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.
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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.
July 22, Congratulation to IWF NorCal member Min Chen, who is featured on the cover of Forbes Centroamérica presenting the 100 Most Powerful Women. Her startup Wisy is considered one of the most successful startups born in LATAM with headquarters in Silicon Valley. Wisy's breakthrough technology enables the consumer goods industry to leverage AI and predictive analytics to reduce out-of-stocks at physical stores, solving a $1T annual problem.
July 20, Congratulations to IWF NorCal member Karen Derr Gilbert, partner at FTV Capital, who was named one of The Top Women Leaders in Growth Investing of 2022 by GrowthCap. The individuals selected for The Top Women Leaders in Growth Investing of 2022 are those who have demonstrated deep expertise in private company investing, portfolio management, firm operations as well as business expansion strategy and execution. Read more.
2022 New Connections Luncheon
July 23, we met at The Olympic Club, in-person as a group, for the first time in way too long. Members old and new enjoyed seeing each other and re-connecting, updating on our lives, changed hairstyles, and how we’ve adapted to this new normal. Some beautiful things persist, as we welcomed our new members and celebrated the spirit of our Forum camaraderie to “come as you are” for inspiration, friendship and community.
2022 Summer Camp
July 15 - 17, Summer Camp 2022 was spectacular! It was so good to get back together in person again, and as always, the friendships formed and renewed over the weekend were amazing. Everyone had a great time and Summer Camp shows that whether you are a 2 month member or a 40 year member we all have that special quality that makes us a community.
An Escape Room Adventure
June 12, IWF NorCal members and guests went on an Escape Room adventure at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The group successfully solved the puzzle challenges in the Great Houdini Escape Room, and proved themselves worthy of the title Master Escape Artist! What a fun way to get to know one another!
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In June 2020, we created our Champions of Racial Equality (CoRE) Task Force with a goal of providing a safe place where we could have the difficult conversations around race, while building a community to share stories, learn from each other and ultimately share this experience with our fellow IWF NorCal members. Read more.
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Exclusive access; shared experiences;
Monday, August 15 | 5:30 pm
Peninsula Book Club
Pop Up: Summer Outdoor Mingle
What I Did On My Summer Vacation
Presidio Tunnel Tops Exploration & Walk
San Francisco Book Club
Peninsula Book Club
Pop Up: New Member Welcome
It’s Our Vote, Yet Is It Our Right?
Webinar: Leadership Success
IWF World Leadership Conference
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.