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 2021 Annual Report *NEW*
Our 2021 Community Celebration was held on November 10th. Members may view the recording here.
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Members in the News
April 20, IWF NorCal member Maryles Casto, Chairman and CEO of MVC Solutions, shares her views on business travel, Silicon Valley tech titans and the Great Resignation, in an interview with The Mercury News. Read more.
April 6, Two IWF NorCal members, Barbara Adachi and Kim Box, are 2022 NACD Directorship 100 honorees. Congratulations Barbara and Kim! The annual NACD Directorship 100™ celebrates and recognizes the most influential directors and leaders in the corporate governance community who have demonstrated excellence in the boardroom through innovation, courage, and integrity. Read more.
Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month
May 14, IWF NorCal members gathered at Fang Restaurant in San Francisco in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month and to hear from IWF NorCal member Anna Mok, President and Chair of Ascend Leadership and Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, in a fireside chat with IWF NorCal member Margaret Conley. The group also met Chef Kathy Fang and enjoyed her delicious cuisine. The conversation was engaging, informative and thought provoking.
Behind the Scenes at Airfield Supply Co.
May 6, IWF NorCal members received a private tour of Airfield Supply Company, one of California’s largest medical and adult use cannabis facilities. The group was guided through Airfield Supply’s plant growing, extraction, production and retail space. It was a great opportunity to learn more about California’s largest cash crop and the country’s fastest growing employment sector.
Cinco de Mayo Virtual Meet Up
May 5, IWF NorCal members gathered for a virtual meet up on Cinco de Mayo. In addition to catching up with each other, the group learned about Cinco de Mayo history and traditions. Hosted by IWF NorCal board member Pam Baker, it was a warm and festive time. Salud!
"Overqualified"- Attorneys Discuss New Justice
April 27, IWF NorCal and CoRE Task Force member Nicole Kelsey was joined by special guests Monise Brown, Heather Choi, and Michelle Thomas to discuss their perspectives on the historic appointment of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Together, these attorneys provided context to the history of Black women in the law and in their own experiences in the profession. They also highlighted expectations about the value Judge Brown Jackson will add to the Court, with regard to both its own internal dynamics and certain substantive areas of law currently under scrutiny across our nation. It was an insightful and informative session. Members may view the recording here.
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2021 Annual Report
April 20, we are excited to share our 2021 Annual Report. Another extraordinary year, 2021 was about resilience as our members remained engaged and supported each other while enduring another year of the pandemic.
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Exclusive access; shared experiences;
Walk & Talk: Lafayette Reservoir
Dine Arounds: Fun, Friendship & Food
Walk & Talk: Belmont
Pop Up: An Escape Room Adventure
Cocktail Cafe with IWF Chicago
Marin/North Bay Book Club
Peninsula Book Club
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.