Our Community

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. 

Our 2021 Community Celebration was held on November 10th. Members may view the recording here.

IWF Northern California is an affiliate of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), an invitation-only, member organization comprised of more than 7,800 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations across 74 local forums. View the IWF Brochure and latest IWF news.

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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.

Recent Events

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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Linda Cyrog

Principal, Coaching for Career Success

Laureen DeBuono

Managing Partner
FLG Partners, LLC

Kate Karniouchina

Dean, Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy, Mills College at Northeastern University

Martha Ryan

Chairman of the Board of Governors
The Commonwealth Club

Community Partner Engagement Opportunities

Meet the members of our Community Committee and learn more about our existing Community Partners

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; 
    by members, for members 

    Walk & Talk: Lafayette Reservoir 
    Saturday, December 2 | 8:30 am

    Holiday Book Review at Book Passage 
    Tuesday, December 5 | 5:00 pm

    Signature Event: 2023 Holiday Party 
    Thursday, December 14 | 12:00 pm 

    Peninsula Book Club - Book Exchange 
    Tuesday, January 16 | 5:30 pm

    Marin/North Bay Book Club 
    Sunday, January 21 | 12:00 pm

    San Francisco Book Club 
    Monday, January 22 | 6:30 pm

    Signature Event: 2024 Annual Meeting
    Tuesday, January 23 | 5:30 pm

    Signature Event: 2024 Cocktail Reception 
    Wednesday, January 24 | 5:00 pm

    Videos from past webinars available here.


    > Stay informed President's Message October 2023...and other messages from the President are available here.

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