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.


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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Financial Women of San Francisco’s Second Annual International Women’s Day Event a Stellar Success

“This year, the International Women’s Day theme is #BalanceForBetter — and it couldn’t come at a better time, when we are striving to rise above pay inequity, gender harassment, and other limiting factors.”— Kathy Wheadon, FWSF President Those rousing words from Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) President Kathy Wheadon helped kick off the 2019 International Women’s Day (IWD) event (co-sponsored by Wharton and CFA Society of San Francisco)and perfectly embodied the intentions of the sold-out gathering on March 7 at Wharton San Francisco.

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Teveia Barnes, FWSF IWD Keynote Speaker: It Takes Courage, Tenacity and a Belief in Oneself

The IWD event kicked-off with keynote speaker Teveia Barnes, who is a former director of the California Infrastructures and Economic Development Bank (IBank). Teveia shared her career experience as well as her thoughts and wisdom on what we can learn from the “Year of the Woman.”

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IWD Hands-On Roundtable Discussions Explore Women’s Financial and Career Issues

On March 7, at the FWSF International Women’s Day conference, participants broke into smaller groups to attend three of five roundtable discussions. These roundtables, led by well-known subject matter experts, focused on pressing topics facing women in finance today.

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Panel Discussion: Overcoming Obstacles and Sharing Success Stories

After the roundtable wrap-up, the concluding part of the program was an inspirational panel on Overcoming Obstacles and Sharing Success Stories. Moderated by Sheila Lewis, CEO of Ashton212, the panelists included Evelyn Dilsaver, an independent board director for multiple companies; Marc Doss, Regional Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Private Bank; Dr. Elizabeth Hillman, President of Mills College; and Nicole Sanchez, Founder & Managing Partner, Vaya Consulting.

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