It is a national organization of female accountants in America that plans to further the interests of women in the accounting career. The American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) involves chiefly of women Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and accountants who work for companies, many of whom take positions in middle management.
The ASWA publishes The Woman CPA, a periodical that presents various aspects of the accounting profession. This publication covers topics like professional education, informational systems, financial accounting and audits. The ASWA was initially formed in 1938 in Indianapolis, Ind.