Women's Leadership Summit - 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Ctr - 6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746-4414
8:00am - 3:50pm (opens at 7:00am) EST
Behavioral and Technical Business

Registration is Closed

Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.

$129.00 Regular Price
$129.00 Regular Price
Course Type: CPE Conferences
Course Code: 17/WLS
Vendor: Florida Institute of CPAs Facility
Field of Study: Personal Development


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

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 business women of all industries with opportunities to network and advance their leadership skills.

Don’t miss the Women to Watch Awards presentation honoring women exemplifying leadership excellence in the accounting profession presented by the FICPA’s 2016-17 Council Chair Joey Epstein.


  • Deborah Loos Leonard, CPA, PFS

    Director, Tax Services; Shareholder EmeritusThomas Howell Ferguson, PASince 1983, Debie has been providing tax, accounting, and business advisory services to a variety of individuals, small businesses, estates, trusts, not-for-profit organizations, political organizations, and charitable foundations. Selected responsibilities include planning, review of tax returns, research on tax engagements...

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  • Sheri Fiske Schultz, CPA/ABV/CFF

    Director of the Valuation Services DepartmentFiske & CompanySheri Schultz brings over 20 years of experience to her clients, offering both professional expertise and practical insight toward business valuations and litigation support services. In addition to being a licensed CPA, Sheri is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and holds the designation of Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)...

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  • Deborah L Curry, CGMA,CPA

    Deborah L. Curry Deborah Curry is President/CEO of the Florida Institute of CPAs. She is the FICPA’s fourth CEO in the organization’s 107-year history. Deborah is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and Texas and is completing the requirements to obtain her Florida license. In addition, she holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. Deborah worked with the Georgia...

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  • Ellen L Joseph, CPA

    Managing MemberEllen L. Joseph CPA CharteredEllen L. Joseph is managing member of Ellen L. Joseph CPA Chartered and specializes in Internal Revenue Code § 4980H - shared responsibility for employers regarding health coverage. She uses proprietary software for the related reporting requirements of Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and to help clients reduce or eliminate their proposed Employer Shared...

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  • Natasha Novikov, CFE,CFF,CPA

    Natasha Novikov, CPA/CFF, CFE is a Forensic Accountant with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Tampa division’s Orlando resident agency.  Natasha investigates federal violations covering multiple programs and is a member of the FBI’s Corporate Fraud Response Team.  She is the division’s Forensic Accountant Program Coordinator and manages the division’s resource allocation of nine Forensic...

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  • Robert E Weissert

    Robert Weissert is the Executive Vice President of Florida TaxWatch, the state’s premier independent public policy research institute and government watchdog. Florida TaxWatch works to improve the productivity and accountability at all levels of Florida government.  Since 1979, its research has recommended productivity enhancements and analyzed the impact of fiscal and economic policies on Florida...

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  • Tarsha Rochelle Jacobs, CPA,MBA

    Tarsha Jacobs is the owner of Tarsha R. Jacobs, CPA, PLLC.  After working for local CPA firms in Central Florida for 15 years, she began her own practice in 2013. Tarsha Jacobs, CPA has more than 20 years of experience including 15 years in public accounting where she provided services for clients in a range of industries including charter schools, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, not-for...

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  • Allison J Harrell, CPA

    Allison is an audit director with the firm of Thomas Howell Ferguson in Tallahassee, Florida. She has been practicing as a public accountant for 10 years. After she graduated from Florida State University, she worked for the State of Florida’s Auditor General’s office. For most of her public accounting career, Allison has specialized in providing audit and consulting services to not-for-profit and...

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  • Joseph Alan Epstein

    Joey, a graduate of Miami University (Ohio), has been a well-known CPA in the South Florida marketplace for over 35 years.  He joined JetSmarter in December, 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer after almost 12 years as a Director at RSM US LLP (f/k/a McGladrey), the 5th largest CPA/Consulting firm in the US.  He has provided financial audit, tax and other consulting services to clients throughout...

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  • Christina Laura Worley, CFA,CFP,PFS

    Christina Worley is the Founder and Managing Member of Castle Wealth management. Under Mrs. Worley’s guidance, Castle Wealth management has grown since 1997 to become an established, fee only fiduciary provider of wealth management services with approximately $200 million of assets under management by the firm.Christina graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania at age 19...

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