May 2019 Newsletter Print

Upcoming Events

StudioHue Pallet Craft Event! (Only 30 spots!)

Join the AFWA for a Crafty and Fun Night, creating customized Art for your home!!

Sign Up Today (only 30 spots!)

Sign Up Today (only 30 spots!)

Create a large plank sign for your home (Size: Approximately 24" x 7"). Fits perfectly on your mantle, above a door frame, or on the wall with your family photos. Customize the background wash and paint colors to match your home!!

There are many designs to choose from, including 4 custom options!

Design Choices ($35): Select Design!

  • Buffalo Skyline
  • Buffalove
  • Home with Buffalo
  • Family
  • Gather
  • City of Good Neighbors
  • Home Sweet Home
  • Home with Heart
  • Runs on Tim Hortons
  • Top Shelf
  • Wings. Weck. Wins. Repeat.
  • French Connection
  • Circle the Wagons


Custom Designs ($40): Select Design!

  • Block Last Name with Established Year
  • Script Last Name with Established Year
  • Cursive First Names with Established Year
  • Favorite Date

NOTE: If you select a custom design, please include the name, date, etc in the Note section at checkout. 

Snacks and Drinks:

  • Guests are welcome to bring snacks and drinks (including beer, cider, and wine)!


May 29, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Location: StudioHue DIY pARTies & Worshops
50 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14203

FREE parking directly behind building.

Sign Up Today (only 30 spots!) Pre-registration is required - Confirmations will be delivered electronically to the email address provided at checkout. Be sure to save/print your email.


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Morning Routines of Successful Women

Whatever your morning routine requires, there are always improvements you can make to make your day ahead just a little better. We asked a few of AFWA's own accounting and finance pros for their tips on setting the day up for success.  >> Continue Reading

5 New Manager Tips that can Help Experienced Leaders Too

Your first day as a manager can be one of the most daunting of your career. You're suddenly responsible for not only your own projects but also the work of those on your team - many of whom were your peers just the day before. It's a major transition. That's why it's important to get it right from the very beginning and convince employees to trust your leadership.  >> Continue Reading for 5 tips that will help new managers hit the ground running!

Free Online CPE for AFWA Members

April 29 @ 1pm ET  |  Register now

How to Be More Empowered and Confident in Business

May 7 @ 1pm ET  |  Register now

Avoiding Big Mistakes When Saving for Retirement

Join LEAP! AFWA Members 35 and younger, you can join this National Committee! We have multiple openings for the LEAP Council beginning July 1, 2019. Learn more.

AFWA's LEAP Advisory Council was created to ensure the voice of emerging leaders is heard and utilized within the national organization. Members of LEAP are working to grow young professional membership within AFWA by developing programs and initiatives specifically designed to meet the needs of the modern accounting and finance professional.

Women Who Count Awards: Nominations are now open for the 2019 Women Who Count Awards. These National Awards recognize women who stand out in their careers and exemplify AFWA's core values. Special recognition will be made for the Emerging Leader category. Learn more.

Review Course Scholarships: Are you considering the exam for a new certification? Review Course packages are available from Wiley and Surgent for the CPA, CMA, CIA, CFP, and more! More info.

Women Who Count Conference: Want to go to Orlando for AFWA's National Conference, but not sure how to ask your boss? Use this document as a guide to make your case.


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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 Annual Conference

Women Who Count Conference

October 21-23, 2019 | Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek, Orlando

Women Who Count is AFWA's BIGGEST event of the year! This is our chance to come together and celebrate everything we love about AFWA.
• Connect with other women who will promote and support you throughout your career.
• Learn about the efforts of The Foundation of AFWA to promote scholarship and educational advancement.
• Be inspired with new ideas to lead your chapter and grow AFWA membership in your community.
• Celebrate achievements and milestones by our members and chapters.
• And earn much of the CPE you'll need for the year from 21 hours of education from industry professionals.

Register 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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In the News!

Check out AFWA's article updates on our social media Accounts!



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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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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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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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