory Counsel, SVP, Bank of the West and the FWSF Industry Leadership Co-Chair as well as a member of the FWSF Board of Directors. Once again, this event was held at the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of San Francisco. The panel included the perspectives from both regulators and banking executives, as well as the legal and consulting communities. The program attracted more than 165 attendees.

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April 2017 - Conversations in the Fast Lane

Renessa Boley Layne gave a riveting presentation to a crowded room of over 30 ambitious women in the East Bay on March 21, 2017. There was a delightful amount of crowd interaction, self-evaluations and inspiring realizations and epiphanies. It was easy to leave the event with a new sense of empowerment and a refreshing outlook on life.

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East Bay Book Club Hosts First Meeting

I love books. It’s a love affair that started in the 2nd grade when I realized I could borrow as many books as my arms would hold from the local hometown library. So imagine my delight when I joined the Financial Women SF monthly book club and got to discuss a book and share life experiences. And, for those too busy to read the book, the facilitator Julianna Iran shared that skimming the synopsis off Amazon qualified as having read the book.

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Letter from our President, Paige Venable

As your president for 2017, I am excited about the year ahead, and I want to personally invite you to deepen your engagement with FWSF this year. We have amazing programs coming up—not just in San Francisco, but in the East Bay and Silicon Valley. Beyond attending these inspiring, fun programs and events, I want to encourage you to get involved by volunteering for a committee or special project.

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