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Welcome to AFW

Founded in 1975, Washington State University’s Association for Faculty Women is a broadly inclusive group that promotes successful and satisfying careers for women by creating opportunities for members to connect in environments that are welcoming, supportive, and empowering.

Newsletter from AFW President Chelsea Leachman

Dec 2020

Dear AFW Members,

First, I want to thank all the AFW Officers and members for making fall 2020 a success. We had the opportunity to have social gatherings, highlight women’s research, meet with the Provost, and recognize the amazing women leaders during the Samuel H. Smith awards ceremony. While virtual programming was quite the change, there have been many positive aspects including still being able to connect with colleagues and having Sam Smith join us for the awards ceremony.

Moving forward this spring we will again provide opportunities for social programs, programming regrading promotion, and graduate student awards to highlight a few. Keep an eye out for announcements coming early January. We will continue virtual meetings this spring. If you have ideas for programming or comments, please email me at

With all Best Wishes for a Joyous Season and a very Happy New Year.

Chelsea Leachman
AFW President