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.
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Members in the News
January 26, Congratulations to IWF NorCal member Jill Nash, a senior public affairs and corporate communications executive, who is being appointed by President Biden as a Member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Read more.
January 26, Congratulations to IWF NorCal member Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Wall Street leader and long-time ethical investing advocate, who has been named President of Known Holdings, a finance company that manages assets, while deploying, structuring and shifting capital to fuel the next economy and close the racial wealth gap. Read more.
New Member Welcome
January 24, At our Annual Meeting, we welcomed four new members: Laura Heisman, Ellen Jacobs, Sonita Lontoh and Julie Petrini. Each new member was introduced by one of their sponsors and shared fun facts about themselves. A warm welcome to our new members.
Walk & Talk: Lafayette
January 21, IWF NorCal members and guest enjoyed a lovely walk around the Lafayette Reservoir on this beautiful Saturday morning and many also went on to have breakfast together. It was so nice to get out and enjoy some sun and great company after all of the rain the past few weeks!
Reflections on the Repeal of Roe
January 11, IWF NorCal member Barbara Creed was joined by fellow member Stacy Cross, President & CEO at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte in part 3 of Barbara's Supreme Court series. Together, they discussed the June 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, focusing on the human impacts and legal implications, providing context with relevant state specific legislation, and exploring the potential implications of the Court’s decision on other rights that are not constitutionally protected. It was an educational and important discussion. Members may view the recording here.
San Francisco Book Club
January 9, IWF NorCal's San Francisco Book Club held our first event of 2023 with a discussion of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett at the lovely home of IWF NorCal member Lori Whitney. It was a wonderful way to start the year!
Holiday Open House & Toast
December 20, For our final event of 2022, members gathered for a virtual toast and heard from Community Forward SF's CEO Kara Zordel and Felecia Torrez, Director of Development, regarding the critical work they do for women who are homeless in San Francisco. It was a privilege to partner with Community Forward SF for IWF NorCal's 2022 Holiday Gift Drive.
Virtual Holiday Cocktails
December 15, IWF NorCal members from both near and far gathered to catch up and connect. Our Out-of-Area and Dual members are an important constituent of IWF NorCal and we value opportunities to touch base and hear from them. Happy holidays!
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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.
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Global Demographics Behind the Headlines
Discovering What Matters Most (Virtual)
Dinner and Theater in Berkeley
Discovering What Matters Most (SF)
Dinner and Theater in Walnut Creek
JUSTICE: A New Musical
Marin/North Bay Book Club
Peninsula Book Club
Discovering What Matters Most (Peninsula)
Monday, March 13 | 6:30 pm
Marin/North Bay Book Club
Videos from past webinars available here.
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.