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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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.
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.
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.
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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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 cookies! Learn 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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Exclusive access; shared experiences;
New Connections Virtual Beach Party
East Bay Supper Club Luncheon
Pop Up: Summertime Mingle/Peninsula
Virtual Marin/North Bay Book Club
Virtual Peninsula Book Club
Pop Up: Summertime Mingle/Sonoma
Cooking Event with Truffle Shuffle
Virtual Marin/North Bay Book Club
IWF Colorado: Pioneering into the Future
Videos from past webinars available here.
IWF Global Event Calendar 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.