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.
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
March 2, IWF NorCal member and CEO of Futuro Health Van Ton-Quinlivan has been named to the list of the Top 50 Women Leaders in San Francisco for 2023. Van joins this year's roster of esteemed women executives and professionals from diverse sectors such as healthcare, technology, banking, and the environment, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their respective fields. Read more.
International Women's Day
IWF...7,800 Women Leaders Worldwide...We Are What We Believe.
Black History Month
IWF NorCal recognizes and honors our own black women leaders who are leading the way: Kimberly K. Brandon, Linda Calhoun, Paula Collins, Darolyn Davis, Sandra O. Floyd, Kaye Foster, Yvette Hollingsworth Clark, Pamela Joyner, Musimbi Kanyoro, Latanya Mapp Frett, Shawnte Mitchell, Rhonda Morris, Tomiquia Moss, Eva Paterson, Debra Plousha-Moore, Valencia Ray, Maxine Reynolds, Amy Saxton, Deborah A. Sims, Fran Streets, Belinda Stubblefield, Nichole Walker, and Vanessa Washington. We are so proud to have you part of our community!
Some favorite quotes, inspirations, and resources shared by IWF NorCal's Champions of Racial Equality (CoRE) Task Force and IWF NorCal Board members, in celebration of Black History Month.
90 Years of Diplomatic Relations
March 16, On the eve of St. Patrick's Day, Jennifer Chadwick, Vice Consul General of Ireland in San Francisco, joined IWF NorCal members to share Irish history, stories and a traditional Irish St. Patrick Day’s toast in the native language of Ireland, Gaeilge. We also heard about Saint Brigid's Day and had a delightful time together. Members may watch the recording here.
Pop Up! A SF Dinner Meet Up
March 9, IWF NorCal members Christi Haley-Stover and Diane Knoll organized a pop up dinner in San Francisco. Attendees had a delicious meal at Barcha with great company!
March 7, Members gathered at the home of Cailean Sherman for a fun evening of games!
Discovering What Matters Most
February 28, IWF NorCal member Dawn Gross , MD, PhD, hospice and palliative medicine specialist, led members in a session about Discovering What Matters Most while navigating complex life transitions. In the warm home of Cindy Kasabian, members came together and shared stories and food, which nourished everyone's souls and bodies, respectively.
JUSTICE: A New Musical
February 19, IWF NorCal members had a fun evening in Marin where they attended a performance of Justice at the Marin Theatre Company, followed by dinner at Tamalpie.
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Community Partner Engagement Opportunities
Meet the members of our Community Committee and learn more about our existing Community Partners!
The Community Committee is currently working on additional engagement opportunities for members. Please stay tuned.
2023 Annual Meeting
The 2023 Annual Meeting was held in two parts: a virtual business meeting on Tuesday, January 24th and a cocktail reception on Wednesday, January 25th. Members may view the recording and other related materials here.
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Exclusive access; shared experiences;
How ChatGPT is Disrupting Our Work & Lives
The Everyday Feminist w/Latanya Mapp Frett
IWF Western Region Cocktail Cafe
Stories of Triumph with Women Founders
Connecting New and Tenured Members
Women Leaders Reversing Global Warming
Marin/North Bay Book Club
Peninsula Book Club
Walk & Talk: South Bay Los Gatos Creek Trail
Wonderful Women of Disney Private Tour
2023 Dine Arounds: Fun, Friendship & Food
San Francisco Book Club
Marin/North Bay Book Club
Longevity Presents Business Opportunities
Dog-Friendly Beer Festival in Berkeley
A Conversation with Carla Harris
Videos from past webinars available here.
> Stay informed President's Message March 2023...and other messages from the President are 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.