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.
How many different mentors do you need?
Finding a mentor or personal advisor can be intimidating for women. They often have a Superman complex — they rarely seek advice because they believe they should be able to do everything, know everything, and be everything to everyone. But experts say women need an outside perspective to stay balanced and develop big-picture view of their career.
Survey: Moms less happy when work a must, not a choice
A new survey finds moms who didn’t choose to be breadwinners are ultimately less satisfied.
Women paying the price for flexible schedules
One big reason women make less than men is because they tend to demand more flexible schedules. And new economic research shows that if more workplaces adopted a more team-oriented, job-sharing approach—like physicians in a group practice—the cost of flexible work would dissipate and the premium for long hours would too.
10 things to drop from your vocabulary at work
You have great ideas, but are they getting lost because of the way you deliver them? We've all heard about uptalk and how it makes you seem less self-assured, but that's not the only secret saboteur you've probably got hiding in your everyday vocabulary. Are you guilty of using any of these words or phrases? If so, erase them from your daily language to sound more confident and coherent:
Brave new world for Millennial women
Today’s Millennial women (ages 18-32) are closer to gender parity in the workforce than any generation before them. However, a new Pew Research survey of over 2,000 adults, including 810 Millennials, finds that the majority of women still feel society favors men.
Survey: American women caught up in seismic shift
A “seismic shift” in the structure of American families has occurred and women are bearing the brunt of it, according to a new report.
Good news: There’s one area where women out earn men
New data shows there's one area where the gender wage gap is irrelevant and even reversed. Women consistently earn more than men in part-time jobs, which women are also more likely to have.
10 mistakes women make that sabotage their careers
It's easy to blame sexism and socialization for the lack of women reaching management positions. But sometimes women need to look more closely at their own behavior before writing off their challenges on their gender or society in general. Dr. Lois Frankel, a career coach and author of the bestselling book Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, has identified more than 100 things women do unconsciously on the job that sabotage their career success. Here are 10 common-and critical-mistakes.
Who is more competitive? Men or women?
Women make up nearly half the American work force and 40% of the country’s primary household breadwinners. It’s safe to say workplace rivalry is as much a female matter as a male one. Yet, when it comes to competition, the focus continues to be on men, even where women are involved.
Balancing work and family over the holidays. Can it be done?
There’s something about the holidays – probably more than few somethings, in fact – that makes balancing work and family life harder than ever.