Upcoming Events


Discussion on the New Gig Economy
Wednesday, 30 August, 2017 | San Francisco
Join this daytime event for a discussion on the new gig economy.  In the last five years, the world of work has changed dramatically.  Thanks to technology companies like Uber, TaskRabbit, and Instacart, the new “gig economy” seems to constantly be in the news. Sold out!  A waitlist is now open!

IWF NorCal Golf Outing
Thursday, 7 September, 2017 | San Francisco
Join us for the first annual IWF NorCal Golf Outing.  We will be playing a fun 9 hole tournament at the beautiful Olympic Club Ocean Course. Tournament format will be a “shambles” best ball format so all level golfers will have a great time.

Making Women’s Voices Heard and Paid Equally
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | San Francisco
Join a presentation on "Achieving Pay Equity for Women."  Speakers are Equal Rights Advocates Executive Director, Noreen Farrell, and Drucilla Ramey, IWF NorCal member, national spokesperson on issues of diversity and civil rights, and former Dean of GGU Law School.

Marin and North Bay Book Club - September
Monday, 18 September, 2017 | Corte Madera
Book: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne.

2017-18 IWF NorCal Theatre Season (Starting September 2017)
Sept. 17 – The Temptations – Berkeley Rep
Nov. 12 – Imaginary Comforts – Berkeley Rep
Dec. 3 – Watch on the Rhine – Berkeley Rep
Mar. 4, 2018 – Vietgone – Strand Theatre
Apr. 8, 2018 – The Wolves – Marin Theatre

East Bay Supper Club: America's Future: The Juvenile Justice System
Monday, 2 October, 2017 | Lafayette
Christa Gannon, IWF NorCal Member, lawyer, and Founder and CEO of Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY), will lead a discussion on our juvenile justice system, issues affecting our youth, and the impact it has on our economic and social health as a community and country.

An American in Paris
Sunday, 8 October, 2017 | San Francisco
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award® winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Sold out!  A waitlist is now open!

IWF NorCal Legacy Foundation Celebration - Past, Present, and Future
Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 | San Francisco
Join us for a fabulous evening to honor our past leaders and donors, learn about our current partners - Year Up and Girl Scouts, and what the future holds for  our Legacy Foundation. This will be fundraising event, which will include a silent auction.

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Members in the News


Thuy Vu, host of "KQED Newsroom," was chosen as on of the 30 most inspirational women during Women's History Month by the San Jose Mercury News and the East Bay Times


Eleanor Chang was profiled in an episode of "KQED Newsroom" on her participation in the Women's March in DC and what made her decide to become politically active for the first time at 60 years old.  She was interviewed by fellow IWF member, Thuy Vu, the host of "KQED Newsroom."  The interview was aired on Friday, April 28 at 7pm on Channel 9 as part of the program's one-hour special on the first 100 days of the Trump administration.  

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In Memoriam

Our dear friend and long time former IWF member, Marian Diamond, died in her home in Oakland on July 25.  She was a groundbreaking brain researcher at UC Berkeley that established the plasticity of the brain, meaning that the brain is subject to growth or attrition by the nature of its environment.  In 1984 Marian was asked to study a preserved slice of Albert Einstein’s brain and found more glial cells than in the average human brain.  Some scientists now believe that glial cells play a role in developing human imagination.

Members recall a fascinating event with Marian presenting on brain gender differences, she even brought along a real preserved human brain.  Marian was interviewed as one of 5 significant women leaders for an Oral History, sponsored by the IWF NorCal Legacy Foundation.  Click here for a link to the video tribute and a transcript of the Oral History.

A private service has been planned for Marian.  You can read Marian's entire obit here.


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