Women to Watch Award
Since 2005, the Illinois CPA Society and the AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) have recognized outstanding women leaders in Illinois who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, their organizations, and to the development of women as leader.
Awards are given in two categories based on the following criteria:
- Demonstration of leadership
- Contributions to the profession
- Creation and implementation of unique initiative in the workplace
- Community service
- Involvement with their alma mater
Sample of Emerging Leader Nomination Form
Who is Eligible?
Women who have demonstrated their ability to promote, within the accounting profession, a work environment that provides opportunities for the successful integration of their personal and professional life and the advancement of women to positions of leadership. Award recipients must be members of both the Illinois CPA Society and the AICPA.
Note: Members of the Illinois CPA Society’s Women’s Executive Committee are not eligible for nomination.
Complete and submit the nomination form including a narrative describing the nominee's qualifications. It is important to include additional information on the nominee such as a résumé, biography, letters of support or relevant articles. Provide details which demonstrate how the nominee has met each of the award criteria listed for their category.
Nominations are welcome anytime throughout the year. Nominations are considered in June and the winners selected in July. Winners are honored at the annual Women's Leadership Breakfast program in November.
Past Award Winners
For Further Information
If you need more information or would like to nominate a woman who is not currently a member of the Illinois CPA Society or the AICPA, please contact:
Gayle Floresca, CPA, Assistant Director Professional Standards
312.993.0407 or 800.993.0407 ext. 254