Welcome to the AFWA Flagstaff Chapter Website!

Presidents Message for October 2016

Hello everyone.   This October is a very busy one for AFWA.  On Friday October 7th, our Flagstaff Chapter has a booth at the NAU W. A. Franke College of Business – Career Exploration Day.  We will be there to share with the students the wonderful benefits of being a part of AFWA.  This year we have ordered pens and notepads with our name and website on them.  They look great!  Looking forward to sharing them.

Wednesday, October 19th, is our chapter’s membership meeting.   Karletta created a flyer for everyone to use to invite guests to this meeting.  If anyone needs a flyer, please let me know.  Hoping for a big turnout!

Our October speaker will be Jenny Staskey, Senior Lecturer of Accounting at the NAU W.A. Franke College of Business, discussing Forensic Accounting Tips & Techniques.  See you there.  Remember to RSVP.

The AFWA National Conference is October 26-28 in Denver Colorado.  Several of our Chapter’s members will be attending, including me.  I have never been to a National Conference before.  I am very much looking forward to meeting AFWA members from across the country.   Of course, there will be lots of excellent CPE too. 

It would not be October without Halloween.  My children have always enjoyed Halloween.  The dressing up and going to Halloween parties and the trick or treating.  I do think they like the candy best of all.  This year my husband and I will be home handing out the candy.  And yes, we do dress up too. 

Happy Halloween!

Thank you,

Diana M. Sickels 


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
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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.