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Members in the News
December 6, IWF NorCal member Julie Castro Abrams is featured as a Queenmaker in San Francisco Magazine's latest issue titled: "Meet the Bay Area's Pivotal Power Brokers: The Queen-makers." Read article. And on December 4th, Julie spoke at The Commonwealth Club for a lively panel discussion titled: "The Queenmakers: Women Power Brokers in San Francisco."See event details.
Recent Event: Bay Area Theater Women Leaders
January 8, An incredible evening hearing from four women leaders of Bay Area theaters! IWF NorCal Members Susie Medak of Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Jennifer Bielstein of A.C.T. spoke with their artistic partners about gender disparities in the theater, about the challenges of running non-profit theaters, and what the future holds for art and culture in a technology obsessed world.
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Our Members Tell Our Story
Dianne Patterson: IWF has been a constant in my life since 1990 when I was inducted into the first class of the Dallas Forum. For 10 years, I served on that board in nearly every capacity ending my tenure as president during our 10th Anniversary Year, 2000. That decade took me to every national and international conference IWF held throughout the world. In that time, our amazing organization became a never- ending source of friendship and inspiration because of the outstanding members. Now I am retired, and my husband and I live in three cities: Dallas, New York, and San Francisco where I am a member of all the Forums. Read more.
With your belief and support of the Legacy Foundation, we exceeded our bold 2019 Legacy fundraising goal, raising over $55,000 during the year! To our donors, sponsors, partners and our volunteers—we cannot say thank you enough. In 2019, Legacy also gave out a record number of grants (3), our largest grant ($20,000 to Rise Up), and we saw a record number of members engaging with Legacy. IWF NorCal members are the heart of Legacy. Here is a complete list of all donors who made financial and in-kind gifts and pledges to Legacy during 2019. Thank you! Read more.
Signature Event: 2020 Annual Meeting
January 14, Over 100 members gathered at The City Club to connect and kick off 2020! 16 new members were introduced and Kathy Anderson passed the Presidency to Barbara Adachi. 2019 accomplishments were celebrated and Barbara shared her vision for 2020. See photos and read more.
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Videos from past webinars available here.
EBSC: Ukraine -- Beyond the Headlines
Behind the Scenes: Dandelion Chocolate
Lunar New Year Dinner
EBSC: Climate Change: Dr. Christa Anderson
They Promised Her the Moon
The Band's Visit
Vietgone, Part 2
New Connections Luncheon
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.