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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Finance of the Future: A master class on digital finance technologies

On Tuesday, June 25, over 150 attendees gathered to attend FWSF’s master class on Digital Finance Technologies. The event was sponsored by Oracle and held at Uber. Leading Bay Area finance leaders from Oracle, Salesforce, and Uber discussed how AI, machine learning, chatbots, and other emerging technologies are reshaping the finance function for our digital future. They spoke about automating high-volume, high-transaction processes such as procurement, expense processing, and accounts payable; as well as how these emerging technologies can augment the decision-making process in strategic finance processes such as planning, forecasting, and strategic modeling.

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The Art (and Science) of Advancing Your Career

On Tuesday, February 19th, at the KPMG office, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) hosted an event, The Art (and Science) of Advancing Your Career. Presented by Judson Walsh of Career Path Strategies, this career development event was all about the art and science of networking. Sixty attendees listened as Judson provided key insights, tips, and suggestions on how best to network and advance your career

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Economic Trends and Outlook for 2019 – Rally Return or Continued Caution?

On Wednesday January 23rd, at The City Club, Financial Women of San Francisco (FSWF) hosted Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. at our annual economic outlook event, part of FWSF’s Industry Leadership Series. At this sold-out breakfast meeting, over 200 people listened as Jennifer Ellison, CFA, Principal, BOSInvest, asked Ms. Sonders about how economic conditions and market trends may impact individual, corporate and institutional investment strategies. Ms. Ellison prepared an excellent list of thought-provoking questions and at the end, several of the guests also asked challenging questions.

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"Celebrating the Financial Women of San Francisco: Music, Art and Wine" Endowment Event a Stellar Success

On October 4th, over 100 people gathered at the Salesforce East building for FWSF's annual endowment auction event that featured live jazz, wonderful auction items, catered appetizers and premium wines. Thanks to co-chairs Mona Ahmadi and Bill Haraf, endowment committee members, and numerous other FWSF members who contributed donations and their hard work to bring it all together.

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Rememberig Lew Hollerbach

FWSF is sorry to announce that a longtime FWSF partner, Lew Hollerbach, passed away in late September. Lew’s involvement with FWSF goes back many years, and he was instrumental in numerous technology upgrades as well as site improvements.

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