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.


The Art (and Science) of Advancing Your Career

On Tuesday, February 19th, at the KPMG office, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) hosted an event, The Art (and Science) of Advancing Your Career. Presented by Judson Walsh of Career Path Strategies, this career development event was all about the art and science of networking. Sixty attendees listened as Judson provided key insights, tips, and suggestions on how best to network and advance your career

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Member Profile: Laura Long

Meet Laura Long, Chief Financial Officer, Hanson Bridgett LLP and new member of FWSF.

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Economic Trends and Outlook for 2019 – Rally Return or Continued Caution?

On Wednesday January 23rd, at The City Club, Financial Women of San Francisco (FSWF) hosted Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. at our annual economic outlook event, part of FWSF’s Industry Leadership Series. At this sold-out breakfast meeting, over 200 people listened as Jennifer Ellison, CFA, Principal, BOSInvest, asked Ms. Sonders about how economic conditions and market trends may impact individual, corporate and institutional investment strategies. Ms. Ellison prepared an excellent list of thought-provoking questions and at the end, several of the guests also asked challenging questions.

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Jessica Ross, Member of the Year 2018

At the holiday party, outgoing FWSF President Kathleen Nielsen announced that Jessica Ross, controller at Stitch Fix, had been voted FWSF’s Member of the Year. Jessica, a long-time board member and two-time FWSF scholarship winner, led our strategic planning team this past year. Here is some background on Jessica and her contributions to FWSF.

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January 2018 - President's Letter From Kathy Wheadon

I am honored to have been asked to lead Financial Women of SF this year. While serving on numerous committees and the FWSF Board during my 12 years of membership, I have come to love the mission of the organization and relish the relationships I have built through that work.

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