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Women to Watch Award

We are now accepting nominations for the November 18, 2016 Women to Watch Awards. DEADLINE: Friday, June 24, 2016


Nomination Procedure
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.


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.

Awards are given in two categories based on the following criteria:

Experienced Leaders

Emerging Leaders

  • 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

Past Recipients

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 312.517.7618.


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