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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IWF-Northern California is an affiliate of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), an invitation-only, member organization comprised of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. IWF OVERVIEW VIDEO

The Legacy Foundation

Legacy works to improve the status of women and foster the development of future women leaders. READ MORE > 

Legacy's 2020 Annual Report

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Members in the News  

August 6, IWF NorCal member Susan Brennan has been appointed President and CEO of Romeo Power, effective August 16, 2021. Susan brings to the role more than 30 years of experience as a global leader in the automotive and energy industries. She most recently held the role of Chief Operations Officer at Bloom Energy. Congratulations Susan! Read more. 

July 22, The Conference Board has elected IWF NorCal member Anna Mok to its Board of Trustees, effective immediately. Anna serves as the Asia Pacific Leader for the Advisory Practice and a Global Lead Client Services Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP.Anna is also the Co-founder, President, and Chairman of Ascend & Ascend Foundation as well as the Co-founder of Ascend Pinnacle. Congratulations Anna! Read more.

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

Recent Events

Virtual Community "Meet Up"

September 14, after taking the summer off, members joined us once again for a casual virtual "meet up" where we break out into smaller groups to catch up and connect with one another. We look forward to seeing you again in October!

A Live Cooking Experience with Truffle Shuffle 

September 2, members were treated to a fun and interactive truffle cooking experience from their respective kitchens. Together, led by chef Alejandro of Truffle Shuffle San Francisco, members cooked Risotto alla Milanese. This event was made possible by First Republic and was hosted by Hafize Gaye Erkan, Co-CEO, President and Board Member, and IWF NorCal member.   

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Erin Bradrick

NEO Law Group


Nichole Walker

City National Bank

SVP & Sr. Wealth Strategist

Legacy Foundation 

Community Partnership in Action!

July 28, IWF NorCal members Beth Devin, Pam Baker, Sandra Floyd and Eleanor Chang provided Legacy Community Partner Year Up's students with a valuable workshop on leadership today. "This was the perfect segue for our students who will be finishing their Learning and Development phase this week. They will all be transitioning to their next phase, an internship at one of our Bay Area corporate partners on Monday!"Year Up Associate Director of Institutional Giving Elissa Stankiewicz  

Vote for New 2022 Board Members!

It is time to elect the new Directors for the 2022 IWF Northern California Board. The Board Nominating Committee selected five incredible candidates to fill opening board seats, and a ballot was sent to all active members on September 17. Please check your email for the ballot from via Survey Monkey and submit your vote by Monday, October 18.

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    Exclusive access; shared experiences; 
    by members, for members 

    Women and Wealth: $avvy Documentary 
    Wednesday, September 29 | 4:00 pm

    IWF DC: Women's Leadership Series 
    Thursday, September 30 | 2:00 pm

    Virtual Book Launch: Ellen Snee's "Lead" 
    Thursday, October 7 | 5:00 pm

    IWF NorCal Virtual "Meet Up" 
    Thursday, October 14 | 4:00 pm

    Virtual Marin/North Bay Book Club 
    Monday, October 18 | 5:30 pm

    Virtual Peninsula Book Club 
    Tuesday, October 19 | 6:00 pm

    Virtual Marin/North Bay Book Club 
    Monday, November 15 | 5:30 pm

    US Supreme Court Cases to Watch 
    Tuesday, November 30 | 4:00 pm

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    > Stay informed The Scoop #36 - It's Time to Hear from YOU during the IWF NorCal Fall Listening Tour and other messages from President Barbara Adachi are available here.

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    Contact us at           1040 El Camino Real #205, Burlingame, CA 94010            415-227-9987