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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IWF-Northern California is an affiliate of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), an invitation-only, member organization comprised of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. IWF OVERVIEW VIDEO

The Legacy Foundation

Legacy works to improve the status of women and foster the development of future women leaders. READ MORE > 

Legacy's 2020 Annual Report

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Members in the News  

July 12, Congratulations to IWF NorCal member Ana Pinczuk who was appointed to Five9, Inc's board of directors in June. Five9 is a provider of cloud contact center solutions. Ana is currently the Chief Development Officer at Anaplan, and is regarded as a seasoned enterprise technology leader with a track record for accelerating business results and innovation for multi-billion dollar organizations, and highly regarded for her transformational leadership style. Read more.

July 8, Diligent Corporation, announced the appointment of IWF NorCal member Yvette Hollingsworth Clark as its newest independent board member. Congratulations to Yvette, who brings extensive risk management and compliance experience and insights from her leadership roles across the financial services industry. Read more.

In Memoriam

IWF NorCal member Kit Yarrow passed away on May 21, 2020, but because of the pandemic, her family and friends could not hold a formal memorial until June 2021. On June 12, more than 100 people attended a service at St. Phillip's Episcopal Church in Southport, NC to celebrate Kit's life. Kit's husband Russ shared four eulogies that were delivered in Kit's honor and captured so much of this beautiful woman and "A Life Well-Lived." 

Our Members Tell Our Story

“One of the many dividends of IWF NorCal is the amazing friendships you create” -- Yvette Hollingsworth Clark, Sheryl Barden, Cynthia Eisenberg, Candice Eggerss, Sandra Floyd and Van Ton-Quinlivan. See more.

Recent Events

Walk and Talk in Tiburon

June 26, IWF NorCal members Heather Pelant and Amy Logan led a "walk and talk" in Tiburon for a wonderful Saturday outdoor get together. Members walked from Blackie's Pasture to downtown Tiburon and enjoyed brunch at Sam's Anchor Cafe. 

SPACtion Update

June 16, IWF NorCal members Christina Bui, Chief Revenue Officer at Kranz, and Lara Druyan, Managing Director at Silicon Valley Data Capital, with special guest Jim Cook, CFO at Orbital Insights, explained special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and shared their insights on the trends around these "blank check companies." Through a lively discussion, members heard the panelists' latest outlook for SPACs, recent war stories and examples, and lessons learned. Members may view the recording here

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Shruthi Jayaram

Dalberg Advisors
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Diane Sklar


Legacy Foundation 

Make a Difference for Girls and Local Heroes with Cookies!

February 12, Key tenets of IWF NorCal and the Legacy Foundation are Community and Impact. We are excited to kick-off an initiative to help girls increase access to Girl Scout experiences and address racial and economic equity by creating opportunities for girls living in low-income communities to build competence in STEM, the outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship and to develop the leadership outcomes available through Girl Scout programs. We are supporting this initiative by buying Girl Scout cookiesLearn more

Signature Event: New Connections!

Join us for our Annual Signature Event: New Connections on July 23! We will celebrate our friendships, welcome new members, and enjoy a virtual beach party with some fun and prizes. Register here.

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    by members, for members 

    New Connections Virtual Beach Party 
    Friday, July 23 | 4:00 pm

    East Bay Supper Club Luncheon 
    Saturday, July 31 | 11:30 am

    Pop Up: Summertime Mingle/Peninsula 
    Thursday, August 5 | 6:00 pm

    Virtual Marin/North Bay Book Club 
    Monday, August 16 | 5:30 pm

    Virtual Peninsula Book Club 
    Tuesday, August 17 | 6:00 pm

    Pop Up: Summertime Mingle/Sonoma 
    Saturday, August 21 | 12:00 pm

    Cooking Event with Truffle Shuffle 
    Thursday, September 2 | 6:00 pm 

    Virtual Marin/North Bay Book Club 
    Monday, September 20 | 5:30 pm

    IWF Colorado: Pioneering into the Future 
    Wednesday, September 22 - 24

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    IWF Global Event Calendar available here.


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    Contact us at           1040 El Camino Real #205, Burlingame, CA 94010            415-227-9987