The Academic Female Finance Committee (AFFECT) is a committee of the American Finance Association and is designed to promote the advancement of women academics in the field of finance.  The formation of AFFECT was motivated by several factors:  (1) there are relatively few women in finance, particularly at senior levels, (2) women are not advancing at the same rates as men, and (3) while in many STEM fields the gender gap has narrowed, in economics it has not.  An increasing body of research provides evidence on relevant underlying factors.  AFFECT seeks to collect more systematic evidence on the standing of women in finance and also to raise awareness regarding the representation of women in seminar series, in conferences, and in applicant pools.


Click here to view a list of our current leadership.  Current Advisory Board members and prior leaders are also listed. Go to Leadership →


AFFECT relies on sponsors to achieve its mission. We also partner with a number of organizations to put on conferences and more generally to share information.  Go to Sponsors and Partners →