More than half of all CPAs are now women and professional opportunities are growing exponentially for all CPAs who enjoy a high level of trust and credibility among business executives and the public. That means women have plenty of opportunity to grow rewarding and successful careers at all levels in the profession. But women are still lagging behind their male peers when it comes to advancing into leadership and partner positions.
The Ohio Society of CPAs Women’s Initiatives Group aims to explore societal and professional trends unique to the profession and to engage women CPAs and those who work with them in initiatives that will move women to greater CPA career success.
Learn more about OSCPA's Women's Initiatives Women’s Initiatives Survey Results
OSCPA’s Women’s Initiatives survey was conducted in August 2012 and reached 7,198 female OSCPA members. A total of 1,412 responses were submitted for a 19.6% response rate. View a summary of the results.
Women, sports and business add up to professional success
How did many corporate women get on their path to professional success? Sports, according to research by Ernst & Young (EY).
“Opt-out” moms are on the rise, but it might not be by choice
The number of women staying at home with their children is on the rise, according to a new study out from Pew Research Center.
$1.8M funding opportunity to support women in nontraditional occupations
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of approximately $1.8 million in grants through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program, an initiative designed to recruit, train and retain women in high-skill occupations, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, energy, construction and information technology.
Survey finds women save less, diversify more
A higher proportion of men than women saved 10% of salary in their employers' Section 401(k) plans in 2013, the minimum recommended target for retirement savings, according to data from Wells Fargo.
“Equality Pay Day” highlights shortage of women in senior management roles
Strip away the politics, and a real issue emerges – there aren’t as many women in senior management roles.
Workplace flexibility a modern-day myth?
Workplace flexibility—it’s a phrase that might be appealing to job seekers or make a company look good, but a new study by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College shows flexible work options are out of reach for most employees and that when they are offered, arrangements are limited in size and scope.
Ending stereotypes, engaging youth keys to better CPA diversity
Breaking stereotypes about the accounting profession and engaging young people are the keys to getting more diversity in the profession, say minority owners of Ohio CPA firms.
Balancing Act: Motherhood and career
Kaitlin Newkirk, CPA, is no stranger to balancing a career and a busy home life.
Just the facts, please. Women say soft feedback is doing them no good
Feedback is a core part of self-development and all too often male colleagues and managers are reluctant to give direct feedback to female colleagues 79% of the time. Why? According to Barbara Annis and John Gray, authors of Work with Me, it’s because men felt they have to walk on eggshells around women and hold back criticism to women during performance reviews out of concern they may upset their female colleague and provoke an “emotional reaction.”
United States ranks in bottom 10 performing countries for women in senior management roles
The United States ranks in the bottom 10 performing countries for women in senior management roles, according to new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report, a survey of 6,700 business leaders in 45 countries.