Recent AFFECT News

350+ Experts in our Database

We are proud that we now have over 350 female experts in our database. They are in the fields of Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Household Finance and Microstructure. To... Read More

In memory of Kathy Dewenter

Kathy Dewenter was a true scholar, who thrived on learning and helping others learn.  She graduated from University of Chicago and spent her career in the finance department at University of Washington.  She... Read More

AFFECT (Academic Female Finance Committee) was formed as a committee of the AFA, to promote the advancement of women academics in the field of finance. Within the academic field of finance, AFFECT strives to:

  • Promote gender equality
  • Facilitate networking among women
  • Conduct research on the standing of women, and factors related to differences in the career path of men versus women
  • Provide 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.