Scholarship Related News

2022 Event Highlights

Concerns about the new COVID variant at the beginning of the year compelled us to delay or cancel events, including one of our signature events, the 2022 Economic Outlook and Trends. Activity picked up commencing with the March International Women’s Day celebration, and we have been able to offer an increasing number of in-person programs as the year progressed.

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Interview with Financial Woman of the Year Co-Chair Sandra Camacho

What inspires you about this year’s FWOTY? It is not only that Nancy has reached the highest levels of the field of Finance and has numerous positions and awards, quite literally excels at all she puts her mind to, but she is concerned about improving the welfare of society and the environment globally. Complacency has never been Nancy’s approach from her early days. Positive change happens because of people like her who think and act for the betterment of all.

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Mentors Needed for High School Students!

In partnership with Rock The Street, Wall Street (RTS), this fall FWSF volunteers have been teaching high school students about finance and investments, including budgeting, investments and the stock market, at Woodside High School, Woodside, CA. It is now time to plan for the winter/spring semester and additional volunteers are needed to provide mentorship to students on various topics depending upon their grade level: resume writing, use of LinkedIn, interviewing, looking for college scholarships, etc. The aim is to personalize topics based on the needs of the student.

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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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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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