The Women’s Initiative Executive Committee (WIEC) has developed several formal and informal resources to help CPA firms and companies develop women’s initiatives programs to attract and retain talent.
- CPA Firm Gender Survey
As part of its effort to provide resources to firms to support the retention and advancement of their female talent, WIEC 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
This survey was designed to gather information about the frequency and nature of advocacy relationships, characteristics of advocates and their protégés, and to examine the effects that an advocate’s presence holds on their protégé’s professional advancement.
- Chronology of Key Research Findings
- 2015 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits (AICPA)
- AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit
Mark your calendars now! You don't want to miss the 6th Annual AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit. It will be held on November 8-10, 2017 in Chicago, IL. This summit is designed to empower professional women and build additional skills in key areas such as business development, mentoring, networking, broad-based business skills and client service. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- AICPA Women in the Profession LinkedIn group
Network with peers. Connect with experienced professionals. Get advice to expand and enhance your skills. Whether you’re looking for community or insights for business development and career management, you’ll find all this and more by actively participating in the Women in the Profession LinkedIn group.
- AICPA Women to Watch Awards
Be inspired by the success stories of other dynamic female CPAs. The AICPA Women to Watch Awards create a platform to discuss and promote the challenges, accomplishments and opportunities for women in the profession.
- AICPA Online Mentoring Program
The newest tool available to AICPA members, the AICPA Online Mentoring Program allows participants to seek a mentor outside of their organization, who can help level the playing field for women, minorities, and young professionals. Using an online platform makes a mentoring relationship interaction easier to fit into busy schedules, creating beneficial and successful outcomes. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Mentoring Program Guide
Evolve the Business Model of the Firm
- Organizational Strategies Toolkit: The Development of a Women's Initiative Program
This toolkit serves as a stand-alone guide for accounting firms to develop and implement strategies that facilitate the development and retention of female talent. It includes a customizable slideshow to help you present the business case, a sample survey to diagnose the specific issues your firm is facing, an action plan template and a template steering committee charter to help you jump start your firm’s own Women’s Leadership Initiative.
- Pilot Program
WIEC is establishing a pilot program with a few firms to help them apply and share existing best practices, share their progress, successes and lessons learned with the profession in an effort to promote the success of women, inspire other firms and create a ripple effect in our profession.
Videos and Webcasts
AICPA Insights Blog Entries
- Celebrating International Women's Day: Inspiration for Women in the Profession
- Keeping it in Perspective: A Woman's Take on the Profession
- The Powerful Impact of Women in Accounting and Tax
- 6 Ways Women CPAs Can Accelerate Their Careers
AICPA Journal of Accountancy Articles