The Preeminent Leadership Network


Nanette Lee Miller

Nanette is a native San Franciscan who has spent her entire business career in the Bay Area. She has been active as a mentor, supporter and business consultant for both private and public as well as not-for-profit and for-profit companies.


  • Finance and Advisory Committees - Archdiocese of San Francisco,
  • Audit Committee Chair and Board Member- Stern Grove Music Festival
  • Director – Openhouse San Francisco

Affiliations/Community Service

  • AICPA,
  • California State CPA Society,
  • Healthcare Management Association,
  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation


  • 2013 - 2014 - 2015 SF Business Times Women of Influence Award Winner
  • 2011 Catholic Charities Leadership Award
  • 2010 AICPA/California State CPA Society Woman to Watch Award - Experienced Leader, Inkindess Award Winner 2003 and 2010 for Aids Community Work for MHR

Nanette's interests and hobbies include opera, gourmet cooking and the Great California Outdoors.


Rebecca Barfknecht

Rebecca Barfknecht was first introduced to IWF when she was selected for participation in the 2006-7 IWF Fellows Program. This was a life changing experience where she met professional women from around the world for the purpose of learning to become better leaders with global experience and empathy. It was the start of an exciting and rewarding association with IWF.

From University Rebecca moved to the Bay Area with her husband, Andy. As he started his graduate work in Chemistry at Stanford University, she started her career as a technical writer with Western Electric. Quickly Rebecca moved on to Pacific Bell as a programmer, which eventually led her to the role of CIO for Pacific Bell Information Systems. After a long career in the Bell System, Rebecca moved on to start a great career in Financial Services for companies such as Charles Schwab, Intuit and Russell Investments. Rebecca is known for her leadership of Information Technology organizations specializing in Infrastructure Engineering & Hosting. She has a passion for improving effectiveness of organizations through the use of technology and teamwork. Today, Rebecca consultants with companies on IT Infrastructure and Workplace technology effectiveness. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Purdue University. She enjoys backpacking, x-country skiing, scuba diving, and flying (private pilot) with her husband, Andy. They are both active supporters of Peninsula Open Space Trust, Planned Parenthood and Purdue School of Science. Rebecca has been a member of IWF Northern California since 2008 and has served on the Board since 2012.

Past Presidents of Our Forum

Many thanks to the amazing group of leaders of our Forum who have given tirelessly of their time and ideas to make us the vibrant group that it is today.

(2012 and 2013) Sheryl Barden

(2010 and 2011) Cynthia Eisenberg

(2008 and 2009) Nannette Griswold

(2006 and 2007) Susan Cook Hoganson

(2005) Sylvia Kwan

(2003 and 2004) Sue Sprunk

(2001 and 2002) Barbara Creed

(1999 and 2000) Barbara Rambo

(1997 and 1998) Jeanne Allen

(1995 and 1996) Nina Gruen

(1993 and 1994) Susan Passovoy

(1992) Linda Moriarty

(1990 and 1991) Fran Streets

(1988 and 1989) Susan Shaffer

(1986 and 1987) Michele Hughes

(1984 and 1985) Nancy Stark

(1983) Anne Carol Brown

(1981 and 1982) Susan Bird

(1980) Judith Johnson

(1978 and 1979) Lorraine Legg

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