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Women's Leadership Summit

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Women's Leadership Summit

FICPA Womens Leadership Summit

The 2017 Women's Leadership Summit will be held at Mega CPE Conference on June 15, 2017, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando. The summit provides Florida businesswomen of all industries with opportunities to network and advance their leadership skills.

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Women are having a profound impact on our world. Be it in the business sector or their communities, they are integral parts in shaping what is happening and where we are going. They are using their knowledge and experience to help better their respective professions and are setting great examples for future generations.

The Women’s Leadership Summit will provide businesswomen of all industries with opportunities to network and advance their leadership skills.

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Schedule at a Glance

Women to Watch Awards

Mega Opening Remarks & Women to Watch Awards Presentation

Don't miss the Women to Watch Awards presentation The Women to Watch Awards presentation that honors women who exemplify leadership excellence in the accounting field presented by the FICPA Council Chair Joey Epstein.

Mega Keynote (Credits: 1.0 TB)

Finding Authentic Boldness & How to be an Effective Self-Advocate (Credits: 2.0 BE)

Deborah Knupp

Are You a Woman Who Doesn't Prioritize her Retirement? (Credits: 1.0 BE)

Christina L. Worley, CFA,CFP,PFS
Castle Wealth Management
W Palm Beach

Statistically women make less than their male counterparts; they also live longer and take more time off work for family care issues. What are concrete steps and actionable investment ideas that women can take to help grow and prioritize their investment savings, to secure a safer retirement for themselves?

How to Be a Better Mentor and a Better Protégé (Credits: 1.0 BE)

Ellen L. Joseph, CPA
Managing Member / Ellen L Joseph CPA Chartered

This presentation discusses the characteristics of a good mentor and a good protege, as well as the do's and don'ts of how to have a successful mentoring relationship

Millennials & Others Bridging the Gap (Credits: 2.0 BE)

Deborah L. Leonard, CPA, CFP
Shareholder, Tax Service Department / Thomas Howell Ferguson, PA
Sheri F. Schultz, CPA, ABV, CFF
Co-Managing Director / Fiske & Company

Allison J. Harrell, CPA
Audit Senior Manager / Thomas Howell Ferguson, PA
Natasha L. Novikov, CFE,CFF,CPA
Forensic Accountant / FBI

This presentation is a panel consisting of past experienced and emerging leader winners. The panelists will share some of the characteristics, interests of the group, and how they can work together.

2017 Conference Sponsors

Juda Eskew
Withum Smith & Brown

The FICPA offers several different sponsorships levels for the Women in Leadership Summit that can help increase visibility and exposure of services and products. Conference sponsorship options include table-top booths, and exclusive sponsorship of lunch, breakfast and/or breaks.

For more information on how to become a sponsor for this conference, please contact the FICPA at (800) 342-3197, (850) 224-2727 or email Debra Kelly at