We are a true sisterhood representing collective values and interests. We serve both the IWF member community and the external community where we live and work, with a shared goal of giving back, including advancing the next generation of young women leaders. View our 2022 Annual Report.
Members are invited to join the IWF NorCal Speakers Bureau as a way to give back to the community. Read more.
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2024 Black History Month
IWF NorCal recognizes and honors our own black women leaders who are leading the way: Kimberly K. Brandon, Linda Calhoun, Paula Collins, Darolyn Davis, Sandra O. Floyd, Kaye Foster, Musimbi Kanyoro, Latanya Mapp Frett, Carrie Maultsby-Lute, April Miller Boise, Rhonda Morris, Tomiquia Moss, Nataki Myers, Eva Paterson, Debra Plousha-Moore, Amy Saxton, Deborah A. Sims, Fran Streets, Belinda Stubblefield, Nichole Walker, and Vanessa Washington. We are so proud to have you part of our community!
Members in the News
February 10, With great sorrow we are sharing the news of IWF NorCal member Marsha Maytum's passing. She was 69, and had been diagnosed with ALS three years ago. Marsha was an award winning architect and was an amazing heart centered individual. She will be missed. Read more.
January, IWF NorCal member Sonita Lontoh was recently featured in the main section of the inaugural edition of Women in Manufacturing by Manufacturing Today magazine. The article discusses a wide range of topics including the importance of technology for humanity and diversity of thoughts for long-term value creation. Sonita's section is further complemented with perspectives from five additional women leaders. Read more.
Charcuterie Board Workshop
February 15, IWF NorCal member Annelise Bauer led a wonderful workshop on how to prepare appetizing and beautiful charcuterie boards. She walked through the steps of selecting, pairing, and arranging cheese, meat, fruit, nuts and other ingredients for a visually stunning and delicious board through a live demonstration. It was fun and informative! Members may watch the recording here.
Screening of Nai Nai & Wai Po
February 13, through IWF NorCal member Margaret Conley, Executive Director of the Asia Society Northern California, members and guests attended a special screening of Academy Award nominated short film Nai Nai & Wai Po, and Q&A session with Director Sean Wang. An attendee said that the film was moving, bringing tears to her eyes when the two grandmothers were discussing aging and death, and the conversation with the filmmaker provided depth and understanding of what he set out to do.
Behind the Scenes at Autodesk
February 6, IWF NorCal member Elisabeth Zornes, Chief Customer Officer of Autodesk, hosted members and guests for a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Autodesk Gallery. The group saw some of the amazing things that have been designed with Autodesk’s 3D modeling technology and exhibits that demonstrate how people use technology to imagine, design and create a better world.
Walk & Talk: Lafayette Reservoir
February 3, IWF NorCal members and guests met for a walk and talk around the Lafayette Reservoir during a perfectly timed break in the rain.
IWF NorCal Speakers Bureau
January 31, The IWF NorCal Community Committee held a kick off meeting to launch the IWF NorCal Speakers Bureau. It is intended to connect members who are available to volunteer as speakers and share their expertise and experiences with local non-profit organizations seeking speakers on a range of topics. Members interested in joining may view the recording and instructions here.
Your Future Self
January 30, IWF NorCal members attended a program to hear Dr. Hal E. Hershfield, author of the new book, Your Future Self. Through an engaging conversation with member Lori Whitney, we received practical advice for imagining our best future to make that vision a reality. Our future selves are glad to have attended this program! Members may view the recording here.
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IWF NorCal Leadership
At the 2024 Annual Meeting, Valerie Corradini passed the President's gavel to Heather Pelant. Heather's new Executive Committee includes Pam Baker, VP, Diane Knoll, Treasurer, and Carolyn Vavrek, Secretary. Learn more about our leadership here.
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Exclusive access; shared experiences;
East Bay Supper Club
Access Event: Consul General of Ukraine
East Bay Book Club
IWF Western Region Cocktail Cafe
Marin/North Bay Book Club
San Francisco Book Club
Peninsula Book Club
An Evening at the San Francisco Ballet
Walk & Talk: San Francisco Presidio
Navigating the AI Revolution
Spring Dine Arounds
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.