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.


Challenges in the Financial Services Industry: Legal and Regulatory Developments and the Road Ahead

On February 14, 2017, the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco (FWSF) partnered with The Financial Institutions Committee of the California State Bar Business Law Section and the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association to host “Challenges in the Financial Services Industry: Legal and Regulatory Developments and the Road Ahead.” A panel of distinguished financial services experts was moderated by Maureen Young, Senior Regulatory Counsel, SVP, Bank of the West and the FWSF Industry Leadership Co-Chair as well as a member of the FWSF Board of Directors. Once again, this event was held at the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of San Francisco. The panel included the perspectives from both regulators and banking executives, as well as the legal and consulting communities. The program attracted more than 165 attendees.

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Thought Leadership

On March 7th, the day before International Women’s Day, the FWSF partnered with Wells Fargo for an event on Thought Leadership, featuring Denise Brosseau as the speaker. Denise was introduced by Sue Bunnell, who extolled her professional accomplishments. Among them was co-founding the first women’s venture conference, Watermark, as well as Springboard Enterprises, which raised $7.4 billion for women entrepreneurs since its foundation in 2000. Denise not only teaches at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, but she also received the highest ratings from her students out of the entire faculty.

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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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