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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Webcast

Women's Leadership Conference (E2010460)

7:45 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Registration: 11:00 AM EDT


8.0 CPE Credits in PD


The Women's Leadership Conference provides a forum for female CPAs and financial professionals to network and obtain valuable information for use in their personal and professional lives. Attendees will take away valuable lessons on resilience in the workforce and overcoming obstacles professionally and personally. This conference is planned by the PICPA.


Female financial professionals and CPAs in public firms, business, and industry


Learn valuable lessons on resilience in the workforce and overcoming obstacles professionally and personally.

Featured Blog: Plenty of Treats at This Year’s PICPA Women’s Leadership Conference


7:45 a.m. - Greetings from PICPA Leadership

8:00 a.m. - Kickoff: Owning Your Career
  • Bringing intentionality to your career plans and path
  • Entrepreneurship and intraprenuership for women leaders
  • Learning from others’ stories and using our own to drive career success
  • Making the most of a day like today


Christina M. Reger, Esq.
Founding Partner
Law Offices of Christina Reger

8:50 a.m. - The Myth of the Nice Girl: Leading with Kindness and Strength
  • Learn to balance being empathetic and decisive
  • How to ask for what you want without feeling badly
  • Becoming a boss who is respected, not feared
  • Leading with kindness, empathy, and strength


Fran Hauser
Media Executive and Author
The Myth of the Nice Girl
Read Fran's Five Tips To Overcome Impostor Syndrome >>

9:40 a.m. - Women to Watch Award Presentation

9:50 a.m. - Take a Breather

10:05 a.m. - Championing Workplace Diversity
  • Diversity data insights and trends between women groups based on race/ethnicity
  • Discuss the successes and impact of diversity programs that positively impact Black women in finance and accounting
  • The impact of microaggressions and bias faced by women of color, particularly Black women at work
  • How to champion for workplace diversity for Black women
10:55 a.m. - Resiliency
  • The science of resilience and well-being
  • Practical skills to enhance the ability to navigate adversity and grow through challenges
  • Define resilience, describe the factors that contribute to it, and discuss the role of optimism in coping with setback and challenge
  • Strategies that create a mindset of optimism and tips for incorporating the strategies at work and at home


Karen Reivich, PhD
Director of Resilience and Positive Psychology Training Program
Positive Psychology Center
University of Pennsylvania

11:45 a.m. - Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. - Women Leaders and Sales: Positioning Yourself to Make It Rain
  • Trends in the profession and how this impacts your client needs
  • The importance of planning and collaboration
  • How to create a collaborative relationship with centers of influence, team members, clients, and prospective clients in this virtual environment and into the future


Angie Grissom
Owner and Chief Relationship Officer
The Rainmaker Companies

1:35 p.m. - Building a Career of Service and Security: A Conversation with Kathleen Hamm
  • How emerging technology will change the profession
  • Kathleen has served as a Board member, regulator, policy advisor, C-suite executive, and trusted advisor – she’ll share her perspective on the issues currently facing women in our profession
  • Advice for women building their careers as CPAs
  • Career experiences and lessons learned


Kathleen Hamm
Former Member Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
In conversation with
Jennifer Cryder, CPA
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs

2:25 p.m. - Break

2:40 p.m. -  Leadership Story: A CFO’s Perspective on Career Growth and Self-Development
  • Navigating a career, family, and self - one perspective
  • Understand how careers can evolve, and not necessarily in a straight line
  • Balancing risk and reward with your gut instinct
  • Maintaining networks - and how to improve relationships while moving through your career   


Amy Peacock Trojanowski, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Armstrong Flooring, Inc

3:30 p.m. - Managing Partners Panel: Building a Firm Where Women Succeed
  • What it takes to build and run a firm that fosters inclusion and excellence for everyone, especially female leaders
  • How to create cultures, systems, and teams to enable and empower women in the workplace
  • Discuss intentionality, what women need to do to progress down the path to ownership, changing the ratios of women in leadership, and overcoming unconscious bias


Jane Scaccetti, CPA, MT, PFS - Moderator
Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer
Drucker & Scaccetti

Elizabeth E. Krisher, CPA, CGFM

Robert Simpson, CPA, MST
Managing Partner
Brinker Simpson and Company

4:20 p.m. - See You Next Year








"As a young, professional woman, this conference gave me the opportunity to hear women who have proven successful in the industry speak on topics, issues, and trials that they have faced and conquered. Their words have reinforced my drive for success and have given me the tools and confidence with which to embrace the challenges which lie before me."
-Maureen Gillott, CPA - Fairman Group Family Office LLP


Various Speakers

Various Speakers


$345.00 - Member

$445.00 - Nonmember

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