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 2021 Annual Report *NEW*

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 7,500 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

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

Recent Events

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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Sandra Shirai


Vice Chairman, Global Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Leader (retired)
Deloitte Consulting LLP 

Vanessa Washington

Independent board member

Community Partner Engagement Opportunities

Get involved with our Community Partners! Girl Scouts of Northern California is seeking volunteers to speak at upcoming conferences, after school programs and Exec Connect events in February through May. Learn more.


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; 
    by members, for members 

    Walk & Talk: Lafayette Reservoir 
    Saturday, June 4 | 8:00 am

    Dine Arounds: Fun, Friendship & Food 
    Thursday, June 9 | 6:00 pm

    Walk & Talk: Belmont 
    Saturday, June 11 | 10:00 am

    Pop Up: An Escape Room Adventure 
    Sunday, June 12 | 10:00 am

    Cocktail Cafe with IWF Chicago 
    Wednesday,  June 15 | 4:00 pm 

    Marin/North Bay Book Club 
    Monday, June 20 | 5:30 pm

    Peninsula Book Club
    Tuesday, June 21 | 5:30 pm

    Summer Camp
    Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 17

    Videos from past webinars available here.

     RESOURCES

    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