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.


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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Cheese & Wine Pairing 101

For one delightful and enchanted evening, calories and cholesterol were forgotten as 22 FWSF members and friends indulged in the world of cheese and wine pairings at the Cheese School of San Francisco. One by one, the group straggled in from the bustle and grittiness of the Mission to the School’s private beer garden, stepping into an unexpectedly verdant and tranquil courtyard strung with twinkling lights. Instantaneously, we were able to let the dust of the day wash away, and the NV Scharffenberger Brut Excellence, with which we were greeted on this unusually warm evening, took away any lingering woes.

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Developing Your Authentic Leadership Story

With the help and inspiration by the coaching group, The Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, women from FWSF and Wells Fargo were able to find and tailor their experiences into a powerful and effective story.

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2016 Book Club Picks

Visit the event calendar for monthly meeting details. There are now two book club locations: one in San Francisco and one in Silicon Valley.

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Oscar de la Renta Retrospecitve

On Sunday April 3, the FWSF's Mentorship Committee hosted a special docent-led tour of the Oscar de la Renta Retrospective at the de Young Museum to close out the mentoring year. At the Sold Out event, 20 of the FWSF mentees, mentors, and members networked while admiring Oscar de la Renta’s designs, which celebrated the best in women—beauty, optimism, and confidence.

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