Recent AFFECT News


The AFFECT Committee discussed their activities over the past year and results from the recent survey of COVID-19 effect on research productivity. The AFFECT event was held at the ASSA 2021 Virtual Annual... Read More

CSWEP Career Development Webinars

Fireside Chats with Journal Editors April 21st, 2021 at 12 pm ET: Journal of Financial Economics Interviewee: Toni Whited (University of Michigan) May 5th, 2021 at 12 pm ET:  Journal of Finance Interviewee:... 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.

Click here to add your name to the Women in Finance database

Videos of our recent events

We recently held our 1st virtual seminar and a discussion on COVID-19 and Academic Career Management. These events gave us an important opportunity to discuss and listen to not only COVID related information but also discuss new research by junior scholars.

Both of these events were recorded and we have made them available to you here: AFFECT Videos