American Society of Women Accountants


Our Mission – To enable women in all fields of accounting to achieve their personal, professional and economic potential and contribute to the future development of the profession.

Our Chapter – The Santa Barbara Chapter’s members bring experience and insight from different areas of business. Public accountants, sole practitioners, government accountants, industry accountants, not-for-profit accountants, bookkeepers, controllers, and financial planners are all represented by members from our chapter.

We would like to thank our local representative, Christy De Los Rios, from Accountemps and Robert Half Finance & Accounting for sponsoring our website. You can contact Christy at [email protected] or (805) 882-0049 extension 27007 regarding accounting/financial career opportunities.

Organization Profile

The American Society of Women Accountants is a professional organization whose purpose is to advance the interest of women in all fields of accounting and finance. The society was founded in 1938 and since then, has grown to include more than 100 chapters throughout the United States with approximately 6,000 members. Membership has been open to men since 1974.

ASWA members work at all levels of the accounting profession, from individual practitioners to entry- and top-level positions in industry and government and from juniors to partners in major accounting firms.

ASWA members can be found throughout the economy from academia and government to the private and public sectors. Members are highly educated, well-informed professionals and take part in a wide spectrum of activities including art, athletics, law, family life, music, travel and volunteerism