It looks like 2019 could turn out to be The Year of Women, for several reasons. One is that of the 100 people named the most influential by Time magazine, more women are in the list than ever before. Another good reason is that Marianne Williamson, author and public speaker who is known for her spiritual influence, is running for president of the United States in 2020. And it looks like the Rules of Thumb blog from MoneyThumb is far from the only entity that thinks 2019 is turning out to be the year of the woman. This article from In Her Sight is titled 2019: The Year of the Woman and discusses history-making women in Congress.
When it comes to the field of accounting, 2019 is being heavily influenced by women. So much so that AICPA Engage 2019 is going to be aimed at celebrating women who made their mark on the accounting profession as well as those who are emerging as the next generation of firm leaders, through new technologies, practices, workflow or dynamic work environments. We think it is a wonderful thing that women are getting the recognition they deserve, especially when it comes to their work in accounting. For so many years, when you pictured an accountant, the image was almost always one of a man.
To help recognize women in accounting, The AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) and CPA Practice Advisor have teamed up to award 25 women the distinguished honor of being named one of the 2019 Most Powerful Women in Accounting. If you know of a woman in accounting who you feel deserves this award, below are the details of the award and how to nominate someone:
Those honored with this recognition are women who demonstrated three attributes:
- They have been the driving force to create a culture of innovation or excellence within their firm, or helped, as a vendor, develop the technologies that will empower firms to be more productive and profitable
- They reached the highest level of management and ownership within their company and their leadership demonstrated an impact on the success of the organization
- They have been mentoring those following in their footsteps
Our 25 winners will be recognized publicly at the AICPA Engage 2019 and featured in the June 2019 issue of CPA Practice Advisor magazine.
The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2019, so hurry and get your nomination in! The Rules of Thumb blog from MoneyThumb would really appreciate it if you shared this post so that everyone in your peer group has a chance to learn about this great award and nominate a deserving woman in accounting.