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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.

Celebrating International Women’s Day in San Francisco: The Risks of Ingenuity

On March 6, Citi and Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco (FWA) joined together to recognize International Women’s Day in San Francisco. The event celebrated
the economic accomplishments and advancement of women, featuring
a panel of business leaders on the subject of ingenuity and taking risks.

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Influence the Next Generation of Financial Women:
 Mentor a FWA
 Scholarship Recipient

The FWSF Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate women students studying Finance in Bay Area colleges and universities. We not only support the students with funding but also with a mentor for one year. Many of the scholarship recipients tell us that they value the mentoring as much – or more – than they value the cash award. They look forward to having an experienced professional woman from the financial sector as a guide as they navigate through school and plan their future.

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Business Tax Credits: What’s Out There, How To Get Them

This February workshop, sponsored by FWA’s East Bay Chapter highlighted the tax credits, incentives, and write-offs available to small- and medium-sized businesses throughout California.

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Green is the New Black: Sustainability in Finance 2012

In April the FWA hosted a panel discussion on the benefits, financially and socially, of incorporating sustainable practices into business. The panel covered mission-based lending and investing as well as the benefits of incorporating the principles of ESG (Environment, Social and Corporate Governance) in financial services.

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Woman’s Work: Redefining The American Dream

The world – it is a-changing! Esther Stearns, President and COO of LPL Financial gave us specific insights of how women in the financial services industry are well positioned to meet the demands of change. Much of what is changing is the relationship between women
and their families’ money.

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