International Women's Forum Northern California
IWF Northern California is a vibrant community of accomplished and diverse women leaders and part of a global network of 7,000 members across 34 countries. We strive to be agents of change to advance women’s leadership and champion equality worldwide. Through our curated events, we bring together multi-generations of women to learn, share perspectives, and support one another in intimate settings. We are a true sisterhood of extraordinary women whose foundation is built on our core tenets of leadership, friendship, community and inspiration. READ MORE >
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Members in the News
October 29, Congratulations to IWF NorCal member Kirsten Wolberg, Chief Technology & Operations Officer at DocuSign, the Enterprise winner of the 2020 Bay Area CIO of the Year #ORBIE Awards! “The BayAreaCIO ORBIE winners demonstrate the value great leadership creates. Especially in these uncertain times, CIOs are leading in unprecedented ways and enabling the largest work-from-home experiment in history,” according to Lourdes Gipson, Executive Director of BayAreaCIO. Read more.
IWF West Coast Celebration
November 24, Members of the IWF West Coast forums -- British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and Southern California -- gathered to toast and celebrate the three 2020 IWF Ideas Remaking the World honorees who are all from one of the west coast forums: Shimi Kang, M.D. – Psychiatrist, Best-selling Author and Founder of Dolphin KIDS: Future Ready Leaders, Member of IWF British Columbia; Heidi Kuhn – Founder and CEO, Roots of Peace and Best-selling Author, Member of IWF Northern California; and Geraldine Richmond, Ph.D. – Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon and Founder of COACh, Member of IWF Oregon. And a special thank you to IWF NorCal member and award winning journalist Cheryl Jennings for moderating a spectacular and inspiring evening. Members may watch the recording here.
Virtual Conversation with Felicia Gaston
November 12, IWF NorCal members had a wonderful and inspiring evening with Felecia Gaston, the non-profit executive director of the Performing Stars program for children and Phoenix Project for young adults in Marin County. Through an interview with member and award winning journalist Cheryl Jennings, we learned about Felecia's passion and commitment to the community, to our youth and to so many in need. Felecia is a true treasure to all who know her and we were so fortunate to have her touch all of our hearts. Members may view the recordings and presentation slides here.
Powering Up the Virus of Positivity
November 5, IWF NorCal members Christi Haley-Stover and Suzie Woordward Morris led an uplifting and inspirational webinar on POSITIVITY by sharing personal stories, experiences and science. They discussed the ways in which NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming), a pseudoscientific approach to thoughts, language and patterns of behavior can guide successful individuals to reach their personal and professional goals all the while utilizing these POSITIVITY skills to ELEVATE others with the telling of their stories. Members may view the recordings and presentation slides here.
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Legacy Foundation - Legacy Stories
We need your help to achieve our 2020 fundraising goal of $50,000 to support Legacy's mission and programs. To inspire you, over the next several weeks, we'll be sharing personal stories of Legacy leadership, impact and community.
November 24 -- Making an IMPACT
November 17 -- Inspiration from COMMUNITY
November 10 -- LEADERSHIP Starts with Friendship
What IWF Means to Our Members
A word map representing what IWF means to our members based on a recent member pulse survey.
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Videos from past webinars available here.
IWF NorCal Thanksgiving Mini-Gathering
New Year Forecasts: Fashion & Retail
Navigating Uncertainty with Bobbie LaPorte
Virtual Book Passage Holiday Book Review
Equal Pay Salary Negotiating Workshop
Peninsula Book Club: Holiday Book Exchange
Signature Event: Virtual Holiday Party Thursday, December 17 | 5:00 pm
U.S. Supreme Court Update (Session 1)
U.S. Supreme Court Update (Session 2)
Visiting IWF Global Members
Are you an IWF member visiting the San Francisco Bay Area? Please contact IWF Northern California's President at President.IWFNorCal@gmail.com to connect with local members while you are in town.