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Members in the News
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and Women’s History Month, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is honoring women who have risen above the challenges and barriers of advancement in order to achieve success in the legal profession. On March 31, MCCA honored IWF NorCal member Michelle Banks, Senior Advisor at BarkerGilmore LLC where she specializes in providing executive coaching to corporate general counsel in development. Read more.
March 30, IWF NorCal member and Roots of Peace CEO and Founder, Heidi Kuhn was featured on ABC7 News to talk about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has made on her family as her son and daughter-in-law are both doctors who are treating COVID-19 positive patients every day without the proper protective gear. She is calling on Silicon Valley and companies in the Bay Area to rally together to help healthcare workers on the frontline. Watch interview here.
Webinar: Rachel Mueller's Survival Tips
April 6, IWF NorCal member Rachel Mueller shared her list of “must have” items, as well as tips to survive our current shelter-in-place. Based on her personal experiences with 5 evacuations – 3 times for fire, 1 road closure and 1 bridge collapse, including being air lifted to safety by a Chinook helicopter, Rachel had tons of advice and tips on how to stock up, prepare, and stay calm. Members may view the webinar recording and download Rachel's "survival" lists here.
Webinar: Impact of Coronavirus on Community and Most Vulnerable Populations
March 30, IWF NorCal Members Kaye Foster, Jilma Meneses, and Leah Toeniskoetter (moderator), with special guest Jennifer Loving, discussed the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. Representing the Glide Memorial Foundation, Catholic Charities, and Destination Home, Kaye, Jilma, and Jennifer provided an overview of their respective organizations and how their priorities have changed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. They discussed actions that have been taken, current and immediate needs, as well as how members and their networks can help at this critical time. Members may view the webinar recording here.
IWF NorCal Events Have Gone Virtual
March 24, During this time of shelter-in-place, IWF NorCal members are staying connected through virtual meetings. Our book clubs and supper clubs are still getting together and we have established a weekly Virtual Community gathering for members to check in and share stories with each other. We are also offering member-led webinars on timely topics. Members may sign up for virtual events here.
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Legacy Announces Grants to our Partner Community
April 1, We hope for the safety and wellness of all in our our community. In a challenging time, IWF NorCal exhibits the power that comes through community. The Legacy Foundation extends that community to San Francisco Bay Area non-profits aligned with Legacy's mission of furthering the status of women and the development of women leaders. Our Legacy Community includes vetted non-profits--former Legacy Partners and finalists to whom Legacy has made previous grants. At this critical time, they are in dire need of our support. The Legacy Board is proud to announce our decision to grant $10,000 to be shared by GirlVentures and Year Up Bay Area to support the economically vulnerable in their communities in the time of COVID-19.
IWF NorCal Community Corner
April 7, As we continue sheltering in place, our members have been providing great suggestions on various topics from keeping active, dealing with home schooling and staying current on COVID-19 news. We have now created a new section on the website called the Community Corner where we share these great tips and resources from our members. If you have any to share, please contact us.
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Videos from past webinars available here.
IWF NorCal Virtual Community
Virtual Dine Around #1
Webinar: LIFT Your Social Media Skills
Book Launch: Heidi Kuhn's Breaking Ground
Virtual Dine Around #2
Webinar: Stock Market & COVID-19 Chaos
Virtual Dine Around #3
IWF West Coast Virtual Dine Around
Virtual EBSC: A Cosmic Perspective
Virtual Marin/North Bay Book Club
IWF NorCal Travels to Utah
New Connections Luncheon
Holiday Party (at the Aviation Museum)
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.