By Citi October 14, 2010 12:11 PM
Financial Women's Association of San Francisco (FWA) recently hosted a lunch to celebrate its 2010 Financial Woman of the Year: Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, President of Citibank. At the lunch in downtown San Francisco, more than 600 people gathered to honor Rebecca.
Photo: Justin Jones
Each year the FWA chooses a leader in the Bay Area who demonstrates a commitment to her profession and community, and who actively promotes the advancement of women. "As an outstanding professional in the financial services industry, a visionary leader and a fantastic mentor for women, Rebecca lives the values of our organization," the FWA said when it announced the 2010 winner.
The FWA's theme for the Woman of the Year event - Lead, Mentor and Inspire - provided a powerful backdrop. During the program, the organization introduced its 2010 scholarship recipients, which included two undergraduate and six graduate students from the Bay Area. In total, the FWA provided $70,000 in scholarships to the students to pursue their education.
In her remarks, Rebecca talked about important lessons she has learned in her life, her "management mantras," and key "kernels of wisdom" that have helped her in her career. She also discussed the importance of leadership and mentorship, and of helping others succeed.