Women's Initiatives

Women's Initiatives The Ohio Society of CPAsMore 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 28, 2014

    Study: Gender doesn’t impact executives’ success

    Successful executives with a confident presence can attribute that to their seniority and education, rather than their gender, according to a new study.
  • May 21, 2014

    ‘Feminine famine’: Women not drawn to careers in financial planning

    New research by Edward Jones shows that just 16% of financial planners in the U.S. are women, and this issue is so dire the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards released a study to determine what could be done to turn that trend around.
  • 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.