Our Story

The mission of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance is to enable women in all accounting and finance fields to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their profession.

Our Values

Our members succeed as we encourage and empower them to take on challenges for personal and professional growth.
Members develop leadership skills and serve as leaders in their businesses and communities.
Our members conduct business in a manner that offers trust, accountability, ethics, and mutual respect.
Members are enthusiastic about their work, their industry, and the impact they are making.


AFWA has allowed me to learn leadership skills, team interaction, and over all great friendships that have helped me throughout out my career. I got my first job in public accounting because of AFWA.
Dianna Patton, CPA, CFP
AFWA showed me that I had a career – not just a job. AFWA helped me see that there are opportunities out there that I had never considered. If you put in some effort – you can continue to grow.
Kris Culliton, CPA, CGMA

A Legacy of Expertise

Founded in 1938 to increase the opportunities for women in all fields of accounting and finance, members of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and their companies benefit from resources that accelerate their professional growth. The industry has evolved enormously for women in the past 75 years, with our organization smartly and passionately evolving with it, ahead of the curve, so that all women in accounting and finance can excel.

A Plan for Your Future

AFWA promotes the professional growth of women in all facets of accounting and finance. Members increase their career potential by connecting with colleagues, receiving education and mentorship to advance their careers, and developing leadership skills. For more than 75 years, members have tapped into a network of successful, motivated, and influential professionals who understand the unique position of being a woman in the industry and who, together, contribute to the future development of their profession.