AAFSW Changes Its Name

After many years of discussion, AAFSW made the momentous decision to keep the same acronym but change the meaning to Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide.  AAFSW had been concerned about the name for some time, since “Foreign Service Women” did not describe all of our members or constituencies. AAFSW had been asked again and again, “When are you going to change your name?” The board was hopeful that this development would be one of many helping AAFSW more effectively serve our members in the year 2000 and beyond!

Image of letter to AAFSW in September 1996 about the need for a name change for the organization.
September 1996 AAFSW Global Link Newsletter Letter Link: Another Look at AAFSW’s Name