Women to Watch Awards


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The 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.

2022 Women to Watch Awards

The 2022 Women to Watch Awards will be presented on June 10, by FICPA 2021-22 Council Chair, Kristin Bivona during the MEGA CPE Conference held at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Orlando. 


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

Women to Watch Awards will be accepted beginning December 1, 2021 and will close January 15, 2022. Please check back for details on December 1st. 


The Women to Watch Awards are presented in the following two 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.

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, although it should be noted that while evidence of each and every item listed under each category is not required for consideration, but nominees should have made significant contributions in at least two of the criteria listed below.

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 Kim Robinson, Conference Manager at kimr@ficpa.org or (850) 521-5914




CPE sponsors

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBARegistry.org