Serving San Francisco and the East Bay

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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April 2017 - Conversations in the Fast Lane

Renessa Boley Layne gave a riveting presentation to a crowded room of over 30 ambitious women in the East Bay on March 21, 2017. There was a delightful amount of crowd interaction, self-evaluations and inspiring realizations and epiphanies. It was easy to leave the event with a new sense of empowerment and a refreshing outlook on life.

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FWSF Partners with the Asia Society and the Cal-Asia Business Council to Present Speaker Panel on Business in China

On February 23, 2017, FWSF, together with the Cal-Asia Business Council and the Asia Society, jointly sponsored a distinguished speaker panel on the topic of “Doing Business in China.” Hosted by KPMG in their recently remodeled offices in SoMa, the evening began with an outstanding spread of Chinese food and networking time.

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Financial Women Sponsors Fireside Chat at the Schwab Center

On January 24, 2017, the Financial Women of San Francisco partnered with the Harvard Club of San Francisco to sponsor a fireside chat between two of our city’s most distinguished citizens, Marie Chandoha and Bill Haraf. Ms. Chandoha serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Charles Schwab Investment Management. Mr. Haraf is Special Advisor to the Promontory Financial Group and serves on the Board of Directors of the Charles Schwab Corporation.

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Hidden Figures - Women Overcoming Barriers to Achieve Success

..is a fabulous movie that depicts the true story of the breaking down of institutionally supported prejudices and biases. Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (‘NACA’), the precursor to NASA, recruited African-American women with college degrees to work as ‘human computers’. However, they were paid less and were not considered for promotions. In addition, they were kept in the segregated west section of the Langley campus with separate dining and bathroom facilities. Among them were three real-life pioneers: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.

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The FWSF Book Club, a year in review

Each year on January 1, I endeavor to create a list of life-improving resolutions. Inevitably by December 31, I end up reflecting on the resolutions I failed to follow through on. For the past several years, ‘’joining a book club’’ has been at the top of this fateful list. January 1, 2016 was no exception. I even included “for real this time” in parenthesis with multiple exclamation marks to signify my determination! You can imagine how thrilled I was to see “Book Club” on the Upcoming Events for the Financial Women of San Francisco. What could be better than joining a book club with a group of smart, motivated and inspiring women who share similar interests?

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