We have developed several formal (workshop, publication and research) and informal (guides and DVDs) resources to help CPA firms and companies develop and retain their in-house talents. See information below for further details.
Promoting Your Talent: A Guidebook for Women and Their Firms by Nancy R. Baldiga (Second Edition)
Many of the young men and women completing accounting programs today have excellent training. They possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, have outstanding technical knowledge and often have practical experience prior to becoming a CPA. But creating a successful career takes more than that: there is a certain art to applying those skills. Author Nancy Baldiga provides practice tips and real life examples from leaders in the profession, as well as suggestions for tackling the obstacles firms and organizations encounter in leadership development and promoting their talent. This publication also contains career information for women in business and industry. To order product number 872566, visit www.CPA2biz.com.
Gender Trends in Public Accounting
As part of its effort to provide resources to firms to support the retention and advancement of their female talent, the Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee gathered benchmark data on the status of female professionals within public accounting firms, and on firm programs aimed at advancing females to leadership positions.
Advocacy and Advancement
The survey was designed to gather information about the frequency and nature of advocacy relationships, characteristics of advocates and protégés, and whether the presence of an advocate has an effect on professional advancement.
AICPA Women in the Profession LinkedIn group
Check out our latest updates and comments on LinkedIn on the AICPA Women In the Profession subgroup of the American Institute of CPAs group.
This subgroup serves as a platform to raise awareness of both men and women regarding the gap in the progress of women in the accounting profession. This subgroup also offers networking opportunities, on-going interaction with visible role models, and advice for building additional skills in important areas such as business development, networking and career management. Finally, we hope that this subgroup will help influence the culture of firms and organizations to support the advancement of women and provide credible statistics and resources regarding issues that impact women in the profession.
To participate in the Women in the Profession LinkedIn subgroup, you must first have a LinkedIn profile and be a member of the AICPA LinkedIn member group. It's easy to do both.
To create a profile, go to www.linkedin.com and complete the requested fields.
To join the AICPA member group, visit us on LinkedIn and request to join. Once your membership has been verified and you have been notified, you can then visit the AICPA Women in the Profession subgroup and request to join.
If you are already of member of the AICPA LinkedIn member group, you can simply visit the AICPA Women in the Profession subgroup directly and request to join.
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