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.


FWSF & HCSF Digital Currency Panel Resources

On April 22, 2015 a panel of experts, moderated by FWSF member Erin McCune, discussed the nuts and bolts and pros and cons of this payment-system revolution. We learned: who is leading the digital currency revolution; what its capabilities are; when it should be used; where we can learn more; and how digital currency will impact our careers and the future of money and global finance. Also, resources to learn more about digital currencies.

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Stephanie Hyde 2015 Scholarship Luncheon Speech

My name is Stephanie Hyde. Almost one year ago exactly I stood before you as an undergraduate scholarship recipient. I remember the feelings of that day vividly: I was so nervous to speak in front of so many people, much like I am today. I was excited to be joining such a remarkable organization. I was proud that I had been chosen for such an honor. I was humbled by the company of my fellow recipients. And of course, I was deeply grateful for the opportunity that you saw fit to offer me. When my turn came to speak, I offered my words of gratitude and took my seat with the confidence that nothing that came out of my mouth was coherent English. Little did I know what a pivotal moment in my life accepting that award would be.

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The 30th Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon

The luncheon to recognize the 2015 scholarship awardees was held on June 4, 2015 at the City Club of San Francisco. This FWSF signature event is always well attended and awe inspiring and this year was no exception from the high level of planning led by Linda Jackson, 2015 Scholarship Vice President and Colleen Lingane and Paige Venable, 2015 Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs to the motivational and often tear jerking speeches given by the various recipients and the heart-warming gratitude shared in an amazing speech by the 2014 Scholarship Recipient, Stephanie Hyde (read the speech). It was also the opportunity to formally introduce the FWSF’s 20th Annual Financial Woman of the Year, Carrie Dolan, CEO of Lending Club, who will be further recognized at the Financial Women of the Year event to be held on 30 September 2015.

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Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz In Conversation With Michelle Alberda

About 200 members and guests of FWSF, the Financial Planning Association, Society of California CPAs, the Association of Corporate Growth, and Schwab enjoyed a spirited discussion with Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz moderated by former FWSF President and financial planner extraordinaire Michelle Alberda.

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Donna Beford Speaks on Branding Yourself

On Thursday March 19, marketing maven Donna Bedford spoke to a group of 25 members and guests in the Walnut Creek offices of Burr Pilger Mayer. Members enjoyed networking and libations before Donna began her talk entitled “Brand Yourself! How to Differentiate Yourself and Stand Out in a Crowd.”

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