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.


Katie Hall on the Importance of Risk and Resilience

I think that women need to be willing to accept jobs and responsibilities with visibility, complexity and need for leadership/negotiation. A willingness to “enter the fray” and to expose oneself to public success or failure is critical. If things don’t work out, so be it

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Leaders and Participants in Women’s Initiative Networks Share Best Practices and Challenges

At a recent Women’s Initiative Net- works (WIN) event, Trish Cox, SVP of Brokerage Services and an early advocate for Charles Schwab’s WIN, shared start up hints, keys to suc- cess and practical insights.

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Mobile Payments. What Are the Implications for You and Your Business?

Soon, more people will browse the Internet from mobile devices than from computers and in the US and overseas consumers are starting to make payments from their mobile phones and tablets.

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Dodd-Frank Implementation: Considerations for Private Equity and Hedge Funds

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in the summer of 2010 is far-reaching and will have a significant impact on how financial services firms conduct their businesses.

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Chip Conley,
 CEO of Joie de Vivre Silicon Valley

Who doesn’t need more Joie de Vivre in their lives??? The FWA Silicon Valley group initiated and led this joint program with the FEI (Finance Executives International) and FWEE (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives). Chip Conley engaged the full house at the Palo Alto Country Club with his energetic and authentic discussion of his journey in creating the extremely successful turnaround of his company, Joie de Vivre.

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