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Image: Women to Watch AwardsThe Women to Watch Awards were created by The American Institute of CPAs to  recognize outstanding women in the accounting profession and are given in two  categories: Established Leaders and Emerging Leaders. Started in 2010, the  FICPA Women to Watch Awards were created to focus on the outstanding women who  not only shape the Florida Institute of CPAs, but also the profession. 

The 2015 awards will be presented by FICPA Chair Jeff Barbacci Thursday, June 11, 2015 during the Women's Leadership Summit at the Mega CPE Conference. This year's Mega CPE Conference is at the award-winning Walt Disney World® Swan and Dolphin Resort.

2016 Women to Watch Awards


Nominations for the 2016 will begin in December 2015, so please check back for more information.

Who Will You Nominate?


Are you a woman to watch? Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for her achievements and contributions to the accounting profession?

What are the Women to Watch Awards?


The AICPA Women to Watch Awards highlight the accomplishments of women in the profession, and demonstrate to emerging female leaders that success is within their reach. The Women to Watch Awards were created by the AICPA as part of the Women's Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC). The awards are an opportunity for the FICPA to recognize outstanding women in accounting.

Award Categories:
  • Experienced Leaders: A woman who has advanced to a higher level or leadership position within her profession. Titles include, but are not limited to, partner, owner, elected official or appointee, executive, etc. The candidate should have more than ten years' experience.

  • Emerging Leaders: A woman who has made significant contributions to the profession and her community, but who has not yet reached the highest levels of advancement. The candidate should be licensed less than 10 years as of July 1st of the current FICPA fiscal year. Typical roles include business owners, sole proprietors, and small firm principals.

Nominees must be a CPA and a member of both the FICPA and the AICPA.

A list of eligibility standards is listed below. A minimum of two criteria is required for consideration; however, please provide as much information for each criteria as possible.

Experienced Leaders
  • Authorship of articles
  • Major or unique contribution to the profession
  • Public and/or community service
  • Mentoring other professionals
  • Improvement to the workplace
Emerging Leaders
  • Public and/or community service
  • Demonstration of leadership
  • Contribution to the profession
  • Creation and implementation of unique initiative(s)
  • Involvement with alma mater or other local colleges and universities
If you have questions about the nomination process, membership status, requirements, or selecting the category your nominee should be placed, contact Debra Kelly, Members Connection Manager at kellyd@ficpa.org or (800) 342-3197, ext. 431.