6 Years of Excellence

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, chairman of the American Institute of CPAs, would like to invite you to join us for the 6th annual Women's Global Leadership Summit. Empowering women in the accounting profession for six years.


Together, Making an Impact

The AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit is presented by the AICPA Women’s Initiative Executive Committee with Partners AWSCPA and CPA Canada. The objective of this conference is to focus on leadership, boardroom diversity and best practices to enhance the skills and potential of women leaders within the financial community. The high-level caliber of speakers will provide training and information on how women can secure their future in this complex industry.

This summit will also provide women leaders with a unique opportunity to gain new insights and to learn directly from other successful professional women. The sessions & workshops offer a full scope of perspectives - from women finance leaders in firms, business & industry, not for profits, academia and government.

You will have an opportunity to enhance your business skills, bringing value to your organization and to your career. Interactive workshops will focus on key topics - leadership, business development, strategic planning, networking, communication, negotiation, risk management and change management.

Who Should Attend

Female financial professionals and accountants from all business sectors: public accounting, business & industry, not-for-profit, government & academia

Global leaders and aspiring leaders

Women in finance who want to develop new skills

Male colleagues who wish to learn more about developing women leaders

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Agenda and Brochure

Join us for 34 unique sessions, including 4 keynote sessions and 2 interactive workshops!

Pricing & Registration

Individual Pricing

CGMA Holder: $995

AICPA Member: $1045

Non-Member: $1345

Group Pricing

Starting from $6000

4 available tiers

Associate: Up to 5 attendees

Management: Up to 10 attendees

Executive: Up to 20 attendees

C Level: 21+ attendees


All About Networking

From morning yoga and daylong collaborative learning, to evening receptions and dinners on the town, our event is all about facilitating conversations with inspiring women all around you – an opportunity you can't afford to miss.

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4 Things You Need to Know About Gender Equality

Did you know only 24% of CPA firm partners are women?

Learn why the path to partnership is still a tough one for women and three other FYIs about gender quality in the profession as presented by Yasmine El-Ramly, CPA/CITP, CGMA.

Convince Your Boss

Anyone who's been to an AICPA conference will tell you it's an incredible learning experience. But if you're going to ask your employer to pick up the tab, you have to make a bold case for attending.

We've prepared a step-by-step guide to help you succeed.

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Attend Online

Can't join us in Chicago? Attend the Women's Global Leadership Summit Online.


Get Social

Join two top networking experts, Judy Thomson CPA, CA and Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, for a high-energy session that will help you with all the networking you’ll be doing during the conference.

Ace the challenge of ‘small talk’, be more effective when networking at receptions, meals and breaks, and get the best tips to follow up with the people you meet.

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