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Andy Schwarz, 703-506-3265


(McLean, VA, May 15, 2012) The American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with ALPFA, the largest, oldest, and fastest growing Latino association for business professionals and students. Through this partnership, each association will support the other organization, in a number of ways, including providing 250 free memberships to the respective organization; cross-promoting networking and educational opportunities; and participating at the annual conference of the other organization. The American Society of Women Accountants is excited about the opportunities that this new alliance partnership brings to members of both ASWA and ALPFA, said Lee Lowery, ASWA Executive Director. ASWAs membership is already very diverse in terms of our members experience and expertise, but the new relationship with ALPFA opens up doors to new relationships and insight that our members can only benefit from. Prior to the formation of this alliance, ALPFA served as a contributor to ASWAs Special Report on Diversity, to be released in June. After this initial collaboration, both organizations leaders realized a deeper relationship would be beneficial for both ASWA and ALPFA. The ALPFA organization is excited to celebrate its 40 th year anniversary in 2012 and to acknowledge the newly found partnership with ASWA. Through this unique joint-membership, ALPFA recognizes the value of partnering with professional organizations, such as ASWA that value diversity and contribute to the mission of building Latina business leaders. The need to serve as a conduit by providing existing resources to Latina accountants and CPAs within the U.S. has become a greater priority. As a result, ALPFA clearly embraces the opportunity to provide our members with additional networking and educational resources to enhance their professional careers, said Pamela Ravare-Jones, ALPFA Chief Operating Officer.

About the American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA): Founded in 1938, ASWA provides women in accounting and finance the leadership, education and networking opportunities needed to achieve their career goals.

More than seventy years later, ASWA is still the only organization that solely represents the interest of women in the entire accounting and finance community. The organizations mission 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. Visit for more information. About ALPFA: ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with chapters nationwide and over 19,000 members. ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills. ALPFA is a non-profit entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Membership is open to anyone who shares our values, vision, and mission. aswa