Women to Watch Awards Nomination

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The Women to Watch Awards were created by the AICPA and are an opportunity for the FICPA to recognize outstanding women in accounting. Awards will be given in 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.  The typical roles include business owners, sole proprietors, and small firm principles.  
The 2021 awards will be presented Friday, June 11, 2021 during the Women's Leadership Summit at the Mega CPE Conference at the Loew Sapphire Falls - Resort at Universal Orlando. 


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

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


The deadline for nominations has been extended to Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.


Experienced Leaders:
  1. Authorship of articles
  2. Major or unique contribution to the profession
  3. Public and/or community service
  4. Mentoring other professionals
  5. Improvement to the workplace


Emerging Leaders:
  1. Public and/or community service
  2. Demonstration of leadership
  3. Contribution to the profession
  4. Creation and implementation of unique initiative(s)
  5. Involvement with alma mater or other local colleges and universities


Women to Watch Nomination Checklist

When submitting a nomination, please provide supporting documentation as evidence of accomplishments. This may include letters of recommendation from supervisors, peers, students, community organizations, etc.

Please include:

  1. Nominee’s resume
  2. Letters of recommendation
  3. Articles published by the nominee
  4. High-resolution photo of nominee

Note: Submission should not exceed a 15-page maximum (16 including the nomination form).

How to Submit a Nomination -Now Closed

Step 1

Download and complete the Women to Watch Award Nomination Form. This will be the first page in your packet for submission.


Step 2

Email the completed Nomination Form along with all supporting documents for the person you are nominating to us by clicking here. Total submission packet should not exceed a 16 pages.


Step 3

Repeat step 1 and 2 for each person you wish to nominate. 


View past Women to Watch Award Recipients. 
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