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.


Behind the Scenes with Previous Scholarship Winner Barbara Janczer

This is the first in a series of interviews with a previous FWSF scholarship winner. In these interviews we plan to provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the scholarship has contributed to the winner’s career advancement as well as the advancement of other women in finance and financial services.

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Aug 2019 - Federal Reserve Bank: Private Luncheon and Tour, “Current Economic Trends in the U.S. and Asia”

On July 10, 2019, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) hosted an industry leadership event at the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of San Francisco. The sold-out event, held in the Janet Yellen Conference room, featured speaker Liz Laderman, senior outreach economist, FRB of San Francisco, and Cindy Li, manager, Country Analysis Unit, FRB of San Francisco. who gave insights into current economic trends in the U.S. and Asia, respectively.

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FWSF Scholarship Mentoring Program — Behind the Scenes with FWSF Board Mentorship Co-Chair, Krystle Chow

The scholarship mentoring program pairs each scholarship recipient with a personal mentor. Each mentoring relationship is unique and customized to the needs of the mentee and mentor involved depending on their goals. The structured mentoring program lasts for one year beginning with the receipt of the scholarship award. There are typically two to three fun group events such as a luncheon, or most recently a session with a personal branding coach on fashion for the workplace. Some mentees and mentors continue to keep in touch for months or years after the first mentoring year.

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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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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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