of IWF-Northern California

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Legacy Celebration 2018

About the International Women's Forum-
Northern California

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.   

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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. 

Join our annual Legacy Celebration - The Power of Community on October 10, 2019! 

Now seeking Silent Auction items!  Donate

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Members in the News

September 11, IWF NorCal member Beth Devin, Managing Director, Innovation Network & Emerging Technology, Citi Ventures talks with John Furrier at Mayfield Fund in Menlo Park, CA as a part of the Mayfield People First Network. The interview is about 20 minutes and focuses on Beth's career as well as the significant change in the last many years driven by technology innovation. Watch video

On September 5, IWF NorCal member Susie Medak, Managing Director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre was featured in the Mercury News, where she "spills the beans on running the show at Berkeley Rep." She delves into her love of theater and what makes the business of the arts so complicated. Read article. Susie's interview with Inside Philanthropy "Play the Long Game" is also available here.

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Christina Bui

Kranz & Associates
Chief Revenue Officer

Jilma Meneses

Catholic Charities of San Francisoco


Jen Haile

Human Rights Watch
City Director

Our Members Tell Our Story

Maryles Casto:

"Joining IWF since 1986, I have had the opportunity to meet, inter-act, become friends and continue to be amazed at the inspiring women domestic & International members. Let’s continue to join hands and make our world a better one."

A new IWF NorCal member, Nakiye Boyacigiller, a dual member with IWF Turkey, met Valerie Corradini at a recent event, where they discovered Valerie would be traveling to Istanbul at the same time. They connected with Iffet Ozgonul, who is a co-founding member of the Turkey forum. Iffet owns one of the leading tour companies in Turkey and kindly showed Valerie and her guest the city. As Valerie noted on her return, her wonderful experience truly embodies the warmth and global connectivity of our IWF membership.  

Legacy Foundation

Seeking Auction Items!
The Legacy Foundation is preparing for it s annual auction, which will be held online and at its upcoming Celebration Event - the Power of Community on October 10. Please consider being part of this community by donating a special item for the silent and online auctions. We seek unique experiences with members and access to members' treasures. For examples of past donation items and more information, see here. Your auction item donations are the first step as we kick off our 2019 fundraising efforts. We have made tremendous strides in achieving our mission to improve the status of women and foster the development of future women leaders and need your support to continue the momentum! Through your gifts of time, talent and treasure, you are making a difference. Thank you!

East Bay Supper Club

On September 10, the East Bay Supper Club discussed "The 21st Century: The Century of Biology on Earth and Beyond," facilitated by IWF NorCal member Jill Tarter.

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Exclusive access; shared experiences; 
by members, for members

Videos from past webinars available here.

Pop Up! New Member Evening Social
Tuesday, October 1 | San Francisco

Legacy Foundation Celebration
Thursday, October 10 | San Francisco 

East Bay Connections: Reservoir Walk
Saturday, October 12 | Lafayette

Sovereignty, The Play
Saturday, October 12 | Marin

Retirement Living Panel Discussion/Webinar
Tuesday, October 22 | Burlingame

EBSC: How Asians View US Leadership  
Tuesday, November 12 | Orinda

U.S. Supreme Court Preview (Marin)

Wednesday, November 13 | Marin

U.S. Supreme Court Preview (Peninsula)

Thursday, November 21 | Los Altos 


Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 3 | San Francisco

Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | San Francisco


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.

Contact us at iwfnorcal@gmail.com                     1040 El Camino Real #205, Burlingame, CA 94010                                 415-227-9987