Past Event Highlights

If you missed any of FWSF’s women-in-finance events in San Francisco or the East Bay, click on the links below for event highlights.

Our signature events include the FWSF Financial Woman or the Year luncheon and scholarship awards ceremony.

To get more involved, see our list of upcoming events.

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Women on Boards—Changing the Landscape of the Corporate Board

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, FWSF and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business hosted a panel discussion centered around the new California Law that requires companies to have women serve on their boards. Most companies in our state have to have at least one woman serve on their boards of directors by the end of this year. By the end of 2021, they'll need three. It is not hard to find qualified women to serve on corporate boards. The issue is how to change the mindset of companies to create boards that value diverse perspectives and mindsets, thereby creating a more balanced corporate board. Companies need to be committed to looking beyond the traditional board criteria. 

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Master Class: Diversity and Inclusion Discussion

On October 29, 2019, at the Robert Half office in San Francisco, nearly 50 women gathered to hear a panel of highly accomplished professionals discuss diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. This engaging event attracted attendees who were interested in learning more about progress that is being made within organizations focusing on building positions and programs focused on diversity and inclusion. This Master Class event provided a forum to discuss the past, current and future diversity and inclusion efforts within organizations.

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Economic Trends and Outlook for 2020

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, FWSF and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business hosted a panel discussion centered around the new California Law that requires companies to have women serve on their boards. Most companies in our state have to have at least one woman serve on their boards of directors by the end of this year. By the end of 2021, they'll need three. It is not hard to find qualified women to serve on corporate boards. The issue is how to change the mindset of companies to create boards that value diverse perspectives and mindsets, thereby creating a more balanced corporate board. Companies need to be committed to looking beyond the traditional board criteria. 

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Building A Financial Future: Women & Wealth

What’s the single most important thing to do to build a successful financial future? That was one of the questions asked, and answered, at the Financial Women of San Francisco’s (FWSF) Women & Wealth Panel on Tuesday, February 11. The powerhouse panel featured Elaine Martyn, Vice President, Relationship Management for the Private Donor Group at Fidelity Charitable®, Susan Mazzetti, Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Leslie Miller, Financial Advisor and Owner, Miller Pacific Financial Advisors Margaret Reid, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, The Private Bank at Union Bank, and Sabrina Ho Stimel, Tax Partner, KPMG LLP, with Jane Hartley, Director, Private Wealth Advisor, Private Wealth Management, Union Bank, moderating.

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Financial Women of SF Celebrate International Women's Day

On Thursday, March 5th, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) held a sold-out International Women's Day event at the Wharton School, where over 150 people, mostly women, received valuable insights from executives and leaders in the Bay Area's business and financial community.

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