AFA Committee on Racial Diversity

The Committee on Racial Diversity (CORD) is a committee of the American Finance Association whose mission is to increase the racial diversity of the finance profession. We are striving to increase awareness of issues related to racial diversity, enhance career development for faculty and students, and expand the pipeline of students from under­represented racial groups.

News and Events:

CORD solicits PhD student participation in its inaugural Mentoring Program for PhD students.

We aim to match small groups of current PhD students with faculty mentors who can provide feedback on the students’ research and other guidance for professional development. The Mentoring Program seeks to supplement students’ support and mentorship provided by their home institutions and primary advisors.

Current finance PhD students can apply to the Mentoring Program by filling out the form at this link: Apply here.
(Please note that students must first log into their AFA accounts, or create an account.  There is no fee for creating an AFA account.) 

We especially encourage students who can benefit from CORD’s efforts to broaden opportunities to people from all backgrounds in the creation and dissemination of financial economics knowledge. Participation is limited, so please apply now. The application deadline is September 25, 2022.