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Network 2017

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Network 2015

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Network 2015 presents Redefining Bytes & Bites.

Network 2015 took place on June 4, 2015 at Nordstrom San Francisco Centre. The event featured four rising stars who dared to take their careers down less expected paths. The attendees enjoyed hearing their views and being inspired by their stories. Their passion was evident. We can’t wait to see what more these young women will achieve.

Proceeds raised from this event will be directed to the PAAWBAC Catalyst Fund.

PAAWBAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit: organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID# 94-3039366

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Network 2013

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Women as Game Changers

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Network 2011

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Network 2011 presents women of Style & Substance – PAAWBAC invites you to meet and learn how successful women have made their journey to their current positions. Hear how perseverance, resilience and making the most of opportunities can lead to personal success.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Plant café organic
Pier 3, Embarcadero,
San Francisco

Hon. JEAN QUAN, Mayor, Oakland

California Mayor Quan holds the distinctions of being the first Asian American woman mayor of a major U.S. city, and the first Asian American and first woman elected mayor of Oakland. A longtime community activist, her career as an elected official began as an Oakland school board member in 1989.

JENNY MING President & CEO, Charlotte Russe

Ms. Ming was part of the executive team that founded Old Navy in 1994, and has twice appeared on the Forbes list of 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. She is a member of Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of accomplished Chinese Americans from business leaders to the arts.

VALERIE NARA Proprietor, Japonica

Ms. Nara operates a floral+gift boutique and espresso bar+cafe in San Francisco’s Richmond district. This second generation floral designer’s vocation is a culmination of her diverse experience in fashion, software fulfillment and the internet streaming industry. She has been a member of PAAWBAC’s Board of Directors since 2000.

Network 2009

June 4, 2009 | By | No Comments

Joining us will be San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong

In 1988, PAAWBAC honored Chief Fong as one of our Woman Warriors for her leadership, courage and commitment to community. Please join us in thanking her for 3o years of service to the City and County of San Francisco.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Welk Fargo Penthouse
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104


Heather was born and raised in San Francisco. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of San Francisco and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University. She served as a Police Activities League Cadet and Civil Service Police Cadet prior to entering the Department. She was sworn in as a Police Officer in 1977, and worked up through the ranks of inspector, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, commander, deputy chief. On January 22, 2004, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Heather as the Acting Chief of Police and Chief of Police on April 14, 2004.

During her career, she has been assigned to patrol, served as an Academy training officer and instructor, child abuse investigator, youth programs coordinator, drug education instructor, grant writer, strategic planner, and district station watch commander and captain.

Heather was assigned to the Special Operations Division in August 1998 when she was promoted to Commander. In that position, she had responsibility for the Traffic, Tactical, and MUNI Transit Companies. In June 2000, upon promotion to Deputy Chief, she was assigned to the Field Operations Bureau, where she managed the uniformed patrol personnel of the San Francisco Police Department. In August 2002, she was assigned to oversee the Administration Bureau and had responsibility for fiscal, personnel, training, planning, information systems, and other support services.

In late 2008, after nearly five years as the City’s Police Chief and 30 years of distinguished service to the City and County of San Francisco, Heather announced her retirement. She continues to serve as Chief of Police until a replacement is named.