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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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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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FWSF Partners with Rock The Street to Promote Financial Literacy

In partnership with Rock The Street, Wall Street (RTS), in the fall of 2022 FWSF volunteers taught high school students about finance and investments, including budgeting, investments and the stock market, at Woodside High School, Woodside, CA. In the winter/spring semester of 2023 FWSF volunteers will be providing 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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