AFWA Des Moines Chapter meets at various restaurants in the Metro on the third Tuesday of the month. Join us for networking, lunch and CPE programs. Members and guests can RSVP online with the form below or by e-mail to

Board meetings are open to the membership and are typically held the Friday before our membership meetings.  If you are planning to attend and would like to order lunch, please contact us at  Someone from the board will contact you with details. 


Upcoming Member Meetings

March - See below to register 

April - CPE Meeting April 24th 11:30 - 1:00pm; Wakonda Country Club, 3915 Fleur Drive, Des Moines. Tom Swartwood will be presenting on Entrepreneurial Leadership.
May - CPE Meeting May 19th 11:30 - 1:00pm; Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp, 140 South 68th Street #2200, West Des Moines. Diane Johnson will be presenting on How to Integrate Lean Six Sigma into your Business DNA.

June - CPE Meeting June 16th 11:30 - 1:00pm; Wakonda Country Club, 3915 Fleur Drive, Des Moines. Sheila Kinman will be presenting on Endow Iowa Tax Credits. 

March Networking Meeting 
Date: Tuesday, March 24th
Location:  Fire Creek, 800 S 50th St Ste 110, West Des Moines
Cost: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $10 First Time Guests (Payment in the form of cash or check will be due at the event)
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Does confidence come from our genes or can we learn it? Is it best demonstrated by bravado or is there another way to be confident? Is confidence more critical for success than competence? Why do so many women, even the most successful, seem to struggle with feelings of self-doubt?

Read an article in The Atlantic based on the book “The Confidence Code” and take the assessment at  and then join us for a lively and informative discussion (discussion questions will be provided).

It is eye opening!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP by 12:00pm on Monday, March 23rd through the form below if you will be attending the meeting.  If you must change your registration, please contact Shelly Weaver . All reservations must be honored & paid for.


Administrative Policies: If you would like to make or cancel a reservation, please contact Shelly Weaver.   Per chapter rules, if you register and do not attend, you will be charged the cost of the luncheon/dinner.  For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Des Moines #153 Meetings Chair, Shelly Weaver.
Official National Registry Statement: AFWA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors:  150 Fourth Avenue, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417 or through its website: