Women to Watch

    Women to Watch Awards 

    The AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) initiated the Women to Watch Award Program in 2005 in partnership with several state CPA societies to honor outstanding women in the profession. The Women to Watch awards highlight the accomplishments of women in the profession, and demonstrate to emerging female leaders that success is not out of reach. The events that celebrate the award vary widely, but have one thing in common: they provide a forum for state societies to lead important conversations about issues their female members face.

    In addition, women CPAs are eager to network and share best practices, and professional women’s networks are thriving in all areas and industries. The Women to Watch Award Program is an outstanding opportunity for state societies to foster a community and offer visible role models.

    The awards are given in two categories: Emerging Leaders and Experienced Leaders. Emerging Leaders are those women who are up-and-coming stars in their organizations, while Experienced Leaders are those who have established their roles as leaders in their organizations by advancing to the highest levels of management or ownership, and by mentoring those following in their footsteps.

    The AICPA hopes you’ll join in celebrating the women to watch in your state. For more information on how to get started, please visit aicpa.org or email us.

    State Date Event City State Society
    California  April 25, 2014  Women's Leadership Forum  Beverly Hills, CA California Society of CPAs
    North Carolina  April 30, 2014  Annual Awards Dinner  Greensboro, NC  North Carolina Association of CPAs 
    West Virginia May 2, 2014 Women to Watch Awards Luncheon Charleston, WV West Virginia Society of CPAs
    Alabama  May 8, 2014  ASCPA Women’s Summit Birmingham, AL Alabama Society of CPAs
    Colorado  May 22, 2014  Women to Watch Awards Denver, CO Colorado Society of CPAs
    Florida June 13, 2014 Women's Leadership Summit Orlando, FL  Florida Institute of CPAs
    Massachusetts Fall 2014 Women's Leadership Conference TBD Massachusetts Society of CPAs

    Maryland
    September 23, 2014  Women to Watch Awards Breakfast Hanover, MD
    Maryland Association of CPAs
    Utah  September 26, 2014  UACPA Member Summit & Awards Banquet  Salt Lake City, UT  Utah Association of CPAs
    Michigan September 30, 2014 Michigan Association of CPAs Awards Dinner West Bloomfield, MI Michigan Association of CPAs
    South Carolina  October 21, 2014  Women in Leadership Conference and 2014 Women to Watch Awards Columbia, SC South Carolina Association of CPAs
    Washington D.C October 24, 2014 GWSCPA Women to Watch Luncheon Washington D.C. Greater Washington Society of CPAs
    New Mexico  November 5, 2014 Pride in the Profession Albuquerque, NM  New Mexico Society of CPAs
    Illinois  November 13, 2014
    Women's Leadership Breakfast

    Chicago, IL
    Illinois CPA Society 
    Kansas  November 19, 2014  Annual Meeting Wichita, KS  Kansas Society of CPAs 
    Missouri November 2014 Regional Awards Gala Kansas City & St. Louis Missouri Society of CPAs
    Louisiana January 9, 2015 Women's Leadership Workshop Baton Rouge, LA Society of Louisiana CPAs

    Women are having an impact on the CPA profession - and managing to maintain a healthy work/life balance in the process.  By sharing their stories, they help pave the way for future female leaders to succeed.  Check out some profiles of the profession's high achieving women as they discuss the keys to their success.

    Upcoming Women to Watch Events 


    Be a Woman to Watch State!

    The AICPA partners with state CPA societies to host the Women to Watch award. Currently, the award is offered in Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, Washington DC and West Virginia with new states coming on board each year. To find out how your state can get involved, contact your state society or email us!

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