AWSCPA of Georgia Recognized in
Recently, the American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) of Georgia announced their Legacies, Leaders & Luminaries Celebration Dinner to be held on January 8, 2015 at the National Center for Civil & Human Rights. The AWSCPA will honor Johnnie L. Clark, CPA, MBA, Ph.D. and other rising stars in the profession. According to the 2013 Accounting Move Project Report, sponsored by the AWSCPA, it was found that 69% of women interviewed identified work/life balance issues as the top barrier to advancement, and another 48% said that women still lack female role models.
Wiley-CPAexcel & CMAexcel Becomes Exclusive CPA Review Course Sponsor
Wiley CPAexcel, the chosen review course for a big four accounting firm, has become the exclusive CPA review course sponsor of the American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA).
National Presidential Award Presented
This year’s National Awards Program was a success with several distinguished honors presented in conjunction with the Society’s Women’s Accounting & Leadership Conference held in late June in Morristown, New Jersey. The Presidential Award is not one that is presented every year but only when someone exceptional stands out. In 2014, we are honored to present this award to Yasmine El-Ramly with the AICPA. Yasmine El-Ramly is a Senior Technical Manager of Firm Services & Global Alliances.
National AWSCPA Educator of the Year Award Presented to Danile
The AWSCPA Educator of the Year Award was presented by incoming AWSCPA National President, Christina Flynn to Teresa Danile. Teresa received her undergraduate degree and Master’s of Administration degree in Accounting from Pace University in New York City in 1976.
Innovation In Women’s Programming Awarded to KPMG
This award recognizes businesses that are continually developing new and innovative programs to promote and support women in the accounting profession. Our recipient for 2014 is KPMG. KPMG established their Women’s Advisory Board in 2003 to create a more compelling work environment and enhance career opportunities for women by driving national and local initiatives that support, advance, retain, and reward them.
Lead by Example Award Is Inspiring
The Society honors a well-respected female business owner for being a champion for women in the CPA workplace, and are pleased to present her with our Lead By Example Award. This award recognizes those businesses that not only have a strong women’s program in place, but also strong women in leadership positions to show others that it can be done. This year’s recipient is Esther Phahla.
AWSCPA Proudly Presents Public Service Award
This year’s recipient of the AWSCPA Public Service Award is Lynn Britt. Marcie Bour nominated Lynn for her dedication to giving back to her communities. Starting as a teenager and continuing throughout her professional career, Lynn has shaped a history of volunteering her time and talents to the various communities in which she is involved.
Woman CPA of the Year Awarded to Stacy Stelzriede
This award is given to an individual for outstanding contributions to the accounting profession and this year’s honoree is Stacy Stelzriede. Paying it forward is essential to advancing women in accounting. Stacy is an audit partner at Moss Adams LLP and she has made it her mission to do just that: she’s devoted her career to mentoring other women and helping them achieve the success she’s earned at work and in life. Stacy’s path into the partnership wasn’t typical, and her unique story has helped other women understand that they too can find their own path to success.
CAMICO Becomes Exclusive Insurance Services Sponsor
CAMICO, the nation’s largest CPA-focused program of insurance and risk management for the accounting profession, has become the exclusive insurance services sponsor of the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA). Created by CPAs to protect CPAs, CAMICO provides comprehensive risk and claims management services designed to help CPA firms improve practices and minimize losses on a proactive basis. “The specialized risk management expertise and resources offered by CAMICO complement our own support and resources for members,” said Kim Fantaci, executive director of the AWSCPA. “Both organizations take an active role in assisting CPAs with a wide range of practice and professional issues.” Ric Rosario, CPA, CEO of CAMICO, said, “CAMICO is committed serving the growing number of women CPAs across the country. We look forward to providing insurance and risk management services that benefit and stay closely in step with the evolving needs of AWSCPA members.”