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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.

Jessica Ross, Member of the Year 2018

At the holiday party, outgoing FWSF President Kathleen Nielsen announced that Jessica Ross, controller at Stitch Fix, had been voted FWSF’s Member of the Year. Jessica, a long-time board member and two-time FWSF scholarship winner, led our strategic planning team this past year. Here is some background on Jessica and her contributions to FWSF.

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January 2018 - President's Letter From Kathy Wheadon

I am honored to have been asked to lead Financial Women of SF this year. While serving on numerous committees and the FWSF Board during my 12 years of membership, I have come to love the mission of the organization and relish the relationships I have built through that work.

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“Disruptive Technologies in the Financial Services Industry” Are you feeling the change?

On November 13th, over 40 people attended the three-person panel at KPMG for a riveting discussion on technologies that are disrupting the financial services industry. The panelists spoke about their respective topics while answering questions from the engaged audience. The underlying theme throughout our discussion was that technology is bridging a gap and paving the way for a changed landscape in the financial services industry. How does this apply to your personal career and your company?

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Path to the Board: Let’s Hear from Some VPs (and Past Presidents)

This is the last of three Path to the Board articles (miss the earlier ones? See the articles below: Path to the Board: First Step ─ Maximize Your Membership by Joining a Committee and Path to the Board: Co-Chairs Speak Out). In this article, Connections got input from three VPs who have been involved with FWSF for a number of years: Shelby Duncan, VP Technology and Infrastructure, Anne Chambers, VP Fundraising, and Paige Venable, Immediate Past President. VPs have a few committees in their portfolios. Eventually, some of the VPs become officers of the board (Anne and Paige have both served as president.)

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Three Industry Leaders Share Wisdom on Navigating Your Career Journey in the Digital Age

On Wednesday, November 7th, FWSF hosted an insightful and engaging industry leadership panel at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Panelists included LENDonate CEO and Founder Vivienne Hsu, Hewlett Packard 3-D Printing Global Head Michelle Bockman, and Brown and Caldwell CFO Amy Fairbank. Nerdwallet Senior Associate of Business Operations Blakely Larson was a stimulating moderator. FWSF VP of Programs Sue Mazzetti welcomed everyone with inspiring remarks and news about upcoming events.

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