International Women's Forum Northern California

IWF Northern California is a vibrant community of accomplished and diverse women leaders and part of a global network of 7,000 members across 34 countries. We strive to be agents of change to advance women’s leadership and champion equality worldwide. Through our curated events, we bring together multi-generations of women to learn, share perspectives, and support one another in intimate settings. We are a true sisterhood of extraordinary women whose foundation is built on our core tenets of leadership, friendship, community and inspiration.  READ MORE >  

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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. READ MORE > 

Legacy's 2020 Annual Report

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Members in the News  

May 25, Congratulations to IWF NorCal member Yvette Hollingsworth Clark for her election to the board of directors at Air Lease Corporation. Yvette is currently president & CEO of Hollingsworth Compliance Consulting, and has held global leadership roles in financial services. Read more

Recent Events

Mini Summer Camp

June 5, It was a ray of IWFNorCal Summer Camp sunshine as 35 members gathered across five locations for outdoor picnics! Members reconnected at this first in person event since March 2020 and the afternoon was filled with hugs, laughter, food, drinks and the joys of sisterhood. 

Women and Wealth

May 25, IWF NorCal members Valerie Corradini, Robin Hauser, Heather Pelant and Barbara Pierce shared their expertise and perspectives to explore the behavioral attitudes, cultural drivers and gender dynamics of how women relate to money and finance. Participants watched an exclusive preview of the documentary $avvy and learned of tools to empower women, at any stage in their lives, to take action toward aligning their financial, social and investing intentions. 

Transitions...As We Mature...I Wish I Had Known... 

May 11, IWF NorCal members Yvette Hollingsworth Clark and Dr. Valencia Ray helped to unpack the aging process and the multiple transitions we as women may experience. This informative conversation helped answer many questions on aging transitions, functional medicine, diet and healthy living. Members may view the webinar recording here

Bi-Coastal Cocktail Cafe  

May 6, IWF members from IWF British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Southern California, Northern California and the Caribbean/Bermuda attended our first "Bi-Coastal Cocktail Cafe." With up to 8 IWF members in each of the 22 Cafes, it was a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know some of our IWF sisters in other West Coast and Caribbean/Bermuda forums.  

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Legacy Foundation 

Make a Difference for Girls and Local Heroes with Cookies!

February 12, Key tenets of IWF NorCal and the Legacy Foundation are Community and Impact. We are excited to kick-off an initiative to help girls increase access to Girl Scout experiences and address racial and economic equity by creating opportunities for girls living in low-income communities to build competence in STEM, the outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship and to develop the leadership outcomes available through Girl Scout programs. We are supporting this initiative by buying Girl Scout cookiesLearn more

Celebrating 1 Year

June is the one year anniversary since the formation of the CoRE Task Force, whose purpose is to examine, challenge and discover how, as leaders, we can accelerate positive change in individuals, organizations and systems of racial inequity to ensure equality within our community.  Members may learn more about CoRE's journey via President Adachi's June 2 message and CoRE's webpage

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    Exclusive access; shared experiences; 
    by members, for members 

    IWF NorCal Coffee Club 
    Register by June 14 | 5:00 pm

    Virtual Peninsula Book Club 
    Tuesday, June 15 | 6:00 pm

    SPACtion Update: The Insider's Perspectives 
    Wednesday, June 16 | 12:00 pm

    EB Connections: Lafayette Reservoir Walk 
    Saturday, June 19 | 8:00 am

    Virtual Marin/North Bay Book Club
    Monday, June 21 | 5:30 pm 

    IWF NorCal Virtual Meet Up 
    Thursday, June 24 | 4:00 pm

    Walk and Talk in Tiburon 
    Saturday, June 26 | 10:00 am

    Videos from past webinars available here.

    IWF Global Event Calendar available here.


    > Stay informed The Scoop #31 - It's Time for a Hug and other messages from President Barbara Adachi are available here.

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    Visiting IWF Global Members

    Are you an IWF member visiting the San Francisco Bay Area? Please contact IWF Northern California's President at to connect with local members while you are in town.

    Contact us at           1040 El Camino Real #205, Burlingame, CA 94010            415-227-9987