The AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) and CPA Practice Advisor are pleased to partner and bring you the 2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting Awards. Join us this year at AICPA Engage 2018 to celebrate women who made their mark on the accounting profession as well as those who are emerging as the next generation of firm leaders, through new technologies, practices, workflow or dynamic work environments.
Those honored with this recognition are women who demonstrated three attributes:
|Kimberly Ellison-Taylor||CPA, CGMA||Oracle|
|Sue Coffey||CMA, CGMA||AICPA|
|Sandra Wiley||Boomer Consulting, Inc.|
|Jennifer Wilson||ConvergenceCoaching, LLC|
|Gail Perry||CPA||CPA Practice Advisor|
|Amy Vetter||CPA, CGMA, CITP||QuickStart Training Inc.|
|DeAnn Hill||CPA||DeAnn Hill CPA|
|Natasha Schamberger||CPA||Kansas Society of CPAs|
|Tamera Loerzel||ConvergenceCoaching, LLC|
|Amy Pitter||Mass. Society of CPAs|
|Danielle Supkis Cheek||CPA, CFE, CVA||PKF Texas|
|Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner||CPA, CGMA, CITP||Litera Microsystems|
|Kacee Johnson||MBA||Blue Ocean Principles|
|Karen Abramson||Wolters Kluwer|
|Katherine G. Watts||CPA, CHC||HORNE LLP|
|Abby F. Dupree||CPA||Carroll and Company CPAs|
|Jenni Huotari||CPA||Eide Bailly|
|Jennifer H. Elder||CSP, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA,||The Sustainable CFO|
|Julie H. Gustavsson||CPA, CITP||Keiter|
|Lindsay Stevenson||CPA, CGMA||1st Financial Bank USA|
|Sarah Elliott||ACC, CPA||Intend2Lead|
We are pleased to share an exciting opportunity for our AICPA ENGAGE 2018 attendees—the Networking Hub—powered by the AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee! This hub, which you will find on the second floor, will offer attendees the opportunity to meet successful women and discuss experiences and opportunities within the profession. Please stop by during networking breaks, after lunch or at other free moments to spend some time connecting with women leaders in their respective fields (tax, technology, financial planning and more).
|10:30–11:00am||Networking and Exhibit Hall break||Meet women leaders in financial planning|
|1:15–1:45pm||Lunch networking in arena and niche lunches||Meet women partners and firm owners|
|3:05–4:05pm||Networking and Exhibit Hall break||Hear inspirational stories from young women CPAs|
|6:00–7:00pm||Reception held in Vista Ballroom Foyer, 2nd floor||Meet women speakers and AICPA volunteers|
|10:30–11:10am||Networking and Exhibit Hall break||Discover time management techniques|
|1:00–1:40pm||Lunch networking in arena and niche lunches||Meet women leaders in technology|
|4:10–4:30pm||Networking and Exhibit Hall break||Meet women leaders in tax|
|6:00–7:00pm||Reception held in Vista 206-208||Meet Most Powerful Women in Accounting|
|10:50–11:10am||Networking break||Discuss tips for successful women initiatives|
|12:45–1:15pm||Lunch networking and niche lunches||Meet women leaders in accounting and auditing|
Mark your calendar for two evening events to connect with women speakers, volunteers and champions around the Networking Hub:
Sandra Truitt, CFP®, CRC®, M.S., Lead Manager - Personal Financial Planning & Financial Planning Instructor, AICPA, interviews Susan J. Bruno, CPA/PFS, CFP, Managing Director, Capital Wealth Advisors, Naples, Florida on why financial planning is a terrific career for women.
The Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee’s roots in the AICPA date back to 1989 when the AICPA created the Upward Mobility of Women Task Force. Over the years, that task force evolved into what is now the Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC), the AICPA’s driving force for women’s progress in the profession.
Women have represented about 50% of new CPAs in the accounting profession since the late 1980s. Yet today, women account for less than 9% of all CFOs and 24% of partners in CPA firms nationwide.
The Women’s Initiative Executive Committee believes that EDUCATING the profession on real issues our profession faces and ADVOCATING for women’s initiatives will lead to the ADVANCEMENT of women into leadership positions. The WIEC’s mission is to promote and support the success of women for the broader purpose of sustaining the profession by creating an inclusive environment and increasing talent engagement and leadership opportunities for women.