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.

Current Women's Initiatives Committee Members:
  • Maureen Westrick, CPA –Nationwide
  • Kaitlin Newkirk, CPA – Xavier University
  • Kathryn Jodon – Cerity Partners 
  • Kelli Bernstein, CPA – Meaden & Moore
  • Rachel Wojtkun, CPA  – Grant Thornton
  • Michelle Kuhtenia – Clear Guide Financial & Tax Services
  • Annette Rader, CPA, – William Vaughan 
Learn more about OSCPA's Women's Initiatives:

Latest Women's Initiative's News:

  • Oct 17, 2018

    Women anticipate gender bias

    Many women business owners say they've encountered gender discrimination from potential investors, customers and employees who don't grasp the reality that a woman can be a CEO, trial attorney or own a technology company.
  • Sep 25, 2018

    Pew study: Women rank better than men at these leadership traits

    A new Pew Research Center says not only do women make good leaders, they actually rank higher than men do for a number of leadership traits.
  • Sep 21, 2018

    Facebook accused of allowing gender bias in job ads

    A group calling itself Freedom from Facebook slammed the social media giant in a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. It slams Facebook's privacy policies and suggests remedies to combat what they call Facebook's 'monopoly.'
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Know an inspirational individual who is paving the way for women leaders? Consider nominating that person for the 2024 class of Power of Change honorees. 

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