Welcome to the AFWA Flagstaff Chapter Website!

Presidents Message for June 2016


It is official – the baton is being passed.  Congratulations to Diana Sickels and the incoming slate of officers that was approved at the last meeting.  Our Chapter is, without a doubt, in excellent hands.  With that said, I want to thank you all for the opportunities this last year has provided me.  I have grown both professionally and personally and I look forward with great anticipation to serving AFWA in other ways in the upcoming days, weeks and years.


Last month our very own Chyenne Schmidt presented the finer details of procurement requirements.  It is so rewarding to be able to tap our own AFWA resources and learn from each other.  This month we have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the value mentoring and career servicing offers as Becky Butcher and Emily McCarthy share their expertise with the group.


As always, please RSVP (this month by June 24) – so our friends at the Oakmont are prepared.  Don’t forget to invite a friend and, if you are so inclined, to carpool with a fellow member. Also, you may review the May minutes before the next meeting.    

Thank you,
Jessica Fitchett


AFWA is the home for all women accounting professionals whether new to the field, experienced or considering a career transition.

The mission of AFWA is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.

AFWA is a national association with several Arizona chapters including Flagstaff, Mesa East Valley, and Phoenix. Our chapters offer leadership, networking and educational opportunities. Participating in chapter meetings, seminars, regional & national conferences allow members to maximize the value of their AFWA membership.
 AFWA Flagstaff Chapter Members
FY 2015 Officers 
Pictured (from left to right): Erin Chadwick, Kelly Robertson, Tammy Laird, Angie Ledbetter, Diana Sickels and Jessica Fitchett
Not Pictured: Johanna Klomann, Addie Devine, Sherra Lyon, Kathy Long, Judy Marfechuck and Karen Starbowski
Thank you for your service ladies! 
FY 2016 Officers
Pictured (from left to right): Karletta Jones, Angie Ledbetter, Chyenne Schmidt, Karen Durazo, Erin Chadwick, Diana Sickels and Jessica Fitchett 
Not Pictured: Kathy Long and Melanie Askew

Consider Progress

As part of a strategic initiative to improve our organization’s brand presence, the Board of Directors proposed and members approved changing our organization’s name to:

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance
Connect Advance Lead

The Foundation

The Foundation of Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance wants to interview any members who are interested in serving on our board. We promote and advance education, career development and leadership in finance and accounting. If you have any questions or wish to be interviewed, please contact the committee members at foundation@afwa.org.


Interested students should submit their completed scholarship applications by March 1st for consideration of Spring scholarships. The scholarship committee will be selecting recipients based on several criteria including participation in AFWA events, essay, recommendations and academic achievement.