Women's Initiatives

More 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.

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Latest Women's Initiative's News:

  • May 15, 2014

    Millennial women see pay gap narrow

    A new report reveals some interesting findings regarding gender and the workplace.
  • May 09, 2014

    Americans crave new kind of business leaders

    Americans are ready for a new style of leadership according to the latest report from Pershing, which was released in conjunction with International Women’s Day in March. Seventy-eight percent of the general public prefer leaders who “listen, consult and ask questions” compared to only 22% who enjoy the more traditional “command and control” type of leader. What’s even more telling is that the majority of those surveyed associated the preferred collaborative leadership style to women.
  • 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.