AFWA National

The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (formerly the American Society of Women Accountants) was formed in 1938 to increase the opportunities for women in all fields of accounting and finance. The first chapter was chartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Members of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and their companies benefit from practical resources and benefit programs that strengthen their professional growth.  

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance members tap into an extensive knowledge base of accounting and finance professionals with technical expertise to provide solutions for the most complex issues.  Our members communicate both virtually and in-person through online discussion forums, national and regional conferences and chapter meetings. The majority of our members have attained professional certifications such as CPA, CMA, CIA, and CFP. 

The mission of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.


Visit the AFWA National Website for more information on national events, webinars, membership, news, financial literacy, scholarships, and our national honorary trustees.


2020 Women Who Count Conference

October 28 - 30, 2020

The historic Drake Hotel located on the “Magnificent Mile” in Chicago, Illinois

AFWA’s annual Women Who Count National Conference brings professionals from all accounting and finance industry sectors together for three days of networking and education. The 2019 Conference featured 33 female speakers covering topics on accounting, tax, finance, leadership, communications, and more. Click here for more information or to register. 

2020 Leadership Conference

June 25 - 26, 2020

Lexington, KY

The AFWA Spring Leadership Conference will be held in the home of our national headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky! Join us in the horse capital of the world for networking and further development of leadership skills. Earn up to 9 CPE credits! Click here for more information or to register. 

AFWA Webinars

AFWA National is hosting a webinar series, and will be holding at least one webinar per week for the next 8 weeks for AFWA members. There is no charge to participate in the webinar and each webinar will be accredited for 1 hour of CPE credit. See below and here for the Webinar schedule. 

Developing and Maintaining Ethical Standards in Your Career – Speaker, Paul Wiese, Surgent 
April 14, 2020 2:00 PM EST Click Here to Register 

Loyalty: The Overlooked Growth Strategy – Speaker, Ty Hendrickson, The Sales Seed 
April 21, 2020 – 1:00 PM EST Click Here to Register 

Cyber Security – Mike Baily, Dornier Med-Tech America 
To Be Announced  -- Week of April 26 

Financial Planning in the New Reality – Speaker Evan Beach  
May 6, 2020 – 2:00 PM EST Click Here to Register  

Estate Planning and Medicare – Speakers, Kristen Druger, Mary-Claire Corcoran, Eric Dean, Marybeth O’Connor Lauria 
To Be Announced 

Leadership, Growing Your Business – Speaker Ed Kless, Sage 
To Be Announced