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FWSF Talks with Students Interested in Financial Career Paths

On June 6th, Kathleen Nielsen, FWSF’s president, and Minako Steel the co-chair of FWSF’s East Bay committee, spoke about FWSF’s history and mission at Capital One Café in Walnut Creek to Diablo Valley College (DVC) students interested in financial career paths. This event was the first of its kind with many more to come!

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You are not a robot! “Everyone has value. Can you articulate yours?” What do they say about you when you are not in the room?

Describing your resume like a robot is neither compelling nor productive. We need to tap into our eight-year-old #badass selves to give people the verbiage to help them sell us to others when we are not in the room. Supervisors and sponsors can recommend you for promotions and new opportunities as they arise if you are on their mind and they have the language to articulate why you are the solution for the future needs of the organization.

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Master Class – Lessons in Leadership

On May 16, 2018, Barbara Morrison (founder & president, TMC Financing), Debbie Clifford (VP, Financial Planning & Analysis, Autodesk), and Terri Kallsen (EVP, Investor Services, Charles Schwab) shared best practices, personal stories, insights, and essential lessons, which aimed to help us re-launch and energize our leadership skills. FWSF Past President Paige Venable (managing director, Risk Consulting, KPMG) moderated the panel. On May 16, 2018, Barbara Morrison (founder & president, TMC Financing), Debbie Clifford (VP, Financial Planning & Analysis, Autodesk), and Terri Kallsen (EVP, Investor Services, Charles Schwab) shared best practices, personal stories, insights, and essential lessons, which aimed to help us re-launch and energize our leadership skills. FWSF Past President Paige Venable (managing director, Risk Consulting, KPMG) moderated the panel.

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Behind the Scenes with Scholarship

A lot of work goes into the scholarship process and it’s very exciting when it all comes together. From working with the various schools and culling applications to setting up interviews and choosing the winners — a myriad of tasks lead up to the main event, the Scholarship Luncheon on June 8.

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First Annual “Make a Difference Challenge Grant” Awarded to 2016 Scholarship Recipient Vineetha Mummadi

Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) last week awarded their first Make a Difference Challenge Grant to Vineetha Mummadi, one of the 11 2016 Scholarship Recipients, due to her passion for improving the lives of women through education. The grant was announced at the FWSF’s 21st annual Financial Woman of the Year luncheon honoring Debbie Messemer, on Wednesday, September 21st, and will continue annually through 2020.

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