May 4, 2018
Dear FWA Members, Sponsors and Supporters,
I hope you will join me on Wednesday, May 9th for the FWA’s SECOND ANNUAL SUMMIT, entitled, “The Future of Work,” and hear firsthand how trends and technology are changing the ways we work and invest.
The Conference will feature fascinating panel discussions and notable speakers, including industry leader in Blockchain Technology, Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset, and Keynote Speaker Alex Salkever, the celebrated co-author of “The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future.” All attendees will receive a complimentary, signed copy of his book.
Opening with a buffet lunch, this robust Conference and Cocktail Reception that follows will be held at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, and is generously sponsored by
Be part of this memorable afternoon!
I am recently back from the Land of the Rising Sun, where I was enthralled by the 2018 FWA International Business Conference in Tokyo. We heard from fascinating speakers about Japan’s economy and business climate, and the role of women. We heard from industry and finance leaders, as well as government officials who provided candid insights. Our sessions ranged from panel discussions at Japan’s leading firms, to hearing about Japan’s political role on the world stage at the U.S. Embassy, to touring Panasonic’s Innovation Center. And, of course, we savored traditional Japanese cuisine – with sake, sushi and ramen noodles, and made some terrific memories!
My heartfelt appreciation to Co-Chairs Ichun Lai and Mee Warren, and the entire Conference Committee. And a big “arigato gozaimasu,” which is “thank you” in Japanese, to all our speakers, sponsors and delegates for making the Conference such a great success.
I am pleased to announce that the FWA has started to build alliances with strong, like-minded organizations around the country, to expand our footprint and offer even more to our members. The first such alliance is with the Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) – so, if you are in San Francisco, you can attend their events at the discounted member price.
The FWA and the FWSF are proud to announce our first joint event together: “Tax Reform – Implications for You and Your Business”. It will be held on June 19th, and is generously sponsored by Standard & Poor’s Rating Agency at their San Francisco location. An esteemed group of panelists will discuss landmark changes – and how the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in the three decades will impact both individuals and businesses now and in the coming years.
FWA President 2017-18