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 28, 2017   Women’s Leadership Forum   San Francisco, CA   California Society of CPAs
Wisconsin   May 4, 2017   Member Recognition Banquet & Annual Meeting   Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin Institute of CPAs
Pennsylvania   May 10, 2017   PICPA Women’s Conference   Malvern, PA   Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
West Virginia    May 12, 2017    Committee Day    Charleston, WV    West Virginia Society of CPAs 
Louisiana    May 19, 2017   Women’s Leadership Workshop   Baton Rouge, LA    Society of Louisiana CPAs 
Colorado   June 1, 2017   Women to Watch Awards   TBD   Colorado Society of CPAs
Florida   June 15, 2017   Women’s Leadership Summit    Orlando, FL    Florida Institute of CPAs
Vermont   September 28, 2018   Women's Leadership Summit    Burlington, VT   Vermont Society of CPAs
Maryland   September 29, 2017    2017 MACPA Women to Watch Awards   Hanover, MD   Maryland Association of CPAs
Utah   September 2017   Inauguration & Awards Banquet   South Jordan, UT    Utah Association of CPAs
Michigan   October 9, 2017   MICPA Awards Dinner   West Bloomfield, MI   Michigan Institute of CPAs
North Carolina   October 19, 2017   2017 NCACPA Professional Women’s Conference   Greensboro, NC   North Carolina Association of CPAs
District of Columbia   October 2017   GWSCPA Women’s Leadership Conference   Washington, DC   Greater Washington Society of CPAs
Maine   November 2, 2017   Women's Leadership Summit    Portland, ME    Maine Society of CPAs
Missouri    November 2, 2017   Western Region Awards Celebration     Missouri Society of CPAs 
New Mexico   November 2, 2017   Pride in the Profession   Albuquerque, NM   New Mexico Society of CPAs
Missouri     November 16, 2017   Eastern Region Awards Celebration     Missouri Society of CPAs 
Kansas   November 2017           Kansas Society of CPAs

Stay tuned for more events as the 2017 schedule develops!

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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 California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, 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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