Our Community

We are a true sisterhood representing collective values and interests. We serve both the IWF member community and the external community where we live and work, with a shared goal of giving back, including advancing the next generation of young women leaders. View our 2021 Annual Report. 

Our 2021 Community Celebration was held on November 10th. Members may view the recording here.

IWF Northern California is an affiliate of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), an invitation-only, member organization comprised of more than 7,800 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations across 74 local forums. View the IWF Brochure and latest IWF news.

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Members in the News

March 20, Congratulations to 
IWF NorCal member Lori Whitney, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management for being recognized by Forbes on their 2023 ranking of Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State! Read more.

March 2, IWF NorCal member and CEO of Futuro Health Van Ton-Quinlivan has been named to the list of the Top 50 Women Leaders in San Francisco for 2023. Van joins this year's roster of esteemed women executives and professionals from diverse sectors such as healthcare, technology, banking, and the environment, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their respective fields. Read more.

International Women's Day

IWF...7,800 Women Leaders Worldwide...We Are What We Believe.
e believe leadership has no gender.
e believe the potential for women is unlimited and opportunities should be as well.
e believe our diversity is our strength.
e revere those whose shoulders we stand on and champion those that come after.
 celebrate each other’s success.

Black History Month

IWF NorCal recognizes and honors our own black women leaders who are leading the way: Kimberly K. Brandon, Linda Calhoun, Paula Collins, Darolyn Davis, Sandra O. Floyd, Kaye Foster, Yvette Hollingsworth Clark, Pamela Joyner, Musimbi Kanyoro, Latanya Mapp Frett, Shawnte Mitchell, Rhonda Morris, Tomiquia Moss, Eva Paterson, Debra Plousha-Moore, Valencia Ray, Maxine Reynolds, Amy Saxton, Deborah A. Sims, Fran Streets, Belinda Stubblefield, Nichole Walker, and Vanessa Washington. We are so proud to have you part of our community! 

Some favorite quotes, inspirations, and resources shared by IWF NorCal's Champions of Racial Equality (CoRE) Task Force and IWF NorCal Board members, in celebration of Black History Month.

Recent Events

90 Years of Diplomatic Relations

March 16, On the eve of St. Patrick's Day, Jennifer Chadwick, Vice Consul General of Ireland in San Francisco, joined IWF NorCal members to share Irish history, stories and a traditional Irish St. Patrick Day’s toast in the native language of Ireland, Gaeilge. We also heard about Saint Brigid's Day and had a delightful time together. Members may watch the recording here.

Pop Up! A SF Dinner Meet Up

March 9, IWF NorCal members Christi Haley-Stover and Diane Knoll organized a pop up dinner in San Francisco. Attendees had a delicious meal at Barcha with great company!

Game Night! 

March 7, Members gathered at the home of Cailean Sherman for a fun evening of games!

Discovering What Matters Most 

February 28, IWF NorCal member Dawn Gross , MD, PhD, hospice and palliative medicine specialist, led members in a session about Discovering What Matters Most while navigating complex life transitions. In the warm home of Cindy Kasabian, members came together and shared stories and food, which nourished everyone's souls and bodies, respectively. 

JUSTICE: A New Musical

February 19, IWF NorCal members had a fun evening in Marin where they attended a performance of Justice at the Marin Theatre Company, followed by dinner at Tamalpie.

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Janine Guillot

Special Advisor to the International Sustainability Standards Board 

Theo Schwabacher

Executive Director & Senior Institutional Consultant
Morgan Stanley

Community Partner Engagement Opportunities

Meet the members of our Community Committee and learn more about our existing Community Partners!  

The Community Committee is currently working on additional engagement opportunities for members. Please stay tuned.

2023 Annual Meeting

The 2023 Annual Meeting was held in two parts: a virtual business meeting on Tuesday, January 24th and a cocktail reception on Wednesday, January 25th. Members may view the recording and other related materials here.  

     PROGRAMS see all >

    Exclusive access; shared experiences; 
    by members, for members 

    How ChatGPT is Disrupting Our Work & Lives
    Monday, March 27 | 4:00 pm

    The Everyday Feminist w/Latanya Mapp Frett
    Tuesday, March 28 | 5:00 pm

    IWF Western Region Cocktail Cafe 
    Thursday, March 30 | 4:00 pm

    Stories of Triumph with Women Founders 
    Tuesday, April 4 | 4:00 pm

    Connecting New and Tenured Members 
    Wednesday, April 5 | 4:00 pm

    Women Leaders Reversing Global Warming 
    Thursday, April 13 | 5:30 pm

    Marin/North Bay Book Club 
    Monday, April 17 | 5:30 pm

    Peninsula Book Club 
    Tuesday, April 18 | 5:30 pm

    Walk & Talk: South Bay Los Gatos Creek Trail 
    Sunday, April 23 | 9:30 am

    Wonderful Women of Disney Private Tour 
    Saturday, April 29 | 11:00 am

    2023 Dine Arounds: Fun, Friendship & Food 
    Thursday, May 4 | 6:00 pm

    San Francisco Book Club 
    Monday, May 8 | 6:30 pm

    Marin/North Bay Book Club 
    Monday, May 15 | 6:00 pm

    Longevity Presents Business Opportunities 
    Tuesday, May 23 | 4:00 pm

    Dog-Friendly Beer Festival in Berkeley 
    Saturday, June 3 | 1:00 pm

    A Conversation with Carla Harris
    Thursday, July 6 | 2 :00 pm

    Summer Camp 
    Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16

    Videos from past webinars available here.


    > Stay informed President's Message March 2023...and other messages from the President are available here.

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