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.


FWSF Hosts Lively Debate on Active vs. Passive Investing

On Thursday, February 15th, FWSF hosted a lively East Bay Industry Leadership Series event on the debate between active and passive investing. The event was held over breakfast at the offices of Robert Half in Oakland. The debate featured Blackrock Smart Beta Senior Strategist Holly Framsted representing the passive side, and Dodge & Cox Client Portfolio Manager Hallie Marshall representing the active side. FWSF Board Member and VP of Programs Sue Mazzetti moderated the debate, and East Bay Co-Chair Minako Steel provided inspiring opening remarks, sharing her personal journey with FWSF and how the event related to FWSF’s mission.

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"Success Without a Plan is Just an Accident" - FWSF Event, Jan. 25: Kristi Royse, CEO KLR Consulting

Can you think of a better way to start the year than learning from a professional strategy consultant how to live your life on purpose? Or in other words, how do you get what you really want? This was the focus of the January 25th Financial Women of San Francisco’s (FWSF) industry event. FWSF was fortunate to host Kristi Royse, CEO of KLR Consulting, who inspired the audience with a thought-provoking presentation on Personal Strategic Planning.

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Financial Women of San Francisco Host SF Federal Reserve President John Williams in Inaugural 2018 Economic Outlook

Financial Women of San Francisco’s first signature event of 2018, featuring San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams giving us his economic outlook, was a well attended gathering at the historic City Club. It was an incredible honor to have Dr. Williams speak to the uniqueness of the current economic environment. Williams predicted growth to be around 2.5% in 2018. Fueling the key tailwinds propelling this growth are stronger, better-than-expected global growth, tax cuts, and favorable financial conditions.

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2017 Financial Woman of the Year Article

On October 6, 2017, Melissa Radic and I had the fine honor of co-chairing the 2017 Financial Women of San Francisco (“FWSF”), Financial Woman of the Year luncheon, where we celebrated Robin Washington, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences.

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Calling all Foodies and “Drinkies”

On Tuesday, April 4, FWSF held its first quarterly networking happy hour of 2017. In recent years, we went regularly to the Meridien. This year, we will be taking advantage of being in one of the most foodie and "drinkie" (I just coined that term) cities in the U.S. We will go to different bars in the city. So that people have an easy time getting there, we will try to find locations in the Financial District and around Market Street. This quarter we went to Palomino in SOMA. FWSF hosted the first four bottles of wine and some appetizers. (Sorry to those of you who left the early and didn't get these). The second quarterly networking happy hour was held June 13th at John Colins, 138 Minna Street. A fun evening was had by all.

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