Are you or someone you know interested in joining the AFWA Board for the 2018-2019 year? We have 3 spots available and we would love for you to be a part of it! If interested in learning more, please contact the Communications Chair today!
Letter From the President, Christina Barone:
It has been another great year for the Buffalo Chapter of AFWA. We had some really successful events this year including Pallet Craft Night, Fraud & Tax Updates, and our annual Holiday Charity Dinner to name a few. Thank you to everyone on the board for your efforts in planning all of our events. We have another exciting year coming up starting with our 80 year celebration of AFWA happening in July - Details to follow!
We are also looking for new and exciting events and topics for next year. A quick survey is listed below - Please take a few minutes to share your ideas.
I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to renew your membership. If you are not a member, sign up today to get ready for our upcoming year. If you are interested in getting involved, there are a few board positions that are open. It is a great opportunity to meet new professionals in the community!
As we all seem to take on more responsibilities in our personal and professional lives, it is also important to keep AFWA organization in mind. AFWA has been around for decades, during all the changes in the industry for women. We would love to continue its success going forward!
Thank you for a fantastic year - see you in July for AFWA's 80th year celebration!
We need your help!
Please fill out this quick survey to help us identify venues and speakers for the upcoming AFWA Events Season and suggest Charities for the December Fundraising Holiday Dinner!
Do you have a colleague in mind who would benefit from an AFWA membership? A co-worker who has asked for more information about AFWA? Or a guest who comes to events but hasn't yet joined? We know introducing women to AFWA can be difficult and sometimes it's hard to find the words to express the benefits of membership. We want to make it easier for you! AFWA has launched a new membership referral program. When you refer a contact to AFWA, a national volunteer will send a personalized message to that individual. When your referral joins AFWA, you receive a certificate for $10 off your membership renewal!
The mission of the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance is to enable women in accounting, financial, and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional, and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession. Founded in 1938 to increase the opportunities for women in all fields of accounting and finance, members of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) 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.
Questions? Email our Membership Chair!
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Our AFWA Members now have the opportunity to post jobs on the AFWA website for free! These job postings stay posted for 3 months and they will reach the entire AFWA email list in the monthly e-Newsletters, in addition to, being posted on the website here for 3 months! To start, click here, and sign in with your username and password!
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS - JOIN LEAP!
AFWA LEAP Advisory Council is now accepting applications from AFWA members 35 years old and under. LEAP provides a great opportunity for young professionals to get involved at a national level - and represent the voice of all emerging leaders in AFWA. Learn more
AFWA partners with businesses and organizations to bring you added benefit to your AFWA membership through discounts on products and services. Check out the discounts here!
AFWA Chapter Coach Program
The role of chapter coach will provide our experienced AFWA members an easy way to connect and share their experiences. This program will also provide our Chapters with important mentoring and support at a local level that has been missing without Regional Directors. We are now seeking volunteer members to become Chapter Coaches! Learn more about Chapter Coaches
Women of Influence
Do you know of a Woman of Influence within AFWA’s membership? Our goal is to expand the Women of Influence community to include even more distinguished professional women. Download the application here.
Accounting MOVE Project
View the 2017 Accounting MOVE Project report to challenge your Firm to:
• build transparent career paths that enable women to address work-life conflicts and find solutions.
• adopt best practices from firms that are leading the way toward gender equity in accounting leadership.
• implement firm wide measurements for advancing women in all practice areas in order to remain competitive.
As a benefit to your membership in AFWA, we offer free webinars to inspire you in your career and fast-pace your professional development. You can participate in any live webinar (most deliver 1 hour of CPE to live attendees) or you can view the webinar on demand at your convenience. Vsit the AFWA Events page to find out about upcoming webinars and events.