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 (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.

Why Join? 


At Regional and National Conferences: AFWA regional and national conferences provide forums for accounting and finance professionals, at any career level, to learn from leading experts on ways to enhance professional and technical skills. The conferences also provide opportunities for women across the country to form connections with industry leaders and those just beginning their careers, all while earning CPE.

At Buffalo Chapter Events: Connect with professionals in your field at Chapter events that range from CPE sessions, to networking events, to community volunteer activities.

With a Mentor: All levels of the accounting and finance profession are represented within our membership, allowing you to connect with mentor or mentee.

With a New Colleague and Friend: Your AFWA Chapter will become your local professional community and you’ll develop lifelong personal and professional connections with these women.


By continually learning new technical skills and developing professional skills necessary to increase your value as an employee, as a boss, or a business owner.

By developing a strong network with women with common professional goals, locally and nationally, who work for a variety of companies and industries.

By serving in a leadership position in your Chapter, and even advancing to a National volunteer position with the National Board or Foundation of AFWA.


AFWA’s mission is to empower members to achieve their professional goals. The leadership positions you assume within the organization translate to a higher aptitude to lead in the office and the industry. You’ll improve both your soft and professional skills, increasing your leadership potential and impressing your boss and clients.

Benefits of Joining the Buffalo Chapter of AFWA:

  • Discounts on local monthly meetings - including dinner, networking, and guest speakers
  • $80+ worth of FREE CPE
  • Get involved in chapter events, planning, and volunteer in the community
  • AFWA member discounts for meeting and conferences
  • Exclusive Member Only scholarships for review courses and certifications
  • Network with members in different areas of accounting and financial expertise
  • Personal and professional support
  • Create business contacts locally and nationally
  • Discounts on products and services from AFWA partners
  • Job referral network
  • Access to a Members Only website full of Chapter and leadership development resources
  • National and Spring Conferences held across the country for CPE and networking 
  • Access to a National Directory of Accounting and Finance Professionals
  • Leadership opportunities at the local and national levels
  • AFWA National Resources
  • Student Membership

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