Established in 1990, the Women's Public Finance Network (WPFN) is a voluntary association of women, elected and appointed officials, and other women finance professionals, formed within the GFOA of the United States and Canada. WPFN was originally formed to develop a core network of women GFOA members to coordinate communications and to encourage participation in GFOA and WPFN. The purpose of GFOA’s WPFN is to foster the careers of women in public finance through education, networking, and mentoring opportunities.
WPFN’s mentorship program seeks to strengthen and build our network of finance professionals by connecting members so that they can gain skills and confidence needed to excel in the public finance industry. Mentors are encouraged to work with mentees to determine what kind of support will be most helpful – specific feedback about career advice, finding jobs, technical advice, personal development, and work/life balance. Mentees are encouraged to seek professional career guidance from mentors.
- Eligibility. WPFN's mentorship program is available to active members of GFOA's WPFN representing both the public and private sector.
- Cost. There is no additional cost to participate in the program as it is a GFOA/WPFN membership benefit.
- Applications. WPFN is accepting applications for mentors and mentees to take part in its 2020-2021 mentorship program. Click here to learn more.
President, Barbara Whitehorn, CFO, Asheville, NC
- Emily S. Brock, Director, Federal Liaison Center
- Elizabeth Fu, Senior Manager, Research & Consulting Center
Eligibility: GFOA's WPFN is open to any active or associate GFOA member.