Women's Leadership


The Women’s Leadership Committee strives to promote growth, advancement and recognition of women in accounting through professional development, mentoring and recognition through the Women to Watch awards.

Some of the approaches we use to accomplish this goal are:

  • Develop and host the Women in Leadership Summit as part of the FICPA Mega Conference that provides practical information and enhances leadership skills for development and growth.
  • Present the Women to Watch Awards (view past Recipients) at the Women’s Leadership Summit.
  • Develop and enhance the website resources for women’s initiatives.
Women in Leadership Committee Members


Lena G. Combs                       Chair

Marianela Collado                   Vice Chair

Jennifer B. Gunter                   Director

Kim Robinson                               Staff Representative 

Rummesa Abrar                      Member                                    

Dominique Alexander              Member                                    

Tavara K. Andrews                  Member                                    

Carol I. Bracho                        Member                                    

Veronica G. Brown                  Member                                    

Meagan G. Camp                    Member                                    

Genevieve Hancock                Member                                    

Kathryn K. Horton                    Member                                    

Elizabeth A. Jackson               Member                                    

Tarsha R. Jacobs                     Member                                    

Kimberly A. Juda                      Member                                    

Jennifer K. Keller                     Member                                    

Marcia R. Main                         Member                                    

Lois A. Margolin                       Member                                    

Arlene Ravalo-Jao                   Member                                    

Sharon L. Roma                      Member                                    

Savannah Snow                      Member                                    

Barbara B. Strasdas                Member                                    

Lauren E. Strope                     Member                                    

Mariem E. Talavera                 Member                                    

Alex Welsh                              Member                                     

Stacey L. Wood                      Member                                    

Yiwen Zhang                           Member                                    


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