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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Aug 2019 - Federal Reserve Bank: Private Luncheon and Tour, “Current Economic Trends in the U.S. and Asia”

On July 10, 2019, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) hosted an industry leadership event at the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of San Francisco. The sold-out event, held in the Janet Yellen Conference room, featured speaker Liz Laderman, senior outreach economist, FRB of San Francisco, and Cindy Li, manager, Country Analysis Unit, FRB of San Francisco. who gave insights into current economic trends in the U.S. and Asia, respectively.

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Master Class – Lessons in Leadership

On Tuesday, May 7th, at the Grant Thornton office in San Francisco, over 50 women gathered to hear words of wisdom from esteemed female role models in the Bay Area. This exciting event attracted many non-members who were interested in learning more about leadership and development from FWSF. The FWSF Programs Chair, Sue Mazzetti, provided a wonderful overview of our organization to these visitors — many of whom had never before attended a FWSF event!

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Financial Women of San Francisco’s Second Annual International Women’s Day Event a Stellar Success

“This year, the International Women’s Day theme is #BalanceForBetter — and it couldn’t come at a better time, when we are striving to rise above pay inequity, gender harassment, and other limiting factors.”— Kathy Wheadon, FWSF President Those rousing words from Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) President Kathy Wheadon helped kick off the 2019 International Women’s Day (IWD) event (co-sponsored by Wharton and CFA Society of San Francisco)and perfectly embodied the intentions of the sold-out gathering on March 7 at Wharton San Francisco.

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