2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting Awards

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:

  1. They have been the driving force to create a culture of innovation or excellence within their firm, or helped, as a vendor, develop the technologies that will empower firms to be more productive and profitable
  2. They reached the highest level of management and ownership within their company and their leadership demonstrated an impact on the success of the organization
  3. They have been mentoring those following in their footsteps

Our 25 winners will be recognized publicly at the AICPA Engage 2018 and featured in the June 2018 issue of CPA Practice Advisor magazine.

Nominations are now open until April 27, 2018.


The list of past winners can be accessed on the CPA Practice Advisor site and information on the AICPA’s Women Initiative Committee is available at aicpa.org/womenlead.

About AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee

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.