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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Economic Trends and Outlook for 2020

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, FWSF and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business hosted a panel discussion centered around the new California Law that requires companies to have women serve on their boards. Most companies in our state have to have at least one woman serve on their boards of directors by the end of this year. By the end of 2021, they'll need three. It is not hard to find qualified women to serve on corporate boards. The issue is how to change the mindset of companies to create boards that value diverse perspectives and mindsets, thereby creating a more balanced corporate board. Companies need to be committed to looking beyond the traditional board criteria. 

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Building A Financial Future: Women & Wealth

What’s the single most important thing to do to build a successful financial future? That was one of the questions asked, and answered, at the Financial Women of San Francisco’s (FWSF) Women & Wealth Panel on Tuesday, February 11. The powerhouse panel featured Elaine Martyn, Vice President, Relationship Management for the Private Donor Group at Fidelity Charitable®, Susan Mazzetti, Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Leslie Miller, Financial Advisor and Owner, Miller Pacific Financial Advisors Margaret Reid, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, The Private Bank at Union Bank, and Sabrina Ho Stimel, Tax Partner, KPMG LLP, with Jane Hartley, Director, Private Wealth Advisor, Private Wealth Management, Union Bank, moderating.

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Financial Women of SF Celebrate International Women's Day

On Thursday, March 5th, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) held a sold-out International Women's Day event at the Wharton School, where over 150 people, mostly women, received valuable insights from executives and leaders in the Bay Area's business and financial community.

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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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2022 What is the Outlook for 2023 Real Estate: More of the Same or Something New?

On Thursday, October 13, 2022, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) partnered with Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) - East Bay, St. Mary's College of California School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA), and the SEBA Finance and Economics Clubs to host a timely discussion with a panel of real estate experts on the outlook for U.S. real estate, with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area in 2023.

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