AFWA April 2021 Newsletter Print

Upcoming Events

AFWA Virtual Fraud Update: The Evolution of a Homicide Investigation: A Forensic Accountant Approach

April 21, 2021 ~ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for this unique approach on the Fraud Update this year - The Evolution of a Homicide Investigation: A Forensic Accountant Approach.  Sign up today and we will send you a virtual link for the event!


Mollie Brewster is a forensic accountant with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has a master’s degree in forensic accounting.  Prior to her 15 years with the FBI, Mollie worked for ten years as a litigation paralegal specializing in complex products liability matters, then another ten years as a tax consultant with Ernst & Young and Deloitte.   Outside of work Mollie spends a lot of time with family and friends.  As an avid walker and empty nester, she recently moved into a City condo and spends time exploring her new surroundings.

Stephanie Bifano, CPA, CFE is a forensic accountant with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Stephanie’s experience prior to her 10 years in law enforcement included Fortune 500 corporate accounting, Big 4 public accounting, educator, and start-up venture tech firms.  Her experience included management, corporate accounting, internal and external audit, classroom educator, and project management.  Stephanie’s passions outside of following the money include gardening, cycling, big mountain skiing, anti-litter activism, adventure travel, and spending time with her loved ones.

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AFWA is looking for Speakers!

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to present to AFWA.  We typically are looking for Presentations that qualify for Continuing Education Credits and may include: Fraud, Tax, Professional Development, Ethics, etc.  Please contact us today!


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Do you have an Accounting/Finance job to post?

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!

Not a member? That's ok!  A non-member can post a job here for $50 for 3 months or you can become a member today!


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About AFWA

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.

Learn More Here!

 Questions? Email our Membership Chair!


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AFWA National News


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 Discounts

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.


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.


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