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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“Make a Difference” Challenge Grant: Honoring Lela Jahn’s Legacy

When Lela Jahn passed away in 2015, she left FWSF with an incredible gift—a fund to challenge women to make a meaningful difference in other women’s lives. For the fifth consecutive year, FWSF will be announcing a $10,000 award to an FWSF scholarship recipient.

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Meet the Member Behind the Passing the Torch Event

Michelle Alberda, a financial planner for the past 20 years and head of a woman-owned business with offices in San Francisco and North Carolina, has relied on her long-time membership in the Financial Women of San Francisco to support her success through learning and connecting with likeminded women.

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Our Call to Action

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that guarantees and protects women's constitutional right to vote, we not only have the opportunity to commemorate this incredible milestone at FWSF, but also to honor other milestones for women that it has since inspired and to consider its relevance to the issues of equal rights and gender parity today.

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Aug 2019 - Federal Reserve Bank: Private Luncheon and Tour, “Current Economic Trends in the U.S. and Asia”

On July 10, 2019, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) hosted an industry leadership event at the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of San Francisco. The sold-out event, held in the Janet Yellen Conference room, featured speaker Liz Laderman, senior outreach economist, FRB of San Francisco, and Cindy Li, manager, Country Analysis Unit, FRB of San Francisco. who gave insights into current economic trends in the U.S. and Asia, respectively.

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Master Class – Lessons in Leadership

On Tuesday, May 7th, at the Grant Thornton office in San Francisco, over 50 women gathered to hear words of wisdom from esteemed female role models in the Bay Area. This exciting event attracted many non-members who were interested in learning more about leadership and development from FWSF. The FWSF Programs Chair, Sue Mazzetti, provided a wonderful overview of our organization to these visitors — many of whom had never before attended a FWSF event!

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