2021 Women to Watch Winners

2021 Women to Watch Award Winners: Rummesa Abrar and Genevieve Hancock

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) on Thursday presented its annual Women to Watch Awards, honoring the achievements of two its members: Emerging Leader Rummesa Abrar and Experienced Leader Genevieve Hancock. 

“I'm honored to present this year’s awards, which recognize and celebrate the women among us who exemplify leadership excellence in the accounting profession,” said FICPA President & CEO Shelly Weir.  

Hancock is currently in a consulting role with LPL Financial. She serves on the FICPA’s Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee and its CFO & Controller Conference Committee. She is also a regular speaker at FICPA Conferences and events and has previously served as a Chapter officer.  


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Abrar is a Tax Senior at Ernst & Young, working in Private Client Services. She originally joined the FICPA as a Student member and received an FICPA Scholarship while enrolled at Florida International University. She was recently recognized as part of the 2021 FICPA Horizon Awards, a spotlight on the brightest Young CPAs. 

The Experienced Leader Award is reserved for women who have risen to leadership positions after more than 10 years in the industry. The Emerging Leader Award recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the profession in the early stages of their career.   

“Genevieve and Rummesa are two valued FICPA members,” Weir added. “I admire what they’ve accomplished and look forward to seeing how they advance the accounting profession in the years to come.” 

Nominations for the 2022 Women to Watch Awards will be open from Dec. 1, 2021, through Jan. 15, 2022, with winners to be announced next June. Click here to learn more.

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