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.


Highlights of Demystifying ESG vs Impact Investing Panel Discussion

The event's moderator, Kristin MacLaggan, Director and Global Talent Lead for ETF & Index Investing at BlackRock, led a distinguished panel that included Jessica Huang, Managing Director and Head of Americas Sustainable Investing Solutions at BlackRock, Mandira Reddy, Director at Capricorn Investment Group, and Melissa Maquilan Radic, Managing Director of Investor Relations & Capital Markets at IMPACT Community Capital.

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Master Class: Lessons in Leadership Event Recap

Our 2023 Master Class: Lessons in Leadership event, held at the Salesforce Tower on June 7 in San Francisco, featured moderator Melissa Maquilan Radic (Managing Director Investor Relations & Capital Markets and IMPACT Community Capital) and panelists: Alice Cho, (Co-founder of AllRise San Francisco and Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group), Alana Knowles, (VP & Controller, Chevron), and Sonja Velez, (CFO, The San Francisco Foundation).

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Highlights of International Women's Day March 8, 2023 Celebration

What a gift to be in the company of hundreds of women, having small and big talks, and hearing inspirational stories from women leaders and pioneers in society! Nothing can be more inspiring and celebrating for me as a woman on International Women's Day, which for sure is for many other women there as well. A big thank you to FWSF, the Wharton School and Eisner Amper for sponsoring this event!

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Spring 2023 Update on Partnership with Rock The Street to Promote Financial Literacy

This Spring FWSF volunteers, in partnership with Rock The Street, Wall Street (RTS), have been mentoring high school students on potential careers, resume writing, used of LinkedIn, internships and preparation for college applications at Woodside High School, Woodside, CA.

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How Can We Securely Connect with our World and Securely Connect the World to our Business?

Jennie Duong introduced the panel discussion, noting that the number of enterprise-level cyber-attacks on a global basis has risen exponentially in the past year; recent estimates put these numbers at more than 500 million worldwide. The sophistication of the attacks is very high and the techniques used are quite varied across email, social media, text, and websites.

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