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. 

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

August 4, Congratulations to IWF NorCal member and Senior Executive Vice President of First Republic Private Wealth Management Susie Cranston, who was named Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank, effective September 1, 2022. Read more.

In Memoriam 

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of beloved IWF NorCal member Jane Bowyer's passing on August 2, 2022. IWF NorCal member Susie Hoganson shares "When Jane joined IWF NorCal in 2002, she participated immediately at the leadership level as well as the activity level. Jane was always ready for fun such as summer camp. Little stopped her and she lived her life with gusto, energy and enthusiasm. The day before she died was filled with love, laughter, food and games with her family. She will be missed." Read more.

Robert Beresford Williams, beloved husband of IWF NorCal member Carol Mayer Marshall passed away peacefully the morning of August 22, 2022 with family members by his side. "To the last day of his 101 year life, Bob was fully engaged. He had a smile on his face and said he was “one lucky guy” to have lived the life he did. Details about a Memorial Service will come later." -- Carol Mayer Marshall    

Recent Events

Mobilizing for Democracy

September 29, Members gathered for a timely ”behind the headlines” examination of challenges to voting in the upcoming elections. With special guest Bridgett A. King, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program at Auburn University, and IWF NorCal member and President of RENEW, Linda Hawes Clever, participants received a deeper understanding of the issues at play and concrete action steps to support democracy. Members may view the recording here.

Power Up Your Image

September 27, IWF NorCal member and IMAGE/FrockStar/Exec Coach Suzie Woodward Morris led members on an IMAGE/FASHION extravaganza focused on what to wear 'apr├Ęs-pandemic.' Members had a fun time shopping in San Francisco and being transformed!

San Francisco Book Club

September 12, The inaugural meeting of the San Francisco Book Club was held at the home of IWF NorCal member Carol Fleming. Members discussed the book Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff and enjoyed a potluck dinner. The book club will meet every other month at a member's home; the next gathering will be on November 14.

Walk & Talk: Presidio Tunnel Tops

September 10, IWF NorCal members explored the Presidio Tunnel Tops together for a nice Saturday morning walk & talk. Some members also went to lunch together afterwards.  

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Anne Cunningham

University of California, Berkeley

Kirsten Garen

Chief Information Officer
CDK Global

Claire Lachance

Institue for Noetic Sciences (IONS)

Community Partner Engagement Opportunities

Meet the members of our Community Committee and learn more about our existing Community Partners

Join IWF NorCal members and Rise Up Leadership Council members Kathy Anderson and Jodi Morris at Rise Up's 8th Annual Gala, which will be held virtually on October 6, 2022 from 9 am to 10 am (Pacific). Learn more.

The Community Committee is currently working on additional engagement opportunities for members. Please stay tuned.

Vote for Your 2023 Board of Directors

It is time to elect the directors for our 2023 IWF NorCal Board of Directors. We have three members who have been nominated to serve beginning in January 2023 and they need your vote! Ballots were emailed to members via Survey Monkey on September 14 and are due by October 14. 

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    Exclusive access; shared experiences; 
    by members, for members 

    IWF NorCal Virtual Meet Up 
    Thursday, October 13 | 4:30 pm

    Walk & Talk: Lafayette Reservoir 
    Saturday, October 15 | 8:30 am

    Marin/North Bay Book Club 
    Monday, October 17 | 5:30 pm

    Peninsula Book Club
    Tuesday, October 18 | 5:30 pm

    IWF West Coast Cocktail Cafe 
    Wednesday, October 19 | 4:00 pm

    SCOTUS: Key Decisions from Last Term 
    Tuesday, October 25 | 4:00 pm

    Behind the Scenes: SF Chronicle 
    Thursday, October 27 | 5:00 pm

    Conversations about ReWirement 
    Wednesday, November 9 | 5:00 pm

    San Francisco Book Club 
    Monday, November 14 | 6:30 pm

    Peninsula Book Club 
    Tuesday, November 15 | 5:30 pm

    SCOTUS: Cases to Watch This Term 
    Tuesday, November 29 | 4:00 pm

    Signature Event: 2022 Holiday Party 
    Thursday, December 8 | 12:00 pm

    An Evening at Filoli: Holiday Fire Pit 
    Wednesday, December 14 | 5:00 pm

    JUSTICE: A New Musical 
    Sunday, February 19 | 4:00 pm

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