With the goal of expanding the role of influential women in the CPA profession, the AICPA will hold the Women's Global Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. from Oct. 23-24.

The event, held at the Mandarin Oriental (with a live online broadcast of major sessions also available) will serve as a development and networking event for women leaders in finance and accounting, with 20 different conference sessions, including:

  • Keynote speeches from Katty Kay, BBC World News America anchor and co-author of ‘Womenomics and the Confidence Code,’ and Susan Packard, co-founder and former CEO of HGTV and author of ‘New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace.’
  • Advice from trailblazers on a panel featuring Leslie Seidman, the first woman chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board; Theresa M. Grafenstine, first woman inspector general in the U.S. House of Representatives; Sheila Fraser, first woman auditor general of Canada, and Olivia Kirtley, the first woman chair of the AICPA and first woman deputy president of the International Federation of Accountants.
  • Detailed sessions on networking, mentoring and leadership development keyed to CPA firms, business and industry, and not-for-profit and governmental agencies. 

For more information on the Summit, check out the agenda here