August 2019 Newsletter Print

Join the AFWA Board!

We have Committee Positions available in Membership and Programming

Would you like to learn more?  Contact Maggie Shea at [email protected]


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Upcoming Events

Own Your Financial Future

September 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Dopkins & Company, LLP: 200 International Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221

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Presented by Nicholle Overkamp, co-author of Money Bitch, a book about empowering women to make decisions and educate themselves to "own their future" and be savvy about money!  Her authentic, no BS, energetic approach makes a typically challenging subject, fun and exciting. 

This personalized, interactive event will educate you on:

  • What “Money Type” you are and how it may be holding you back from achieving your financial goals
  • What habits are congruent with each “Money Type”.
  • What you may be doing every day that could be impacting your financial success.


Nicholle Overkamp, MBA is the Founder and CEO of Wilcox Financial Group and PowHERhouse Money Coaching.  Their firm specializes in helping women business owners, executives and couples who are looking to achieve financial goals while living their ideal lifestyle. 

Wilcox Financial Group was founded to create an environment that’s mission driven to empower women to own their financial future. They have created a culture that's nonjudgmental, fun and unintimidating. They believe in talking in terms you understand and making the financial planning process enjoyable and achievable… as it should be! They feel strongly about guiding women towards their financial goals and feeling confident about their future, so much so that they wrote a book about it! Money Bitch: A no BS guide for smart women to own their financial future was released in 2019. 

Their goal is to shift your money mindset, increase confidence, relieve anxiety, and the burden of not knowing whether you’re on track to reach your goals.

The financial planning process is custom tailored to your needs. They hold you accountable and incorporate behavioral finance. You’ll learn your money type and become more self-aware of habits and behaviors that could be holding you back.

Nicholle holds a bachelor’s degree is in Psychology from Medaille College, achieved her retirement planning specialist designation from Wharton and her MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Phoenix. She holds her FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations, life insurance, health insurance licenses and NYS Partnership for Long Term Care.

She’s competitive and completely addicted to her client’s success. Nicholle has so much gratitude and appreciation for the clients that have entrusted her to guide them.

Tickets: $5.00 AFWA Member / $10.00 AFWA Non-Member

Register Now


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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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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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