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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.

Open, honest communication key to increasing diversity

A recent KPMG and Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) sponsored panel of business leaders delivered a clear message about how to boost inclusion and diversity in business: open, honest communication. Conversations, even if difficult, must happen more often to make significant progress in inclusion and diversity across Corporate America, said the panel.

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Demystifying Quantitative Analysis: Real Stories Beyond Quants and the Quantitative Models that Power Our Lives - Jing Zhang

On September 19, in a presentation that was part of the Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) Leadership Series, Dr. Jing Zhang, managing director and the global head of Moody’s Analytics Research and Modeling Group, brought a different perspective to the quantitative analysis field, one that was focused on financial inclusion. Although quants have been blamed for some misdoings of the past, and are known for structuring products like Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs), which played a critical part in the last financial crisis, Dr. Zhang emphasized the field’s many positive contributions.

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July 2017 - President's Letter From Paige Venable

Maya Angelou, the great American poet, memoirist and civil rights activist, once said, “If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” This statement is a reflection on the true spirit of the FWSF organization, which is exemplified in June each year when the organization awards scholarships to women pursuing a career in finance or a related field. Read about this wonderful event that took place on June 6, 2017, at the City Club of San Francisco.

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