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.


Anniversary Auction Item is a Hit!

Amidst a backdrop of designer clothing at the Westfield Center in San Francisco, the Financial Women of San Francisco, hosted by Bloomingdale’s, celebrated its 60th anniversary in style with a fashion show highlighting the changes in fashion in the 60 years since the FWSF’s creation. More than 100 FWSF members and friends gathered for the spectacular event to enjoy food, wine, networking, a fashion show and live auction.

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CalCPA and Financial Planning Association Joint Mixer

Thank you to everyone who made this evening a great success. On May 17th, a joint mixer was held between Financial Women of San Francisco, CalCPA and Financial Planning Association. With over 50 people in attendance, the room abuzz with the sound of connections being made and good times. We look forward to seeing you at future events!

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The 31st Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon

The luncheon to recognize the 2016 scholarship awardees was held on June 2, 2016 at the City Club of San Francisco. This one of the two main signature events of the FWSF is a highly anticipated event because it truly epitomizes the very essence of the organization. The second event will be held on 21 September 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco where the FWSF’s 21st Annual Financial Woman of the Year, Debbie Messemer, Managing Partner for KPMG’s Bay Area market, will be honored.

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Art, Wine and Women Event

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect evening. We started with a guided tour of FLUX, an exhibit at the Bedford Gallery imagined and constructed specifically for the gallery. Using scale and bold colors Crystal Wagner transforms everyday materials to create a surreal environment. We then enjoyed a short walk through downtown Walnut Creek to the We Olive and Wine Bar.

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How to be an Effective Media Spokesperson

Love it or hate it, coverage in the media is one of the most powerful ways to build your professional reputation – and showcase your organization. Contrary to popular belief, most effective media spokespeople are “made” not “born” and expertise in media interviews isn’t taught in school and often doesn’t come naturally to 90% of the population—especially those in highly technical or analytical fields, where speaking in “sound bites” is not part of the job description. Media interview savvy is a learned skill—based on training and experience and through honing your media interview skills, you can build your own credibility as an expert and support your cause or organization.

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