Recent AFFECT News

SFS Breakfast

AFFECT held a breakfast at the 2016 SFS Cavalcade in Toronto.  Francesca Cornelli, Amy Dittmar, Laura Starks, Karin Thorburn and Ayako Yasuda participated in a panel, which discussed dynamics in the university setting that... Read More

Recent News

The recent lawsuit by a female assistant professor against Columbia University for sexual harassment has received much attention.  AFFECT takes every allegation of harassment seriously.  We support a culture in which disputes and... 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.