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Women's Initiatives News

  • Women to Watch Award Nominations 2017

    The Michigan Association of CPAs, together with the AICPA, is again pleased to announce the sixth Women to Watch Awards. These awards recognize women who promote a work environment that provides opportunities for the successful integration of their personal and professional lives and the advancement of women to positions of leadership within the accounting profession.
  • The Importance of Women Supporting Women

    An opinion on the importance of women supporting women written by Amy Vetter of CPA Practice Advisor

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A diverse profession is a sustainable profession. The AICPA, led by its Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC), is committed to the retention and advancement of women in accounting.

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Book Recommendations

Key Reading for Women in Accounting & Finance

Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military

Author: Tanya Biank

Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan—more than 140 have died there, and they currently make up fourteen percent of the total active-duty forces. Despite advances, today’s servicewomen are constantly pressed to prove themselves, to overcome challenges men never face, and to put the military mission ahead of all other aspects of their lives, particularly marriage and motherhood. In this groundbreaking, insider’s look at the women defending our nation, Tanya Biank brings to light the real issues—of femininity, belonging to an old boys’ club, veiled discrimination, dating, marriage problems, separation from children, questions about life goals, career trajectories, and self-worth—that servicewomen are facing by focusing on four individual stories.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

Author: Susan Cain

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so.

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