Advice from Trailblazers and Rising Stars: Since 1986 More Than 50% of Accounting Graduates Have Been Women vs. Just 10% in 1970, Much of This Impressive Progress Is Due to Noteworthy Women and Their Contributions to Their Employers and to the Profession
Almer, Elizabeth Dreike, Journal of Accountancy
Be True to Personal Values
Shirley Cheramy was the first female managing partner of a "Big Eight" firm. "The partner who appointed me was totally unaware no other woman had ever held a similar position. He said he chose me for the 'right reasons' and not because I was a woman." A 1970 University of Washington graduate, she joined Price Waterhouse, Seattle, and in 1990 became the first woman to be a managing partner of the Century City, Los Angeles, office. In 1994 at age 46, Cheramy retired to Wyoming and is currently active in nonprofit organizations.
Speak Out, Move Up
Lissa Perez is a Deloitte & Touche partner and Tennessee practice leader for the enterprise risk services group. The 1991 Miami University graduate successfully handled international assignments, spousal job relocation and three children by a willingness to be adaptable, using flexible work arrangements and having self-confidence. Perez says women in general are not good about "tooting their own horn"
and tend to focus on the …
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Publication information: Article title: Advice from Trailblazers and Rising Stars: Since 1986 More Than 50% of Accounting Graduates Have Been Women vs. Just 10% in 1970, Much of This Impressive Progress Is Due to Noteworthy Women and Their Contributions to Their Employers and to the Profession. Contributors: Almer, Elizabeth Dreike - Author. Journal title: Journal of Accountancy. Volume: 200. Issue: 3 Publication date: September 2005. Page number: 97+. © 2009 American Institute of CPA's. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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