Recent AFFECT News

Women in Leadership

AFFECT celebrates the achievements of our female colleagues who have recently been elected by our profession to the following leadership roles (in alphabetical order by association): AFA President-Elect Laura Starks, University of Texas... Read More

Call for Papers for 2nd Virtual Seminar

AFFECT will be hosting the second virtual seminar series on Tuesday, August 4 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. EST. This provides junior scholars, especially women, an opportunity to present their research. We... Read More

AFFECT (Academic Female Finance Committee) is a committee of the American Finance Association (AFA), designed to promote the advancement of women academics in the field of finance through:

  • Promoting gender equality
  • Facilitating networking among women
  • Conducting research on the standing of women, and on factors related to differences in the career paths of men versus women
  • Providing mentoring of women

About the logo

AFFECT-logo-01-shape-75x74Our logo is inspired by the idea of the glass ceiling in the form of a “Rose Cut” gemstone in gemmology. In addition, the interconnecting lines represent the benefits of networking, across women within the profession and around the world.

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