2018 Women's Conference (WC18)
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This special event addresses issues unique to women in the CPA profession, offers best practices for career advancement and retention, and highlights accomplished female leaders through the Women to Watch Award presentation at the luncheon. Compared to other conferences, this event is much more conversational in nature, and many of the attendees say it’s their favorite CPE event of the year

 Export to Your Calendar 5/18/2018
When: May 18, 2018
8:00 am - 4:20 pm
Where: Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70810
United States
Presenter: Various
Contact: Misean Reed
504.904.1133


Online registration is available until: 5/18/2018
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It's been a historic year for women and this year's event aims to acknowledge the progress we've made, celebrate the female leaders in the profession, and address how we can continue to make progress.

Join us for our highest-rated event of the year and connect with a network of your peers as world-class speakers offer best practices and sage advice for living your best life.

Registration will open in February, but in the meantime, save the date and make plans to join us!

Sponsorships are still available. Contact Misean Reed at 504.904.1133 or mreed@lcpa.org.

Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA
Chairman, Association Board Immediate Past Chairman, American Institute of CPAs

Kimberly has a lengthy history of volunteering for the profession, including serving as a member of the AICPA Business and Industry Executive Committee as well as the AICPA Board of Directors where she served as a member of the Audit and Finance committees. Kimberly also worked with the Benevolent Fund and has served as a Council representative.

She is a past Chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs and has served on many of its committees, including the New Young Professional Network and Tomorrow's CPA.

Kimberly is currently the Global Accounting Strategy Director for the Financial and Professional Services Industries for Oracle America, a leader in cloud solutions and enterprise technology. In this capacity, she provides insight to help drive innovation in this important domain, particularly as disruption is enabled by technology to include Cloud, Software as a Service, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Data, and Robotics Process Automation to name a few.

Previously, she served as the Global Practice team leader for Oracle's Health and Human Services Industry Practice, working with teams worldwide where she developed and executed strategies on Cloud, Big Data, Security, Fraud Prevention/Detection, Customer Experience, and Modernization. Prior to Oracle, Kimberly worked in leadership roles at numerous other major companies and organizations, including the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Motorola; KPMG; and Prince George's County Government, where she served as Chief Information Technology Officer.

She is a sought after speaker and has received numerous awards. Notably, Kimberly has been recognized by Accounting Today as a one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting in 2016 and also by CPA Practice Advisor as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting for 2016. As of July 2017, Kimberly is also a member of the Robert H. Smith School of Business Advisory Board.

Kimberly received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; an Accounting Certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County, an MBA from Loyola University and Master's of Science in Information Technology and a Chief Information Officer Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.

Elena Keegan, E-RYT, 500
Owner and instructor, Baton Rouge Yoga Company

Elena has been the proud owner and head instructor of Baton Rouge Yoga Company since 1996. Elena actually used to be a high school Spanish teacher, so teaching comes naturally to her! Elena is proud to hold her E-RYT 500, which means that she holds her 500 hour accredited teaching certification. Elena specializes in beginner and advanced Hatha Yoga, Gentle Cardiac Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga. Her teaching method produces an energizing session that enhances overall well-being, and ends with a blissful Shavasana (i.e. deep relaxation). She is a true believer that yoga empowers anyone who practices.

Flo Meadows, CCIM, CPA
Commercial Realtor at NAI Latter & Blum

Details coming soon.

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225.215.7000

Group Rate: $139
Group Code: To secure this rate, mention the Women’s Leadership Conference.
Cut-off date: April 17