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Our 2021 Community Celebration was held on November 10th. Members may view the recording here.
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Members in the News
Congratulations to IWF NorCal member Heidi Kuhn, founder and CEO of Roots of Peace, who received the world-renowned Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice on September 6th during the celebration of the United Nations International Day of Charity at the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York. Read more.
Congratulations to IWF NorCal member Barbara Adachi who has been appointed as Ascend Pinnacle's New Executive Advisor! Barbara has been an Ascend member for over a decade, is a proven business leader in professional services, and seasoned board member. She is excited to bring her passion and expertise to Ascend and drive impact in the boardroom.
Walk & Talk: Lafayette Reservoir
September 17, A casual and fun early morning walk at the Lafayette Reservoir. Thank you to members Beth Devin and Marcia Linn for organizing this nice weekend get together.
Personal Storytelling Workshop
September 12, Members and guests attended a virtual personal storytelling workshop led by Anna Roberts, Manager at MothWorks at The Moth. It was an interactive, informative and fun experience for all!
Pop Up! Garden Party
September 7, Members and guests gathered for a lovely evening in the beautiful home and garden of IWF NorCal member Karen Derr Gilbert. A special time for connecting and enjoying IWF friendships.
Investing Sustainably and Making a Difference
September 6, IWF NorCal member Marsha Vande Berg moderated an informative and interesting discussion with two sustainability investment stars: IWF NorCal members Janine Guillot, a pivotal leader in the global effort to create corporate sustainability disclosure standards and Jennifer Grancio, whose leadership as chief executive of Engine No. 1 helped bring the mighty Exxon to its corporate knees over the energy behemoth’s slow response to climate change. Members may watch the recording here.
Hippest Trip - The Soul Train Musical
August 31, IWF NorCal members and guests enjoyed a fabulous and fun evening at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) to watch Hippest Trip – The Soul Train Musical. The performance was preceded by a special reception hosted by ACT Executive Director and IWF NorCal Member Jennifer Bielstein.
2023 IWF Western Region Retreat
August 11-13, members from IWF British Columbia, IWF Northern California, IWF Oregon, IWF Southern California, IWF Utah, and IWF Washington gathered in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC, for the first IWF Western Region Leaders' Retreat. It was a fabulous weekend connecting, learning and exploring with fellow IWF women.
2023 Summer Camp
July 14 - 16, IWF NorCal members gathered once again at the beautiful grounds of Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg, CA for our annual summer camp weekend. It was a relaxing time getting to know each other and deepening connections over a variety of fun activities.
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Visiting IWF Global Members
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