While women have made great strides, they still face challenges in their everyday work environment. One of the biggest challenges that women face is achieving equal opportunities despite roadblocks such as the boys' club or the glass ceiling in terms of salaries and promotions. Additionally, women are often faced with exclusion from informal business networks, and suffer from gender-based stereotypes and a lack of role models.Despite these issues, women are climbing to the top of the financial profession one step at a time. In fact, a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics said that 62 percent of people who worked in the accounting field last year were women, and the American Institute of CPAs reports that half of its new membership is female.

Battling gender bias

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