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The Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance and the AWSCPA jointly sponsor the Accounting MOVE project, which surveys CPA firms across the nation to determine the state of women in the industry.
The AWSCPA is a national network whose mission is to support women's professional development by addressing gender equity, the "glass ceiling," and work and family issues.
With an organizational focus on developing leaders, the AWSCPA offers an annual women's leadership conference.
Names of recipients were hand-selected from the Directory of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.(17) and the Directory of AWSCPA.(18) The data requested on the questionnaire pertained to the recipients' employment history, changes in their personal life during their tenure in the public accounting work force, and their recommendations for female students currently majoring in accounting.
Everly, Jr., "Stress in AWSCPA Members," The Woman CPA (July 1989), 26-31.
Palen knew the politics of the profession well, primarily because of her term as president of the AWSCPA in 1946-1947.
Congress proposed the amendment on June 4, 1919, and three states--Illinois (the AWSCPA's birthplace), Michigan, and Wisconsin--were the first to ratify it, on June 10 of that year.
"We want to offer more leadership development education, courses in management, interpersonal relationships, negotiating--the skills that make leaders." The AWSCPA is investigating strategic alliances with other professional groups to provide networking opportunities for members, especially in the financial services arena.
A 1992 survey by Public Accounting Report found only 4.9% of partners in the top 16 national accounting firms were women, and less than 20% of top managerial positions were women according to 1992 figures compiled by the American Woman's Society of CPAs (AWSCPA).
Schwartz's keynote address to the AWSCPA leadership conference last year.
"Many people in public accounting do not think women CPAs are as serious about their careers as men are," said Lois Brunst May, president of the American Woman's Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) for 1994-95.
A member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Florida Institute of CPAs, the American Woman's Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) and the American Accounting Association, she is the author of previous Journal articles.