Committees: 2017-18 Women's Initiatives Committee

For more than 20 years, women have represented 50% or more of new CPAs in the accounting profession. Yet today, women only account for 9% of all CFOs and 23% of partners in CPA firms nationwide. They also leave the profession in greater numbers than their male counterparts, which greatly impacts the leadership pool and succession planning for firms and organizations alike.

The Women’s Initiatives Committee is charged with addressing the issue of retention and advancement of women within the CPA profession through outreach and education. Specifically, the Committee will:

  • Plan and support the annual Women’s Workshop and develop other educational and outreach programs as needed.
  • Communicate with firms and organizations on best practices with regard to retaining and advancing women leaders.
  • Increase awareness of trends and issues impacting women in the profession and the attrition of women leaders.

The Committee is open to women and men who are advocates for the advancement of women in the profession and who are interested in making measurable gains in the number of women leaders.

For any questions about the Women’s Initiatives Committee, please contact Misean Reed.

Deborah C. Gordon, Deborah C. Gordon, CPA, APAC
Staff Liaison
Misean Reed, Society of Louisiana CPAs