The following is a list of career resources for women in accounting and related fields. Here you’ll find links to associations and foundations, important research and articles, internships, financial aid and scholarships, conferences, job search sites, and Facebook pages.

Associations and Foundations

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance – Founded in 1938 to increase the opportunities for women in all fields of accounting and finance.

American Woman’s Society of Certified Accountants – Dedicated to serving women CPAs and those actively pursing the designation.

The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting – Supports the advancement of women in the accounting profession through the funding of education, research, career literature, publications and other projects.

AICPA – Women in the Profession – Promotes the retention and advancement of women in accounting.

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) – Professional development organization whose website includes an online learning tool.

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAQBO) – Promotes women entrepreneurs in economic, social and political spheres.

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW) – Conducts research and provides information about working women.

National Latina Business Women Association – Mission is to promote, develop and support the rapid growth of Latina business owners, professionals and their families.

Women in Finance – Association for Financial Professionals – Supports professional development through research, publications, training and networking events

Financial Women’s Association – Dedicated to developing future leaders and enhancing the role of women in finance.


Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) Annual Conference

AWSCPA National Women’s Accounting & Leadership Conference (WALC)


Institute for Women’s Policy Research – Accounting internship supports the Director of Finance and Administration.

Women’s Environment & Development Organization – Graduate fellowships and undergrad internships. Finance and accounting interns work with invoicing, cash receipts, general ledger, bank statement reconciliation, and more.

National Association of Women Owned Small Businesses, Inc. Accounting Internships – Various internship positions including accounting internships.

Financial Aid

The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting – Scholarships for women in undergraduate, gradate, and postgraduate accounting degree programs.

American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants Awards and Scholarships – Awards in various categories for individual accomplishment.

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Scholarships – Undergraduate, master’s, and Native American Scholarships for pursuing accounting and finance degrees.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship – $1000 and $7000 awards annually to women pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees in business management.

WPF – Women in Public Finance Scholarship – Provides up to ten scholarships.

Scholarships for Women – Scholarships.com – Scholarships for women in a variety of majors and concentrations.

AWIB – Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund – Encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship.

Scholarships for Women – Fastweb – A listing of various scholarships for women on Fastweb.com.

Job Search Sites

Accounting Crossing/Employment Crossing – Accounting Jobs & Finance Jobs

Career Builder Accounting Jobs

Indeed.com Accounting Jobs

Monster.com Accounting Jobs

Accounting Jobs | Glassdoor

Accounting Jobs – Temp Accounting Jobs | Accountemps (Robert Half)

Research and Articles

How to Shatter the Public Accounting Glass Ceiling?

The Most Powerful Women in Accounting (CPA Practice Advisor)

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance – American Banker

Leadership in Public Accounting Firms: Why So Few Women (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

ACCA | Accounting Jobs | A Woman’s World?

Climbing the Ladder: Improving Career Paths for Women in Accounting and Finance (Robert Half)

Accounting 100: How women are slowly climbing the ladder

Top tips for women starting in the accounting profession (PWC)

Expat Women – Job & Careers Abroad – Worldwide Demand for Accountants

Women in Finance – Huffington Post

World’s Most Powerful Women in Finance

Facebook Pages

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance

American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)

FSU Women in Accounting

Women of Color in Accounting