Being recognized for one’s leadership, service, and contributions to the accounting profession is like sitting down to a nice bowl of ice cream on a beautiful summer day. It’s a comforting and honest moment of reflection and recognition on a job well done, knowing that you’ve made a positive difference.
During the 2018 AICPA ENGAGE conference in Las Vegas this week, the American Institute of CPAs and CPA Practice Advisor recognized 25 leaders in the accounting profession with the 2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting Award. These 25 women have made that positive difference for women and for the entire accounting profession. For all that they do, each them truly deserves that celebratory bowl of ice cream.
This list of award recipients holds numerous long-standing and far-reaching connections to the MACPA. In particular, we would like to spotlight six award winners who are partners and friends of the Maryland Association of CPAs and Business Learning Institute:
Our accounting profession would not be where it is today without the impact these influential women have made. They are a driving force in creating a culture of innovation or excellence within their firm, or helped, as a vendor, to develop technologies that empower firms to be more productive and profitable. Actively mentoring those following in their footsteps, these award recipients come from a wide cross-section of the profession and perform a broad range of roles.
“This year’s group of award winners exemplifies the aspects of leadership, skill, and mentorship that make them stand-outs in their roles,” said Gail Perry, editor-in-chief of CPA Practice Advisor. “Our profession is better because of their active participation in making this a better place for everyone.”
The rest of the 2018 winners are:
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” — Dolly Parton