3rd Annual "Empowering Women for the Future"
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3rd Annual

When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Noon to 3:30 pm
Where: The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
(@ Mission)
San Francisco, California  94105
United States

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Third Annual International Women's Day Event

“Empowering Women For The Future”

The Bay Area Financial Education Foundation (BAFEF) is proud to present the third annual “Empowering Women For The Future” – a volunteer event celebrating International Women’s Day, where local women in finance will spend an afternoon mentoring Bay Area middle and high school girls participating in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s enrichment programs. The event is supported by our allied organizations including 100 Women in Finance, CFA Society San Francisco’s Women’s Initiative Network and the Financial Women of San Francisco. 

The event kicks off with a luncheon and speakers Janeth Medina and Carissa Weir, both past recipients of a Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) Scholarship, and are active members of FWSF. Janeth currently serves on the FWSF Board of Directors. Following lunch, volunteers will be paired with students for mentoring/coaching in a structured format, guided by NFTE teachers. The event will wrap up with sharing by the students and expressions of gratitude!

During this structured program, women in finance who participate will be serving as coaches to the young women, helping to develop the students’ personal mission and offering advice on how to improve their business plans and presentation skills. Volunteers will be paired 1:1 with NFTE students, assisting them with developing their ideas fully, focusing on the areas they have difficulty understanding or articulating, and helping them to prepare them for presenting their ideas before an audience and a panel of judges. NFTE program directors will lead the session and provide support throughout the afternoon.



Janeth Medina, Corporate Development Analyst, Bank of the West

Janeth Medina is a Corporate Development Analyst at Bank of the West. Ms. Medina develops strategic business cases for business lines to improve the growth and profitability of their businesses. She also provides program management support for major bank-wide transformation initiatives focusing on the corporate strategy of the Bank. Ms. Medina became a member of the FWSF in 2013 after being awarded a FWSF graduate scholarship. She served as a Mills College Team Lead for three years and is currently a board member and the Scholarship Program co-chair. Ms. Medina has an MBA and a BA in Political, Legal and Economic Analysis from Mills College.

Carissa WeirMBA Candidate, Finance | Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy, Mills College

Carissa Weir, originally from Jamaica, spent some of her childhood in England, and her teenage years in the U.S. Currently, she is pursuing an MBA in Finance at the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College. Ms. Weir is an environmental technician for a consulting firm, and has served as a volunteer and board member at YEAH! Berkeley. Post-MBA, she is looking forward to a stimulating career in finance, as well as, the materialization of business ventures to benefit her family in Jamaica. She is a film fanatic and a foodie who dreams of traveling the world.





Thursday, March 8, 2018

Noon - 3:30 pm