Exhorting hundreds of women CPAs to initiate change and become more confident, noted motivational speaker and author Dorothy Leeds urged attendees at the Joint Inspired Solutions Conference to ask more questions. "We're programmed to answer, not to ask," said Leeds pointing to communication studies that have found four-year-olds ask hundreds of questions daily, while the average college student asks less than 20. "It shouldn't be that way," she said.

Leeds served as keynote speaker at the confab hosted jointly by the American Society of Women Accountants and the American Woman's Society of CPAs, held here.

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