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

On March 12, nearly 200 people attended this annual industry leadership event to hear a panel of distinguished financial services experts discuss legal, regulatory and technology developments impacting the financial services industry, fintech charters, cybersecurity challenges, new developments in payments, and the outlook on regulatory tailoring. Held once again at the Federal Reserve Bank of Francisco, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) was a co-host with the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association and the Financial Institutions Committee of the California Lawyers Association.

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Panel Discussion: Evolution and Disruption in the World of Payments

On April 17, 2019, FWSF hosted a panel discussion at KPMG that focused on trends and innovations in the payments industry. As consumers and businesses are shifting to cashless transactions, the payments industry has become a vital way for money to change hands in our society.

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FWSF Scholarship Award Luncheon

On Friday, June 7, over 200 guests came together at the City Club to honor Financial Women San Francisco’s (FWSF) 2019 scholarship recipients. Since the scholarship program began over 30 years ago, FWSF has awarded over $2.5 million to over 300 deserving women. This year FWSF awarded $10,000 to seven undergraduates and $15,000 to six graduate students. In addition to the scholarship itself, each winner is paired with a mentor and receives a three-year FWSF membership.

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Managing Stress to Optimize Success

Stress is indisputable and self-imposed. It is important to be aware of the thoughts surrounding stress in order to reframe it for a desired action. On Wednesday, May 15th, Amy Sanchez, MBA, an executive coach, led the workshop in Managing Stress to Optimize Success and facilitated a discussion exploring stress, values and actionable changes.

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Finance of the Future: A master class on digital finance technologies

On Tuesday, June 25, over 150 attendees gathered to attend FWSF’s master class on Digital Finance Technologies. The event was sponsored by Oracle and held at Uber. Leading Bay Area finance leaders from Oracle, Salesforce, and Uber discussed how AI, machine learning, chatbots, and other emerging technologies are reshaping the finance function for our digital future. They spoke about automating high-volume, high-transaction processes such as procurement, expense processing, and accounts payable; as well as how these emerging technologies can augment the decision-making process in strategic finance processes such as planning, forecasting, and strategic modeling.

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