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.
San Francisco mayor signs into law flexible-work-arrangements legislation
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) signed a measure that gives workers with children or other dependents the right to request flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting and job sharing.
Career paths improving for women in finance and accounting
The career outlook for women in finance and accounting has improved over the past decade, suggests a new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half.
Join us at the Fall Accounting Shows: Take a lunch break with Women’s Initiatives
The Women’s Initiatives Group invites all CPAs—men too!—to take a lunch break and share your thoughts for best practices and future programming from this group. Take an hour and join us for lunch at one of the Accounting Shows for informal table discussions where you can provide perspective and ideas on supporting a strong women’s CPA profession in Ohio.
The honesty gap: Women less likely to commit fraud
A new study has found a different type of gender gap in the workplace: Women tend to be more honest.
Survey: Working moms weigh in on back-to-school expenses and balancing kids' school year needs
Forty-one percent of working mothers expect to spend more this year on back-to-school shopping than they did last year, while almost half (48%) plan to spend about the same, according to a new poll released by Working Mother magazine and Chase Slate.
Study: Crime doesn’t pay, especially if you’re a woman
A new study suggests that women who involve themselves in white-collar crimes are subject to the same limitations as their law-compliant counterparts in the corporate world.
Saying “no” at work. Can you do it?
No. One of the shortest words in the English language, yet one of the most difficult for women to say, especially at work. The result: women end up overcommitted and exhausted.
Women more cautious than men about financial planning
Although women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men and are more educated than males, women are more likely to feel their financial planning needs improvement, a new study by Milwaukee's Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. says.
Women are catching up with men in the race for jobs
After trailing men through most of the jobs recovery since 2010, women this year are keeping pace and their unemployment rate has fallen far more rapidly.
Financial literacy isn’t Ohioans’ strong suit
Have a question about financial literacy? Apparently you shouldn’t ask an Ohioan for the answer. A new survey shows Ohioans are the fourth worst in the nation in terms of financial literacy.