American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants

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American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants

An organization dedicated to promoting women in the accounting field. In particular, it encourages continuing education for members and publishes a journal called The Woman CPA. It was established in 1933 and is based in Ohio.
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In recognition of its important anniversary, AWSCPA History: 75 Years, was published as an e-book in 2008 and is available at http://issuu.
The AWSCPA and AFWA are partners in the Accounting MOVE Project, which is an annual survey on the status of women in the public accounting industry.
Prior-year studies that have focused on retention and millennials are available on both AWSCPA and AFWA websites.
The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA) is the successor scholarship organization originally established by the AWSCPA and then operated in partnership by the AWSCPA and ASWA, with a particular focus on women in transition or returning to school.
The 2010 Accounting/MOVE Project, sponsored by the ASWA and the AWSCPA, is a first-ever benchmarking report that measured the status of women in accounting and outlined ways they can advance.
AWSCPA, a 3,500-member organization, provides resources, training and support to help members achieve their full potential.
Many AWSCPA members are starting their own firms, she said.
AWSCPA promotes mentoring as a way of helping women steer their careers.
In the coming year, AWSCPA will continue to identify the key issues facing women accountants through member surveys and other means and publicize them through newsletters, conferences and the press.