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. Please email us for more information on how to get started.

State Date Event Location Host
California   April 29, 2016   Women’s Leadership Forum   Beverly Hills, CA   California Society of CPAs
Wisconsin   May 5, 2016   Member Recognition Banquet and Annual Meeting     Wisconsin Institute of CPAs
West Virginia    May 6, 2016    Committee Day    Charleston, WV    West Virginia Society of CPAs 
Louisiana    May 10, 2016   Women’s Leadership Workshop   Baton Rouge, LA    Society of Louisiana CPAs 
Florida    June 9, 2016    Women’s Leadership Summit    Orlando, FL    Florida Institute of CPAs
Colorado    August 19, 2016    Women to Watch Awards    Denver, CO    Colorado Society of CPAs 
Maryland   September 30, 2016    Women to Watch Awards Breakfast    Baltimore, MD   Maryland Association of CPAs 
Utah    September 2016   UACPA Member Summit & Awards Banquet    Salt Lake City, UT    Utah Association of CPAs
Massachusetts    November 2, 2016    Women’s Leadership Summit    Boston, MA   Massachusetts Society of CPAs 
Missouri    November 3, 2016    Western Region Awards Gala    Kansas City, MO    Missouri Society of CPAs 
New Mexico   November 4, 2016   Pride in the Profession   Albuquerque, NM   New Mexico Society of CPAs
Missouri   November 17, 2016   Eastern Region Awards Gala   St Louis, MO   Missouri Society of CPAs
Illinois   November 18, 2016   Women’s Leadership Breakfast   Chicago, IL   Illinois CPA Society

Stay tuned for more events as the 2016 schedule develops!

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, West Virginia and Wisconsin 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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