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.

El-Ramly-and-WelterThe 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. She oversees women’s initiatives programs, human capital and international projects. Her responsibilities include the enhancement of the PCPS Human Capital Center and the International resource center along with the oversight of the AICPA firm strategy initiative and the firm intelligence gathering process. Yasmine also manages the PCPS relationship with HR professionals and the external relationship with the World Bank, IFAC, GAA and international firm associations. Finally, Yasmine serves as staff liaison for the AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee, which is the AICPA’s driving force for women’s progress in the profession.  She has been instrumental in working with the volunteers of this committee, and it has grown to 13 members and includes men and women.

The work Yasmine does with the WIEC committee strives to empower women within the accounting profession by

  • Supporting the business case for broad-based diversity in the profession
  • Influencing the cultures of firms and organizations to support the advancement of women
  • Providing resources to support the successful integration of personal and professional lives
  • And building alliances that are influential in sharing the committee’s mission and providing a channel for the AICPA’s solutions, tools and programs

Prior to joining the AICPA, Yasmine worked for CPA firms of various sizes: a big four, a national firm and a local firm. Yasmine also worked in France for a start-up company before relocating to the United States to pursue a graduate degree and her CPA license. Yasmine has authored many published articles in recent years so such as Women in Accounting- Removing the barriers to success.  Please join the Society in congratulating Yasmine on her accomplishments for all women in accounting.