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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. 

Legacy is proud to present its 2019 Annual Report.


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Corporate Responsibility  

October 24, IWF NorCal members Beth Devin, Citi Ventures and Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Social Venture Circle, hosted a lively and engaging discussion on the trends and actions reported in the press daily on the topic of Corporate and Business Responsibility. 

Cryptocurrencies Topic at Recent East Bay Supper Club

October 15, the East Bay Supper Club met at the home of IWF NorCal member Amy Schioldager, and discussed Cryptocurrencies, featuring special guest Daisy Linden, Director of Internal Communications at Coinbase.

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Kim Box

Gatekeeper Innovations, Inc.
President and CEO

Susie Wee

Cisco Systems
SVP and Chief Technology Officer of DevNet

Cheryl (Cherie) Sorokin

Veaco Group

Our Members Tell Our Story

Dianne Patterson: IWF has been a constant in my life since 1990 when I was inducted into the first class of the Dallas Forum. For 10 years, I served on that board in nearly every capacity ending my tenure as president during our 10th Anniversary Year, 2000. That decade took me to every national and international conference IWF held throughout the world. In that time, our amazing organization became a never- ending source of friendship and inspiration because of the outstanding members. Now I am retired, and my husband and I live in three cities: Dallas, New York, and San Francisco where I am a member of all the Forums. Read more.

Legacy Foundation

Linda Clever: Giving through Friendship: By joining together, and celebrating others and their contributions.
Joining IWF NorCal in 1978, Linda Clever was one of the early leaders in IWF, her profession and community. Her passion for women remains unwavering. Twenty-one years ago, Linda and IWF partners founded RENEW, a non-profit organization focusing on the intersection of passion, purpose and life so devoted people can find meaning and joy, can be better than busy, and can have whole, healthy lives. Linda enjoys the company of highly accomplished women saying that “the women of IWF inspire me with their capability, quest for excellence and courage.” This year, in honor of Barbara Creed’s birthday, Linda contacted a number of IWF NorCal members, and suggested they make a Legacy donation as their gift. With $1,375 received in donations, this was a wonderful and creative way to celebrate Barbara’s birthday and recognize her many contributions to making the Legacy Foundation what it is today.
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Retirement Living Arrangements

October, 22, IWF NorCal member Barbara Creed facilitated an important and informative webinar and panel discussion on retirement living arrangements. Special guest panelists were Erika Thomas and Kayleen Miller with Avenidas Village in Palo Alto, and Pamela Marron with Sequoias Portola Valley.

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Exclusive access; shared experiences; 
by members, for members

Videos from past webinars available here.

Signature Event: 2019 Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 3 | San Francisco

Holiday Book Review
Monday, December 9 | San Francisco

Behind the Scenes: Glassybaby
Tuesday, December 10 | Berkeley

Behind the Scenes: Dandelion Chocolate
Friday, February 7, 2020 | San Francisco

The Band's Visit
Sunday, May 31, 2020 | San Francisco

Vietgone, Part 2
Sunday, June 28, 2020 | San Francisco


Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | San Francisco

New Connections Luncheon
Saturday, June 20, 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