About the International Women's Forum-
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.
The Legacy Foundation
The Legacy Foundation works to improve the status of women and foster the development of future women leaders. Legacy's 2019 partner, Rise Up, created change for more than six million girls, youth, and women in 2018. READ MORE >
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Summer Camp 2019!June 7–9, members gathered at The Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg for a fun and relaxing Summer Camp weekend.
IWF Connections: Coffee & Book Event with Susan Packard
Our Members Tell Our Story
Meet Min Chen, the Co-founder and CEO of Wisy, Inc. Min recently moved to San Francisco to expand her start-up company and has joined our forum as a dual member with IWF Panama. Several IWF NorCal members have reached out to Min to welcome her to and give her insights on the business community in the Bay Area. It was truly heart warming to see IWF NorCal members come together to provide support and encouragement to a new member. Here are Min’s comments on "What IWF NorCal Means to Me:"
“I became an IWF NorCal member in January 2019. In this short time I have received significant support from many members who have shared their experience regarding specific topics that I need to advance my career. They have gone out of their way to meet with me and to arrange meetings with other IWF NorCal members whom they think can provide support. IWF NorCal is a powerful and supportive community of women who enjoy helping others succeed. I am thankful for being part of IWF and I look forward to contributing to this outstanding forum.”
On June 6, Charlan Nemeth shared with members how inspired she was in hearing Denise Dunning talk about 2019 Legacy Partner Rise Up’s work at the March 2019 Legacy Partner kick-off event. She shared an idea to support Rise Up beyond the Legacy Grant, proposing a "Matching Gift Challenge" to propel other IWF NorCal members to join her. Upon hearing the idea, several IWF members even agreed to join Charlan in the match. This is a creative example of how IWF NorCal members give. Hearing the creativity of our members is inspiring. It's why "How I Give" will be a theme of Legacy during 2019. Learn more.
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Exclusive access; shared experiences;
Mobile Apps "Life Hacks" Webinar
Spare the Heir: Survivor's Survival Guide
East Bay Supper Club: Winners Take All Book Discussion & Potluck
Utah Shakespeare Festival 2019
New Connections Luncheon
Legacy Foundation Celebration
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.