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2014 Women to Watch Awards

 

CalCPA, in partnership with the AICPA and its Women's Initiatives Executive Committee, is looking for women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, or who demonstrate characteristics that enable them to become leaders in the profession. The winners will be featured in various publications and potentially asked to participate in local events as panel members to discuss the strategies for achieving success in the accounting profession.

Nomination Packet • Nominations Due Friday, Dec. 6.

Awards will be given in two categories–Experienced Leaders and Emerging Leaders. Evidence of every item listed below is not required for consideration, but nominees should have made significant contributions in more than one category of accomplishment.

Experienced Leaders
Defined as one who has advanced to a higher level or leadership position within the organization. Titles include, but are not limited to partner,
owner, elected official or appointee, executive, etc. 

1. Authorship of articles
2. Major or unique contribution to the profession
4. Public and/or community service
5. Mentoring other professionals*
6. Improvement to the workplace
 
Please provide supporting documentation as evidence of accomplishments. This could include copies of articles, list of other awards or recognition, a letter from a mentee, etc. Resumes are not required, but are strongly recommended. 

*Graded with a higher weight 

Emerging Leaders
Defined as a professional who has made significant contributions to the profession and to her community, but who has not yet reached the highest levels of advancement.  

1. Public and/or community service
2. Demonstration of leadership
3. Contribution to the profession
4. Creation and implementation of unique initiative(s)
5. Involvement with alma mater or other local colleges and universities
 
Please provide supporting documentation as evidence of accomplishments. This may include letters of recommendation from supervisors, peers, students, community organizations, etc. Resumes are not required, but are strongly recommended. 

Winners will be selected by the Women's Initiative Committee and recognized at the Women's Leadership Forum on Friday, April 25, 2014.

If you have questions about the nomination process, membership status, requirements, or selecting which category your nominee falls under, please contact Melissa Thornton.