Women's Initiatives

womens-initiativesMore than half of all CPAs are now women and professional opportunities are growing exponentially for all CPAs who enjoy a high level of trust and credibility among business executives and the public. That means women have plenty of opportunity to grow rewarding and successful careers at all levels in the profession. But women are still lagging behind their male peers when it comes to advancing into leadership and partner positions. 

The Ohio Society of CPAs Women’s Initiatives Group aims to explore societal and professional trends unique to the profession and to engage women CPAs and those who work with them in initiatives that will move women to greater CPA career success.

Learn more about OSCPA's Women's Initiatives:

Latest Women's Initiative's News:

  • May 02, 2014

    Women more willing to add to skill set

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' data book on women in the labor force, women have made significant progress in the areas of educational achievement and earnings over the past 40 years. Labor-force participation is significantly higher among women today than it was in the 1970s, but it seems to have peaked at 60% in 1999. By 2011, 58.1% of women were in the labor force, down 0.5 percentage point from 2010.
  • Mar 31, 2014

    Keeping women on track: Darci Congrove

    With more than half of accounting graduates now being women, the profession faces a workforce crisis if it doesn’t manage to keep them engaged in the long term.
  • Mar 31, 2014

    Workplace flexibility a modern-day myth?

    Workplace flexibility—it’s a phrase that might be appealing to job seekers or make a company look good, but a new study by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College shows flexible work options are out of reach for most employees and that when they are offered, arrangements are limited in size and scope.
  • Mar 31, 2014

    Balancing Act: Motherhood and career

    Kaitlin Newkirk, CPA, is no stranger to balancing a career and a busy home life.
  • Mar 19, 2014

    Alyss Carpenter, CPA: Generation Next

    The future looks bright for Ohio’s young CPAs, thanks to professionals like Alyss Carpenter, CPA, senior tax analyst for Nationwide Insurance.
  • Mar 19, 2014

    Learning to balance

    Marie Brilmyer, CPA, has developed an impressive résumé over the course of the past 13 years, and she’s done it on her own terms.