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.
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WPFN Member Spotlight: Lori Thomas
GFOA’s Elizabeth Fu talks to Lori Thomas, 2020-2021 WPFN President and assistant county administrator for Richland County, South Carolina about being a resilient woman finance officer.
GFOA's WPFN is open to any active or associate GFOA member.
WPFN Mentorship Program
Mentorship is a valuable resource that helps with career advancement and professional success.
WPFN officers consist of a president, president elect, and vice president.
WPFN Strategic Plan
In October 2018, WPFN recruited members to take part in the strategic planning process and to identify areas of focus for WPFN.