About Us

The Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance is a national organization with over 80 chapters across the country.  When the Seattle Chapter was chartered in 1942, it was the 9th chapter of what was then called ASWA (American Society of Women Accountants).  The Seattle Chapter celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2012.

The Seattle Chapter, with approximately 110 members, is one of the largest AFWA chapters nationally. Our members range from entry level accountants and students to bookkeepers, controllers, finance directors, accounting instructors, and a number of owners and partners of CPA practices.

Our members join AFWA to advance their careers in accounting and finance. Members and guests meet at monthly dinner meetings to network and to learn from speakers on various accounting and finance topics. By becoming actively involved with chapter activities and operations, members find a ready and willing network of mentors and technical and career resources.

One of our favorite events each year is the Scholarship Dessert Auction, devoted to fund-raising, fun, and decadent desserts!  Thanks to this one annual fund-raiser, along with regular generous donations and bequests, the chapter’s 501(c)(3) Scholarship Fund  has paid out more than $263,000 in scholarships over the years of its existence.

The Seattle chapter of AFWA has a locally-elected volunteer Board of Directors which runs the chapter with the help of dedicated committee chairs and members. By volunteering for committee jobs and working up to Board positions, chapter members gain valuable leadership skills which will help them advance in their careers.  The Seattle Chapter of AFWA is a supportive environment to gain skills in many areas such as:  Leadership, Teamwork, Public Speaking , Writing, Event Planning, and Running a Non-Profit Organization.

We invite YOU to join AFWA and make the Seattle Chapter your local professional community. Together we will:

*  Connect  *  Advance  *  Lead  *

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 the profession.