"Women have been in the profession in equal numbers to men for more than 20 years, yet women represent just 19 percent of the U.S. public accounting shareholder/partner population."

This is just one statistic recently found in "The Attraction, Retention and Advancement of Women Leaders: Strategies for Organizational Sustainability," a report released in October by the American Institute of CPAs' Women's Initiatives Executive Committee, which argues that organizations that prepare themselves for the attraction, retention and development of all talent pools can gain an advantage over their competition.

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