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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
November 18, Congratulations to IWF NorCal member and Founder and CEO of All Home Tomiqua Moss who has been appointed as California's Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. Read more.
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
November 18, IWF NorCal members and guests kicked off the holidays at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair on its opening day. In addition to enjoying the one-of-a-kind immersive adventure into Victorian London, attendees were treated to a special "behind-the-scenes" component with Kevin Patterson, CEO and Andrew Patterson, GM, who are the son and grandson, respectively, of IWF NorCal pioneering member and the creator of the Fair, Phyllis Patterson.
Pop Up! Exclusive Shopping Experience at Zuri
November 15, IWF NorCal members Nancy Glaser and Amy McCombs led members and guests on a fun and exclusive shopping experience at Zuri, which sells globally inspired women's clothing that is ethically sourced and produced in Kenya. Attendees tried on beautiful clothes and walked away with dresses, shirts, and African made gifts.
San Francisco Book Club
November 13, IWF NorCal members gathered at the lovely home of Sara Holtz for a meeting of the San Francisco Book Club. The group discussed Tom Lake by Ann Patchett.
Personal Safety and Self Defense Workshop
November 9, IWF NorCal member Ann Blackburn's friend Alex Gilmete, who is the founder and president of Golden State Cobra Defense and self-defense expert and instructor, provided members with a personal safety and self defense workshop. It was an excellent discussion with relevant and helpful information and tools for all of us to employ to stay vigilant and safe. Members may view the recording here.
Exploring the Importance of Image and Self Presentation
November 7, IWF NorCal member Suzie Woodward Morris, author, prominent speaker, and Executive Coach, through an interview by IWF NorCal member and author Charlan Nemeth, shared her insights and experiences on "the trapeze of life." It was a fun, engaging, and inspiring program. Members may view the event recording here.
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Signature Event: Holiday Party
IWF NorCal members are invited to gather for our annual Signature Event: 2023 Holiday Party Luncheon on Thursday, December 14th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at McCormick and Kuleto's in Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco. Register here.
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Exclusive access; shared experiences;
Walk & Talk: Lafayette Reservoir
Holiday Book Review at Book Passage
Signature Event: 2023 Holiday Party
Peninsula Book Club - Book Exchange
Marin/North Bay Book Club
San Francisco Book Club
Signature Event: 2024 Annual Meeting
Signature Event: 2024 Cocktail Reception
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.