ABOUT US

The Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance is the home for all women accounting and finance professionals whether new to the field, experienced or considering a career transition.

The mission of the AFWA is to enable women in all accounting, finance and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their professions.

The Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance was formed as the American Society of Women Accountants in 1938 to increase the opportunities for women in all fields of accounting and finance. Members include partners in national, regional and local CPA firms, financial officers, controllers, academics, financial analysts and data processing consultants, recent college graduates and women returning to the work force. Although not a requirement for membership, the majority of our members have attained professional certifications such as CPA, CMA, CIA, and CFP.

AFWA is a national association with chapters throughout the United States. Our chapters offer leadership, networking and educational opportunities. AFWA 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.  Participating in the chapter meetings, seminars, regional & national conferences allow members to maximize the value of their AFWA membership.

The Houston Chapter was formed in 1952 and gives our members the opportunity to develop their leadership skills as we support our community and future accounting and financial professionals. Our chapter members are accounting and financial professionals with a variety of tax, audit, industry and government experience. We have young professionals, mid level professionals and retirees sharing their career experiences. We meet for networking, dinner and continuing professional education as well as participate in fun events. Visit our Meetings page for information on our next event.