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.


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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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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