San Francisco Federal Credit Union hosts women-focused small-business panel

SAN FRANCISO, CA (November 8, 2013) — San Francisco Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, recently hosted a panel discussion about small-business ownership as part of its Women’s Wealth Initiative program, a financial education group for women in the Bay Area.

“The Triumphs and Tribulations of Women-Owned Small Businesses” featured a panel discussion moderated by Jane Gong, project manager for the San Francisco Office of Small Business. The panelists included:

  • Dawn Ackerman, president and chief financial officer of OutSmart Office Solutions, Inc.;
  • Adele Berry, freelance marketing and business consultant;
  • Gabi Moskowitz, editor-in-chief of Broke-Ass Gourmet and author of The Broke-Ass Gourmet Cookbook; and
  • Marissa Toriggino, managing partner of Yoga Garden SF.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming success of our second-ever Women’s Wealth Initiative event,” said Lara Brecher, Business Development Officer at San Francisco Federal Credit Union. “With so many women now at the helm of small businesses or working toward starting one, we wanted to provide an opportunity for financial and professional business guidance.”

The event’s twenty attendees also enjoyed a networking mixer with refreshments and a raffle featuring prizes donated by the panelists. “I am so glad that I attended the panel discussion this morning,” said one attendee. “Every one of the panelists was very inspirational, and I am honored to have been present to [hear] their wisdom and encouragement.”

About San Francisco Federal Credit Union

San Francisco Federal Credit Union has been serving San Francisco since 1954. Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties may apply for membership. We currently serve more than 31,000 members. San Francisco FCU is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration and is an Equal Housing Lender.

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