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.


"Success Without a Plan is Just an Accident" - FWSF Event, Jan. 25: Kristi Royse, CEO KLR Consulting

Can you think of a better way to start the year than learning from a professional strategy consultant how to live your life on purpose? Or in other words, how do you get what you really want? This was the focus of the January 25th Financial Women of San Francisco’s (FWSF) industry event. FWSF was fortunate to host Kristi Royse, CEO of KLR Consulting, who inspired the audience with a thought-provoking presentation on Personal Strategic Planning.

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2017 Financial Woman of the Year Article

On October 6, 2017, Melissa Radic and I had the fine honor of co-chairing the 2017 Financial Women of San Francisco (“FWSF”), Financial Woman of the Year luncheon, where we celebrated Robin Washington, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences.

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January 2018 - President's Letter From Paige Venable

There are not enough words to describe the 2017 Financial Woman of the Year event that took place on October 6, when we honored Robin Washington, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc. Pat Hudson, FWSF board secretary, could not have said it better: “The event was so impressive, memorable, inspiring, successful and all-around awesome.” Robin’s speech alone, as inspired by the book "The Measure of Our Success" by Marian Wright Edelman, made attending the event well worthwhile. It is remarkable that Robin's number-one thought and piece of advice — "Be your authentic self" (which is no small feat) — oftenr recurs in the words of other top-tier women in finance. Our Financial Woman of the Year Co-Chairs, Jessica Ross and Melissa Radic, provide a closer look at this awe-inspiring event that took place to honor such an accomplished, generous and classy lady.

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New Highs in FWSF Social Media—Facebook Live and Member Posts Drive FWOTY Luncheon Coverage

It’s easy to get stuck in routine—sometimes getting out of your comfort zone is good for growth and expansion. So, that’s what we did this year with the 2017 FWSF Financial Woman of the Year awards luncheon. As a part of the organization’s commitment to growing its social media presence and taking efforts to the next level, we decided to encourage more posting from luncheon attendees and tested Facebook Live at the event.

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Digital Transformation of Financial Markets

On November 1, 2017, the Financial Women of San Francisco and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business had the pleasure of learning from Cristina Dolan, founder and COO of InsideChains and co-founder and COO of iXledger, about how technology is transforming financial markets. Susan Mazzetti of FWSF introduced Ms. Dolan, who gave an overview of the opportunities the transformation creates within business models and workflows. The financial revolution she spoke about includes the use of crypto-currencies, blockchain, and robo-advisors.

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