October 2018 Newsletter Print

Upcoming Events

Wine Tasting at the Beautiful Spring Lake Winery!!

Join the AFWA on October 23, for a fabulous evening of Wine Tasting at the beautiful Spring Lake Winery!  

Your ticket will include 4 wine tastings, tasty sandwiches, along with a tour and a presentation from the Spring Lake Winery staff!! Come join the fun!

Pictures of the Venue


$22.00 AFWA Member Ticket / $27.00 AFWA Guest Ticket


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Join the AFWA Board!

Are you or someone you know interested in joining the AFWA Board for the 2019-2020 year? We are all set for this year, but we would love to know if you would be interested in joining the board in the future to be part of this awesome team!  If interested in learning more, please contact the Communications Chair today!


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Survey Request

We want to hear from YOU!!

Please fill out this quick survey to help us identify venues and speakers for the upcoming AFWA Events Season!

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AFWA Annual Conference

October 28-30, 2018 | Kansas City, MO

Come See Why AFWA Stands Out!

Up to 21 hours of CPE available over 3 days of networking with hundreds of women in accounting and finance --- Tax, Accounting, Information Technology, Personal Development and more!

Featured Speakers and Events:

Rachel Pappy - Partner, Polston Tax

Tax Court Cases You Have to Know About - Following 3 different cases, take an insightful look into not only tax court, but the government accountability office as well.

Steven Harris, CPA, CGMA - Chairman, Board of Directors, NABA, Inc.  Rubin Brown

Diversity & Inclusion: Promoting Young Professionals - How employers should consider generational diversity within their leadership teams

Pre-Con: AFWA Day

Don't miss Sunday, October 28, a full day dedicated to AFWA chapter and leadership development. Kicking off with the AFWA Annual Business Meeting, Bylaws Forum, and Chapter Leadership panels and round-tables.

Denim and Pearls 80th Anniversary Gala

The Foundation of AFWA will host AFWA's 80th Anniversary Denim and Pearls Gala on Monday, October 29 at Kansas City's Union Station. More details and ticket purchase will be available soon.


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Referral Program for AFWA Members

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!

Learn More


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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 Buffalo Chapter News

What's Happening?

Do you know of an AFWA member with big news?  If you would like to highlight a member, please let us know!

Would you like to be a Sponsor?

Contact us today to learn more!


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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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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.

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.


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