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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.

Lessons from a 30-Year Career in Finance: An Evening with Ted Truscott

Ted Truscott enlightened an FWSF crowd with tales from his 30-year and still flourishing career during November's industry expert event held at the historic U.S. Bank building.

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Joanne Medero on Derivatives Regulation After Dodd-Frank

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Joanne Medero, Managing Director of Blackrock, Inc., provided an impressive and informative presentation on the very technical area of "Derivatives Regulation After Dodd-Frank" to FWSF Members and guests.

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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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The Rapidly Evolving World of Alternative Payments: An Interview with Erin McCune

Erin is a partner at Glenbrook Partners, LLC a payment strategy consulting firm. She focuses her efforts at Glenbrook on client engagements in business-to-business (B2B) payments and social media/Web 2.0 in banking and financial services.

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Chip Conley,
 CEO of Joie de Vivre Silicon Valley

Who doesn’t need more Joie de Vivre in their lives??? The FWA Silicon Valley group initiated and led this joint program with the FEI (Finance Executives International) and FWEE (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives). Chip Conley engaged the full house at the Palo Alto Country Club with his energetic and authentic discussion of his journey in creating the extremely successful turnaround of his company, Joie de Vivre.

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