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Legacy Celebration 2018

About the International Women's Forum-
Northern California

Our members are trailblazers, dynamic and diverse thought leaders forging connections, inspiring leadership, helping the next generation of leaders across the Bay Area from Sacramento to Monterey since 1979.   
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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. 

Legacy is proud to present its 2019 Annual Report.


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Members in the News

September 11, IWF NorCal member Beth Devin, Managing Director, Innovation Network & Emerging Technology, Citi Ventures talks with John Furrier at Mayfield Fund in Menlo Park, CA as a part of the Mayfield People First Network. The interview is about 20 minutes and focuses on Beth's career as well as the significant change in the last many years driven by technology innovation. Watch video

On September 5, IWF NorCal member Susie Medak, Managing Director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre was featured in the Mercury News, where she "spills the beans on running the show at Berkeley Rep." She delves into her love of theater and what makes the business of the arts so complicated. Read article. Susie's interview with Inside Philanthropy "Play the Long Game" is also available here.

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Kristine Boyden

President, US Western Region

Kirby Rattenbury


Mary Ellen McGillan

Golden Gate University
VP, Development and Alumni Relations

Aimie Vargas

Zift Solutions
VP, Sales

Our Members Tell Our Story

Maryles Casto:

"Joining IWF since 1986, I have had the opportunity to meet, inter-act, become friends and continue to be amazed at the inspiring women domestic & International members. Let’s continue to join hands and make our world a better one."

A new IWF NorCal member, Nakiye Boyacigiller, a dual member with IWF Turkey, met Valerie Corradini at a recent event, where they discovered Valerie would be traveling to Istanbul at the same time. They connected with Iffet Ozgonul, who is a co-founding member of the Turkey forum. Iffet owns one of the leading tour companies in Turkey and kindly showed Valerie and her guest the city. As Valerie noted on her return, her wonderful experience truly embodies the warmth and global connectivity of our IWF membership.  

Legacy Foundation

The annual Legacy Foundation Online Auction is now closed. Our auction featured over 20 items, generously donated by fellow IWF NorCal members. From a spa day at Cavallo point, a round of golf at the Olympic Club, private boat cruises on the San Francisco Bay, books authored by members, coaching sessions, cool designer sunglasses, to tickets to the symphony, theatre and San Francisco Giants game, there was something for everyone! In addition, this year, the auction featured two overseas adventures - unforgettable African safari tour packages and spots on a Global Leadership Trip to Cambodia! Thank you to our generous donors and congratulations to the auction item winners!

East Bay Connections

On October 12, six members in the East Bay got together for a beautiful morning walk around the Lafayette Reservoir!

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Exclusive access; shared experiences; 
by members, for members

Videos from past webinars available here.

Retirement Living Panel Discussion/Webinar
Tuesday, October 22 | Burlingame

Corporate Responsibility 2020 & Beyond
Thursday, October 24 | San Francisco

U.S. Supreme Court Preview (Marin)

Wednesday, November 13 | Marin

U.S. Supreme Court Preview (Peninsula)

Thursday, November 21 | Los Altos 

The Band's Visit
Sunday, May 31, 2020 | San Francisco

Vietgone, Part 2
Sunday, June 28, 2020 | San Francisco


Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 3 | San Francisco

Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | San Francisco


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.

Contact us at iwfnorcal@gmail.com                     1040 El Camino Real #205, Burlingame, CA 94010                                 415-227-9987