Recent AFFECT News

Economics’ Lack of Interest in Gender

In this blog post on Pro Market, our chair Renee Adams, discusses the role of gender in the field of economics. The low approval ratings in the climate survey from the American Economic... Read More

Allocation of Talent

Throughout the last 50 years there has been a shift in the composition of highly-skilled workers. The paper, The Allocation of Talent and U.S. Economic Growth, analyses the allocation of talent and percentage... 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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