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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 Hosts Lively Debate on Active vs. Passive Investing

On Thursday, February 15th, FWSF hosted a lively East Bay Industry Leadership Series event on the debate between active and passive investing. The event was held over breakfast at the offices of Robert Half in Oakland. The debate featured Blackrock Smart Beta Senior Strategist Holly Framsted representing the passive side, and Dodge & Cox Client Portfolio Manager Hallie Marshall representing the active side. FWSF Board Member and VP of Programs Sue Mazzetti moderated the debate, and East Bay Co-Chair Minako Steel provided inspiring opening remarks, sharing her personal journey with FWSF and how the event related to FWSF’s mission.

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Financial Women of San Francisco Host SF Federal Reserve President John Williams in Inaugural 2018 Economic Outlook

Financial Women of San Francisco’s first signature event of 2018, featuring San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams giving us his economic outlook, was a well attended gathering at the historic City Club. It was an incredible honor to have Dr. Williams speak to the uniqueness of the current economic environment. Williams predicted growth to be around 2.5% in 2018. Fueling the key tailwinds propelling this growth are stronger, better-than-expected global growth, tax cuts, and favorable financial conditions.

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"Success Without a Plan is Just an Accident" - FWSF Event, Jan. 25: Kristi Royse, CEO KLR Consulting

Can you think of a better way to start the year than learning from a professional strategy consultant how to live your life on purpose? Or in other words, how do you get what you really want? This was the focus of the January 25th Financial Women of San Francisco’s (FWSF) industry event. FWSF was fortunate to host Kristi Royse, CEO of KLR Consulting, who inspired the audience with a thought-provoking presentation on Personal Strategic Planning.

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2017 Financial Woman of the Year Article

On October 6, 2017, Melissa Radic and I had the fine honor of co-chairing the 2017 Financial Women of San Francisco (“FWSF”), Financial Woman of the Year luncheon, where we celebrated Robin Washington, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences.

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January 2018 - President's Letter From Paige Venable

There are not enough words to describe the 2017 Financial Woman of the Year event that took place on October 6, when we honored Robin Washington, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc. Pat Hudson, FWSF board secretary, could not have said it better: “The event was so impressive, memorable, inspiring, successful and all-around awesome.” Robin’s speech alone, as inspired by the book "The Measure of Our Success" by Marian Wright Edelman, made attending the event well worthwhile. It is remarkable that Robin's number-one thought and piece of advice — "Be your authentic self" (which is no small feat) — oftenr recurs in the words of other top-tier women in finance. Our Financial Woman of the Year Co-Chairs, Jessica Ross and Melissa Radic, provide a closer look at this awe-inspiring event that took place to honor such an accomplished, generous and classy lady.

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