The American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) is
a national organization dedicated to serving all women CPAs and those actively
pursuing the designation. The AWSCPA provides a supportive environment and
valuable resources for members to achieve their personal and professional goals
through various opportunities including leadership, networking and education.


Nov 12-13, 2015 | San Francisco, CA

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AWSCPA Partners with the 2015 Accounting MOVE Project. In the sixth year of the Accounting MOVE Project, the report will highlight moments of personal illumination that resulted in culture change.  The report will profile men and women who champion women in public accounting . . . and their “ah-ha!” moments.
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The American Woman’s Society of CPAs celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2008 with the publishing of our 75th Anniversary Journal.

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AWSCPA is pleased to offer a great new member benefit from CPE Credit
Members can access CPECredit’s Gold One-Year Subscription Package for $79 a savings of $320! The CPECredit Gold Package is the ultimate CPE learning program. It combines the convenience of online CPE with the benefits of live webinars. This package includes a library of over 400 live webinars and self study courses each year. You will have access to all courses and webinars for one full year for the one low price of $79! You must be a member of AWSCPA to take advantage of this savings.
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Career Navigation Toolkit for Women Introduced
This new publication by CPA Canada’s Women’s Leadership Council encourages women to explore their personal and professional ambitions. Written by Mary L. Bennett, MBA, CIA, CEC, an expert on topics related to the sustainability of the accounting profession, the toolkit identifies seven success factors for women to consider. These include: access to key relationships with influential members of leadership; access to a variety of role models; building skills to better integrate your personal and professional life; leadership career development; enhanced networking; the importance of personal branding and authenticity; and understanding the power of frequent reflection and planning. The toolkit also takes readers through a series of exercises to reflect on their own strategic relationships, networking and role models and reviews leadership and career skills and development opportunities, along with identifying next steps in how they can move their personal and career aspirations forward.
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December 2014

2013 Woman CPA of the Year – Leslie Seidman

2013 Woman of Courage – Nancy Calderon


AWSCPA Accepts Nominations for
National Awards

The AWSCPA Awards recognize women and other professionals across the country who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, sacrifice and accomplishment in furthering the advancement of women in accounting and exemplifying the highest ideals of the accounting profession. The awards reach out to women in various segments of the accounting community, including public accounting, industry, government, non-profit and academia. To nominate an individual, firm or company for an award in 2015, click here.
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AWSCPA of Georgia Recognized in
Accounting Today
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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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