We are excited to again host the MACPA’s Women to Watch awards, highlighting the accomplishments of women in the profession and demonstrating to emerging female leaders that success is not out of reach. The award, established by the AICPA, will provide a starting point for the MACPA Board appointed Women’s and Diversity Initiative Task Force and no doubt lead to important conversations about the issues and resources we can bring to member firms and companies.
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.
This year’s awards breakfast features a keynote from Richard J. Caturano, the current Chair of AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. He served as AICPA’s Chairman from 2012–2013. Richard is also Partner and National Leader of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion at RSM US LLP.