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:

  • Mar 19, 2014

    Just the facts, please. Women say soft feedback is doing them no good

    Feedback is a core part of self-development and all too often male colleagues and managers are reluctant to give direct feedback to female colleagues 79% of the time. Why? According to Barbara Annis and John Gray, authors of Work with Me, it’s because men felt they have to walk on eggshells around women and hold back criticism to women during performance reviews out of concern they may upset their female colleague and provoke an “emotional reaction.”
  • Mar 19, 2014

    United States ranks in bottom 10 performing countries for women in senior management roles

    The United States ranks in the bottom 10 performing countries for women in senior management roles, according to new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report, a survey of 6,700 business leaders in 45 countries.
  • Mar 07, 2014

    Women’s Initiatives Committee Mission & Purpose

    OSCPA's Women's Initiatives Mission: To provide resources and opportunities that help women achieve their definition of success.
  • Feb 28, 2014

    Women’s Initiatives Survey Results

    OSCPA’s Women’s Initiatives survey was conducted in August 2012 and reached 7,198 female OSCPA members. A total of 1,412 responses were submitted for a 19.6% response rate. The following is a summary of the results.
  • Feb 28, 2014

    10 things to drop from your vocabulary at work

    You have great ideas, but are they getting lost because of the way you deliver them? We've all heard about uptalk and how it makes you seem less self-assured, but that's not the only secret saboteur you've probably got hiding in your everyday vocabulary. Are you guilty of using any of these words or phrases? If so, erase them from your daily language to sound more confident and coherent: