Scholarship Related News

Financial Women: Profiles in Diversity Series

In our allyship with the women of color in the financial services industry and our membership, we are finishing out 2020 with a series of member interviews aimed at giving us a glimpse into their career journeys, spotlighting their challenges and successes. We hope this series will help provide insight into ways that we can all better stand together and be a strong support system to one another. Our first interview is with our very own Olivia Barbee, 2020 President of FWSF, and a Marketing Programs Manager at Wells Fargo Bank.

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“Make a Difference” Challenge Grant: Honoring Lela Jahn’s Legacy

When Lela Jahn passed away in 2015, she left FWSF with an incredible gift—a fund to challenge women to make a meaningful difference in other women’s lives. For the fifth consecutive year, FWSF will be announcing a $10,000 award to an FWSF scholarship recipient.

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2022 What is the Outlook for 2023 Real Estate: More of the Same or Something New?

On Thursday, October 13, 2022, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) partnered with Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) - East Bay, St. Mary's College of California School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA), and the SEBA Finance and Economics Clubs to host a timely discussion with a panel of real estate experts on the outlook for U.S. real estate, with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area in 2023.

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Meet the Member Behind the Passing the Torch Event

Michelle Alberda, a financial planner for the past 20 years and head of a woman-owned business with offices in San Francisco and North Carolina, has relied on her long-time membership in the Financial Women of San Francisco to support her success through learning and connecting with likeminded women.

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Our Call to Action

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that guarantees and protects women's constitutional right to vote, we not only have the opportunity to commemorate this incredible milestone at FWSF, but also to honor other milestones for women that it has since inspired and to consider its relevance to the issues of equal rights and gender parity today.

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