Serving San Francisco and the East Bay

2018 Financial Woman of the Year Award Program and Luncheon

Friday, September 14, 2018

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

Heidi RoizenHeidi Roizen, a partner at venture firm DFJ, has been named our 2018 Financial Woman of the Year. Roizen exemplifies FWSF’s mission of leading, mentoring and inspiring and shares FWSF’s passion for advancing the careers of women, demonstrated through her leadership as a successful woman in venture, her service on over 30 boards and her teaching at Stanford University.

“We are thrilled to honor Heidi Roizen as our 2018 Financial Woman of the Year,” said Kathleen Nielsen, president of Financial Women of San Francisco. “Heidi is an outstanding leader in the local, national and international financial and educational communities. She is a highly accomplished role model who has given back and mentored countless women—and men—throughout her career. Our entire FWSF membership will be enriched by Heidi’s presence. It is certain to be an educational year for us.”

Roizen joined DFJ in 2012, where she is an investment partner as well as manager of the firm’s services team. She serves on the boards of directors of six DFJ portfolio companies — Planet, Zoox, Memphis Meats, ShareThis, Flux and Divvy, and is also a non-executive director of international firm DMGT (LSE:DMGT). Roizen also co-leads the DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship Program in the Management Science and Engineering department at Stanford University.

Awards Luncheon Supports Scholarships

The net proceeds from the Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon benefit the FWSF Scholarship Fund. The Fund provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in the fields of finance or the financial services industry. To date, the FWSF has awarded over $2 million in scholarship grants to more than 270 women.

Sponsors: Bay Area Businesses Support Scholarship Program

Sponsors of the FWSF Financial Woman of the Year luncheon and scholarship program include Charles Schwab, Daily Mail and Trust, KPMG LLP, Chevron, DFJ Venture Capital, McKesson, San Francisco Business Times, Pacesetter, Bank of the West, Amy and Brad Feld/Foundry Group, Goldman Sachs, Harden Communications Partners, Ireland Presentations, Sutter Health, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Melissa Maquilan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Heidi Roizen, and RINA Accountancy Corporation

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